April Funny!

Silly Librarian’s Silly Stories storytime! (That’s a lot of “S”s!)

OPENING:
Opening Song: If You Want to Hear a Story

PROGRAM:
Read-aloud #1: I’m Bored by Michael Ian Black
*Song (with actions): “Hi, My Name is Joe”
Read-aloud #2 (Big Book): Silly Sally by Audrey Wood
Song: Silly Hat Song
Read-aloud #3: A Boy and His Bunny by Sean Bryan
Song: Little Bunny Foo Foo (with finger puppets) (Here’s me doing a snippet of the song!)
Read-aloud #4: Lazy Daisy, Cranky Frankie by Mary Ellen Jordan
Song: Twinkle Twinkle Little Star
Read-aloud #5: Don’t Let the Pigeon Stay Up Late! by Mo Willems
(“Dancing” Song: “Shake My Sillies Out” from Raffi’s More Singable Songs)

CLOSING:
Closing Song: We Wave Good-bye Like This

ADDITIONAL BOOKS (used with a slightly older group): Catalina Magdelena… by Tedd Arnold, Duck! Rabbit! by Amy Krouse Rosenthal, and Creepy Carrots! by Aaron Reynolds
(I also did the flannel/song BINGO with this group)

*Hi, My Name is Joe
(I learned this from Sharon, Lois and Bram when I was a kid.)
(Have kids join you in movements. For my younger kids, I sang “hand/foot” and “other hand/foot” instead of “left” and “right”.)

Hi. My name is Joe and I work in a button factory..
I got a wife and a dog and a family.
One day, my boss comes up to me. He says,
“Hi Joe, are you busy?”
I say “No”
He says,
“Okay, turn the button with your right hand.””
(make the motion with your right hand)

You repeat this with…
…turn the button with your left hand.
…turn the button with your right foot.
…turn the button with your left foot.
…turn the button with your head.

And then the next time he says…
”Joe, are you busy?”
You shout – “YES!”

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