Superheroes!

If you are participating in the 2015 Collaborative Summer Library Program, Every Hero Has a Story, then this great-big-super-hero post is for you!  I’ve put together a list of books, songs, rhymes, recorded music, flannel stories, and movement activities all about superheroes. Prop Stories FLANNEL STORY: The Best Superhero Suit This flannel story comes from…

Feelings Faces

I’ve used these feelings faces in storytime  for years, so I figured that it was finally time to make a printable. This version of “If You’re Happy and You Know It” is great for helping young learners express emotions.  I use “feelings faces” to add a visual for the children.  I pull each face out, one…

Bathtime and Bubbles

Here’s an updated ‘Bathtime and Bubbles’ storytime plan for you.  I can’t believe that I first posted this theme four years ago…wow.  I’ve included some new books that I love for storytime, as well as an updated flannel for Who’s in the Tub, aaannd I made you a new Elephants in the Bathtub printable! OPENING…

Shark Week

PRESCHOOL STORYTIME So, you know when you just have a great storytime, and the kids are in to it, and everything works out as planned….that was this storytime.  Don’t you love it when that happens?  Hallelujah! I was so worried that Sharks were going to be too scary…children would cry…parents would complain….etc.  Nope.  They loved…

Berries and Bears!

TODDLER PROGRAM OPENING SONG: Mister Sun OPENING FINGERPLAY: Two Little Brown Bears I purchased these cute little bear finger puppets came from Cheryl Smith’s Etsy Shop: Little Brown Bear & Dark Brown Bear. I added a little felt berry for each of them to hold to go along with this rhyme…. Two little brown bears eating…

Rainy Day Storytime

Spring has finally arrived and so have the April showers! The kids really had fun with this one! BOOKS: BOOM! Big, Big Thunder and One Small Dog by Mary Lyn Ray Peep and Ducky Rainy Day by David Martin Boom! Boom! Boom! by Jamie SwensonSplit! Splat! by Amy Gibson FINGERPLAY: Rain is Falling Down The…

Life-size Candyland

FAMILY PROGRAM It really doesn’t get much more fun than this friends! The “heavy lifting” part of this program is all of the preparation.  Actually running it is not too labor-intensive. Here’s how we set up…. THE GAMEBOARD We used pieces of taped-down construction paper for the gameboard. The other option – if you know…

St. Patrick’s Day

Sometimes it can be a challenge to find good read-alouds for St. Patty’s Day, so this time I decided to go with a combination St. Patrick’s Day/Green theme. OPENING SONG: Mister Sun THEME: Do you know why we are going to talk about the color green today?  What holiday is coming up soon? FLANNEL RHYME: Five…