Let’s Eat – Toddler Storytime

Since Reading is Soooo Delicious this summer, I decided to finish up the Spring Storytime session with an eating theme!

MOVEMENT: Welcome Song*

MOVEMENT: “Clap Your Hands” from Wiggleworms Love You by Old Town School of Folk Music

MOVEMENT: Open Shut Them*


Tickle Tum
by Nancy Van Laan

MOVEMENT: “Roll Your Hands” from Toddlers on Parade by Carol Hammett and Elaine Bueffel

MOVEMENT: Itsy Bitsy Spider

10 Ice Cream Scoops
Ice Cream Scoops

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 made the mouse yawn and hid him behind the flannelboard.  I finished the way the book ends, “And then mouse took a nap until it was… Dinnertime!”


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


Brownie and Pearl Grab a Bite by Cynthia Rylant

MOVEMENT: “Two Little Blackbirds” from Fingerplays and Footplays by Rosemary Hallum and Henry “Buzz” Glass


“The Very Hungry Caterpillar” from The Very Hungry Caterpillar and Other Stories

MOVEMENT:  Storytime’s Over*


Rah, Rah Radishes!
by April Pulley Sayre
One Little Spoonfulby Aliki
“Pigeon Finds a Hot Dog” DVD

I was surprised at how well Tickle Tum went over – the kids got strangely quite during that one.  I guess all the rhyming words sound fun.  I was pleasantly surprised with that one.  I liked counting Ice Cream Scoops, and the flannelboard was really fun with the puppet as well.

ATTENDANCE:  10 am:  35 people      11 am: 26 people

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

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