Rain – Toddler Storytime

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

10 Rainclouds Flannelboard

Color Umbrellas
Color Umbrellas Flannelboard

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

“The Hippo Dance” and “Dancin’ in the Rain” from Classical Baby: The Dance Show

MOVEMENT:  Storytime’s Over*


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

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

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