story time

Robot Story Time

First story time of the season! Yay!

Welcome Song: Clap and Sing Hello (to the tune of The Farmer in the Dell)
We clap and sing hello,
We clap and sing hello,
With our friends at story time,
We clap and sing hello!
We wave and sing hello // We stomp and sing hello
Source: Storytime Katie

Song: Ten Little Bubbles (to the tune of 10 Little Indians)
One little, two little, three little bubbles,
Four little, five little, six little bubbles,
Seven little, eight little, nine little bubbles,
Ten little bubbles go POP! (clap)

Pop, pop, pop the bubbles, (clap hands rapidly)
Pop, pop, pop the bubbles,
Pop, pop, pop the bubbles,
Ten little bubbles go POP! (clap over head)

I heard one of the teachers at my son’s daycare singing this to the kids as I was dropping him off and I loved it. One of my parents even commented that they really liked it after we sang it so we’ll keep it going for a few weeks and see how it does.

Book: Hello, Robots by Bob Staake

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I’m pretty sure the kids didn’t get the concept of the robots shorting out in the rain and switching heads to get back to normal again but I think they still enjoyed this rhyming story.

Flannel: Five Shiny Robots
Five shiny robots playing marbles on the floor,
One went home and then there were four.
Four shiny robots playing in a tree,
One went home and then there were three.
Three shiny robots with nothing left to do,
One went home and then there were two.
Two shiny robots think of something fun,
One went home and then there was one.
One shiny robot pretending to be a hero,
He went home and now there are zero.
Source: King County Library System

Scarves were such a hit at my summer building story times I decided to incorporate them into my fall sessions to see how they did. I think the kids really enjoyed them!

Song/Scarves: Popcorn Kernels (to the tune of Frere Jacques; sing each line twice)
Popcorn kernels, (wave scarves overhead)
In the pot. (make scarves ‘disappear’ by bunching them in their fists)
Shake them, shake them, shake them, (shake)
’til they POP! (throw scarves into the air)
Source: Jbrary

Song/Scarves: One Bright Scarf (to the tune of 10 Little Indians)
One bright scarf waiting for the wind to blow, (hold in hand)
Wiggle it high, (wiggle above head)
Wiggle it low, (wiggle by knees)
Shake it fast, (shake fast)
Shake it slow, (shake slow)
Put it behind your back. (put scarf behind your back)
Where did it go? (bring out empty hands; shrug)
Source: Jbrary

Song/Scarves: We Wave Our Scarves Together (to the tune of For He’s a Jolly Good Fellow)
We wave our scarves together,
We wave our scarves together,
We wave our scarves together,
Because it’s fun to do!

We wave them high, (sing/wave high)
We wave them low, (sing/wave low)
We wave them in the middle,
Because it’s fun to do!

We throw our scarves together,
We throw our scarves together,
We throw our scarves together,
Because it’s fun to do!

We throw them high, (throw/sing high)
We throw them low, (throw/sing low)
We throw them in the middle,
Because it’s fun to do!
Source: Jbrary

Book: If I Had a Robot by Dan Yaccarino

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A young boy dreams up a robot who would do all the things he doesn’t like (eating vegetables, doing chores, taking piano lessons).

Book/Song: If You’re a Robot and You Know It by David A. Carter

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Egg Shakers: Shake It by Sally’s Music Circle

Book: Robots Everywhere by Denny Hebson; illustrations by Todd Hoffman

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Short, sweet story of robots doing everyday activities with fun twists.

Song: Baby Shark
Baby shark do do do do do do (shark mouth with two fingers)
Baby shark do do do do do do
Baby shark do do do do do do
Baby shark

Other verses:
Mama Shark (shark mouth with hands connected at the wrists)
Daddy Shark (shark mouth with whole arms)
Grandma Shark (shark mouth like mama shark but with fists)
Shark attack (snap arms overhead)
Swim away (swimming motion with arms)
Safe at last (jazz hands)
Source: Adapted from Kindergarten Nation

Closing Song: It’s Time to Say Goodbye to All Our Friends (to the tune of She’ll Be Comin’ Round the Mountain When She Comes)
It’s time to say goodbye to all our friends, “Goodbye!” (tap knees)
It’s time to say goodbye to all our friends, “Goodbye!”
It’s time to say goodbye,
Wave your hands and wink your eye, (wave, wink)
Now it’s time to say goodbye to all our friends, “Goodbye!”
Source: Sunflower Storytime

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