A Halloween Event

This was a Saturday afternoon event at the library.  Children of all ages and their families were invited for Halloween stories, songs, crafts, and trick-or-treating in the library.  I know I do some version of this every year, but I just never get tired of it.  Seeing all of the kiddos in costume is always…

Gettin’ the Wiggles Out

Picuture this: It’s storytime morning and you have been working on the perfect storytime plan and have picked out the most spectacular books to match your theme. You are so excited to share this storytime with your group……but instead of being blown away by your storytime-awesomeness, the kids are antsy, and wiggly, and chatty, and…

Pumpkin Time

It’s that time of year again – time for pumpkins!  This is a storytime plan from the archives that was in need of a little updating.  I’ve included some new pictures and templates for you.  Happy fall! OPENING SONG: The More We Get Together OPENING RHYMES: Open, Shut Them Two Little Blackbirds (or Pumpkins!) Two…

Foxes

OPENING SONG: Mister Sun ACTION SONG: If You’re a Fox and You Know It… Credit: Library Village If you’re a fox and you know it, Swish your tail. If you’re a fox and you know it, Swish your tail. If you’re a fox and you know, Then you’ll really want to show it. If you’re…

Raccoons

PRESCHOOL STORYTIME  OPENING SONG: Shakin’ Everywhere by Jim Gill from the album Irrational Anthem & More Salutes to Nonsense THEME:  Raccoons Ask: “Have you ever seen a raccoon before?  What do they look like?” (Striped tails, looks like they’re wearing a mask) Show: A picture of a raccoon from a non-fiction book Ask: “Do we…

Fall

It was the first day of fall on our first day of Homeschool Mornings- how perfect!? We experimented with apples, made fall crafts, and practiced math skills using candy corn! CRAFTS 1. Q-Tip Trees This is such a fun project for all ages! It’s easier using a Q-Tip and less messy 🙂 I used tempera…

In the City

OPENING SONG:   Walking, Walking OPENING RHYMES: Two Little Black Birds Open, Shut Them BOOKS: All Through My Town by Jean Reidy City Animals by Simms Taback Subway by Anastasia Suen FINGERPLAYS/ACTION RHYMES: The Seals on the Bus The seals on the bus go arp, arp, arp arp, arp, arp, arp, arp, arp The seals on…

Horses

Everyone LOVED this storytime about horses! OPENING SONG:   Walking, Walking OPENING RHYMES: Two Little Black Birds Open, Shut Them BOOKS: Clip Clop by Nicola Smee Are You a Horse? by Andy Rash When the Leaf Blew In by Steve Metzger FINGERPLAY: 10 Galloping Horses Ten galloping horses, (hold up ten fingers) Came through town. (slap…

Milk & Cookies

We started out the fall storytime session with something extra yummy… cookies! FYI..when doing this storytime you MUST bring treats.. we had M&M sugar cookies 🙂 OPENING SONG:   Walking, Walking OPENING RHYMES: Two Little Black Birds Open, Shut Them BOOKS: If You Give a Mouse a Cookie by Laura Numeroff The Cow Loves Cookies by…

Painted Upholstered Storytime Chair

Have you been seeing painted upholstery all over Pinterest and DIY blogs lately?  Well, we’ve jumped on the painted-upholstery bandwagon too!  And now we have a cool, new storytime chair. We started with a chair that we already had at the library.  It was a good size and shape, but after years of use it…