Family Storytime: Sharing

Hi Guys,

What with the holiday’s fastly approach, I thought it would be the perfect time to do a storytime all about sharing!

Here’s what I planned:

  • Song – Top of the Morning
    • This is a fun tune and great for waking up and doing a little stretching. It’s called Top of the Morning.
  • Hello Rhyme – Say Hello
    • This is a great rhyme for saying hello because we get to do it in so many fun ways!
  • Song – Skinnamarink by Six Little Ducks
  • ASL – Share / Thank You / Please
  • Book – Llama Llama Time to Share by Anna Dewdney61G+VrRbhEL._SX486_BO1,204,203,200_
    • The Llama Llama books have such great rhymes. This is a little long but I think it’ll work great for a first book.
  • Rhyme – The More We Get Together
    • Usually, I teach the kids the sign for this song but I don’t want to overwhelm them. I am thinking I will do the signs as we sing the song and those who know it can sign along.
  • Song – Shake My Sillies Our by Fisher-Price
    • This is always my fall back for when I need a wiggle song and can’t find one I like with my theme.
  • Puppets – It’s so much fun to share
    • This is like a rhyming story/song, I found online. I am going to give it a go with puppets instead of flannel.
  • Game – Red Light, Green Light, Yellow Light
    • I have three colored circles on popsicle sticks and we basically dance when it’s green, dance slowly when it’s yellow and stop when it’s red. I pull them out behind my back randomly.
  • Book – A Splendid Friend, Indeed by Suzanne Bloom51Y+5X1RkKL._SX388_BO1,204,203,200_
    • I love this one and it is perfect for the theme.
  • Rhyme – The Itsy Bitsy Spider
    • I felt like I needed another rhyme but couldn’t find any other sharing ones I liked.
  • Song/Shakers – The Sharing Song by Raffi
    • This isn’t the best shaker song but I’m going to make it work!
  • Rhyme – If You’re Happy and You Know It
    • I always like to put this one toward the end of my storytime to see how happy we are!
  • Goodbye Rhyme – Say Goodbye!
    • We do the same rhyme we did in the beginning but saying goodbye instead of hello.
  • Song – Clean It Up
    • Any good clean up song will work.
  • Song – Goodbye, So Long, Farewell by Music Together
    • I will always put this one on in the background as everyone leaves because I just love it!

How’d it go: This one went really well! We only started out with about 7 kids but after a few minutes all my tardy ones arrived and we ended up with about 40. A lot of the parents were interested in the sign language and we all had a lot of fun.

That’s all for now!


Author: MarandaLee

Children's Librarian. Connoisseur of all things bookish.

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