Wiggly Bugs

This week’s storytimes were BUG-tastic! Remember everybody that NEXT WEEK is our LAST storytime of the season! Be sure to come and celebrate our wonderful year together. Storytime will be on hiatus until the fall (date to be determined), but there will still be fun times at the Burbank Public Library this summer.

Registration for our Read-to-Me Summer Program (petting zoo! music! puppets! fun!) starts on June 1st, and the program will run the week of June 13th through the week of July 18th.

Stories Shared:
Bugs! Bugs! Bugs! By Bob Barner (Patterns available here.)
The Very Hungry Caterpillar by Eric Carle
Butterfly, Butterfly by Petr Horacek
Beetle Bop by Denise Fleming

Rhymes (Can be found on Toddler Storytime Rhymes Sheet):
Head, Shoulders, Knees and Toes
Sometimes
Flutter, Flutter Butterfly
The Beehive
Itsy Bitsy Spider
I’m a Little Teapot

Bonus Rhyme:
Apples
Way up high in the apple tree,
(Stretch arms in the air.)
Two little apples smiled at me.
(Hold up two fists.)
I shook the tree as hard as I could.
(Shake fists in the air.)
Down came the apples.
(Drop fists to lap. Mime biting into “apples”.)
Mmm, were they good!
(Pat tummy.)

Flannel:
Five Little Apples
(Chanted to Five Little Monkeys Teasing Mr. Crocodile)
Five little apples hanging in a tree,
Teasing Mr. Slinky Worm “you can’t eat me”,
Along comes Mr. Slinky Worm quiet as can be…
and…CRUNCH!
(Chant with 4,3,2,1)
(Used tree flannel, 5 apple flannels and a worm finger puppet)

Music:
Carole Peterson: Sticky Bubble Gum and Other Tasty Tunes (The Wiggle Song)

Tags: bugs, butterfly, insects, storytime

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