Cowboys & Girls Family Storyime

Oh, how I love a western theme and how I love our branch’s pony puppet.  Yeehaw!

areyouahorse    tabackfarmanimals

Hello Song — Hello Hello Everyone
[to the tune of Twinkle, Twinkle Little Star]

Hello, hello, everyone
Now you’re here
We’ll have some fun.
First we’ll clap our hands just so.
Then we’ll bend and touch our toes.

Hello, hello, everyone
Now you’re here
We’ll have some fun.

(adapted from Welcome Everyone on ysostorytimes.pbworks.com)

pony puppet

Introduction to Theme — Wild West Clipart & Pony Puppet (everyone gets a pet)

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

Weekly Opening Song — Bread and Butter (x6)
Bread and butter, marmalade and jam, [slap hands on knees to the beat]
Can you say hello as slowly as you can?
Hello [very slow]

We repeated this with slowly, quickly, high, low, and ended with loud and quiet.

Little Horse Little Horse

Flannel/Felt Guessing Game — Little Horse, Little Horse
Nice try, Little Horse. We see you there on the sheriff’s badge!  This was a fun western version of Little Mouse, Little Mouse.

Transition — If You’d Like to Read a Book, Clap Your Hands
Additional verses included stomp your feet, shout yeehaw, sit down quietly. I always seem to forget the best one, “do it all!”

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Be My Valentine Program

A storytime! A craft! An excuse to wear an obscene amount of red and boogie down with a bunch of three to five year olds!  It was a good day.

myheartislikeazoo  nevertoolittletolove  beminebeminesweetvalentine

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

Action Song —  We Clap & Sing Hello!
[to the tune of “The Farmer in the Dell”]
We clap and sing hello,
We clap and sing hello,
With all our friends at storytime,
We clap and sing hello!

… wave and sing hello
…stomp and sing hello
…jump and sing hello
….sit and sing hello
(from Storytime Katie)

Paper Stories by Jean Stangl

Paper Cutting Story — The Wind & the Red Paper Square & The Wind from Paper Stories by Jean Stangl
Simple story (and a nice simple paper cutting story for a newb like me!) about shapes.

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