Weather the Weather Together Babytime

We’ve had an unseasonably warm autumn here on the west coast and it seems like everyone’s talking about the weather! My “storytime theme alert” bells went off after the 20th convo about the sunshine and this storytime was born.

sunshine  bigstorm

Opening

Welcome Song — The More We Get Together (x2)

Weekly Name Song (with puppet) — Hi Hello and How are You?

Weekly Opening Song — Bread and Butter

Sunshine

Book #1 — You Are My Sunshine by Church

Action Song — Mr. Sun by Raffi

Bounce — Did You Ever See A Baby?
(based on Did you Ever See A Lassie?)
Did you ever see a baby, a baby, a baby
Did you ever see a baby go this way and that?
Go this way and that way
And that way and this way
Did you ever see a baby go this way and that?

Rain

Book #2: The Big Storm by Nancy Tafuri

Fingerplay: The Itsy Bitsy Spider

Nursery Rhyme: It’s Raining, It’s Pouring, The Old Man Is Snoring (x2)

Movement: The Rain is Falling Down
The rain is falling down. Splash!
The rain is falling down. Splash!
Pitter, patter, pitter, patter
The rain is falling down. Splash!
The sun is peeking out. Peek!
The sun is peeking out. Peek!
Peeking here, peeking there.
The sun is peeking out. Peek!
(from Colorado Library’s Storyblocks)

Closing

Circle Song: Shoo Fly (x3)

Goodbye Rhyme: See You Later Alligator

How it Went

I had a lot of help from the parents today! One took me aside and taught me the correct tune for “Mr. Sun” and I even forgot the words for “It’s Raining, It’s Pouring.” Amongst other mistakes. Sigh. I’ll be using this same theme for a Family Storytime, so I’ll nail it in Round #2, right? 🙂

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