Opening Song: Story Time is Starting
Book: Kitten's First Full Moon by Kevin Henkes
There was one mom who seemed to really get this book and enjoy it. It was hard to tell what everyone else thought.
Song: Moon Moon Moon
The punchline at the end of this song about the moon looking like a pizza always gets a laugh and it did on this day as well.
Book: Hi, Pizza Man! by Virginia Kahl, illustrated by Ponder Goembel
I found this book at a used bookstore, and bought it for story time based on the recommendations of other librarians. This was my first time reading it, and it was everything I expected. The kids loved greeting the different pizza deliverers, especially the dinosaur.
Song: This is the Way We Make a Pizza
Songs with Shaker Eggs:
Song with Puppet: Mr. Sun
During this song, my own daughter incited the other children to run and dance through the room. To calm them, I finished the song with a game of "Mr. Sun Says", in which I informed the children of actions Mr. Sun wanted them to take. It worked like a charm to get them all sitting down again.
Book: The Doorbell Rang by Pat Hutchins
Song: One Little Finger
Song: Put Your Hands Up High
Book: Over in the Meadow by Ezra Jack Keats