Let’s Eat – Infant Storytime

Today at infant storytime we celebrated the joy of eating!

MOVEMENT: Welcome Song*

MOVEMENT: Peek-a-Boo*

BOUNCE: Icky Bicky Soda Cracker*
Ride a Little Pony*
In the Toaster*
The Grandfather Clock*


One Little Spoonful by Aliki

MOVEMENT: “Clap, Tap and Bend” from It’s Toddler Time by Carol Hammett and Elaine Bueffel


Based on the book by Denise Fleming, with inspiration from Roving Fiddlehead and LibrarianLindz.  I didn’t make a template for this one, just free-handed it.

I placed all the fruits and veggies on the board and had the kids name them.  Then I said I had a friend who was very hungry and brought out the mouse puppet.  I asked the kids to name the color of the food the mouse was eating.  Then after each thing he gobbled I asked the audience if they thought it was full yet.  After everything was finished being eaten, I finished the way the book ends, “And then mouse took a nap until it was… Dinnertime!”

BOUNCE: “Smooth Road to London Town” from A Smooth Road to London Town: Songs from the Parent-Child Mother Goose Program by Kathy Reid-Naiman


Brownie and Pearl Grab a Bite
by Cynthia Rylant

TICKLE: Round and Round the Garden*
Slowly Slowly Very Slowly Goes the Little Snail*
Chicken in the Barnyard*
These are Baby’s Fingers*

This Little Piggy

This Little Piggy Flannelboard
I got this template from a co-worker a long time ago and have no idea where it was frum

MOVEMENT: “Itsy Bitsy Spider” from Children’s Favorite Songs Volume 3 from Walt Disney

MOVEMENT: “Twinkle Twinkle Little Star” from Songs for Wiggleworms by the Old Town School of Folk Music

MOVEMENT: Storytime’s Over*


Spoonful by Benoit Marchon
Tickle Tum by Nancy Van Laan

This was the last storytime in my infant Spring Session.  It’s amazing how quickly ten weeks go by.  At the end of each session, I enjoy doing a refresher with all the bounces and tickles that we have done throughout the series, so parents can remember them and continue it at home.  Because we did all that I took out “Baby’s Little Self” from the routine.  I think One Little Spoonful worked really well with this age group because the parents can touch their babies where things are mentioned in the story.  I don’t know that the flannelboard was a very good one, I think it was better suited to older children.  Overall I think this storytime went pretty well, and I think the session as a whole was a good one too.  As always, I think I need to find some new songs/movements to use next time around.

ATTENDANCE: 29 people

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

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