Flannel Story: Thanks a Lot

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Thanks a Lot

Thanks a lot, thanks for the sun in the sky.
Thanks a lot, thanks for the clouds so high.
Thanks a lot, thanks for the whispering wind.
Thanks a lot, thanks for the birds in the spring.
Thanks a lot, thanks for the moonlit night.
Thanks a lot, thanks for the stars so bright.
Thanks a lot, thanks for the wonder in me.
Thanks a lot, thanks for the way I feel.
Thanks for the animals.
Thanks for the land.
Thanks for the people, everywhere.

Pattern From Mel’s Desk
Based off the Raffi song, Thanks a Lot

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Little Bookworms: Owls

Owls

Story Time Plan

-Opening

  • I Wake My Hands

-Theme Discussion

-Booklook who's counting

  • Look Whooo’s Counting / Suse McDonald

-Action Song

  • Two Little Blackbirds

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-Song

  • Just Like an Owl
  • Walking, Walking
  • 10 Fingers

-Bookwow said the owl

  • Wow! Said the Owl / Tim Hopgood

-Musical Movement with Scarf

  • Can You Wave Along with Me?
  • We Wave Our Scarves Together
  • Twinkle, Twinkle Little Star

-Closing

  • Teddy Bear, Teddy Bear

 

Back-Up Books

  • Whoo? Whoo? / David Carter
  • Little Owl’s Night / Divya Srinivasan

 

Little Bookworms: Halloween

Halloween

Story Time Plan

-Opening

  • I Wake My Hands

-Theme Discussion

-Bookmoonlight

  • Moonlight: The Halloween Cat / Cynthia Rylant

-Action Song

  • Two Little Black Bats
  • Pumpkin, Pumpkin On the Ground

-Flannel Story

  • Brown Owl, Brown Owl, What Do You See?

-Song

  • Zoom, Zoom, Zoom…Witch Style
  • Dance Your Fingers
  • I Wiggle My Fingers

-Bookfind a pumpkin

  • Duck and Goose Find a Pumpkin / Tad Hills

-Musical Movement with Scarf

  • Toss Your Scarves
  • We Wave Our Scarves Together
  • Twinkle, Twinkle Little Star

-Closing

  • Teddy Bear, Teddy Bear

 

Back-Up Books

  • On Halloween / Lark Carrier
  • Mouse’s First Halloween / Lauren Thompson

 

Little Bookworms: Spiders and Insects

Spiders and Insects

Story Time Plan

-Opening

  • I Wake My Hands

-Theme Discussion

-Bookvery busy spider

  • The Very Busy Spider / Eric Carle

-Action Song

  • The Itsy Bitsy Spider

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  • The Spider Catches a Fly

-Song

  • 2 Little Blackbirds
  • Dance Your Fingers
  • Walking, Walking

-Booki love bugs

  • I Love Bugs! / Philemon Sturges

-Musical Movement with Scarf

  • Can You Wave Along with Me?
  • We Wave Our Scarves Together
  • Twinkle, Twinkle Little Star

-Closing

  • Teddy Bear, Teddy Bear

 

Back-Up Books

  • Bugs From Head to Tail / Stacey Roderick
  • Some Bugs / Angela DiTerlizzi

 

Little Bookworms: Fall

Fall

Story Time Plan

-Opening

  • I Wake My Hands

-Theme Discussion

mouse's first fall

-Book

  • Mouse’s First Fall / Lauren Thompson

-Action Song

  • All the Leaves are Falling Down

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-Song

  • 2 Little Blackbirds
  • 10 Fingers

-Bookfall leaves fall

  • Fall Leaves Fall / Zoe Hall

-Musical Movement with Leaves

  • We Wave Our Leaves
  • The Leaves on the Tree
  • Twinkle, Twinkle Little Star

-Closing

  • Teddy Bear, Teddy Bear

 

Back-Up Books

  • In the Middle of Fall / Kevin Henkes
  • Full of Fall / April Sayre

 

Story Time at the Museum: Springtime Animals

Springtime Animals

Story Time Plan

-Opening

  • We Clap and Sing Hello
  • The More We Get Together

-Bookflip flap fly

  • Flip, Flap, Fly! / Phyllis Root

-Action Song

  • Two Little Blackbirds

-Booka book of babies

  • A Book of Babies / Il Sung Na

-Song

  • It is Springtime

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-Song

  • Here is Bunny
  • See the Little Bunnies Sleeping

-Bookfawns

  • Fawns / Katie Kawa

-Musical Movement Songs with Scarves

  • Wave Your Scarves
  • Let’s All Twirl
  • We Wiggle and Wiggle and Stop

-Closing

  • We Wave Goodbye Like This

 

Back-Up Books

  • Lambs / Katie Kawa
  • Wee Little Bunny / Lauren Thompson

 

Thoughts

We had a bigger crowd today, and it was great! The kids really participated in all the songs, which I loved. (: I was also really happy that they were interested in Fawns. I don’t normally use non-fiction books in story time, so I was just trying it out. But I will definitely be doing it more often!

Story Time at the Museum: Families

Families

Story Time Plan

-Opening

  • We Clap and Sing Hello
  • The More We Get Together

-BookWe are family

  • We are Family / Patricia Hegarty

-Action Song

  • My Family

-Bookfamilies families families

  • Families, Families, Families / Suzanne Lang

-Song

  • I Put My Hands Together

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-Song

  • If You Have a Brother

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  • Families / Shelley Rotner

-Musical Movement Songs with Egg Shakers

  • Can You Shake Along with Me?
  • Shake Your Shakers
  • Egg Shakers Up

-Closing

  • We Wave Goodbye Like This

 

Back-Up Books

  • Families in Many Cultures / Heather Adamson
  • A Family is a Family is a Family / Sara O’Leary
  • The Family Book / Todd Parr

 

Thoughts

Small crowd, but there were some regulars. It was great to see them recognizing the songs and singing along! (:
The felt story was great for this age. We worked on our counting, and talked about the different colors…and which was our favorite!