story time

Penguins & Hugs Story Time (2018)

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: Clap, Clap, Clap Your Hands
Clap, clap, clap your hands, clap them now with me.
Clap your hands, let me see, clap them now with me.
Wiggle your feet // Stretch your arms // Zip your lips

Book: Flight School by Lita Judge

flight school

A little penguin dreams of flying and enrolls in flight school. But are penguins really built for flying?

Flannel: Six Little Penguins
Six little penguins off an iceberg did dive,
One bumped his beak and now there are five.
Five little penguins swam the ocean floor,
One saw a whale and now there are four.
Four little penguins spun around, wheeeeeeeeeeeeee,
One spun off the iceberg and now there are three.
Three little penguins with nothing to do,
One went fishing and now there are two.
Two little penguins having lots of fun,
One fell off the iceberg and now there is one.
One little penguin when the day was done,
He went home to sleep and now there are none.

A little girl started to grab the penguins off of the flannel board around penguin #3 so from there on out no one was really paying attention to the rhyme but we made it through. 😀 I’m not sure where I found this rhyme … I might have inherited it along with the flannel when I started the job.

Song: I’m a Little Penguin (to the tune of I’m a Little Teapot)
I’m a little penguin,
Black and white. 
Short and wobbly, (hold up fingers close together)
An adorable sight. (hand over heart)
I can’t fly at all, (flap arms)
But I love to swim, (making swimming motions)
So I’ll waddle to the water, (waddle forward)
And dive right in! (jump)
Source: King County Library System


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: Bob and Flo by Rebecca Ashdown

bob and flo

I’d never read this at story time before but my husband and I read it to our son and we thought it was adorable and funny. The kids really liked spotting the bucket and how it was being used in the story.

Action Song: Waddling Penguins (to the tune of Twinkle, Twinkle Little Star)
Penguins, penguins having fun,
Waddling in the shining sun. (hold arms over head)
Waddling fast and waddling slow, (waddle side to side fast and slow)
Waddling to and waddling fro. (waddle front and back)
Penguins, penguins having fun,
Waddling in the shining sun. (hold arms over head)
Source: Verona Story Time

Egg ShakersShake It by Sally’s Music Circle

Book: Hugs from Pearl by Paul Schmid

hugs-from-pearl

A little porcupine loves to give hugs but she doesn’t love how everyone gets ouchies from her quills. What can she do to help?

At this point about half of my attendees (I had a young group today) were off playing already so I skipped my usual Snow on the Rooftops song. I also bagged Skidamarink as well. I thought it would be a cute Valentine’s Day song. I also thought singing Baby Shark would bring some of them back. Nope. Blocks and puzzles are officially more fun than Miss Elena.

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)
Grandpa Shark (shark mouth like daddy 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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