Vroom Vroom Beep Beep Toot Toot Chugga Chugga Zoom Zoom Family Storytime

This transportation themed storytime was one of the first ones that I presented on my own as the new Children’s and Family Literacy Librarian at our branch.

It was terrifying.

I mean, “fun.”  Really really fun…

mrgumpy   toottoot   peek a choo

Weekly Opening Song —  The More We Get Together (x2)
With signs for more, together, happy, and friends.

Book — Mr. Gumpy’s Outing

Stretch/Action Rhyme —  The Airplane (x2)
The airplane has great big wings (arms outstretched)
Its propeller spins around and sings (spin one arm)
The airplane goes up (lift arms)
The airplane does down (lower arms)
The airplane flies high (arms outstretched, spin)
Over the town! (fly around)
And then it lands back on the ground

(from Preschool Rainbow via Storytime Katie)
Say Hello To the Morning by Kathy Reid-Naiman

Flannel/Felt/Action Song — “The Train Wheels Are Rolling” from Kathy Reid-Naiman’s CD Say Hello To the Morning
I love this song and like to do lots of actions with it!  The kids didn’t like it as much, but I’m going to try again another time.

Stretch — Cranes (x2)
Cranes reach up,
Cranes reach down,
Cranes reach out,
And all around.
And sometimes all the way back to the ground
(from Storytime Katie, again!)

Book — Toot Toot Beep Beep by Emma Garcia

Action Song — Zoom Zoom Zoom
Zoom, zoom, zoom
We’re going to the moon.
Zoom, zoom, zoom
We’ll be there very soon

If you’d like to take a trip
Come and board my rocket ship.
Zoom, zoom, zoom
We’re going to the moon.

5 – 4 – 3 – 2 – 1 – 0 – Blast OFF !!!

Book —  Peek a Choo Choo by Cimarusti

Action Song — The Wheels on the Bus
We did the verses for:
The wheels on the bus go round and round
The wipers on the bus go Swish, swish, swish;
The doors on the bus go open and shut;
The horn on the bus goes Beep, beep, beep;
The Driver on the bus says “Move on back,
The people on the bus go Up and Down;
The babies on the bus says “Wah, wah, wah”;
The mommies on the bus says “Shush, shush, shush.”

…and what would librarians say if they were on the bus?

The librarians  on the bus says “Shush, shush, shush.”

Action Song — Row Row Row Your Boat (x2)
Row row row your boat gently down the stream [with rowing actions]
Merrily merrily merrily merrily
Life is but a dream
Drive drive drive your car [with driving motions]
Safely down the street
Merrily merrily merrily
Don’t forget to beep! [Honk!]

Weekly Closing Rhyme — Wave High, Wave Low, Wave Goodbye, ‘Cause It’s Time to Go