story time

Llama Story Time (2020)

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: Row, Row, Row Your Boat

Book: Is Your Mama a Llama? by Deborah Guarino; illustrated by Steven Kellogg

is your mama a llama

Rhyming book about a little llama asking his friends if their mama is a llama. I’ve loved this book since I was a child and it’s a classic for a reason. It always gets a good reaction.

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: Llama Llama Red Pajama by Anna Dewdney

llama llama red pajama

Rhyming book about a little llama who’s supposed to be asleep but then he needs his mama. But she isn’t coming. Where could she be? I thought all the kids would have known/read this book already but one family hadn’t and they loved it! They were even more thrilled when I told them it was part of a series. 🙂 I love when this happens.

Song: Did You Ever See a Llama? (to the tune of Did You Ever See a Lassie?)
Did you ever see a llama, (shrug shoulders, rock back and forth)
A llama, a llama,
Did you ever see a llama go this way and that? (point left and right)
Go this way and that way, (point left and right)
And that way and this way, (point right and left)
Did you ever see a llama go this way and that? (shrug shoulders, rock)
Source: Librarian Lisa’s Storytimes

Song: Itsy, Bitsy Spider

Egg Shakers: I Know a Chicken by Laurie Berkner

I forgot my Bluetooth speaker AGAIN.

Book: A Couch for Llama by Leah Gilbert

a couch for llama

The Lago family needs a new couch. After buying a new one and securing it to their car roof, it flies off the roof on the ride home and lands in llama’s field. What will he think of it? I love this one and it’s pretty much the reason I wanted to start a llama story time in the first place. 🙂

Song: The Wheels on the Bus

Craft: Decorate Llama’s red pajamas

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I got this idea from Growing Book by Book and the pajama pattern from Scholastic. I set out crayons, paint dotters, squares of tissue paper, and glitter glue. This group is a BIG fan of glitter glue and I love it too. It’s like having the sparkly fun of glitter without the huge mess!

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