For a last minute fill-in, I decided to focus on bears.
MOVEMENT: Welcome Song*
MOVEMENT: “Clap Everybody and Say Hello” by Kathy Reid-Naiman from Sally Go ‘Round the Sun: Songs and rhymes from the parent-child Mother Goose program
BOUNCE: Icky Bicky Soda Cracker*
MOVEMENT: “Clap, Tap and Bend” from It’s Toddler Time by Carol Hammett and Elaine Bueffel
Bear Went Over the Mountain
For more information on this flannel, see the post where I highlighted it for Flannel Friday.
BOUNCE: “Ladies Ride” from Wiggleworms Love You by Old Town School of Folk Music
MOVEMENT: Patty Cake
TICKLE: Round the World*
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*
Book: Bear of My Heart by Joanne Ryder, illustrated by Margie Moore (This one may be a little long, but I think with the sweetness factor it may work well for infants).
HOW IT WENT:
I wasn’t sure if Ben Loves Bear would work well in a storytime setting, since it is a smaller board book. But, the story was so sweet that I couldn’t pass it up. And I think the illustrations were large enough so that it carried.
ATTENDANCE: 40 people
* For these songs, please see my page Storytime Movements & Music