Outreach Storytime: 8/4

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

Books

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The Baby Goes Beep by Rebecca O’Connell*
Butterfly, Butterfly by Petr Horacek*
If You’re Happy and You Know It by Jane Cabrera*
The Squeaky Door by Margaret Read MacDonald*
Tap the Magic Tree by Christie Matheson

Extension Activities

Flannelboard: “Clickety-Clack”*

Flannelboard: “Five Little Sandcastles”*

Flannelboard: “One Elephant Went Out to Play”

Props: “Song Cube”*

Action Rhyme: “Everyone Can March”*
Everyone can march, march, march
Everyone can march, march, march
Everyone can march, march, march
And now let’s make a stop.
Verses: clap, jump, tap, etc.
Credit: Jbrary

Action Rhyme: “Zoom, Zoom, Zoom”*
Zoom, zoom, zoom, we’re going to the moon
Zoom, zoom, zoom, we’re going to the moon
If you want to take a trip,
Climb aboard my rocket ship,
Zoom, zoom, zoom, we’re going to the moon
5, 4, 3, 2, 1, blast off!
Credit: Jbrary

Song: “Head, Shoulders, Knees, & Toes”*
Credit: Childhood

How It Went

A really fun storytime with a mixed age group. Some littles, but mostly bigs. So I played a little bit of something for everyone at this storytime. They were most engaged with If You’re Happy and You Know It and Butterfly, Butterfly. The Squeaky Door was such a great story until a very small one had a crying spurt and I never got the crowd back into the book. We closed it early and moved on to some movement activities.

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