Friday, April 24, 2015

Springtime Welcome Toddler Storytime

Storytime for 1 to 3 year olds:
  • Opening - Skinnamarink, Sticky Sticky Bubblegum

  • Stand-up Activity – "Eensy Weensy Spider" from Toddler Tunes by Cedarmont Kids

  • Bridge - Open, Shut Them (fingerplay)
Open, shut them
(open and close hands)
Open, shut them
Give a little clap (clap)
Open, shut them
Open, shut them
Put them in your lap
(put hands in lap)

Creep them, creep them
Under your chin
(creep fingers up chest)
Open your mouth, but don't put them in
(do as words say)

Open, shut them
Open, shut them
Give a little clap
Open shut them
Open shut them
Put them in your lap 

  • Flannelboard - Bluebird, Bluebird Through My Window (traditional color song)

  • Activity – Five Spring Flowers  (fingerplay adpated by Carol Hopkins)
Flowers tall, flowers small
Flowers planted by the wall
Blowing in the springtime breezes
Not for little children sneezes
Let us count the flowers alive
1, 2, 3, 4, 5
Five little flowers thrive in the springtime sun

  • Closing - Scarves to the song "Popcorn Calling Me" from Buzz Buzz by Laurie Berkner


  • Art Experience – Glue crepe paper streamers to toilet paper tubes to make a windsock

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