story time

Summer Story Time (2019)

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: Bend and Stretch
Bend and stretch,
Reach for the stars,
There goes Jupiter,
There goes Mars!

Bend and stretch, 
Reach for the sky,
Stand on tip-e-toes,
Oh so high!
Source: King County Library System

Action Rhyme: Story Time Stretch
Two little hands go clap, clap, clap,
Two little feet go tap, tap, tap,
Two little fists go thump, thump, thump,
Two little legs go jump, jump, jump,
One little body turns around,
And everyone sits quietly down.

I got this rhyme from the children’s librarian where I did my practicum for grad school. 

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

mouse's first summer

Mouse and Minka explore some of the joys of summer.

Song: It is Summer (to the tune of If You’re Happy and You Know It)
It is summer and it’s time to take a swim, (paddle arms)
It is summer and it’s time to take a swim,
It is summer, that’s the season,
We don’t need a better reason!
It is summer and it’s time to take a swim.

It is summer and it’s time to play outside, woo hoo! (arms over head) //
It is summer and it’s time to eat ice cream, yum yum! (rub belly)
Adapted from Perpetual Preschool

Song: We’re Going to the Beach (to the tune of The Farmer in the Dell)
We’re going to the beach,
We’re going to the beach,
We’re going to see some flip-flops there!
We’re going to the beach.

Sandcastle // Starfish // Beach ball // Seashells
Source: One Little Librarian

For this song I made paddles. I printed clip art images onto card stock and hot glued them onto jumbo craft sticks. Easy peasy!

IMG_1821.jpg

Book: The Night Before Summer Vacation by Natasha Wing; illustrated by Julie Durrell

the night before summer vacation

Rhyming book about a family getting ready to go on their summer camping trip.

Fingerplay: Two Little Blackbirds

Egg Shakers: Shake It by Sally’s Music Circle

Book: Summer Wonders by Bob Raczka; illustrated by Judy Stead

summer wonders.jpg

Short, rhyming book about everything kids love to do in summer.

Song: Roly Poly
Roly poly, roly poly,
Up and down, up and down,
Roly, roly, poly, roly, roly, poly,
Up and down, up and down.

In and out // Fast and slow // Loud and soft
Adapted from King County Library System

Closing Song: Goodbye Song (to the tune of The Farmer in the Dell)
My fingers wave goodbye,
My fingers wave goodbye,
When it’s time for me to go, 
My fingers wave goodbye!

My fingers blow a kiss,
My fingers blow a kiss,
When it’s time for me to go,
My fingers blow a kiss!

I got this song from the children’s librarian where I did my grad school practicum.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s