So, I presented this storytime on Tuesday. It rained here on Thursday. Coincidence? You decide.
MOVEMENT: Welcome Song*
BOUNCE: Ride a Little Pony*
MOVEMENT: “Clap, Tap and Bend” from It’s Toddler Time by Carol Hammett and Elaine Bueffel
Five umbrellas stood by the back door.
The red one went outside, and then there were four.
Four umbrellas pretty as can be
The blue one went outside, and then there were three.
Three umbrellas with nothing to do
The green one went outside, and then there were two.
Two umbrellas not having much fun
The yellow one went outside, and then there was one.
One umbrella sad and all alone.
Decided to go join his friends and that none.
BOUNCE: “Ladies Ride” from Wiggleworms Love You by Old Town School of Folk Music
Rain Dance by Kathi Appelt
TICKLE: Round and Round the Garden*
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*
ADDITIONAL MATERIAL IDEAS:
Book: Rain by Manya Stojic
HOW IT WENT:
Good storytime, but I’m wondering if the pictures in The Rainy Day Puddle might be too small to make it a good storytime book. But the parents laughed at it.
ATTENDANCE: 46 people
* For these songs, please see my page Storytime Movements & Music