Story Time at the Museum: Flowers and Gardens

Flowers and Gardens

Story Time Plan

-Opening

  • We Clap and Sing Hello
  • The More We Get Togetherbumblebee bumblebee do you know me

-Book

  • Bumblebee, Bumblebee, Do You Know Me? / Anne Rockwell

-Action Song

  • Bumblebee, Bumblebee
  • Here is a Beehiveplant the tiny seed

-Book

  • Plant the Tiny Seed / Christie Matheson

-Song

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-Flannel Story

 

 

 

-Song

  • Nine Little Flowers

-Bookone little seed

  • One Little Seed / Elaine Greenstein

-Musical Movement Songs with Scarf

  • Can You Wave Along With Me?
  • Here is a Green Leaf
  • Toss Your Scarves

-Closing

  • We Wave Goodbye Like This

Back-Up Books

  • Planting a Rainbow / Lois Ehlert
  • Mouse’s First Spring / Lauren Thompson
  • Flower Garden / Eve Bunting
  • A Garden of Opposite / Nancy Davis
  • And Then it’s Spring / Julie Fogliano

 

Thoughts

Another small crowd due to cold weather, but it worked out perfectly. The book Plant the Tiny Seed worked well with the small crowd, since the children were able to come close to the book to see everything. I would not have used that book with more than 3 children, since it would get too crowded.

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Story Time at the Museum: People of the World

People of the World

Story Time Plan

-Opening

  • We Clap and Sing Hello
  • The More We Get Togethersame same but different

-Book

  • Same, Same but Different / Jenny Sue Kostecki-Shaw

-Action Song

  • Wake Up Feetbarefoot book of children

-Book

  • The Barefoot Book of Children / Tessa Strickland

-Song

  • Hands are Clapping

-Flannel StoryFlannel Story, baby faces

-Song

  • Dance Your Fingers Up
  • I Put My Hands Together

-Bookeverywhere babies

  • Everywhere Babies / Susan Meyers

-Songs

  • Open, Shut Them
  • I’ve Got Peace Like a River

-Closing

  • We Wave Goodbye Like This

 

Back-Up Books

  • People / Peter Spier
  • He’s Got the Whole World in His Hands / Kadir Nelson
  • Whoever You Are / Mem Fox
  • Children of the World
  • Ten Little Fingers and Ten Little Toes / Mem Fox

 

Thoughts

It was quite cold, so there was a smaller crowd today. And they were very young…so The Barefoot Book of Children was a bit much. I should have read a different book, but I thought I could make it work. I ended up skipping many sections and only reading some of the pages. I also had enough time to read one of my back-up books, so I read Ten Little Fingers and Ten Little Toes.

Flannel Story: Baby Faces

This is a great flannel that I found Mel’s Desk. She has another rhyme that she posted on her website, but I just used the two listed here.

To make these, I ended up making a Microsoft Publisher page with shapes for the face, eyes, and mouths. That way they were pretty similar in size.

Flannel Story, baby faces

5 Little Babies

Five little babies sitting in their cribs.
The first one said, “I need another bib.”
The second one said, “I wish I had my ball.”
The third one said, “I wish that I could crawl.”
The fourth one said, “Oh, when can we play?”
The fifth one said, “It’s been a busy day!”
Then “Shhhhhhhhh” went the mommies, and out went the lights.
And five little babies said goodnight.

10 Little Babies

One little, two little, three little babies.
Four little, five little, six little babies.
Seven little, eight little, nine little babies.
Ten baby girls and boys.

Story Time at the Museum: Snowy Sports

Snowy Sports

Story Time Plan

-Opening

  • We Clap and Sing Hello
  • The More We Get Togetherbunnies on ice

-Book

  • Bunnies on Ice / Johanna Wright

-Action Song

  • Sleds

-Bookmax and marla

  • Max and Marla / Alexandra Boiger

-Song

  • Clap Your Hands

-Folder StoryFolder Story, I Can Make a Snowman

-Song

  • Open, Shut Them

-Bookred sled

  • Red Sled / Patricia Thomas

-Songs

  • Dance Like Snowflakes (w/ scarves)
  • We Wave Our Scarves Together (w/ scarves)
  • Goodbye Scarves

-Closing

  • We Wave Goodbye Like This

 

Back-Up Books

  • Hockey Opposites / Per-Henrik Gurth
  • Sophie Skates / Rachel Isadora
  • Bunny Slopes / Claudia Reuda

 

Thoughts

I had a great crowd for today’s story time. Everyone participated in the songs and were attentive to the stories. This was my first time using a prop during this story time, and I think I will continue to do it…they loved it! (:

Folder Story: I Can Make a Snowman

Another folder story. I found this one through Fun with Friends at Storytime. She links to the Google Document at this website. I cut out the snowman based off of a snowman from clipart.

Folder Story, I Can Make a Snowman

I Can Make a Snowman

I can make a snowman.
A snowman, a snowman.
I can make a snowman.
My snowman will be (color)

 

How I Made the Folder Story:

  • Trace snowman on folder and cut out.
  • Glue on hat and arms.
  • Place a layer of contact paper down, and put the carrot nose, eyes, mouth, buttons, scarf, and “shadow”. Place a second layer of contact paper to seal the snowman accessories in.
  • Use book tape to tape the sides closed.

Story Time at the Museum: Winter Celebrations

Winter Celebrations

Story Time Plan

-Opening

  • We Clap and Sing Hello
  • The More We Get Togetherthis is dreidel

-Book

  • This is the Dreidel / Abby Levine

-Action Song

  • Bumping Up and Down in My Little Blue Sled

-Bookthe sound of kwanzaa

  • The Sound of Kwanzaa/ Dimitrea Tokunbo

-Song

  • Snowflake, Snowflake in the Sky

-Flannel Story

  • Five Little Snowflakes

-Song

  • Let’s All Do a Little Clapping

-Bookbear stays up for christmas

  • Bear Stays up for Christmas / Karma Wilson

-Songs

  • Clap Your Hands
  • Dreidel, Dreidel, Dreidel

-Closing

  • We Wave Goodbye Like This

 

Back-Up Books

  • Bringing in the New Year / Grace Lin
  • The Shortest Day: Celebrating the Winter Solstice / Wendy Pfeffer
  • Hanukkah Hop / Erica Silverman
  • Hanukkah, Oh Hanukkah / Susan Roth
  • My First Kwanzaa / Karen Katz

 

Thoughts

Normally I wouldn’t do a holiday-themed story time, but the museum had holiday decorations up, and really wanted a story time to go with it.

Story Time at the Museum: Teddy Bears

Teddy Bears

Story Time Plan

-Opening

  • We Clap and Sing Hello
  • The More We Get Togetherbear in the air

-Book

  • Bear in the Air / Susan Meyers

-Action Song

  • Hug Your Bear

-Bookwhere is bear

  • Where is Bear? / Jonathan Bentley

-Song

  • A Little Brown Bear

-Folder Story

  • Ten Teddy Bears Sleeping in the Bed

-Song

  • Grr, Grr, Went the Big Brown Bear

-Bookwhere's my teddy

  • Where’s My Teddy? / Jez Alborough

-Songs

  • Teddy Bear, Teddy Bear
  • Everyone Can March, March, March

-Closing

  • We Wave Goodbye Like This

 

Back-Up Books

  • I Don’t Like Koala / Sean Ferrell
  • Corduroy / Don Freeman
  • Old Bear / Kevin Henkes
  • What Does My Teddy Bear Do All Day? / Bruno Hachler

 

Thoughts

I didn’t have time to finish my felt story like I planned to, so instead I read another book. I really liked the felt, so I hope to finish it in the near future!