story time

Bug Story Time ONLINE (2021)

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: Bug Patrol by Denise Dowling Mortensen; illustrated by Cece Bell

Rhyming book about a bug police officer helping citizens in his neighborhood.

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: Big Bug Surprise by Julia Gran

Prunella LOVES bugs and she knows all about them! When a hive of bees invades her classroom, Prunella knows just what to do!

Song: Itsy, Bitsy Spider

Song: Row, Row, Row Your Boat

Book: I Love Bugs! by Emma Dodd

Rhyming book about a kid who loves all kinds of bugs! Great for wrapping up storytime when the kids are starting to get “ant”sy … I’ll see myself out.

Goodbye 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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