Penguin Story Time

First, I found a coloring page via Google Images to print off for the children to color and printed off enough copies for all to work on as they came in to help calm them down and get them ready for story time. Here’s the image I used: http://www.bestcoloringpagesforkids.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/07/Penguin-Coloring-Pages.gif (It worked best for me to turn it horizontal and print it at 90% sizing so that it would all fit on the page adequately.)

Opening:

Hello Song (Tune: Here We Go Round the Mulberry Bush)

This is the way we wave hello, wave hello, wave hello.

This is the way we wave hello,

Hello, hello, hello!

This is the way we clap hello…

This is the way we tap hello…

Talkabout:

Hello! Today we’re going to be talking about penguins! Have you ever been to the zoo and seen a penguin? What do they look like? How tall are they? Does anyone know what they eat? Lets read a story to find out if our answers are right!

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Story Time Idea

Someday, when I’m out of grad school, I really want to do an online (YouTube most likely) preschool story time through whatever library I’m working for. It would be a weekly thing with occasional special posts and it would go up right after that week’s actual story time so that kids who were home sick or couldn’t make it to story time would still get to enjoy all of the stories, finger plays, flannel board stories, etc. that the other children did, but from the comfort of their bed or home. I’d advertise it through the library, possibly on the bottom of the media already available for regular story hour and make it a simple channel title. If the library already had a YouTube account, I could utilize that and just be specific about what days my post was going to go up. I realize there are plenty of channels out there already that have songs and such, and I’d reference them as I do here with links in the description box when I used their songs or ideas. I might even suggest them as additional material. (Hey, when you reference other people, they might reference you back someday and help your following!) I realize putting this idea out here on the internet allows people to copy it… but the more story time material, the more kids we’re helping by providing early literacy to them. It’s a win-win situation! If someone does use my idea though, please let me know and keep in touch with how it goes! Thanks!

Outer Space / Stars Story Time

Opening:

Hello Song (Tune: Here We Go Round the Mulberry Bush)

This is the way we wave hello, wave hello, wave hello.

This is the way we wave hello,

Hello, hello, hello!

This is the way we clap hello…

This is the way we tap hello…

Talkabout:

Hello! Today we’re going to be talking about outer space! What do you see when you look at the night sky? I see lots and lots of stars and constellations! A constellation is a group of stars that we see together as a picture.

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Elmer the Elephant Story Time

I found an Elmer Color By Number coloring page on the blog Lines Across to start out with while we waited for everyone to arrive.
http://www.linesacross.com/2011/06/elmer-patchwork-elephant-coloring-page.html

Opening:

Hello Song (Tune: Here We Go Round the Mulberry Bush)

This is the way we wave hello, wave hello, wave hello.

This is the way we wave hello,

Hello, hello, hello!

This is the way we clap hello…

This is the way we tap hello…

Talkabout:

Hello! Today we’re going to be talking about what it means to be special. Everyone here is special in their own way and we’re going to read a book about an elephant who learns that even though he sticks out, he is very loved and appreciated.

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Snow Fun Story Time

Opening:

Hello Song (Tune: Here We Go Round the Mulberry Bush)

This is the way we wave hello, wave hello, wave hello.

This is the way we wave hello,

Hello, hello, hello!

This is the way we clap hello…

This is the way we tap hello…

Talkabout:

Hello! Today we’re going to be talking about snow! We just had a blizzard on Monday, didn’t we? How much snow did you have? Did you make any snow angels or snowmen? Well, today we’re going to hear some songs and stories about playing in the snow and about snowmen! Make sure you sit still and quietly so that you don’t miss anything!

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Fall Leaves Story Time

Opening:

Hello Song (Tune: Here We Go Round the Mulberry Bush)

This is the way we wave hello, wave hello, wave hello.

This is the way we wave hello,

Hello, hello, hello!

This is the way we clap hello…

This is the way we tap hello…

Talkabout:

Hello! Today we’re going to be talking about the movie Frozen! Have any of you seen it? Who is your favorite character? Mine is Sven, the reindeer. Alright first we’re going to read a story and then we’re going to make something really cool, so make sure you sit quietly and pay attention!

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Napping House Story Time

Opening:

Hello Song (Tune: Here We Go Round the Mulberry Bush)

This is the way we wave hello, wave hello, wave hello.

This is the way we wave hello,

Hello, hello, hello!

This is the way we clap hello…

This is the way we tap hello…

Talkabout:

Today we have a silly story about nap time. Do you like nap time? I do, but I didn’t at your age. Do you know why naps are so good for you? Here: I have a video from Doc McStuffins that shows why naps are so good for your bodies!

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Butterfly Life Cycle Story Time

Opening:

Hello Song (Tune: Here We Go Round the Mulberry Bush)

This is the way we wave hello, wave hello, wave hello.

This is the way we wave hello,

Hello, hello, hello!

This is the way we clap hello…

This is the way we tap hello…

Talkabout:

Hello! Today we’re going to be talking about the life cycle of the butterfly! What do you know about butterflies? What colors of caterpillars have you seen before?

Book:

The Very Hungry Caterpillar by Eric Carle

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Sunny Day Activity – Erupting Sidewalk Chalk

Opening:

Hello Song (Tune: Here We Go Round the Mulberry Bush)

This is the way we wave hello, wave hello, wave hello.

This is the way we wave hello,

Hello, hello, hello!

This is the way we clap hello…

This is the way we tap hello…

Talkabout:

Hello! Today we’re going to be talking about chalk! Have you played with chalk before? What kinds of drawings have you drawn? Do you prefer to draw animals? Shapes? People?

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Frozen Story Time

Opening:

Hello Song (Tune: Here We Go Round the Mulberry Bush)

This is the way we wave hello, wave hello, wave hello.

This is the way we wave hello,

Hello, hello, hello!

This is the way we clap hello…

This is the way we tap hello…

Talkabout:

Hello! Today we’re going to be talking about the movie Frozen! Have any of you seen it? Who is your favorite character? Mine is Sven, the reindeer. Alright first we’re going to read a story and then we’re going to make something really cool, so make sure you sit quietly and pay attention!

1st Book:

Frozen by Victoria Saxon (Little Golden Book)

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