Preschool Storytime – Rain and Mud Storytime-March 19, 2014

Hi Everyone!  Spring is almost upon us, and with that comes spring showers, puddles and mud.  So  I thought what a perfect theme for storytime rain and mud.

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

Talk about rain and listen to what it sounds like.



Book – “Mr. Gumpy’s Motor Car  by John Burningham- Mr. Gumpy’s human and animal friends squash into his old car and go for a drive–until it starts to rain.

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Fingerplay -The Raindrops

Pitter-patter raindrops (wiggle fingers to imitate falling rain)
Falling from the sky,
Here is my umbrella (hands over head)
To keep me safe and dry!
When the rain is over
And the sun begins to glow (make large circle with arms)
Little flowers start to bud (cup hands together)
And grow and grow and grow (spread hands apart slowly)

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Book – “Red Rubber Boot Day” by Mary Lyn Ray – A child describes all the things there are to do on a rainy day.

Red Rubber Boot Day Ray, Mary Lyn/ Stringer, Lauren (ILT) 1 of 1

Activity – Creating a Rainstorm! – We will create a rainstorm using our hands and feet.

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Book – “Stuck in the Mud” by Jane Clarke – In this cumulative, rhyming story , a little chick needs help from all his farmyard friends to get out of the mud.

STUCK IN THE MUD by Jane Clarke

Song – Thunder

Thunder – sung to “Frere Jacques”

I hear thunder. I hear thunder. (stamp feet on floor)
Hark do you, hark do you? (place hand behind ear)
Pitter, patter raindrops, pitter patter raindrops
(Wiggle fingers down)
I’m all wet. (Point to yourself).
So are you. (point to a friend).


Song – If All the Raindrops…(Use maracas with this song)

If All The Rain Drops

If all the rain drops,
were jelly beans and gum drops,
Oh what a rain that would be.
Standing outside with my mouth open wide.
Ah, ah ah ah, ah ah ah, ah ah ah,
Oh what a rain that would be.

If all the snowflakes – – candy bars and milk shakes

If all the sunbeams – – bubble gum and ice cream

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Closing song – Shout and Whisper by Hap Palmer

shout and whisper hap palmer

-Miss Ellen


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