I Choo Choo Choose You…

… to be my Valentine! For “Valentine’s Day” this year, I did a Train Storytime. And, I threw in a Valentine’s Day rhyme at the end so it was a festive Choo Choo Celebration 🙂

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

PROGRAM:
Read-aloud #1: And the Train Goes… by William Bee
Song: A Peanut Sat on a Railroad Track
Action Song: Peanut Butter and Jelly
Read-aloud #2: I Love Trains! by Philemon Sturges
*Fingerplay: Choo Choo Train
Fingerplay: Ten Little Fingers
Read Aloud #3: Down By the Station by Jennifer Riggs Vetter
**Flannel: I Spy
Fingerplay: Open, Shut Them
Read Aloud #4 (Big Book): Freight Train by Donald Crews
Action Song: If You’re Wearing Red Today
*Fingerplay: The Train
Prop Rhyme: Valentine Friends
“Dancing” Song: “There’s a Little Wheel A-Turnin’ in My Heart” from Laurie Berkner: Buzz Buzz

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

*I found these rhymes on childfun.com

**I Spy flannel (Source unknown)
I spy with my little eye
And you can hear with your little ear…
A yellow school bus go beep beep beep
And we all go traveling by by by
And we all go traveling by!
—>Other vehicles to add: a shiny red truck go rumble rumble rumble, a shiny black train go choo choo choo, a bright pink bike go ding ding ding, a little blue boat go row row row

Other Great Train Books: Trains by Patricia Hubbell, A Train Goes Clickety-Clack by Jonathan London, The Goodnight Train by June Sobel, Shark Vs. Train by Chris Barton, and Hey Mr. Choo-Choo, Where Are You Going? by Susan Wickberg

2 thoughts to “I Choo Choo Choose You…”

  1. When I saw the title of this post, it reminded me of Sara Barellies’s new CD which includes a song called “I Choose You”. She actually performed it on Jay Leno the 2nd to the last week of his show and I was thinking it would make a great wedding song, except it would be difficult to sing. So I don’t believe it would work with this theme either!!

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