SPLASH!

A splashy storytime (to go along with our rainy weather we’ve been having in Chicago…)

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

PROGRAM:
Read-aloud #1 (Story Cards): Mrs. Wishy Washy by Joy Cowley
Action Song: Itsy Bitsy Spider
Read-aloud #2 (Big Book): Mrs. McNosh Hangs up Her Wash by Sarah Weeks
Action Song: If You’re Wearing Red Today
Fingerplay: Ten Little Fingers
Read Aloud #3: Split! Splat! by Amy Gibson
Fingerplay: Rain is Falling Down
Read-aloud #4: Big Red Tub by or The Great Dog Wash by Shellie Braeuner
Flannel: Five Elephants in the Bathtub
Read-aloud #5 (Big Book): King Bidgood’s in the Bathtub by Audrey Wood
(“Dancing” Song: “Coconut Soap” from Frank Leto’s Time for Music)

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

March showers bring April flowers?

This weather has been incredible! And a little strange… But, it makes me happy to be able to go on nice walks and see all of the daffodils!

Rain Open Storytime with Jennifer

OPENING:

As children are entering, blow bubbles and play “If All the Raindrops” on Barney’s Favorites
*Opening rhyme: I clap my hands…
Fingerplay: Ten Little Fingers
Fingerplay: Rain is Falling Down (from I’m a Little Teapot)

PROGRAM:

Read-aloud #1: Raindrop, Plop! by Wendy Cheyette Lewison
Song: “I Hear Thunder” (from I’m a Little Teapot)
Read-aloud #2: Rain by Manya Stojic
Rhyme: Rain, Rain, Go Away
**Flannel: Daffodils
Storytell (with animal puppets, parachute for mushroom, and rainstick/shakers/drum): Mushroom in the Rain
Rhyme (repeat): Rain is Falling Down
Song: “Silly Dance Contest” from Jim Gill Sings the Sneezing Song

CLOSING:

Song: “Toe Knee Chestnut”
Closing song: “We Wave Good-bye”

*I Clap My Hands
Suit actions to words

I clap my hands,
I touch my feet,
I jump up from the ground.
I clap my hands,
I touch my feet,
And turn myself around.

**Daffodils (use 5 flannel daffodils)

One little daffodil had nothing much to do,
Out popped another one, then there were two.

Two little daffodils were smiling at a bee,
Out popped another one, then there were three.

Three little daffodils were growing by the door,
Out popped another one, then there were four.

Four little daffodils were glad to be alive,
Out popped another one, then there were five.

Five little daffodils were wearing gold crowns,
They danced in the breeze in green satin gowns.

Rainy Day

It’s raining, it’s pouring, it’s time for a story…….

Stories Shared:
Raindrop Plop! by Wendy Lewison
Little Cloud by Eric Carle
It Looked Like Spilt Milk by Charles Shaw (flannel pieces here)
Jack—It’s a Rainy Day by Rebecca Elgar (pull-the-tab book)
The Napping House by Audrey Wood (pop-up version)

Rhymes (Can be found on Toddler Storytime Rhymes Sheet.):
Itsy Bitsy Spider
Rain is Falling Down
Tony Chestnut
Twinkle Twinkle Little Star
Open, Shut Them
If You’re Happy and You Know It
Ten in the Bed
Thank You

Music:
Jim Gill Sings the Sneezing Song and Other Contagious Tunes (Silly Dance Contest)
Raffi: Rise and Shine (Ducks Like Rain) (with shakers!)

Rain, Rain

Nursery Rhyme of the Week:
Rain, Rain
Rain, rain, go away.
Come again another day.

Stories Shared:
It Looked Like Spilt Milk by Charles G. Shaw
Raindrop, Plop! by Wendy Cheyette Lewison
The Napping House by Audrey Wood

Rhymes (Can be found on Toddler Tales Rhymes sheet. Extra copies available at the Library.):
Itsy Bitsy Spider
Rain is Falling Down
Caps, Mittens, Shoes and Socks
Twinkle Twinkle Little Star
Five Little Monkeys
If You’re Happy and You Know It

Music:
Sharon, Lois & Bram: Mainly Mother Goose (Rain Medley)
Raffi: Rise and Shine (Ducks Like Rain)