Tuesday, April 19, 2022

Turtles Theme

 Turtles Theme

Show pictures of turtles like clipart or printed images. 

 Ask kids if they know what they are?

What color are they? Where do they live?

Today we are going to be sharing about Turtles in our Storytime!

Fun facts about Turtles from Petco



Turtle Island By Kevin Sherry 

Turtle Walk By Matt Phelan 

Turtle Splash Countdown to the Pond By Cathryn Falwell


print out some cute clipart turtles and laminate them
Clipart Cute Turtle credit my cute graphics.com

10 Little Turtles Song ( Tune ten little indians)
1 little 2 little 3 little turtles 
4 little 5 little 6 little turtles 
7 little 8 little 9 little turtles
10 little turtles are walking to the pond!

Turtle songs image credit to finding on Pinterest and uploaded by Rachelle Belair Gendron

image credit to songs with singable books with emily through pinterest

Crafts, Activities and Play:

Printable turtle coloring template 

Paper plate Turtle 

Styrofoam bowl turtles 

Heart shaped turtle craft template free 

Paper loops turtle craft 

Monday, April 18, 2022

Button, Buttons and more Buttons Theme Preschool & Toddler Storytime!

Button, Buttons and more Buttons Theme for Preschool and Toddler Storytime! 

Show some example buttons- different colors, shapes and sizes and talk to kids about them. Ask Simple questions about colors or shapes or sizes. 

Does anyone in the room have buttons on their clothes like a shirt?

What if there was a special button on the wall? ask a question like what would you want that button to do? Well, we are about to find out about some special buttons in our stories today at Storytime! Let's have some fun and press some buttons together!

READ:The Button Book By Sally Nicholls 
Don't Push The Button By Bill CotterPress Here By Herve Tullet
The Good for Nothing Button By Mo Willems
Pete the Cat and His 4 groovy Buttons By Eric

Sing Songs Or Rhymes:
1. If your happy and you know it (clap hands, stomp feet, shout hooray)
2. We can’t wait to celebrate #2 (Jim Gill  CD)
3. Itsy Bitsy Spider Song with (Egg shakers) 
4. Shake your sillies #13 (Raffi CD - green disc #13 ) (use with egg shakers )
5. Silly Dance Contest # 8 (Jim Gill CD) with color scarves 
PLAY --Parachute Fun:   Use colored parachute and unfold it out &have everyone hold handles & lift up above head and play peek-a-boo. Then hold handles and walk in a circle singing “ring around the rosie”  
ring around the rosie
 pocket full of posies 
ashes ashes we all fall down! (everyone bend down low to ground or fall)
children  go under the parachute  while parents lift it up
Have kids help put balls on and shake them up 

Parachute for play https://www.amazon.com/B-toys-BX1590Z-Parachute-Play/dp/B0757589KF/ref=sr_1_6?crid=3B5C5KZ542KYK&keywords=parachute+for+kids&qid=1650309549&sprefix=parachute+for+kids+%2Caps%2C88&sr=8-6

Buttons activities to use with Pete the Cat and his 4 groovy buttons ( credit to hands on learning to life over c's https://lifeovercs.com/button-activities-inspired-by-pete-the-cat/

Don't Push the Button Book Stick Puppet Activity Credit to the The Tucson Puppet Lady 

Don't push this button Obstacle Course ( Credit from the Lego Librarian)