Calling All Cotton Tails

A special Easter program for three to five year olds.

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Storytime

Opening Song — Hello Children
A great chance to go around the room, learning each child’s name, and using the world’s cutest rabbit puppet,  Folkmanis’ Dutch Rabbit.

Hello children, hello children, hello children
I’m glad you’re here today!
Hello [name of child], hello [another child’s name], hello [another child’s name]
I’m glad you’re here today!

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Folkmanis Dutch rabbit cuteness

Opening Song —  Can You Hop Hop Hop Like a Bunny
Can you hop, hop, hop like a bunny
And run, run, run like a dog?
Can you walk, walk, walk like an elephant
And jump, jump, jump like a frog?
Can you swim, swim, swim like a goldfish
And fly, fly, fly like a bird?
Can you sit right here like a quiet mouse
And not say a single word? Shhhhhhh!

(from Debbie Carroll’s CD Up and Over the Moon!)

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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.

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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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Christmas Storytime

Merry (almost) Christmas!  It was a special children’s program this week: Christmas Storytime, complete with craft.  The Fabulous Library Assistant came up with the craft for her Thursday Christmas Storytime and I pilfered the idea and supplies and did the same one on Friday at mine.  We both hauled out the jingle bells too, but otherwise, we each put our own spin on the festive program.  Here’s mine:

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Book — We Wish You a Merry Christmas
Action Song with puppet book — We Wish You a Merry Christmas/Let’s All Do a Little Clapping

We wish you a Merry Christmas
We wish you a Merry Christmas
And a Happy New Year.

Repeat with:
Now let’s all do a little clapping…and spread Christmas cheer
Now let’s all do a little jumping …
Now let’s all do a little twirling…
Now let’s all do a little sitting …

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Flannel/Felt/Guessing Game — Little Mouse, Little Mouse

Based on Storytime Moxie with a festive gingerbread house too! Forgot to snap the cute little mouse in the photo. Sorry!

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