Wednesday, December 18, 2019

Family Story Time, 12/4/19 (Clothing Theme)

This story time was all about things to wear.

Opening Song:  Story Time is Starting

Book: The Mitten by Jan Brett

Flannel Board Song: One Red Mitten

Book: Caps for Sale by Esphyr Slobodkina

Song: Monkeys on the Bed

Song with Ukulele: Stop and Go

Book: A Pocket for Corduroy by Don Freeman

Rhyme: What is He Wearing?

Book: Joseph Had a Little Overcoat by Simms Taback

Closing Song: Story Time is Over

Family Story Time, 11/18/19 (Elephants Theme)

My second November story time was about elephants. Next time I'd like to plan ahead a bit better and get another book or two from the library. 

Opening Song:  Story Time is Starting

Book: Elephant in a Well by Maria Hall Ets

Song: Elephants Have Wrinkles

Book: Sometimes... by Emma Dodd

Song: One Elephant Went Out to Play 

Song: with Ukulele Stop and Go

Book: Clap Your Hands by Lorinda Bryan Cauley

Rhyme: An Elephant Has

Book: A Parade of Elephants by Kevin Henkes

Song: Twinkle Twinkle Little Star

Closing Song: Story Time is Over

Tuesday, December 17, 2019

Family Story Time, 11/4/19 (Bears Theme)

For some reason, I didn't hang onto my set list for my bears story time in November, but I do have my list of materials. I'm posting it here for future reference, as I'd like to revisit this theme.


  • We're Going on a Bear Hunt by Michael Rosen and Helen Oxenbury
  • The Three Bears by Byron Barton 
  • Every Autumn Comes the Bear by Jim Arnosky

Rhymes & Songs: 

Familly Story Time, 10/21/19 (Owls Theme)

Here's my owl story time from back in October.

Opening Song: Story Time is Starting

Action Rhyme: There's a Wide Eyed Owl

Book: Owl Babies by Martin Waddell

Rhyme: Three Little Owls on a Moonlit Night

Book: Hoot, Owl! by Shelby Alinski

Song: Flap Flap Flap Little Owls

Book: Owly by Mike Thaler

Song: Moon Moon Moon

Song: Mr. Sun

Book: Little Owl's Day by Divya Srinivasan

Closing Song: Story Time is Over

Monday, December 16, 2019

Family Story Time, 10/7/19 (Fall Theme)

My first story time in October focused on welcoming fall. 

Opening Song: Story Time is Starting

Book: The Very Busy Squirrel by Nancy Tafuri

Song: Brown Squirrel, Brown Squirrel

Book: In the Middle of Fall by Kevin Henkes

Flannel Board Rhyme: Ten Little Leaves Are Hanging on a Tree

Song: Autumn Leaves Are Falling Down

Song with Ukulele: Stop and Go

Book: Apples and Pumpkins by Anne Rockwell, illustrated by Lizzy Rockwell

Rhyme: Way Up High in the Apple Tree

Flannel Board Song: Five Little Pumpkins Round

Book: It's Pumpkin Day, Mouse! by Laura Numeroff, illustrated by Felicia Bond

Closing Song: Story Time is Over

Family Story Time, 9/23/19 (Farm Theme)

I offered story time twice a month from the end of September to mid-December, but between morning sickness (I'm expecting twins in March) and homeschooling, I never got around to posting the plans. Here's what we did at my first fall story time back in September, when the theme was farms.

Opening Song:  Story Time is Starting

Song with finger puppets: Over in the Barnyard

Book: This is the Farmer by Nancy Tafuri

Song: The Milkshake Song

Book: Big Fat Hen by Kevin Henkes

Action Rhyme: Five Eggs and Five Eggs

Song: Stop and Go

Book: Old MacDonald Had a Farm by Jane Cabrera

Song: Bumpin' Up and Down on My Little Red Tractor

Book: Moo Moo Brown Cow Have You Any Milk? by Phillis Gershator, illustrated by Giselle Potter

Song with finger puppets: Goodnight

Closing Song: Story Time is Over
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