Rabbits and Bunnies – Toddler Storytime

Spring session has sprung, so it felt only appropriate to pay homage to bunnies in this storytime!

SONG: Now it’s Time to Say Hello*
taken from jbrary

(to the tune of “Mary Had a Little Lamb”)
Now it’s time to say hello,
say hello, say hello,
Now it’s time to say hello,
And start our storytime.

MOVEMENT:
10am: “Wake Up Toes” from Morning Magic by Joanie Bartels
11 am: “Clap Everybody and Say Hello” from Sally Go Round the Sun: songs and rhymes from the parent-child Mother Goose program by Kathy Reid-Naiman

MOVEMENT: Open Shut Them*

BOOK:
 
10 am: Bunny Fun by Sarah Weeks, illustrated by Sam Williams
11 am: Peek-a-Boo Bunny by Holly Surplice

MOVEMENT: “Head, Shoulders, Knees and Toes” from It’s Toddler Time by Carol Hammett and Elaine Bueffel

COUNTING SONG:*
10Rabbits cropped name
10 Bunnies

FLANNELBOARD:
Giant Carrot
Giant Carrot Flannelboard2
(Pattern and story taken from The Flannel Board Storytelling Book by Judy Sierra)

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

MOVEMENT: Two Little Feet
taken from Preschool Rainbow

Two little feet go stamp, stamp, stamp
Two little hands go clap, clap, clap
One little body stands up straight
One little body turns around
One little body sits quietly down

BOOK:

10 am: Peek-a-Boo Bunny by Holly Surplice
11 am: Grandma Rabbitty’s Visit by Barry Smith

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

VIDEO:

“Rebecca Rabbit” from Peppa Pig: My Birthday Party

Now it’s Time to Say Goodbye
taken from jbrary

(to the tune of “Mary Had a Little Lamb”)
Now it’s time to say goodbye,
say goodbye, say goodbye,
Now it’s time to say goodbye,
I’ll see you all next week.

 

ADDITIONAL MATERIAL IDEAS:
 

Book: Rabbits and Raindrops by Jim Arnosky
Book: Little White Rabbit by Kevin Henkes
Book: Moonlight by Helen V. Griffith, illustrations by Laura Dronzek
Book: Small Bunny’s Blue Blanket by Tatyana Feeney

Related Blog Posts: Rabbits – Preschool Storytime

THOUGHTS ON THIS STORYTIME:
I forgot that sometimes you need to start storytime out with books for really little ones, even if you’re doing the older age group.  I find that helps the kids adjust to me and get used to storytime, since they’ve had a different storyteller if they were in the session prior.

ATTENDANCE:  10 am:  46 people      11 am: 49 people

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

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