story time

Apple & Pumpkin 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: A New House for Mouse by Petr Horacek

a-new-house-for-mouse

My favorite apple book to share. A little mouse finds a juicy red apple but it doesn’t fit into her home. So she sets off to find a bigger home. And along the way she learns there’s no place like home. 🙂

Flannel: Apple Roll
Five little apples in the bowl, (hold up five fingers)
One fell out and started to roll. (roll hand over hand)
It fell off the table and hit my feet! (tap knees)
How many apples left to eat? (shrug shoulders and hold arms up)

// Count down to 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: Little Apple Goat by Caroline Jayne Church

little-apple-goat

Little Apple Goat loves apples and pears and cherries. And she loves to spit the pits and seeds over the hedgerow. One winter a storm destroys the orchard. But that autumn fruit trees sprout up along the hedgerow! How did they get there? My little guys don’t always understand the science behind this book but I like to read it anyway. 🙂

Egg Shakers: Shake It by Sally’s Music Circle

Book: Apples and Pumpkins by Anne Rockwell; illustrated by Lizzy Rockwell

apples & pumpkins

A little girl goes to the farm to pick apples and pumpkins with her parents. We have a ton of farms in this area so a lot of the kids had visited them and done the same thing as the little girl in the story so it was nice for them to see. This book ends with Halloween which they’re all very excited about.

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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