Preschool Storytime – Color Green -3/16/16

Welcome everyone! March is the time of year, when plants and trees begin to turn GREEN again.  What type of things can be green? Are people green?

Welcome song – So Happy You’re Here Today – by Hap Palmer

Book- Where is the Green Sheep? by Mem Fox- There are red sheep and blue sheep, wind sheep and wave sheep, scared sheep and brave sheep, but where is the green sheep?

Book – green – by Laura Vaccaro Seeger – How many kinds of green are there? There’s the lush green of a forest on a late spring day, the fresh, juicy green of a just-cut lime, the incandescent green of a firefly, and the vivid aquamarine of a tropical sea.  An intricate and satisfying homage to green, the color of all creation.

Flannelboard- “Five Green and Speckled Frogs”

Book – Little Green – by Keith Baker – A little green hummingbird is flying through a sunny garden, leaving a path for sharp eyes to follow. A young artist is watching–and painting what he sees.

 

Closing songs – “I’m Gonna Catch You” – by Laurie Berkner band and “If You’re Happy and You know It – by Rob Newhouse

-Miss Ellen

Thank-you for attending the Winter Session of Storytime!

Time for Two’s Storytime-Ducks&Bunnies-3/17/2016

Opening Song: We Are Happy You’re Here from CD Baby Songs Original by:Hap Palmer

So Happy You're Here

Books that we are going to be reading are:

Little Quack’s Hide and Seek by: Lauren Thompson

Five Little Bunnies by: Dan Yaccarino

-Other songs, rhymes and fingerplays:

Nine Little Flowers
To the tune of “Ten Little Indians”

One little, two little, three little flowers,
Four little, five little, six little flowers,
Seven little, eight little, nine little flowers,
Peeping through the ground.

Give them rain and lots of sunshine,
Give them rain and lots of sunshine,
Give them rain and lots of sunshine,
So they’ll grow up tall.

As they grow, they’ll bud and bloom,
As they grow, they’ll bud and bloom,
As they grow, they’ll bud and bloom,
In the lovely springtime.

http://www.theholidayzone.com/spring/songs.html

If you’re happy and you know it

If you’re happy and you know it, clap your hands (clap clap)
If you’re happy and you know it, clap your hands (clap clap)
If you’re happy and you know it, then your face will surely show it
If you’re happy and you know it, clap your hands. (clap clap)

(Stomp your feet, Shout Hooray, Read a book)

http://kids.niehs.nih.gov/games/songs/childrens/happyand.htm

-When I stretch Up

When I stretch up, I feel so tall.

When I bend down, I feel so small.

Taller, taller, taller, taller.

Smaller, Smaller, Smaller, Smaller,

Into a tiny ball.

-Head, Shoulder, Knees and Toes

Head, shoulders, knees and toes,
Knees and toes.

Head, shoulders, knees and toes,
Knees and toes.

And eyes, and ears, and mouth,
And nose.

Head, shoulders, knees and toes,
Knees and toes.

-Twinkle,Twinkle Little Star

Twinkle, twinkle little star
How I wonder what you are.
Up above the world so high,
Like a diamond in the sky.
Twinkle, twinkle little star,
How I wonder what you are.

 

Closing Song: Goodbye 

Songs for Wiggleworms

-Miss Gelysmari

 

Lapsit Storytime-Ducks&Bunnies-03/17/2016

Opening Song: We Are Happy You’re Here from CD Baby Songs Original by:Hap Palmer

So Happy You're Here

Baby’s Game:

Touch your ears, pat your nose,
Tickle baby’s little toes.
Hide your eyes, where are you?
Baby’s playing Peek-A-Boo!

Books that we are going to be reading are:

Little Quack’s Hide and Seek by: Lauren Thompson

Five Little Bunnies by: Dan Yaccarino

-Other songs, rhymes and fingerplays:

-If You’re Bouncy

If you’re bouncy and you know it, give a bounce,

If you’re bouncy and you know it, give a bounce,

If you’re bouncy and you know it, then  your bounce will surely show it

If you’re bouncy and you know it, give a bounce.

Little Ducks Song

Sung to: “London Bridge”

Little ducks go quack, quack, quack
Quack, quack, quack,
Quack, quack, quack –
Little ducks go quack quack quack
In the springtime.

http://www.preschooleducation.com/sspring.shtml

-Ducky Tickle (Use a rubber duck or pom-pom to act out the rhyme.)

Quack, quack, quack,

The duck’s on your back.

She climbs to your head,

And jumps to your lap.

Flap, flap, flap,

Down your legs she taps.

She waddles to your toes,

And back to your lap.

Skip, skip, skip,

Our ducky does flips.

She gives you a big kiss,

Right on your lips.

-Twinkle,Twinkle Little Star

Twinkle, twinkle little star
How I wonder what you are.
Up above the world so high,
Like a diamond in the sky.
Twinkle, twinkle little star,
How I wonder what you are.

 

Closing Song: Goodbye 

Songs for Wiggleworms

-Miss Gelysmari

Preschool Storytime- Hats Galore! 3/9/16

Hi everyone! This week we will listen to stories all about hats. The children wear their favorite hat to stoytime.

Welcome song – So Happy You’re Here- by Hap Palmer

Book – Caps for Sale by Esphyr Slobodkina – This story about a peddler and a band of mischievous monkeys is filled with warmth, humor, and simplicity and teaches children about problem and resolution.

Action Rhyme- “What’s a Hat for?”

A sailor’s hat for rowing a boat,  (Make rowing motions)

A firefighter’s hat to put out a blaze, ( Hold fists together, squirting a hose motion)

A baseball cap to throw a ball, (Make a fist and pretend to throw)

A safari hat for a jungle maze, (Peek through fingers held in front of eyes)

A cowpoke hat to ride a horse, (Pretend to hold reins, bounce elbows up and down)

A clown hat to make people smile (Point to face and smile)

And a magic hat to say “Presto Poof!” (Make fists on Poof ! open fingers wide)

Now let’s put our  hats away for a while.  (Hold left arm out as if holding a bag, pretend to place hats in bag,  one at a time, saying each hat’s name aloud , i.e. sailor hat, firefighter’s hat, etc.)

Credit- Kidstuff – A treasury of early childhood enrichment materials.

Book – This Is Not My Hat by Jon Klassen- When a tiny fish shoots into view wearing a round blue topper (which happens to fit him perfectly), trouble could be following close behind. So it’s a good thing that enormous fish won’t wake up. And even if he does, it’s not like he’ll ever know what happened.

Flannelboard – “Little Cat”

Book – Hooray for Hat! – by Brian Won- Elephant wakes up grumpy—until ding, dong! What’s in the surprise box at the front door? A hat! HOORAY FOR HAT! Elephant marches off to show Zebra, but Zebra is having a grumpy day, too—until Elephant shares his new hat and cheers up his friend. Off they march to show Turtle! The parade continues as every animal brightens the day of a grumpy friend.

Book – Twelve hats for Lena: a book of Months – by Karen Katz – Lena Katz creates hats appropriate for each month of the year.

Song – “The Hat” by Laurie Berkner

Closing song – Shout and Whisper- by Hap Palmer

-Miss Ellen

Time for Two’s Storytime-Spring-3/10/2016

Opening Song: We Are Happy You’re Here from CD Baby Songs Original by:Hap Palmer

So Happy You're Here

-Books that we will be reading are:

Wake Up, It’s Spring! by: Lisa Campbell Ernst

The Very Hungry Caterpillar by: Eric Carle

I See Spring by: Charles Ghigna

-Other songs, rhymes and fingerplays:

It Is Spring Time
To the tune of “Are You Sleeping?”

It is spring time.
It is spring time.
Winter’s gone!
Winter’s gone!
Soon it will be summer.
Soon it will be summer.
It won’t be long.
It won’t be long.

http://www.theholidayzone.com/spring/songs.html

Relaxing Flowers

Five little flowers standing in the sun (hold up five fingers)
See their heads nodding, bowing one by one? (bend fingers several times)
Down, down, down comes the gentle rain (raise hands, wiggle fingers and lower
arms to simulate falling rain) And the five little flowers lift their heads up again! (hold up five fingers)

http://www.preschooleducation.com/sflower.shtml

Umbrellas Fingerplay

(Use fingers or make umbrella puppets)

Five umbrellas stood by the back door,
The red one went outside, then there were four.
Four umbrellas pretty as can be,
The blue one went outside, then there were three.
Three umbrellas with nothing to do,
The green one went outside, then there was one.
Just one umbrella alone in the hall,
The purple one went outside, and that was all!

http://www.preschooleducation.com/sweather.shtml

Nine Little Flowers
To the tune of “Ten Little Indians”

One little, two little, three little flowers,
Four little, five little, six little flowers,
Seven little, eight little, nine little flowers,
Peeping through the ground.

Give them rain and lots of sunshine,
Give them rain and lots of sunshine,
Give them rain and lots of sunshine,
So they’ll grow up tall.

As they grow, they’ll bud and bloom,
As they grow, they’ll bud and bloom,
As they grow, they’ll bud and bloom,
In the lovely springtime.

http://www.theholidayzone.com/spring/songs.html

Little Ducks Song

Sung to: “London Bridge”

Little ducks go quack, quack, quack
Quack, quack, quack,
Quack, quack, quack –
Little ducks go quack quack quack
In the springtime.

http://www.preschooleducation.com/sspring.shtml

-Twinkle,Twinkle Little Star

Twinkle, twinkle little star
How I wonder what you are.
Up above the world so high,
Like a diamond in the sky.
Twinkle, twinkle little star,
How I wonder what you are.

 

Closing Song: Goodbye 

Songs for Wiggleworms

-Miss Gelysmari

Preschool Storytime – Happy Birthday Dr. Seuss! 03/02/16

Hi everyone! This week it is Dr.Seuss’s Birthday and we will celebrate it by reading some of his classic and silly stories.

Welcome song – “Open, shut them” by Hap Palmer

Book – I Can Read With My Eyes Shut! by Dr. Seuss- The Cat in the Hat takes Young Cat in tow to show him the fun he can get out of reading.

FINGERPLAY: One Little Cat
This is from the Seuss page on Hummingbird Educational Resources!

One little cat on a sunny day
Put on his hat and went out to play
Two little cats when the sky turned dark
Put on their hats and went to the park
Three little cats when the sky turned blue
Put on their hats and went to the zoo
Four little cats by the kitchen door
Put on their hats and went to the store
Five little cats on a sunny day
Put on their hats and they all ran away.

Credit – http://melissa.depperfamily.net/blog/?p=760

Book – Green Eggs and Ham by Dr.Seuss – In this most famous of cumulative tales, the list of places to enjoy green eggs and ham, and friends to enjoy them with, gets longer and longer. Follow Sam-I-am as he insists that this unusual treat is indeed a delectable snack to be savored everywhere and in every way.

Flannelboard – Green Eggs (No Ham)

Credit – http://melissa.depperfamily.net/blog/?p=3418

Book- Wacky Wednesday by Dr.Seuss- Drawings and verse point out the many things that are wrong one wacky Wednesday.

Song -If You Like Dr. Seuss

(to the tune of “If You’re Happy & You Know it”)
If you like Dr. Seuss, clap your hands
If you like Dr. Seuss, clap your hands
If you like Dr. Seuss when the Grinch is on the loose
If you like Dr. Seuss, clap your hands
If you like Green Eggs and Ham stomp your feet
If you like Green Eggs and Ham stomp your feet
If you like Green Eggs and Ham, then go tell Sam I Am
If you like Green Eggs and Ham stomp your feet
If you like Cat in the Hat shout hooray!
If you like Cat in the
Hat shout hooray!
If you like Cat in the Hat, though he makes the fish so mad
If you like Cat in the Hat shout hooray

Credit – http://www.northmankato.com/sites/default/files/images/Happy%20Birthday%20Dr.%20Seuss.pdf

Closing song – “Shout and Whisper” by Hap Palmer

Craft – Make a Dr. Seuss Hat

-Miss Ellen

 

 

 

 

 

Lapsit Storytime-Spring-3/10/2016

Opening Song: We Are Happy You’re Here from CD Baby Songs Original by:Hap Palmer

So Happy You're Here

Books that we are going to be reading are:

Baby Loves Spring! by: Karen Katz

  I See Spring by: Charles Ghigna

  Spring is Here by: Taro Gomi

-Other songs, rhymes and fingerplays:

It Is Spring Time
To the tune of “Are You Sleeping?”

It is spring time.
It is spring time.
Winter’s gone!
Winter’s gone!
Soon it will be summer.
Soon it will be summer.
It won’t be long.
It won’t be long.

http://www.theholidayzone.com/spring/songs.html

Relaxing Flowers

Five little flowers standing in the sun (hold up five fingers)
See their heads nodding, bowing one by one? (bend fingers several times)
Down, down, down comes the gentle rain (raise hands, wiggle fingers and lower
arms to simulate falling rain) And the five little flowers lift their heads up again! (hold up five fingers)

http://www.preschooleducation.com/sflower.shtml

Umbrellas Fingerplay

(Use fingers or make umbrella puppets)

Five umbrellas stood by the back door,
The red one went outside, then there were four.
Four umbrellas pretty as can be,
The blue one went outside, then there were three.
Three umbrellas with nothing to do,
The green one went outside, then there was one.
Just one umbrella alone in the hall,
The purple one went outside, and that was all!

http://www.preschooleducation.com/sweather.shtml

Nine Little Flowers
To the tune of “Ten Little Indians”

One little, two little, three little flowers,
Four little, five little, six little flowers,
Seven little, eight little, nine little flowers,
Peeping through the ground.

Give them rain and lots of sunshine,
Give them rain and lots of sunshine,
Give them rain and lots of sunshine,
So they’ll grow up tall.

As they grow, they’ll bud and bloom,
As they grow, they’ll bud and bloom,
As they grow, they’ll bud and bloom,
In the lovely springtime.

http://www.theholidayzone.com/spring/songs.html

Little Ducks Song

Sung to: “London Bridge”

Little ducks go quack, quack, quack
Quack, quack, quack,
Quack, quack, quack –
Little ducks go quack quack quack
In the springtime.

http://www.preschooleducation.com/sspring.shtml

Spring Song

Sung to: “Are You Sleeping?”

I see robins, I see bird’s nests
Butterflies too, flowers too
Everything is growing
The wind is gently blowing
Spring is here, spring is here

http://www.preschooleducation.com/sspring.shtml

-Twinkle,Twinkle Little Star

Twinkle, twinkle little star
How I wonder what you are.
Up above the world so high,
Like a diamond in the sky.
Twinkle, twinkle little star,
How I wonder what you are.

 

Closing Song: Goodbye 

Songs for Wiggleworms

-Miss Gelysmari