Family Storytime – 11/30/19 – Shapes

Family Storytime – 11/30/19 – Shapes

  • 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 – Hello, Hello, Hello
    • This is a little rhyme to say hello in different languages.514w93d37wl._sy498_bo1204203200_

Hello, hello, hello.
It’s time to say hello.
Hello, today, to all my friends.
Hello, hello, hello.
(English, ASL, Spanish, French, etc.)

  • Song/Stretch – Hands Are For Clapping by Jim Gill
    • I love this simple little stretching song. Simple movement and a nice tune.
  • Book – Perfect Square by Micheal Hall
    • This is the “perfect” shape themed book.
  • Rhyme – Shape Song

A circle is a shape that goes round and round,
Round and round, round and round.
A circle is a shape that goes round and round,
Round and round.

A triangle is a shape with three sides,
With three sides, with three sides.
A triangle is a shape with three sides,
With three sides.  

A square is a shape with four sides,
With four sides, with four sides,
A square is a shape with four sides,
With four sides.

  • Song –  Shake Your Sillies Out IMG_3306
    • And a dance break to get those wiggles out!
  • Flannel –  Shaped houses—where’s my house
    • I saw this one at another library when I was with my daughter and it rocked! Sooo I recreated it.
  • Rhyme – Where is Triangle
    • I created shape “people” on Popsicle sticks for this one.

Where is triangle?  Where is triangle?
Here I am.  Here I am.
How are you today, sir?  Very well, I thank you.
Run away.  Run away.
(I repeated this rhyme with rectangle, circle, and square)

  • Book/Flannel – Out of Shapes by Ashley G.
    • I have a flannel for this that is going to be super complicated but I am determined to try it!
  • Rhyme –  Little Circle IMG_2694

Little circle (fingers and thumb)
Bigger circle (two hands)
Biggest circle (Both arms)

How many circles did we make? 1,2,3!

  • Song/Bubbles – Bubble Bath
    • never break out the bubbles for family storytime because it’s a risk with that many people. But bubbles are circles soooo please don’t trample me!
  • Song/Shakers –  Mr. Sun by Raffi
    • The sun is round, so we can shape shake to this song.
  • Goodbye Rhyme – Goodbye, Goodbye, Goodbye
    • We do goodbye the same way we said hello.

Goodbye, goodbye, goodbye.
It’s time to say goodbye.
Goodbye, today, to all my friends.
Goodbye, goodbye, goodbye.
(English, ASL, Spanish, French, etc.)

  • 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:

I decided that my Out of Shapes flannel had too many pieces, so I ended up doing It Looked Like Spilt Milk instead. Fun was had!

That’s all for now!


Bird Shapes Flannel

IMG_3307I took my daughter to storytime in another library system the other day and the children’s librarian did the cutest flannel, which I just had to recreate. So thanks FCPL!

You are basically telling a story about differently shaped birds: triangle, square, rectangle, circle and oval. And each birdy is trying to find their perfect nest. So they test out different bird houses until they find the right one. You can get the kids to tell you if the shape fit and you can also work in some shape and color identification too.

I used googly eyes for my birds to make them a little more fun. Each bird house has a black shape the same size and shape as the bird whose home it is, so it fits like a puzzle piece.

I can’t wait to use this one for a shaped themed storytime!

That’s all for now!


Out of Shapes – Flannel Board

Every once in a while I come across a book that I just have to make a flannel board for and Out of Shapes by Ashley G. is one of them.

Such an easy one to do too. Just make a bunch of different sized shapes. If you want to follow the book keep the colors the same… yellow circles, blue squares, red triangles and orange rectangles.

Here are my versions of the first four pages of the book:


I think this one will work best if you have all your shapes out around the edges of the flannel board and you put them together as you go. This way you can show how a house can turn into a rocket, a rocket into a robot, etc.

Not sure when I will use this one, but it is now part of my repertoire!

That’s all for now!