Blankets – Toddler Storytime

Sometimes when I’m ordering books, it seems like there is a whole crop of new books all on one topic.  It felt like there had been a lot of new ones about blankets lately, so that was the start of this storytime.  It was nice that the night before was rather chilly, and a good time to curl up with a blanket.

MOVEMENT: Welcome Song*

MOVEMENT:“Clap Everybody and Say Hello” from Sally Go Round the Sun by Kathy Reid-Naiman.

MOVEMENT: Open Shut Them*


Fly, Blanky, Fly by Anne Margaret Lewis

MOVEMENT: “Reach for the Ceiling” from Toddlers on Parade by Carol Hammett and Elaine Bueffel

MOVEMENT: Itsy Bitsy Spider*



Blanket Colors

I once had a blanket.
It was fluffy and new.
I once had a blanket,
And its color was __________ (blue).

I once had a blanket,
The prettiest I’ve seen.
I once had a blanket,
And its color was ________ (green).

I once had a blanket,
Soft as a pillow.
I once had a blanket,
And its color was _______ (yellow).

I once had a blanket,
At the foot of my bed.
I once had a blanket,
And its color was ________ (red).


MOVEMENT: “Row, Row, Row Your Boat” from Songs for Wiggleworms by the Old Town School of Folk Music


Small Bunny’s Blue Blanket
 by Tatyana Feeney
MOVEMENT: “Two Little Blackbirds” from Fingerplays and Footplays by Rosemary Hallum and Henry “Buzz” Glass


“Cricket on the Roof” and “My Blanket” from Classical Baby: The Music Show

MOVEMENT:  Storytime’s Over*

Oh, Brother by Kathy Mallat
Kiki’s Blankie by Janie Bynum
Flora’s Blanket by Debi Gliori
Where Can it Be? by Ann Jonas
DVD: “3 Sheets to the Farzzle” from Farzzle Kiss

These stories didn’t work as well as I had hoped.  I don’t know if they were both too long, or not interactive enough, or because it was my first time reading them, but they both seemed to fall a little flat.  Maybe they would be better with a preschool audience instead of a toddler one.  I think if I were to do this theme again I would probably use Where Can It Be? and Kiki’s Blankie (which I used previously and seemed to work better).

ATTENDANCE:  10 am:  45 people      11 am: 25 people

* For these songs, please see my Storytime Movements & Music page

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