L is for Laundry: 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

Rhyme with Magnet Board: "Llama, Llama, playing hide and seek--are you behind the [red] door? Let's take a peek!"

Book: Sock Story by CK Smouha OR Knuffle Bunny by Mo Willems

Hardcover Knuffle Bunny : A Cautionary Tale Book

Before our first song, let's stand up and act out some things we can do that start with L: We can LIFT. Pretend you're LIFTING a LLAMA. They can weigh up to 450 pounds! We can LATHER. That LLAMA needs a bath. Let's LATHER it up with soap! We can LOVE. Let's give the LLAMA a big loving hug! We can LEARN. Yesterday I LEARNED that baby LLAMAs are called crias. Did you know that before? Then YOU LEARNED it today! And you LEARNED it by LISTENING!

Song: “Dance, Freeze, Melt” by The Learning Groove from Rockin' Red

Book: Mrs. McNosh Hangs Up Her Wash by Sarah Weeks

Song: "I Took a Bath in a Washing Machine" by Jim Gill from Jim Gill Sings the Sneezing Song and Other Contagious Tunes

[have kids clap to the beat on the guitar chord part--"I took a bath--clap clap clap clap--in a washing machine--clap clap clap clap--then twist side to side and finally spin faster and faster towards end]

Book--selections--if time: Clothesline Clues to Jobs People Do by Kathryn Heling and Deborah Hembrook
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Song with Scarves: "The Walrus Washes His Winter Coat"

Song with Scarves (if time): "Freeze Dance" by Hap Palmer

Closing Song: Laurie Berkner's "These Are My Glasses" a cappella. "Today, everything we find in our book will begin with L." Possibles before opening to kids for suggestions: lion! lollipop! locomotive! (lemur, lemon, labradoodle)