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Category Archives: Storytime

Shoes & Clothing Storytime

May 18, 2015

A clothing-themed storytime featuring lots of colour-based songs and accessories such as hats, shoes and socks. Opening Song: Glad to See You by Pete Allard Ella Sarah Gets Dressed by Margaret Chodos-Irvine A girl with a mind and style all her own! If You Like Wearing….[Red, Black, etc.] (Tune: If You’re Happy and You Know It) […]

Animal Movement Storytime

February 23, 2015

In the midst of freezing temperatures, animal movement storytime, with lots of swinging, shaking, stomping and hopping throughout, is a fun antidote to being cooped up indoors. Book: Dancing Feet by Lindsay Craig Action Song: The Animal Boogie by Debbie Harter – love this song! So catchy and the kids really get into it. Action […]

Father’s Day Storytime

May 31, 2013

Ah, draft posts. When I finished at the library, I still had 29 draft posts for this blog, some dating back almost 2 years when I began it! I’ve sorted through and scheduled for thematically-appropriate dates. Here’s the first, a storytime in preparation for Father’s Day. Opener: Glad to Meet You by Peter and Ellen […]

Bath Storytime

January 20, 2013

Bathtime: A fun theme anytime of the year. Opener: My hands say hello with a clap, clap, clap My feet say hello with a tap, tap, tap Clap, clap, clap Tap, tap, tap Roll your hands and wave hello! Source: Mel’s Desk (I think) Scrubba Dub by Nancy Van Laan Five Elephants in a Bathtub […]

Owl Storytime

October 4, 2012

Fall makes me think of owls. Lots of great owl stories, flannels and fingerplays to choose from. It’s obvious I like them from the internal links I’ve added below 🙂 Feel free to add your own owl storytime ideas! Owl Babies by Martin Waddell This Little Owl fingerplay This little owl slept all day (Hold […]

Vehicles Storytime

September 17, 2012

The Transportation Storytime I posted last year was geared to Toddlers. This storytime plan works better with preschoolers since some of the stories are longer (The Scrubbly Bubbly Car Wash) or require a level of knowledge for full participation (like Who is Driving?) that most toddlers aren’t ready for. What Do Wheels Do All Day? […]

Flannel Friday: Foam Turtles

June 28, 2012

This week’s Flannel Friday post is courtesy of my wonderful coworker, Karen. During July, Karen has Turtle Storytime planned for many of her outreach visits so she made these cute little guys with craft foam and some puffy paint. As she says, “each one is different because we are all unique.” She made some adaptations […]