Storytime Anytime!

Storytime at the library has been cancelled until further notice, but we would like to offer read-along and sing-along options for you to enjoy Storytime Anytime! at home. If your kids miss singing and dancing along with Ms Carol and Miss Bonnie,  here they are with virtual songs, crafts and stories!

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Carol

Song: Sticky, Sticky Bubblegum

Want to pair this song with a book? Try out Bebé Goes Shopping by Susan Middleton Elya and illustrated by Steven Salerno, available as an e-book from Tumblebooks with your library card.

Song:  Skinnamarink

Want to pair this song with a book?  Try out I Got Two Dogs by John Lithgow and illustrated by Robert Neubecker, available as an e-book from Tumblebooks with your library card.

Song:  Open-Shut Them

Want to pair this song with a book?  Try out Stretch by Doreen Cronin and illustrated by Scott Menchin, available as an e-book from Tumblebooks with your library card.

Song: Tommy & Tammy Thumb

Want to pair this song with a book?  Try out Goodnight, Goodnight, Construction Site by Sherri Duskey Rinker and illustrated by Tom Lichtenheld, available as an e-book from Tumblebooks with your library card.

Song:  The Wheels on the Bus

Want to pair this song with a book? Try out All Aboard the Dinotrain by Suzanne Santillan and illustrated by Atilio Pernisco, available as an e-book from Tumblebooks with your library card. 

Song: Shake Your Shakers

Want to pair this song with a book? Try out Wiggle by Durga Bernhard, available as an e-book from Tumblebooks with your library card.

Bonnie

1.  How Bear got His Stumpy Tail 

Here’s a polar bear craft you can make. Guess what I like to do? I like to glue on cotton balls instead of glitter, to make the bear fuzzy. It’s even better if your little one pulls the balls apart- which is great for hand-eye coordination, and developing strength in those hand muscles needed for writing. Of course, crayons or markers are fun, too.

2.  The Caterpillar Who Wanted to Fly 

Here’s a  caterpillar craft you can make.  You can glue it onto paper, if you don’t want to make a puppet!   

3.  Brown Bear, Brown Bear by Bill Martin Jr. 

How about  making a mask?  Masks invite kids to use their imagination—perhaps you will invent a new story! 

4. Hungry Spider and Turtle   

Here’s a fun craft to make a turtle. If you don’t have a potato masher, your preschooler can draw the body.    

5.  It Looked Like Spilt Milk 

Go outside and look at the clouds.   Can you find some interesting shapes?  Afterward, here are several crafts to go with It Looked Like Spilt Milk.  I like the one with paint blots, but you can choose your favorite!  

6.  The Doorbell Rang by Pat Hutchins

Here’s a  math craft to go with The Doorbell Rang.  And.... instead of making paper cookies, you could even use real cookies—YUM! 

7.  The Carrot Seed by Ruth Krauss  

Carrot seeds are pretty easy to grow, but they take 2-3 weeks to germinate.  If you’d rather try the paper version, here’s a link to a coloring page.  And if you want it to look like it’s growing in dirt, mix a little cocoa powder with a tiny bit of water and paint it over the carrot! 

8.  Moongame by Frank Asch  

Here’s a fun moon craft for you!   

Another option is to mix flour and water to make a paste. Create a moon by spreading a circle of this paste on some heavy paper or cardboard, then add texture by pressing a small object into the paste to make craters. Let it dry, and you have a 3-D moon! 

9.  More Pies by Robert Munsch  

Here is a pie craft you can make—and it smells good, too!  If you want another option, weave strips of paper to make the top into a lattice crust. Great fine motor skill practice for little fingers! 

10.  I Ain’t Gonna Paint No More by Karen Beaumont  

Here are FIVE, count them FIVE activities to enjoy, based on this book.   

My favorite is the Colorful Painted Handprint Keepsakes. Which one do YOU like best? 

11.  The Wind Blew by Pat Hutchins  

How about some science today?  Check out these wind activities

12.  Mama, Do You Love Me? by Barbara M. Joosse

Encourage kids to make greeting cards for people who are special to them. They can draw pictures that show how they feel about the people.  First, ask children to close their eyes and imagine the people to whom they are sending their greetings and why the people are important.  Then, after children complete their greeting cards, suggest that they write greetings at the top of their cards or questions they might like to ask.  If possible, deliver them to the special people. 

13.  I Ain't Gonna Paint No More by Karen Beaumont

Here are five activities to go with this week's story.  Miss Bonnie's favorite is the Colorful Painted Handprint art project.  Which one do you like best?