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Storytime: Garden

Books “Up, Down, and Around” by Katherine Ayres “Growing Vegetable Soup” by Lois Ehlert “The Carrot Seed” by Ruth Krauss Five Fat Peas Five fat peas in a peapod pressed (hold up 5 fingers and intertwine hands) One grew, two grew and so did all the rest (raise fingers up 1 by 1) They grew… Read More Storytime: Garden

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Storytime: Family

Books “Llama Llama Gram and Grandpa” by Anna Dewdney “Guess How Much I Love You” by Sam McBratney “The Family Book” by Todd Parr Grandma’s Glasses There are grandma’s glasses (circle fingers around eyes) This is grandma’s hat (place hands above head) And this is the way she folds her hands (interlace fingers) And lays… Read More Storytime: Family

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Storytime: Construction

Books “Goodnight, Goodnight, Construction Site” by Sherri Duskey Rinker “Construction Kitties” by Judy Sue Goodwin Sturges “One Big Building” by Michael Dahl Five Little Nails Five little nails, standing straight and steady (hold up 5 fingers) Here I come with my hammer ready (make fist with other hand) With a bam, bam, bam (tap fist… Read More Storytime: Construction

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Storytime: Summer

Books “Mouse’s First Summer” by Lauren Thompson “One Hot Summer Day” by Nina crews “Sea, Sand, Me” by Patricia Hubbell Mr. Sun Mr. Sun, Sun, Mr. Golden Sun (circle arms overhead) Please shine down on me Mr. Sun, Sun, Mr. Golden Sun Hiding behind a tree (shield eyes) These little children are asking you To… Read More Storytime: Summer

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Storytime: Art

Books: “The Artist Who Painted a Blue Horse” by Eric Carle “I Ain’t Gonna Paint No More” by Karen Beaumont “Mouse Paint” by Ellen Stoll Walsh This is the Way (Tune: Mulberry Bush) This is the way we stir the paint, stir the paint, stir the paint (stirring motion) This is the way we stir… Read More Storytime: Art

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Storytime: Fruit

Books “Blueberry Mouse” by Alice Low “The Little Mouse, The Red Ripe Strawberry and the Big Hungry Bear” by Don & Audrey Wood Picked a Berry (Tune: Clementine) Picked a blueberry, picked a blueberry (picking motion) That was growing in the sun (circle arms above head) Then I washed it and I ate it (pretend… Read More Storytime: Fruit

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Storytime: Monkeys

Books Kiki’s Blankie by Janie Bynum Two Little Monkeys by Mem Fox Monkey and Me by Emily Gravett Bananas for Lunch A fat little monkey had bananas for lunch He peeled and he ate them (peeling motion) Munch, munch, much (eating motion) 1 banana, 2 bananas, 3 bananas, 4 (count on fingers) He ate and… Read More Storytime: Monkeys

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Storytime: Spring

Books “Spring is Here” by Will Hillenbrand “Mouse’s First Spring” by Lauren Thompson “Cold Little Duck, Duck, Duck” by Lisa Westberg Peters Little Bear (Tune: Frere Jacque) (ask children and parents to repeat after you) (this is a great song to do with a bear puppet!) Are you sleepy, are you sleepy (yawn) Little bear,… Read More Storytime: Spring