When I did this storytime on Tuesday, I was thinking it would be a call to the weather gods. Then it rained on Thursday! Do I need to be worried about what my next storytime will result in two days later?
MOVEMENT: Welcome Song*
MOVEMENT: “Clap Everybody and Say Hello” from Sally Go Round the Sun by Kathy Reid-Naiman
MOVEMENT: Open Shut Them*
The Big Storm: A Very Soggy Counting Book by Nancy Tafuri
MOVEMENT: “Roll Your Hands” from Toddlers on Parade by Carol Hammett and Elaine Bueffel
MOVEMENT: Itsy Bitsy Spider
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.
MOVEMENT: “Row, Row, Row Your Boat” from Songs for Wiggleworms by the Old Town School of Folk Music
MOVEMENT: My Wiggles (for 10 storytime only)
10 am: Rain Dance by Kathi Appelt
11 am: The Rainy Day Puddle by Ei Nakabayashi
MOVEMENT: “Two Little Blackbirds” from Fingerplays and Footplays by Rosemary Hallum and Henry “Buzz” Glass
MOVEMENT: Storytime’s Over*
ADDITIONAL MATERIALS IDEAS:
Book:Rain by Manya Stojic
Book: Rabbits & Raindrops by Jim Arnosky
Book: Raindrop, Plop! by Wendy Cheyette Lewison
Book: The Thingamabob by Il Sung Na
Book: Split! Splat! by Amy Gibson
Book: Rainy Day! by Patricia Lakin
DVD: “Max’s Rainy Day” from Springtime for Max & Ruby
HOW IT WENT:
The kids just wanted to get up and move at today’s 10 am storytime, which is why I added the “My Wiggles” movement, and used the shorter book Rain Dance.
ATTENDANCE: 10 am: 51 people 11 am: 35 people
* For these songs, please see my Storytime Movements & Music page