story time

Birthday Story Time (2020)

It’s my birthday today! So I threw myself a little story time party. 🙂

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: The Wheels on the Bus

Book: If a T. Rex Crashes Your Birthday Party by Jill Esbaum; illustrations by Dasha Tolstikova

if a t rex crashes your birthday party

What does a T. Rex do when he crashes your birthday party? He deflates the bouncy castle with his big claws, he stomps around on size 45s, he doesn’t get to blow out the candles and it makes him roar … would you invite the T. Rex to your birthday next year?

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: Happy Birthday, Cupcake! by Terry Border

happy birthday cupcake

Cupcake wants to have a big birthday party with all of her friends. But the beach is too melty, the boat is too seasick-y, and she’ll never make it underneath the limbo stick. What can she do?

Song: Itsy, Bitsy Spider

Egg Shakers: I Know a Chicken by Laurie Berkner

I forgot my Bluetooth speaker … AGAIN. 

Book: If You Give a Pig a Party by Laura Numeroff; illustrated by Felicia Bond

if you give a pig a party

Pig finds balloons and wants a party! 

Craft: Birthday cupcake craft

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I got this idea from Toddler Approved. I set out bingo dotters, glitter glue, fancy gems, feathers, markers, and pom poms. 

I had a lovely time celebrating. 🙂

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