Outreach Storytime: 3/10

I do a regularly scheduled (sometimes twice monthly and sometimes just monthly) at a local business that we’ve partnered with. For these storytimes geared towards ages 3-6, I’ve thrown out themes! I’m just reading favorites books, new books that strike my fancy, and doing favorite flannels/props/activities. Materials starred are the ones used at the storytime. Other than this difference, I’ll report on these like I do with all of my other storytimes.

The Plan



Chicka Chicka Boom Boom by Bill Martin Jr.*
Hooray for Hat! by Brian Won*
If You’re Happy and You Know It by Jane Cabrera
Mix It Up! by Herve Tullet*
Shout! Shout It Out! by Denise Fleming*

Extension Activities

Flannelboard: “Five Little Monkeys Swinging in the Tree”*

Flannelboard: “Seals on the Bus”*

Props: “Slippery Fish”*

Props: “Song Cube”*

Fingerplay: “Dance Your Fingers”
Dance your fingers up, dance your fingers down
Dance your fingers to the side, dance them all around
Dance them on your shoulders, dance them on you head
Dance them on your tummy, and put them all to bed
Credit: Best Kids Book Site (Site no longer links)

Song: “Icky Sticky Bubble Gum”*
Icky, sticky, bubblegum, bubblegum, bubblegum
Icky, sticky bubblegum
Sticking your fingers to your head
Credit: Preschool teacher

How It Went

This was my first storytime back at this location since November and the crowd was PACKED in. It also happened to fall during our storytime break at the library which might have contributed to the amount of people at the store. The book Shout! Shout it Out! was the book that inspired me to go themeless since it could cover so many different themes. I always pick very noisy books for this location because people are still using the business and I really need the kids to participate and be noisy with me. It was the perfect choice. The kids also really laughed at the end of “Slippery Fish”, so I call this a huge win.

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