Baby Storytime: Messy & Clean

Welcome Song

Sign Language
3-5 signs; Repetition, Positivity, & Consistency; approximations
Learn: Stinky & Wash Hands Review: Thank you, Book

Book
Time for a Bath by Phillis Gershator

Action Song: The itsy bitsy spider (rotate pointer finger/thumb)
went up the waterspout
Down came the rain and
washed the spider out
Out came the sun and
dried up all the rain
And the itsy bitsy spider
went up the spout again!

Repeat with:
Teeny weeny spider (rotate pinched fingers)
Great Big (rotate whole hand clapping)

Book
Pig Takes a Bath by Michael Dahl

Action Song: This Is The Way We Wash” (Tune: “?”)
This is the way we wash our arms
Wash our arms, wash our arms
This is the way we wash our arms
When we’re in the bathtub.

Additional verses: legs, tummies, heads

(credit: Verona Storytime)

Book
Uh-oh! by Rachel Isadora

Egg Song
(Wash Your) Head, Shoulders, Knees, and Toes by Joanie Bartels – available on Youtube

Closing Songs
Bubble Song & Goodbye Song

Storytime: Messy & Clean

Opening Songs  

Book
This is the House That Was Tidy & Neat by Teri Sloat

Flannel Story: Dog’s Colorful Day by Emma Dodd


Book
Pete the Cat: I Love My White Shoes by Eric Litwin

Counting Song: Five Pigs So Squeaky Clean
(Tune: Five Green Speckled Frogs)
Five pigs so squeaky clean
Cleanest you’ve ever seen
Wanted to go outside and play
Oink! Oink!
One jumped into the mud
Landed with a big THUD
Then there were four clean squeaky pigs.
(Credit: Mel’s Desk)

Book
Off Limits by Helen Yoon

Music & Movement
Splish Splash by Bobby Darin – available on Youtube

Closing Song : The More We Get Together
(Tune: Did You Ever See a Lassie)
The more we get, (sign for more)
Together, together, together, (sign for together)
The more we get, (sign for more)
Together, (sign for together)
The happier we’ll be. (sign for happy)

‘Cause your friends (optional point out, then sign for friends)
Are my friends (optional point to self, then sign for friends)
And my friends (etc)
Are your friends (etc)

The more we get, (sign for more)
Together, (sign for together)
The happier we’ll be. (sign for happy)

Craft
Messy & Clean Dry-Erase Handprints

Family Storytime: Music!

Opening Songs  

Book
One Bear Extraordinaire by Jayme McGowen

Ukulele Song: You are My Sunshine (2x)
A – You are my sunshine, my only sunshine,
D A – You make me happy when skies are gray,
D A – You’ll never know dear, how much I love you,
E A – Please don’t take my sunshine away

Book
Play This Book by Jessica Young

Action Song: Itsy Bitsy Spider (3x- standard, quiet, and loud)
A E7 A – The itsy-bitsy spider Went up the water spout.
A E7 A – Down came the rain and Washed the spider out.
A E7 A – Out came the sun and Dried up all the rain
A E7 A – And the itsy-bitsy spider Went up the spout again.

(Repeat with “teeny weeny” [little finger pinches] & “GREAT BIG spider” [clap])

Book
Old McDino Had a Farm by Becky Davies

Movement Song: I’m a Little Teapot
(3 or 4x- start slow and then get faster each time)
I’m a little teapot
Short and stout
Here is my handle
Here is my spout
When I get all steamed up
Hear me shout,
“Tip me over and pour me out”

Book
Maria Had a Little Llama by Angela Dominguez

Instruments & Scarves Songs:
Made for You This Little Song by Caspar Babypants
If All the Raindrops – Old Town School of Folk Music
Little Green Frog – Charlie Hope

Craft/Activity: Making egg-shaker maracas!

Storytime: Bicycles

Opening Songs  

Book
The Best Bike Ride Ever by James Proimos

Action Song: The Wheels on the Bike (tune: “The Wheels on the Bus”)
The wheels on the bike go round and round (roll hands)
Round and round, round and round.
The wheels on the bike go round and round
All through the town.

Other Verses:
The pedals… go up and down (move feet up and down)
The streamers… go swish, swoosh, swish (swish hands)
The bell… goes ding, ding, ding (pretend to ring a bike bell)
The basket…holds all my things (make arms into a circle)
The handles… go left and right ( steer left and right)
(credit: 1,000 Fingerplays & Action Rhymes)

Book
Duck on a Bike by David Shannon

Color Game: If You Have a Red Bike
(to the tune of The Muffin Man)
If you have a red bike,
a red bike, a red bike,
If you have a red bike
bring it to the board.

Substitute different colors for red.
Count the number of each color bike.


Book
My Bike by Byron Barton

Music & Movement
Bicycle by Laurie Berkner – available on Youtube

Closing Song : The More We Get Together
(Tune: Did You Ever See a Lassie)
The more we get, (sign for more)
Together, together, together, (sign for together)
The more we get, (sign for more)
Together, (sign for together)
The happier we’ll be. (sign for happy)

‘Cause your friends (optional point out, then sign for friends)
Are my friends (optional point to self, then sign for friends)
And my friends (etc)
Are your friends (etc)

The more we get, (sign for more)
Together, (sign for together)
The happier we’ll be. (sign for happy)

Craft
Coloring a “neighborhood” using a long paper roll for a bicycle scene

-used a die cut bike

Storytime: Bees

Opening Songs  

Book
The Honeybee by Kirsten Hall

Counting Rhyme: Here is a beehive. Where are the bees?
Hidden away where nobody sees.
Soon they come creeping out of the hive
BZZ-1 BZZ-2 BZZ-3 BZZ-4 BZZ-5!

Book
Where There’s a Bear, There’s Trouble! by Michael Catchpool

Rhythm Stick Song: The Bees Go Buzzing
(Tune: The Ants Go Marching)
The bees go buzzing one by one. Hoorah! Hoorah! (Repeat)
The bees go buzzing one by one.
The little one stops to play a drum. (play “drum” on floor)
And they all go flying high, in the sky. (lift them to the sky)
To go back, to their hive.
Buzz, buzz, buzz. Buzz, buzz, buzz.

Repeat with:
two by two… to sing a tune.
three by three… to scratch her knee.
four by four… to rest and snore.
five by five…. to exercise…. Now they’re all done flying high…
(credit: Super Simple Songs)

Book
Bear and Bee by Sergio Ruzzier

Music & Movement
I’m a Bee by Caspar Babypants – available on Youtube

Closing Song : The More We Get Together
(Tune: Did You Ever See a Lassie)
The more we get, (sign for more)
Together, together, together, (sign for together)
The more we get, (sign for more)
Together, (sign for together)
The happier we’ll be. (sign for happy)

‘Cause your friends (optional point out, then sign for friends)
Are my friends (optional point to self, then sign for friends)
And my friends (etc)
Are your friends (etc)

The more we get, (sign for more)
Together, (sign for together)
The happier we’ll be. (sign for happy)

Craft
Bee Activity Sheet-find printables here

Storytime: Butterflies & Moths

Opening Songs  

Book
Where’s My Mom? by Julia Donaldson

Counting Song: 5 Little Moths (Tune: Five Little Ducks)
Five little moths came out to play,
On a starry night in May.
Fluttering by a bright porch light,
‘Til one little mo-oth says, “Goodnight!”

Repeat, counting down to zero

No little moths around the porch light.
So let’s turn it off and say “Sleep tight!”

(credit: tweaked from Storytime Secrets)

Book
Don’t Worry Bear by Greg Foley

Movement Song: There’s a Tiny Caterpillar on a Leaf
(Tune: “If You’re Happy and You Know It”)
There’s a tiny caterpillar on a leaf, wiggle, wiggle.
There’s a tiny caterpillar on a leaf, wiggle, wiggle.
There’s a tiny caterpillar, such a tiny caterpillar!
There’s a tiny caterpillar on a leaf, wiggle wiggle.

Repeat with:
There’s a big caterpillar on a leaf, munch, munch
There’s a pretty butterfly on a leaf, flutter, flutter.

Music & Movement
Butterfly Driving a Truck by Caspar Babypants – available on Youtube

Closing Song : The More We Get Together
(Tune: Did You Ever See a Lassie)
The more we get, (sign for more)
Together, together, together, (sign for together)
The more we get, (sign for more)
Together, (sign for together)
The happier we’ll be. (sign for happy)

‘Cause your friends (optional point out, then sign for friends)
Are my friends (optional point to self, then sign for friends)
And my friends (etc)
Are your friends (etc)

The more we get, (sign for more)
Together, (sign for together)
The happier we’ll be. (sign for happy)

Craft
Butterfly Windsock

Baby Storytime: Butterflies & Moths

Welcome Song

Sign Language
3-5 signs; Repetition, Positivity, & Consistency; approximations
Learn: Bug/Insect Review: Hurt, Book, Stinky

Book
Don’t Worry Bear by Greg Foley

Concept Rhyme: Two Little Butterflies
Two little butterflies sitting on a hill (hold up two pointer fingers)
One name Jack, and one name Jill (wiggle one, then other)
Fly away Jack, Fly away Jill (hide one behind back, then other)
Come back Jack, Come back Jill (bring one back out, then other)

Repeat with:
Cloud… Soft.. Loud (etc, but soft voice and loud voice)
Stick… slow… quick (etc, but slooooooow voice and quick voice)
Sky… low…high (etc, but low voice and high voice)

Book
Ten Little Caterpillars by Bill Martin Jr

Movement Song: There’s a Tiny Caterpillar on a Leaf
(Tune: “If You’re Happy and You Know It”)
There’s a tiny caterpillar on a leaf, wiggle, wiggle.
There’s a tiny caterpillar on a leaf, wiggle, wiggle.
There’s a tiny caterpillar, such a tiny caterpillar!
There’s a tiny caterpillar on a leaf, wiggle wiggle.

Repeat with:
There’s a big caterpillar on a leaf, munch, munch
There’s a pretty butterfly on a leaf, flutter, flutter.

Choral Reading
Ten Little Fingers by Annie Kubler

Egg Song
Butterfly by Bari Koral – available on Youtube

Closing Songs
Bubble Song & Goodbye Song

Baby Storytime Handout: Butterflies (& Moths)

Welcome Song (Tune: Farmer In the Dell)
We clap and sing hello, we clap and sing hello
With all our friends at storytime, we clap and sing hello
Repeat with:
wave, stomp, and sit
(credit: Jbrary)

Sign Language 3-5 signs; Repetition, Positivity, & Consistency; approximations
Learn: Bug/Insect Review: Hurt, Book, Stinky

Book

Concept Rhyme: Two Little Butterflies
Two little butterflies sitting on a hill (hold up two pointer fingers)
One name Jack, and one name Jill (wiggle one, then other)
Fly away Jack, Fly away Jill (hide one behind back, then other)
Come back Jack, Come back Jill (bring one back out, then other)

Repeat with:
Cloud… Soft.. Loud (etc, but soft voice and loud voice)
Stick… slow… quick (etc, but slooooooow voice and quick voice)
Sky… low…high (etc, but low voice and high voice)

Book

Movement Song: There’s a Tiny Caterpillar on a Leaf
(Tune: “If You’re Happy and You Know It”)
There’s a tiny caterpillar on a leaf, wiggle, wiggle.
There’s a tiny caterpillar on a leaf, wiggle, wiggle.
There’s a tiny caterpillar, such a tiny caterpillar!
There’s a tiny caterpillar on a leaf, wiggle wiggle.

Repeat with:
There’s a big caterpillar on a leaf, munch, munch
There’s a pretty butterfly on a leaf, flutter, flutter.

Book

Egg Song Butterfly by Bari Koral

Bubble Song I’m a Bubble by Jennifer Gasoi

Goodbye Song
Open them, shut them; open them, shut them (open and shut hands)
Give a little clap, clap, clap (clap hands)
Open them, shut them; open them, shut them
Put them in your lap, lap, lap
Wave them, wave them, wave them, wave them
High up in the sky, sky, sky
Wave to me, I’ll wave to you
Let’s all say goodbye, bye, bye

Storytime Handout: Butterflies & Moths

Welcome Song: These are my glasses (make glasses with your fingers)
This is my book (hands pressed together)
I put on my glasses (put on the glasses)
And open up my book (open your hands)
Now I read read read (hold out the “book”)
And I look look look (look through the glasses)
I take off my glasses and… (put hands down and…)
Close up my book! (clap hands together!)
(credit: Laurie Berkner)

Weather Song
(Tune: Oh My Darlin’ Clementine)
What’s the weather, what’s the weather,
What’s the weather, everyone?
Is it windy, is it cloudy,
Is there rain/snow, or is there sun?
(credit: Storytime Katie)

Days of the Week Song
(Tune: Addams Family Theme Song)
Days of the week, *snap*snap* days of the week, *snap*snap*
Days of the week, days of the week, days of the week *snap*snap*
There’s Sunday and there’s Monday, there’s Tuesday and there’s Wednesday
There’s Thursday and there’s Friday, and then there’s Saturday
(credit: Dr. Jean & Friends)

Book

Counting Song: 5 Little Moths (Tune: Five Little Ducks)
Five little moths came out to play,
On a starry night in May.
Fluttering by a bright porch light,
‘Til one little mo-oth says, “Goodnight!”

Repeat, counting down to zero

No little moths around the porch light.
So let’s turn it off and say “Sleep tight!”

(credit: tweaked from Storytime Secrets)

Book

Movement Song: There’s a Tiny Caterpillar on a Leaf
(Tune: “If You’re Happy and You Know It”)
(crouch low) There’s a tiny caterpillar on a leaf, wiggle, wiggle.
There’s a tiny caterpillar on a leaf, wiggle, wiggle.
There’s a tiny caterpillar, such a tiny caterpillar!
There’s a tiny caterpillar on a leaf, wiggle wiggle.

Repeat with:
(stand up) There’s a big caterpillar on a leaf, munch, munch (clap, clap)
(arms as wings) There’s a pretty butterfly on a leaf, flutter, flutter.

Book

Music & Movement
Butterfly Driving a Truck by Caspar Babypants

Closing Song: The More We Get Together
(Tune: Did You Ever See a Lassie)
The more we get, (sign for more)
Together, together, together, (sign for together)
The more we get, (sign for more)
Together, (sign for together)
The happier we’ll be. (sign for happy)

‘Cause your friends (optional point out, then sign for friends)
Are my friends (optional point to self, then sign for friends)
And my friends (etc)
Are your friends (etc)

The more we get, (sign for more)
Together, (sign for together)
The happier we’ll be. (sign for happy)

Baby Storytime: Bees

Welcome Song

Sign Language
3-5 signs; Repetition, Positivity, & Consistency; approximations
Learn: Hurt Review: Thank you, Book, Stinky

Looking at a Non-Fiction Book
We read parts of: Honey Bees by Jill Esbaum

Finger Rhyme: Bees in the Beehive
Here is a beehive. Where are the bees?
Hidden away where nobody sees.
Soon they come creeping out of the hive (have one bee peek out)
1-2-3-4-5! (count with fingers) BUZZ! (tickle baby)

Book
B is for Bee by Charlotte Milner

Action Song: Bumblebee, bumblebee (Tune: “Jingle Bells”)
Bumblebee, bumblebee (sign for bee)
Landing on my nose, (tap nose)
Bumblebee, bumblebee, (sign for bee)
Now he’s on my toes. (tap toes)
On my arms, on my legs, on my elbows, (pat each part)
Bumblebee, O bumblebee, (sign for bee)
He lands and then he goes.
(pointer on open palm, buzz around, hide hand)

(credit: Verona Storytime)

Book
Bumble Bee by Margaret Wise Brown

Egg Song
Busy as a Bee by Frances England – available on Youtube

Closing Songs
Bubble Song & Goodbye Song