story time

Fall 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 tap and sing hello (tap knees) // We stretch and sing hello (stretch arms up) //
We wave and sing hello (wave)
Source: Storytime Katie

Song: I’m Bringing Home a Baby Bumblebee
I’m bringing home a baby bumblebee,
Won’t my mommy be so proud of me?
I’m bringing home a baby bumblebee,
BUZZ, BUZZ, BUZZ, BUZZ, BUZZ!

I’m bringing home a baby dinosaur,
Won’t my mommy hide behind the door? (hide behind hands)
I’m bringing home a baby dinosaur,
CLOMP, CLOMP, CLOMP, CLOMP, CLOMP! (hit knees)

I’m bringing home a baby crocodile,
Won’t my mommy wear a great big smile? (point to face)
I’m bringing home a baby crocodile,
SNAP, SNAP, SNAP, SNAP, SNAP! (snap arms)

I’m bringing home a baby grizzly bear,
Won’t my mommy pull out all her hair? (pretend to pull out hair)
I’m bringing home a baby grizzly bear,
GROWL, GROWL, GROWL, GROWL, GROWL! (hold up paws)
Source: King County Library System

Book: Mouse’s First Fall by Lauren Thompson; illustrated by Buket Erdogan

mouses-first-fall

Mouse and Minka explore the sights and sounds of fall. Mouse is always a safe bet for story time!

Flannel: Five Little Leaves
Five little leaves on the tree next door,
The wind blew and blew and now there are four. (make swooshing noises for the wind)
Four little leaves all over the tree,
The wind blew and blew and now there are three.
Three little leaves where the wind blew,
The wind blew and blew and now there are two.
Two little leaves sitting in the sun,
The wind blew and blew and now there is one.
One little leaf in the tree all alone,
The wind blew and blew and now there are none!
Source: Storytime Katie

Song/Puppet: Five Little Monkeys
Five little monkeys swinging from the tree,
Teasing Mr. Alligator, “You can’t catch me!”
Along comes Mr. Alligator, quiet as can be and …
SNAPS that monkey right out of that tree!

Four // Three // Two // One

But those monkeys are clever you see,
And they all found their way back to that tree!

Book: The Little Yellow Leaf by Carin Berger

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I’d never seen this books before but when I read it I just loved it. A little yellow leaf clings to his branch. He’s just not ready to fall. When he spots another leaf on his tree, they let go together. So sweet.

Egg Shakers: Shake It by Sally’s Music Circle

Song: Falling Leaves (to the tune of The Wheels on the Bus)
The leaves on the tree go swish, swish, swish,
Swish, swish, swish,
Swish, swish, swish,
The leaves on the tree go swish, swish, swish,
All through the fall.

The leaves on the tree come tumbling down,
Tumbling down, tumbling down,
The leaves on the tree come tumbling down,
All through the fall.

The leaves on the ground go crunch, crunch, crunch,
Crunch, crunch, crunch,
Crunch, crunch, crunch,
The leaves on the ground go crunch, crunch, crunch,
All through the fall!
Source: Librarian Lisa

Book: Who Loves the Fall? by Bob Raczka; illustrated by Judy Stead

who-loves-the-fall

Simple, rhyming book about all the joys of the season.

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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