Music & Movement Storytime: It’s a Party!

Music & Movement Storytime: It’s a Party!

Thursday, September 15, 2022


Books We Read

Cover image of the book Alphabreaths
Cover image of the book hat tricks.

Storytime Outline

Warm Up: Mr. Sun by Raffi

Hello Song (using ASL): Hello Friends

Letter of the Week (with Yoga Pose & Breath Exercise): Letter A

We shared yoga poses and a breathe exercise from the books: The ABCs of Yoga for Kids by Teresa Power and Alphabreaths: The ABCs of Mindful Breathing by Christopher Willard and Daniel Rechtschaffen.

Book: Don’t Wake Up the Tiger by Britta Teckentrup

Mystery Box: We had shakers in our mystery box today.
Tip: If you don’t have shakers at home, make your own! Try adding rice to a container or using a jar of sprinkles to create a shaker sound.

Shaker Song: 

Everyone can shake, shake, shake
Everyone can shake, shake, shake
Everyone can shake, shake, shake
And now lets make a stop!

(Repeat: tap, clap, wave, shake)

Shaker Song: “Wimoweh” by Laurie Berkner

Book: Hat Tricks by Satoshi Kitamura

Activity: Magic Hat

Put a rabbit and other various objects in a hat. Pull objects out of the hat that are not the rabbit. Repeat until you only have the rabbit left.

Magic, magic in my hat
I’ll pull out a rabbit…
Ahh what’s that?

Magic, magic in my hat
I’ll pull out a rabbit…
Just like that!

Song: “My Hat Has Three Corners” by Mr. Eric & Mr. Michael

Circle Time: We played with the parachute.

Parachute Song: Roly Poly
Tip: Use a sheet or towel as a parachute at home or even at the park.

Roly poly, roly poly
Up up up, up up up
Roly roly poly, roly roly poly
Down down down, down down down

Roly poly, roly poly
In in in, in in in
Roly roly poly, roly roly poly
Out out out, out out out

Roly, poly, roly poly
Fast fast fast, fast fast fast
Roly roly poly, roly roly poly
Slow slow slow, slow slow slow

Parachute Song: In and Out the Window by Old Town School of Folk Music

Goodbye Song (using ASL):  Goodbye Friends