Monday, July 31, 2017

Big Kids Storytime: Winter Wonderland

Hello Friends
Hello friends, hello friends
Hello friends- it’s time to say hello

Alphabet Soup
We’re making alphabet soup, we’re making alphabet soup
We stir the pot until it’s hot- we’re making alphabet soup

ABCs

The Snowy Day by Ezra Jack Keats

Snow is Falling
Snow is falling, what should I do?
Snow is falling, what should I do?
Snow is falling, what should I do?
What should I do my darling?
Put my mittens on, that’s what I’ll do
Put my mittens on, that’s what I’ll do
Put my mittens on, that’s what I’ll do
That’s what I’ll do my darling

Snowmen at Night by Caralyn Buehner


Penguin in Love by Salina Yoon

Penguin Company
Have you ever seen a penguin company?
If you look at me, a penguin you will see
Penguins, attention!
Penguins begin- right arm (begin flapping right arm)
Have you ever seen a penguin company?
If you look at me, a penguin you will see
Penguins, attention!
Penguins begin- right arm, left arm (flap both arms)
(Repeat with right leg and left leg- end with…)
Penguins attack!

Goodbye Friends
Goodbye friends, goodbye friends
Goodbye friends- it’s time to say goodbye

Big Kids Storytime: Building & Engineering

Hello Friends
Hello friends, hello friends
Hello friends- it’s time to say hello

Alphabet Soup
We’re making alphabet soup, we’re making alphabet soup
We stir the pot until it’s hot- we’re making alphabet soup

ABCs

Rosie Revere, Engineer by Anrea Beaty

Five Little Nails + Rhythm Sticks
Five little nails standing straight and steady
Here I come with my hammer ready
Bam! Bam! Bam! That nail goes down
Now there’s just four nails to pound
(Repeat until no nails are left)

Monkey With a Tool Belt by Chris Monroe

Zoom Zoom Zoom
Zoom zoom zoom we’re going to the moon
Zoom zoom zoom we’re going to the moon
If you want to take a trip, climb aboard my rocket ship
Zoom zoom zoom we’re going to the moon
In 5, 4, 3, 2, 1 BLASTOFF!

Elevator Song
Oh the city is great, oh the city is grand
There’s a whole lot of people on a little piece of land
And we live way up on the 57th floor
So here’s what we do when we go out the door
We take the elevator up, take the elevator down
We take the elevator up, take the elevator down
We take the elevator up, take the elevator down
And we turn around

Goodbye Friends
Goodbye friends, goodbye friends
Goodbye friends- it’s time to say goodbye!

Big Kids Storytime: Being Thankful

Hello Friends
Hello friends, hello friends
Hello friends- it’s time to say hello

Alphabet Soup
We’re making alphabet soup, we’re making alphabet soup
We stir the pot until it’s hot- we’re making alphabet soup

ABCs

Little Elliot Big Family by Mike Curato

Five Nervous Turkey + Felt Board

Bears Says Thanks by Karma Wilson

Turkey to the Left
(to the tune of “Do Your Ears Hang Low”)
Oh you turkey to the left, you turkey to the right
You heel and toe, heel and toe and scratch with all your might
Then you flap your turkey wings while your head goes wobble wobble
You turn around then you say gobble, gobble, gobble

There Was an Old Lady Who Swallowed a Pie by Allison Jackson

Have You Ever Seen a Turkey  + Felt Board
Have you ever seen a turkey, a turkey, a turkey
Have you ever seen a turkey with feathers like this?
With pink ones, and green ones, and purple ones, and brown ones
Have you ever seen a turkey with feathers like this?
Have you ever seen a turkey, a turkey, a turkey
Have you ever seen a turkey with feathers like this?
Like an elephant, like a tiger, like a zebra, like a parrot
Have you ever seen a turkey with feathers like this?
Have you ever seen a turkey, a turkey, a turkey
Have you ever seen a turkey with feathers like this?
With fireworks, and cow prints, and sunflowers, and tie-dye
Have you ever seen a turkey with feathers like this?

Goodbye Friends
Goodbye friends, goodbye friends
Goodbye friends- it’s time to say goodbye!

Big Kids Storytime: Amazing Animals

Hello Friends
Hello friends, hello friends
Hello friends- it’s time to say hello

Alphabet Soup
We’re making alphabet soup, we’re making alphabet soup
We stir the pot until it’s hot- we’re making alphabet soup

ABCs

Shark Detective by Jessica Olien


5 little fishes swimming in the sea
Teasing Mr. Shark you can’t catch me!
Along comes Mr. Shark as quiet as can be
And SNAPS! that fishy right out of the sea
(Repeat until no fish are left)

Chu’s Day by Neil Gaiman


Put Your Hands Up High
(to the tune of “Do Your Ears Hang Low”)
Put your hands up high, put your hands down low
Put your hands in the middle and wave them just so
Put your elbows in the front, put your elbows in the back
Put your elbows to the sides and quack, quack, quack!


Grr Grr Went the Big Brown Bear
Grr grr went the big brown bear one day
Grr grr went the big brown bear
Grr grr went the big brown bear one day
And the bear went grr grr grr
But- we know bears go huggy huggy hug
Huggy huggy hug, huggy huggy hug
We know bears go huggy huggy hug
They don’t go grr grr grr
(Repeat with bloop bloop went the little blue fish)

Goodbye Friends
Goodbye friends, goodbye friends
Goodbye friends- it’s time to say goodbye!

Big Kids Storytime: Silly Stuff

Hello Friends
Hello friends, hello friends
Hello friends- it’s time to say hello

Alphabet Soup
We’re making alphabet soup, we’re making alphabet soup
We stir the pot until it’s hot- we’re making alphabet soup

ABCs
(backwards today!)

Mr. Tiger Goes Wild by Peter Brown

(to the tune of “Wheels on the Bus”)
A big pizza pie needs lots of sauce, lots of sauce, lots of sauce
A big pizza pie needs lots of sauce to make the perfect pizza
(We repeated with cheese and pepperoni, then I started adding pieces from other felt board sets like bubbles, flowers, and penguins)

Book O’ Beards by Lemke & Lentz


The Book With No Pictures by B.J. Novak

Parachute Time

Goodbye Friends
Goodbye friends, goodbye friends
Goodbye friends- it’s time to say goodbye!

Big Kids Storytime: Snap! Snap! (Crocodiles and Alligators)

Hello Friends
Hello friends, hello friends
Hello friends- it’s time to say hello

Alphabet Soup
We’re making alphabet soup, we’re making alphabet soup
We stir the pot until it’s hot- we’re making alphabet soup

ABCs

Alan’s Big Scary Teeth by Jarvis

Jungle Animals Rhyme + Felt Board
Down in the jungle where nobody goes
There’s a big fat elephant washing his toes
With a rub-a-dub-dub here and a rub-a-dub-dub there
That’s the way he washes his toes
Down in the jungle where there’s nobody there
There’s a great big lion washing his hair
With a rub-a-dub-dub here and a rub-a-dub-dub there
That’s the way he washes his hair
Down in the jungle if you look in the trees
There’s a silly monkey washing his knees
With a rub-a-dub-dub here and a rub-a-dub-dub there
That’s the way he washes his knees
Down in the jungle if you care to check
There’s a very tall giraffe washing his neck
With a rub-a-dub-dub here and a rub-a-dub-dub there
That’s the way he washes his neck
Down in the jungle if you look underneath
There’s a great big crocodile brushing his teeth
With a rub-a-dub-dub here and a rub-a-dub-dub there
That’s the way she brushes her teeth
Down in the jungle if you care to take a peek
There’s a colorful bird cleaning her beak
With a rub-a-dub-dub here and a rub-a-dub-dub there
That’s the way she cleans her beak

The Crocodile Who Didn’t Like Water by Gemma Merino

Elephants Have Wrinkles

A Girl and Her Gator by Sean Bryan

Five Little Monkeys + Finger Puppets

Goodbye Friends
Goodbye friends, goodbye friends
Goodbye friends- it’s time to say goodbye!

Big Kids Storytime: Monsters

Hello Friends
Hello friends, hello friends
Hello friends- it’s time to say hello

Alphabet Soup
We’re making alphabet soup, we’re making alphabet soup
We stir the pot until it’s hot- we’re making alphabet soup

ABCs

Leonardo the Terrible Monster by Mo Willems

Horns, Fangs, Nails, and Claws
(to the tune of “head, shoulders, knees, and toes”)
Horns, fangs, nails, and claws- nails and claws
Horns, fangs, nails, and claws- nails and claws
Eyes and ears and tails and paws
Horns, fangs, nails, and claws- nails and claws!

Big Bad Bubble by Adam Rubin


One Red Monster + Finger Puppets
One red monster running from the bubble
Running from the bubble, running from the bubble
One red monster running from the bubble
Bubble, bubble, bubble, bubble POP!

In the Dark, Dark Woods
(flip book inspired by this video from Karen Bowling)

Monster Mash
(danced to the original song using a “monsterously loud” assortment of instruments)

Goodbye Friends
Goodbye friends, goodbye friends
Goodbye friends- it’s time to say goodbye!

Big Kids Storytime: Nighttime

Hello Friends
Hello friends, hello friends
Hello friends- it’s time to say hello

Alphabet Soup
We’re making alphabet soup, we’re making alphabet soup
We stir the pot until it’s hot- we’re making alphabet soup

ABCs

Llama Llama Red Pajama by Anna Dewdney

Five in the Bed + Felt Board
There were 5 in the bed and the little one said
Roll over, roll over
So they all rolled over and one fell out
There were 4 in the bed and the little one said
Roll over, roll over
So they all rolled over and one fell out
There were 3 in the bed and the little one said
Roll over, roll over
So they all rolled over and one fell out
There were 2 in the bed and the little one said
Roll over, roll over
So they all rolled over and one fell out
There was 1 in the bed and the little one said
Finally! Now I have lots of room

Five Little Monkeys Eileen Christelow


Five Hooting Owls + Felt Board
Five hooting owls sitting in a tree
One flew away- how many do you see?
(Repeat until no owls left)

Don’t Let the Pigeon Stay Up Late by Mo Willems


Tick Tock
Tick tock, tick tock
I’m a little cuckoo clock
Tick tock, tick tock
Now I’m striking 1 o’clock- cuckoo!
Tick tock, tick tock
I’m a little cuckoo clock
Tick tock, tick tock
Now I’m striking 2 o’clock- cuckoo! cuckoo!
Tick tock, tick tock
I’m a little cuckoo clock
Tick tock, tick tock
Now I’m striking 3 o’clock- cuckoo! cuckoo! cuckoo!
(Repeat until too tired to continue)

Goodbye Friends
Goodbye friends, goodbye friends
Goodbye friends- it’s time to say goodbye!

Big Kids Storytime: Winter Bears

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