Thursday, March 14, 2013

It's Raining, It's Pouring Drop-In Story Time, 3/12/13

 It's Raining, It's Pouring Drop-In Story Time, 3/12/13

I was planning to do a rain theme this week no matter what, but it was nice to kick it off with an actual rainy day!

Book: Rain by Robert Kalan, illustrated by Donald Crews

Song: I Like to See the Raindrops Fall

Book: The Big Storm by Nancy Tafuri

Song with Animal Puppets: Rain, Rain, Go Away

Book: Split! Splat! by Amy Gibson 
One mom told me she liked this book, but her daughter did not. I think most of the kids were distracted by this point, because even the silly language of the story didn't get their attention.
Flannel Board Song: Red Umbrella Keeps Me Dry

Letter of the Day: J
  • Song: Five Little Monkeys Jumping on the Bed
  • Rhyme: Whoops Johnny
    I was surprised by how much the kids liked this one. I only used one hand (not two, like the lady in the video at this link), and I repeated the rhyme a second time using the name Jenny.
  • Rhyme: Jumbo Jet
Songs with ukulele: ABCs / Twinkle Twinkle Little Star / Baa Baa Black Sheep

Song: I'm a Little Teapot

Song: Here We Go Up, Up, Up

Song: If You're Happy and You Know It

I use the same hello and goodbye songs at almost every session. Click here for the tunes and words. For descriptions of each of my story times, click here.


  1. I like your idea of repeating "Whoops Johnny" substituting Jenny.


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