story time

Owl Story Time (2017)

This was my last story time in our temporary location! We should be moving sometime in January. Very exciting!

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)

Book: Bear’s New Friend by Karma Wilson and Jane Chapman

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Bear hears a strange noise and wonders “who” it is. Yes, this is a summer book but any excuse to use a bear book …

Flannel: Five Little Owls
Five little owls sat underneath the moon.
But five little owls will be leaving soon!
Five little owls, are you keeping score?
One flies away and that leaves four.
Four little owls sitting in a tree,
One flies away and that leaves three.
Three little owls calling, “Whoo, whoo, whoo!”
One flies away and that leaves two.
Two little owls having lots of fun,
One flies away and that leaves one.
One little owl and we’re almost done!
He flies away and that leaves none.
Source: King County Library System

Action Rhyme: Wide-Eyed Owl
There’s a wide-eyed owl (circle your eyes with your hands)
With a pointed nose (point to your nose)
Two pointed ears (make ears with your fingers)
And claws for toes. (wiggle your “claws”)
He lives way up in the tree (point way up)
And when he looks at you (point to the children)
He flaps his wings (flap wings)
And says, “Whoo, whoo!” (say “whoo”)
Source: Storytime Katie

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: I’m Not Cute by Jonathan Allen

im-not-cute-by-allen

Little Owl is NOT cute! He is a fierce flying machine! So why does everyone want to give him a hug? This is one of favorite books to read at story time. Unfortunately I had a coughing jag in the middle of it and I could barely squeak the words out. *sigh*

Egg Shakers: Shake It by Sally’s Music Circle

Song: Be Like an Owl (to the tune of London Bridge is Falling Down)
Flap your wings and fly around, fly around, fly around, (flap wings)
Flap your wings and fly around, just like an owl.
Open eyes up big and wide, big and wide, big and wide, (circle eyes with hands)
Open eyes up big and wide, just like an owl.
Land on the ground and hop along, hop along, hop along, (hop)
Land on the ground and hop along, just like an owl.
Turn your head and say, “Whoo, whoo,” say, “Whoo, whoo,” say, “Whoo, whoo,” (whoo)
Turn your head and say, “Whoo, whoo,” just like an owl.
Source: Verona Storytime

Book: Little Owl’s Night by Divya Srinivasan

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Little owl loves the sights he sees at night. I love the illustrations in this book.

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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