S is for Spring: Storytime Plan

Opening Song: "If You're Happy and You Know It" [standing up] with whispered added verse "If it's storytime and you know it, say Shhhh..."

Letter of the Day

Book: Spring Is Here by Will Hillenbrand [Have group do Bear's snores and rap rap rap etc with Mouse]

Action Rhyme: "Little Seed"

Little seed in the ground [crouch down],
quiet and still.
Little seed, will you sprout?
Yes, I will! [jump up]

Action Rhyme: "Spring"

Showers (Move like rain falling to the ground.)
Flowers (Move like something growing from the ground.)
Trees (Sway in the wind.)
Bees (Buzz and fly.)
Sun (Make a circle with arms.)
Fun (Jump up and down.)

Song:  Dance, Freeze, Melt by The Learning Groove from their album Rockin' Red

Book: Dig In! by Cindy Jenson-Elliott

Songs with Shakers: "I Know a Chicken" by Laurie Berkner [new babies in Spring]

Book: Hurry Hurry by Eve Bunting

Closing Song: Laurie Berkner's "These Are My Glasses" a cappella. "Today, everything we find in our book will begin with "S. Possibles before opening to kids for suggestions: Superhero! Snake! Sasquatch!

To add or swap in:

Action Song: “Ten Little Flowers”
One little, two little, three little flowers
Four little, five little, six little flowers
Seven little, eight little, nine little flowers
Ten little flowers in the spring.
Give them rain and lots of sunshine,
Give them rain and lots of sunshine,
Give them rain and lots of sunshine,
So they’ll grow up tall!

[ACTIONS: count on fingers, fingers coming down for rain, arms circled above head for sunshine, reaching high for growing tall]

Book: Except If by Jim Averbeck
Book: The Perfect Nest by Catherine Friend