Family Storytime – 11/16/19 – Rabbits

Family Storytime – 11/16/19 – Rabbits

Why rabbits? I have no idea. I was just in a rabbit mood.

  • 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!6131mmsgq4l
  • Song/Stretch – Can’t Sit Still! by Greg & Steve
    • Greg and Steve is my jam now. Ha!
  • Book – Big Bunny by Rowboat Watkins
    • I thought this one was awesome and I cannot wait to try it out!
  • Rhyme – Bunny Ears
    • This maybe a little young for the group but it is a nice easy movement rhyme.

Bunny ears up (arms up)
Bunny ears down (arms down)
Bunny ears wiggling (wiggle arms)
All around! (tickle baby)

  • Activity/Song – Party Freeze Dance Song
    • My little one loves this song, so I figured I’d give it a try for this crew.
  • Rhyme – Little Bunny in a Hat
    • This can be a finger play or a prop. It’s really fun if you can actually make the bunny come out of a hat.

Little bunny in a hat
Sitting so still
Will it come out?
Yes it will!
It looks to the left
It looks to the right
It looks straight ahead
And pops out of sight.

  • Flannel/Prop –  Have you ever seen a bunny 61xnjhydv4l._sx450_bo1204203200_
    • I created colored bunnies for a magnet board.

Have you ever seen a RED bunny,
A RED bunny, a RED bunny,
Have you every seen a RED bunny,
Go hop, hop, hop, hop.

(Blue, Yellow, Orange, Green) 

  • Book – Bunny Fun by Sarah Weeks
    • Sarah Weeks is one of my favorite picture book authors for reading aloud. Great rhyme and interactive stories. For this one I am going to have the kids yell out “Bunny Fun!”
  • Rhyme –  Hop with me
    • This one can be a lap bounce or an action rhyme.

Hop, hop, hop along
Or bounce on someone’s knee
Higher and higher and higher and higher
Bunny-hop with me!
Hop Like a Bunny

  • Song/Shakers – Dance, Dance, Dance by Joanie Bartels
    • We always have to break out our shakers at some point!
  • Rhyme – If You’re Happy and You Know It
    • I’ll include this one if we have time but with my speaker, I want to wrap up a little quicker than normal.
  • Rhyme – Say Goodbye
    • This is the same rhyme we started with, so the new guys are familiar with it by the end of storytime.
  • Song – Clean It Up! by The Laurie Berkner Band
    • Everyone helps put our shakers away.
  • Song – Goodbye, So Long, Farewell my Friends by Music Together
    • I always put this one on as I go to open the door. Its a nice, slow, peaceful song to wind down on.

How’d it go:

Haha! I don’t think everyone found Big Bunny as funny as I did, but I got a kick out of it and I used a puppet to practice my, no where near talented, ventriloquist skills. I had fun, so hopefully everyone else did too!

That’s all for now!




Author: MarandaLee

Children's Librarian. Connoisseur of all things bookish.

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