Storytime Music

Here is a list of music I’ve enjoyed using at storytime…

Flannel Songs
“Barnyard Gate” (I Had a Little Rooster) from Ed McCurdy: Children’s Songs: the Greatest Hits
“Jenny Jenkins” from Lisa Loeb
“Little Old Wagon” from Carole Peterson: Sticky Bubble Gum and Other Tasty Tunes
“Sally the Camel” from Barney’s Favorites
“Twenty Eight Scoops of Ice Cream” from Brent Holmes: Cow Tunes for Kids (super cute interpretation found on YouTube)

Prop Songs
“Snuggle Puppy” from Sandra Boynton’s Philadelphia Chickens (used dog puppet, went around room and let kids pet the dog)
“Pig on Her Head” from Laurie Berkner: Buzz Buzz (used pig puppet or stuffed animal)

Bean Bag Songs
“Take that Bean Bag” from Me and My Bean Bag
“The Bean Bag” from Hap Palmer: Can a Jumbo Jet Sing the Alphabet?

Scarves Songs
“Dancing Scarf Blues” from Carole Peterson: Dancing Feet
“Peek a Boo” from Mary Lee’s Baby-O!: Activity Songs for Babies (for babies)
“The Fox” by Ylvis, used the Kidz Bop: Party Pop! Version (no specific movements in song but fun to crazy dance to and/or use scarves; could also use flannel pieces for the different animals)

Shaker Songs
“Ducks Like Rain” from Carole Peterson’s H.U.M. All Year Long
“I Know a Chicken” from Laurie Berkner’s Whaddaya Think of That?
“Milkshake Song” from Songs for Wiggleworms

Musical Instrument Songs
“I am a Fine Musician” Carole Peterson: Sticky Bubble Gum and Other Tasty Tunes
“Jingle Bells” from Raffi’s Christmas Album
“Jingle Bells” from The Wiggles: Wiggly, Wiggly Christmas
“Jingle Bells” from We Sing for Christmas

Movement Songs
“Animal Action” from Greg and Steve’s Kids in Motion
“B-Banana/Monkey See, Monkey Do” from Carole Peterson’s Stinky Cake
“Chicken Dance”
“Clap, Clap, Clap Your Hands” from Carole Peterson: Sticky Bubble Gum and Other Tasty Tunes
“Clapping in the Castle” from Nancy Stewart
“Coconut Soap” from Frank Leto’s Time for Music
“Doing the Penguin” from Sesame Street Hot! Hot! Hot! Dance Songs
“Elephant Swing” from Animal Walks by Georgiana Stewart
“Face the Facts” from Jim Gill Sings Moving Rhymes for Modern Times
“Finger in the Air” from Miss Carole’s Baloney!
“Goldfish” from The Best of the Laurie Berkner Band
“Goodbye Rap” from Carole Peterson’s H.U.M. All Year Long
“Hands Are For Clapping” from Jim Gill Sings the Sneezing Song
“Hokey Pokey” from Carole Peterson: Sticky Bubble Gum and Other Tasty Tunes
“Hurry, Hurry Drive the Fire Truck” from Barney’s Favorites Volume 1
“I Feel Crazy So I Jump in the Soup” from Laurie Berkner’s Victor Vito
“I Took a Bath in a Washing Machine” from Jim Gill Sings the Sneezing Song and Other Contagious Tunes
“Jump Up, Turn Around” from Jim Gill Sings Moving Rhymes for Modern Times
“Jumping and Counting” from Jim Gill’s Irrational Anthem
“Let Everyone Clap Hands with Me” from Pete Seeger: American Folk, Game & Activity Songs for Children
“Monster Mash” (from Kidz Bop: Halloween Party) (no specific movements in song but fun to crazy dance to and/or use scarves)
“Mother Goony Bird” from Dr. Jean & Friends
“My Energy” from Laurie Berkner: Under a Shady Tree
“Shake My Sillies Out” from Raffi’s More Singable Songs (can also do with shakers)
“Silly Dance Contest” from Jim Gill Sings the Sneezing Song
“Singing in the Rain” from Carole Peterson: Dancing Feet
“Stick to the Glue” from Jim Gill Makes it Noisy in Boise, Idaho
“Tempo Marches On” from Jim Gill Sings Do Re Mi on His Toe Leg Knee
“The Freeze Dance” from Music for Little People: Birthday Party! Singalong
“The Freeze” from Carole Peterson: Dancing Feet
“The Sneezing Song” from Jim Gill Sings the Sneezing Song
“The Wiggle Song” from Carole Peterson: Sticky Bubble Gum and Other Tasty Tunes
“There’s a Little Wheel A-Turnin’ in My Heart” from Laurie Berkner: Buzz Buzz
“Toe Leg Knee” from Jim Gill Sings Do Re Mi on his Toe Leg Knee
“Wake Up” from Jack Elliott Songs to Grow On by Woody Guthrie

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