Blankets – Infant/Toddler Storytime

It’s been raining all day today!  For Southern California, that sure is exciting.  I feel like I may have missed the chance to do a rain themed storytime on a rainy day, but Blankets felt like a relevant topic today too.  I know I like to be curled up with a cozy blanket on a rainy day.

MOVEMENT: Welcome Song*

MOVEMENT:
“Clap Everybody and Say Hello” from Sally Go Round the Sun by Kathy Reid-Naiman

MOVEMENT:
The Grand Old Duke of York
Oh the Grand Old Duke of York (bounce baby on lap)
He had ten thousand men
He marched them up to the top of the hill (lift baby up)
And he marched them down again. (bring baby back down to lap)
And when they’re up, they’re up. (lift baby up)
And when they’re down, they’re down. (bring baby down)
And when they’re only halfway up (lift baby up halfway)
Their neither up  (lift baby up all the way)
nor down. (bring baby back down to lap.)

MOVEMENT: Open, Shut Them

BOOK:
Fly Blanky Fly by Lewis
Fly, Blanky, Fly
by Anne Margaret Lewis, illustrated by Elisa Chavarri
This was a fun one because I had kids/caregivers act out and do the motions that the blanket does in the story.

MOVEMENT:

“Roll Your Hands” from Toddlers on Parade by by Carol Hammett and Elaine Bueffel

MOVEMENT:
Roly Poly
(
to the tune of: “Frere Jacques”)
Roly poly, roly poly
Up, up, up
up, up, up
Roly roly poly
roly roly poly
down, down, down
down, down, down

Roly poly, roly poly
out, out, out
out, out, out
Roly roly poly
roly roly poly
in, in, in
in, in, in

Roly poly, roly poly
fast, fast, fast
fast, fast, fast
Roly roly poly
roly roly poly
slow, slow, slow
slow, slow, slow

I learned this rhyme from my colleague, but you can also see it done by the fabulous jbrary: https://youtu.be/oexBMxMKNFU

MOVEMENT:
Head, Shoulders, Knees and Toes

FLANNELBOARD:


Blanket Colors
Blanket Colors Flannelboard

I once had a blanket.
It was fluffy and new.
I once had a blanket,
And its color was __________ (blue).

I once had a blanket,
The prettiest I’ve seen.
I once had a blanket,
And its color was ________ (green).

I once had a blanket,
Soft as a pillow.
I once had a blanket,
And its color was _______ (yellow).

I once had a blanket,
At the foot of my bed.
I once had a blanket,
And its color was ________ (red).

MOVEMENT:

“Shake My Sillies Out” from More Singable Songs by Raffi

MOVEMENT: “Two Little Blackbirds”

MOVEMENT: Itsy Bitsy Spider

BOOK:
Patricelli-Blankie
Blankie by Leslie Patricelli

MOVEMENT: Twinkle Twinkle

MOVEMENT: Storytime’s Over*

ADDITIONAL MATERIAL IDEAS:

 

Book: Small Bunny’s Blue Blanket by Tatyana Feeney
Book: Kiki’s Blankie by Janie Bynum
Book: Flora’s Blanket by Debi Gliori
Book: Blankie by Ben Clanton (Board Book) (My library doesn’t have this one yet, but I’m adding it in here so I can remember to check it out for next time.)
Book: Blanket of Love by Alyssa Satin Capucilli, illustrated by Brooke Boynton Hughes (Board Book)
Book: Blankies by Carol Thompson (Board Book)

ATTENDANCE: 4 people (adults and children)

DATE PRESENTED: Tuesday, December 14, 2021 @ Lamanda

*To see the words to these movements and activities I use frequently, please visit my
A-capella Movements Section on my Storytime Movements and Music Page

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