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Storytime: Picnic

Books “It’s the Bear!” by Jez Alborough “We’re Going on a Picnic!” by Pat Hutchins Bananas Unite Bananas unite! (clap hands over head) Peel bananas, peel peel bananas (move hands down body) Peel bananas, peel peel bananas Chop bananas, chop chop bananas (make chopping motion with hands) Chop bananas, chop chop bananas Mash bananas, mash… Read More Storytime: Picnic

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Storytime: Ocean Animals

Books “Rub-a-Dub Sub” by Linda Ashman “The Pout-Pout Fish” by Deborah Diesen “I’m the Biggest Thing in the Ocean” by Kevin Sherry Five Little Fishies Five little fishies swimming in the sea (swimming motion) Teasing Mr. Shark, “No you can’t catch me, no you can’t catch me” (wave finger side to side) Along comes Mr.… Read More Storytime: Ocean Animals

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Storytime: Boats

Books “Who Sank the Boat? by Pamela Allen “Busy boats” by Tony Mitton Splashin Up and Down Splashin up and down in my little red rowboat (lapbounce or pretend to row) Splashin up and down in my little red rowboat Splashin up and down in my little red rowboat Won’t you be my darling (repeat… Read More Storytime: Boats

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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: Pets

Today’s storytime was all about pets but since I have a younger crowd who mainly has cats or dogs I decided to stick to those. This was also the perfect time to bring out my new puppets from Folkmanis Puppets! I recently bought a bunch of puppets from Folkmanis Puppets and am beyond excited to use… Read More Storytime: Pets

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Storytime: Dinosaurs

Books “Dinosaurs, Dinosaurs” by Byron Barton “Shape by Shape” by Suse MacDonald “Ten Terrible Dinosaurs” by Paul Stickland Dinosaurs Dinosaurs lived long ago Some walked (stomp feet) Some swam (pretend to swim) Some flew you know (flap arms) Some where big (hold hands out to the side) Some where small (lower hands to the floor)… Read More Storytime: Dinosaurs

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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