Fall Leaves Fall

OPENING SONG: See Favorite Opening Songs OPENING RHYMES: Open, Shut Them Two Little Blackbirds  — We added a new verse today for fall! Two little blackbirds in the corn crop, One at the Bottom and the other at the Top. Fly away Bottom.  Fly away Top. Come back Bottom. Come back Top. FINGERPLAY: Autumn Leaves Leaves are…

Apples

Today’s theme is juicy, crunchy, yummy apples! OPENING SONG: Click here for Opening Songs OPENING RHYMES: Click here for Opening Rhymes INTRODUCE THEME: Today we’re going to talk about apples!  What color is an apple?  Did you know that apples aren’t just red….they can be yellow and green too.  What does an apple taste like?  Can…

Pumpkins

Back at the end of October, we did a Pumpkin theme Homeschool Morning to celebrate Halloween! Be sure to bookmark these activities for next fall 🙂 ACTIVITY Life Cycle of a Pumpkin First we started out reading the book Seed, Sprout, Pumpkin, Pie by Jill Esbaum. Next, we listened to the Life Cycle of a…

Whiskers & Wings

For this storytime, we focused on the letter “W.” And since it’s Halloween week, we talked about black cats’ whiskers and bats’ wings (you could easily add in some witches too!) OPENING SONG: Days of the Week (mp3) by the Magic Crayons Tune: The Addams Family theme song FINGERPLAY: Two Little Black Bats To make the finger puppets, I used…

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…

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…

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…

Boo! It’s Halloween!

TODDLER STORYTIME Today we had tons of Halloween fun at storytime!  Some storytime friends even came in costume – we had kitty cats, a crayola crayon, a feirce bull fighter, and even a dinosaur.  The kids had lots of giggles trying to scare their parents/cargivers by saying “Boo!” OPENING SONG: The More We Get Together OPENING RHYMES: Open, Shut…

The Moon

TODDLER STORYTIME Fall seems like the perfect time for a storytime all about the moon. OPENING SONG:The More We Get Together OPENING RHYMES: Open, Shut Them Two Little Blackbirds If You’re Happy And You Know It BOOK 1: Kitten’s First Full Moon by Kevin Henkes One of my all-time favorite books!  The story follows “poor kitten” through…