Resources to check out

http://fairytalesteam.blogspot.com/

http://blbooks.blogspot.com/2016/11/picture-book-reading-challenge.html

https://headfullofbooks.blogspot.com/2016/12/read-all-youth-media-award-books-in.html

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Sweet Storytime

Opening:  If You’re Ready for  a Story

Story:  Little Pea by Rosenthal

Song:  Pickle Song

Fingerplay:  Popcorn

Story:  David Goes to School by Shannon

Song:  If All of the Raindrops

Story:  Trouble Gum by Cordell

Activity:  Marshmall0w and Toothpick structures – went okay – we ended up with a very young crowd, so it did not work as well as I’d hoped

Bread/Baking Storytime #2

Opening: Bread and Butter (see first Bread storytime)
Book:  Cook-a-Doodle-Doo! by Janet Stevens and Susan Stevens Crummel – a twist on the Little Red Hen

Baking Song
(Best of Mailbox Songs, Poems, and Fingerplays)
Tune: “The Mulberry Bush”

What would you like to bake today,

Bake today, bake today?

What would you like to bake today

So early in the morning?

I’d like to bake some bread today,

Bread today, bread today.

I’d like to bake some bread today.

So early in the morning.

Additional verses: repeat last verse substituting cake, pie, muffins, cookies for bread.

Use a flannel board with pictures of the different foods.
source:  Addison Library
Popcorn
Book:  Tiny Tortilla by Arlene Williams
Little Tortillas
Little Tortillas made with lard
For Mama who is glad

Little tortillas made with bran
For Daddy  who is mad
Source:  Mama Lisa’s World

10 Fat Peas
Book:  Peanut Butter and Jelly by Nadine Bernard Westcott

Picked A Strawberry
(tune: “Clementine”)
Picked a strawberry,
Picked a strawberry
That was growing
In the sun.
Then I washed it,
And I ate it,
And I picked another one.
Source:  Child Fun

I know a word
I know a word that rhymes with ham,
Blueberry, blackberry, raspberry… jam!
I know a word that rhymes with nut,
Take your scissors, start to… cut!
I know a word that rhymes with pan,
Not a woman, it’s a… man!
I know a word that rhymes with pen,
Not a rooster, it’s a… hen!
I know a word that rhymes with pig,
You wear it on your head, and it’s called a… wig!
I know a word that rhymes with six,
Take your spoon and start to… mix!
Does ham rhyme with jam?… YES!!
Does pen rhyme with pan?… NO!!
Does pig rhyme with wig?… YES!!
Let’s start all over, now here we… GO!!
Two Black Birds
Story:  The Tortilla Factory by Gary Paulsen
craft – painting toast
 

Bread Storytime

Opening: These are my glasses

Little Red Hen – by Paul Galdone (flannel story)

Bread and Butter
Marmalade and Jam
Let’s say Hungry
As quietly as we can
Hungry
(Quietly)

Bread and Butter
Marmalade and Jam
Let’s say Hungry
As loudly as we can
Hungry
(Loudly)

Bread and Butter
Marmalade and Jam
Let’s say Hungry
As slowly as we can
Hungry
(Slowly)

Bread and Butter
Marmalade and Jam
Let’s say Hungry
As fast as we can
Hungry
(Fast)

Bread and Butter
Marmalade and Jam
Let’s say Hungry
As high as we can
Hungry
(In high voice)

Bread and Butter
Marmalade and Jam
Let’s say Hungry
As low as we can
Hungry
(In a very low voice)
adapted from preschoolstorytimeoutlines

Popcorn

Story:  Hooray for Bread by Allan Ahlberg

Song:  Short’nin’ Bread

Fingerplay:  10 Fat Peas

Story:  Round is a Tortilla by Roseanne Greenfield Thong

Rhyme: I know a word
I know a word that rhymes with ham,
Blueberry, blackberry, raspberry… jam!
I know a word that rhymes with nut,
Take your scissors, start to… cut!
I know a word that rhymes with pan,
Not a woman, it’s a… man!
I know a word that rhymes with pen,
Not a rooster, it’s a… hen!
I know a word that rhymes with pig,
You wear it on your head, and it’s called a… wig!
I know a word that rhymes with six,
Take your spoon and start to… mix!
Does ham rhyme with jam?… YES!!
Does pen rhyme with pan?… NO!!
Does pig rhyme with wig?… YES!!
Let’s start all over, now here we… GO!!
From Perry Public Library
http://www.perrypubliclibrary.org/webfm_send/32

Song:  Peanut Butter and Jelly

Peanut Butter and Jelly by Jack Hartman
Chorus:
Peanut butter — And Jelly!
Peanut butter — And Jelly!
Peanut butter — And Jelly!
Peanut butter — And Jelly!
First you take the peanuts
And you dig them. Dig them.
(Children repeat.)
Then you take the shells
And you crack them. Crack them.
Next, you take the peanuts
And you mash them. Mash them.
Then you take the bread
And you spread it. Spread it.
Chorus:
Peanut butter — And Jelly!
Peanut butter — And Jelly!
Peanut butter — And Jelly!
Peanut butter — And Jelly!
Next, you take the grapes
And you pick them. Pick them.
Then you take the grapes
And you squish them. Squish them.
Then you take the bread
And you spread it. Spread it.
Now, you take the sandwich
And you eat it. Eat it.
Chorus:
Peanut butter — And Jelly!
Peanut butter — And Jelly!
Peanut butter — And Jelly!
Peanut butter — And Jelly!

Story:  Jamberry by Bruce Degen

Two Little Black Birds

Story:  Bread, Bread, Bread by Ann Morris

Close:  Reach for the Ceiling

 

“Eggstrodinary” Egg Storytime

Opening:  These are My Glasses

Story:  The Golden Egg Book by Margaret Wise Brown

Ten Fluffy Chicks

Five eggs
(hold up 5 fingers)
And five eggs (hold up 5 more fingers)
That makes ten
Sitting on top is the mother hen
(lock fingers, knuckles up)
Crack, crack, crack, what do I see? (wiggle fingers apart)
Ten baby chicks as yellow as can be (hold up 10 fingers)
Source:  perry public library

Eggs
Eggs come in many sizes
Eggs hold some big surprises
Speckled, brown, white, or blue
Eggs hold babies that are new
Chicks from eggs are fluffy yellow
Chicks from eggs are funny fellows!
Source:  perry public library

Flannel:  based on Storytiming’s Three Eggs in a Basket

Story: Minerva Louise and the Colorful Eggs by Janet Morgan Stoeke – I loved it, but the group didn’t seem to “get” this story

Humpty Dumpty

Hatching
Peck, peck, peck (make pecking motion)
on the warm brown egg. (cup pretend egg in hands)
Out comes a neck. (run hand up your neck)
Out comes a leg. (kick your leg)
How does a chick (put arms up in questioning “what” manner)
that’s not been about
discover the trick
of how to get out?
source:  storytime planners

Story:  Except If by Jim Averbeck

Unhatched Egg
Make a noise like a rooster.
(Crow)
Make a noise like a hen.
(Cluck)
Make a noise like a chick.
(Peep)Make a noise like an unhatched egg.
(Silence)
Good!
And now you’re ready to listen to the next story!
source:  storytime planners

I Know a Chicken

Eggs in a nest
Here’s an egg in a nest up in a tree.
(make fist with right hand and place in palm of cupped left hand)
What’s inside? What can it be?
(shrug shoulders)
Peck, peck, peck,
Peep, peep, peep.
Out hatches a little bird,
(Wiggle fingers or fisted hand)
Cute as can be!
source:  storytime planners

Story:  Ollie by Olivier Dunrea

Two Little Blackbirds

Story:  Two eggs, Please by Sarah Weeks and Betsy Lewin

Closing:  Reach for the Ceiling

Craft we did based on this picture
I used the hot glue gun to affix the eggs to the clothespin, but the kids glued their creature inside their egg.  I had paper eggs precut and their creatures from which they could choose (alligator, duck, chicken, lizard snake)

Alternate Stories:
The Egg by MP Robertson
Out of the Egg by Tina Matthews
Tap, Tap, Tap, What’s Hatching by Meg Greve
An Egg is Quiet by Dianna Aston
Odd Egg by Emily Gravett
Hurry Hurry by Eve Bunting
First the Egg by Laura Vaccaro Seeger
The Happy Egg by Ruth Krauss
Chickens aren’t the only ones

Other flannels to try:
Read it Again’s Where’s My Egg?
Miss Mary Liberry’s Baby Duck, Are you in the Blue Egg?

Yellow storytime – most ideas from storytime Katie

Thank goodness for library blogs!  I was in a pinch for a quick storytime because of staffing issues, etc.  Most of the ideas came from Storytime Katie’s Yellow! storytime.  Hooray!

Opening:  These are My Glasses

Story:  Little Bee by Daniel Roode

Here is a Beehive
Here is the beehive
But where are the bees?
Hidden away where nobody sees.
Soon they’ll come creeping out of the hive.
One! Two! Three! Four! Five!
BZZZZZZ!!!!!
Back in the hive bees!
source:  King County Library

I’m Bringing Home a Baby Bumblebee
I’m bringing home a baby bumblebee,
Won’t my mommy be so proud of me?
I’m bringing home a baby bumblebee,
BUZZ, BUZZ, BUZZ, BUZZ, BUZZ!

I’m bringing home a baby dinosaur,
Won’t my mommy hide behind the door?
I’m bringing home a baby dinosaur,
CLOMP, CLOMP, CLOMP, CLOMP, CLOMP!

I’m bringing home a baby crocodile,
Won’t my mommy wear a great big smile,
I’m bringing home a baby crocodile,
SNAP, SNAP, SNAP, SNAP, SNAP!

I’m bringing home a baby grizzly bear,
Won’t my mommy pull out all her hair?
I’m bringing home a baby grizzly bear,
GROWL, GROWL, GROWL, GROWL, GROWL!
Source:  King County Library

Story:  Lemons Are Not Read by Laura Vaccaro Seeger

Color Riddle:
I am thinking of a color that is the color of the sky.
What color am I? (Blue).

I am thinking of a color that is the color of the sun.
What color am I? (Yellow).

I am thinking of a color that is the color of grass.
What color am I? (Green).

I am thinking of a color that is the color of milk.
What color am I? (White).

I am thinking of a color that is the color of a lemon
What color am I? (Yellow).

I am thinking of a color that is the color of a lime
What color am I? (Green).

I am thinking of a color that is the color of an orange
What color am I? (Orange). For older children use tangerine instead of orange
Source:  Yakaberry

5 BIG LEMONS IN THE BOWL
Five big lemons in the bowl. (hold up five fingers)
One fell out and started to roll. (Fold down one finger, and roll hands)
It bumped the table and hit my toe (clap once, and touch toes )
How many lemons in the bowl? 1-2-3-4 (Count fingers)

Four big lemons in the bowl. (hold up four fingers)
One fell out and started to roll. (Fold down one finger, and roll hands)
It bumped the table and hit my toe (clap once, and touch toes )
How many lemons in the bowl? 1-2-3 (Count fingers)

Three, big lemons in the bowl. (hold up three fingers)
One fell out and started to roll. (Fold down one finger, and roll hands)
It bumped the table and hit my toe (clap once, and touch toes )
How many lemons in the bowl? 1-2 (Count fingers)

Two, big lemons in the bowl (hold up two fingers)
One fell out and started to roll. (Fold down one finger, and roll hands)
It bumped the table and hit my toe (clap once, and touch toes )
How many lemons in the bowl? 1-2-3 (Count fingers)

One big lemon in the bowl. (hold up one fingers)
It fell out and started to roll. (Fold down one finger, and roll hands)
It bumped the table and hit my toe (clap once, and touch toes )
How many lemons in the bowl? (Hold up one finger)

Source:  Mrs. Rogers Neighborhood Preschool

Story: Maisy Makes Lemonade by Lucy Cousins

Two Big Lemons
(Sung to: This Old Man)
Way up high, in a tree (hold hands up as high as possible)
Two big lemons smiled at me
(put hand on cheeks smile)
So I shook that tree with all my power; (Pretend to shake a
tree)
Down came the lemons, whoa, they were SOUR!! (make sour face)
Source:  Eating Between the Lines

Clap Up High

Story:  Banana by Ed Vere

Song:  Apples and Bananas

Bananas
We pick bananas, pick pick bananas
We peel bananas, peel peel bananas
Then we eat bananas, eat eat bananas
Then go go bannans, go go bananas!
Source:  Hennepin County Library

(or banana cheer on Kiddidles)

Song:  The Wheels on the Bus

Two little Blackbirds

Story:  School Bus by Donald Crews

Frog Storytime

Frog Storytime
Opening:  These are My Glasses

Story:  Too many Frogs by Ann and John Hassett

Fooba-Wooba John
Saw a flea kick a tree
Fooba- Wooba, Fooba- Wooba
Saw a flea kick a tree
Fooba- Wooba John
Saw a flea kick a tree
In the middle of the sea
Hey, John, Ho, John
Fooba- Wooba, John

Saw a frog chase a dog
Fooba- Wooba, Fooba- Wooba
Saw a frog chase a dog
Fooba- Wooba John
Saw a frog chase a dog
Sitting on a hollow log
Hey, John, Ho, John
Fooba- Wooba John

Saw a snail chase a whale
Fooba- Wooba, Fooba- Wooba
Saw a snail chase a whale
Fooba- Wooba John
Saw a snail chase a whale
All around the water pail
Hey, John, Ho, John
Fooba- Wooba John

Heard a cow say meow
Fooba- Wooba, Fooba- Wooba
Heard a cow say meow
Fooba- Wooba John
Heard a cow say meow
Fooba- Wooba John
Heard a cow say meow
Then I heard it say bow wow

Hey, John, Ho, John
Fooba- Wooba John
Hey, John, Ho, John
Fooba- Wooba John
Source:  Kidsongs.com

Popcorn

Story:  The Frog With a Big Mouth by Teresa Bateman

ANIMAL MOVEMENT

Pets (hop like a bunny, run like a dog, walk like a cat, jump like a frog, swim like a goldfish, fly like a bird then sit right down and don’t say a word (hop, hop, hop each action 3 times)

Quiet Mouse

Story:  One Frog Sang by Shirley Parenteau

Five Green and Speckled Frogs – flannel/song

Clap Up High

Story:  Time for Bed the Babysitter Said by Peggy Perry Anderson

Two Little Green Frogs

Story:  Jump by Scott M. Fischer

Closing:  Reach for the Ceiling