Tuesday, May 21, 2024

Berry Picking Time


Time to pick some berries!! 
Picked a Berry 
to the tune of Darling Clementine
Picked a strawberry, picked a strawberry that was growing in the sun.
Then I washed it, and I ate it. and I picked another one.

Change out blueberry, blackberry, raspberry and cherry as you pick them and pretend to eat them!
Here's another rhyme to use with the berries also.

Down in the Market
Down in the market at the end of the street, there are 5 ripe berries, so juicy and sweet.
Along comes a shopper with a nickel to pay. She buys the cherry and takes it away!
4...raspberry; 3...strawberry; 2...blueberry; 1...blackberry.

This theme resonated with the kiddos. They all like berries and around here it's strawberry picking time and the blueberries will soon be ready. We also played 'Which one is missing?' with the berries. That's always a big hit! This is one of my favorite themes for Storytime! Check out my other posts about berries Here and Here.
Yummy berries are so much Fun with Friends at Storytime! 

Monday, March 25, 2024

Two Little Dinosaurs!


Here are my Two Little Dinosaurs for some dino fun!  There are so many cute dino books for this theme and many other ideas on the Flannel Friday Pinterest board. Since we like to end our storytimes with a Two Little... rhyme, I made these two for our dinosaur storytime.  I used a Google image that I deconstructed and simplified and used some googly eyes and fabric paint and we are ready for Fun with Friends at Storytime!
Two Little Dinosaurs
(Kathryn Roach 10/26/2023)
Two little dinos in the mud getting dirty,
One named Stomp and one named Sturdy.
Walk away Stomp!  Walk away Sturdy!
Come back Stomp! Come back Sturdy!
Two little dinos in the mud getting dirty.
One named Stomp and one named Sturdy!

Thursday, February 29, 2024

Life Cycle of a Butterfly!


We're planning for Spring story times and wanted to include a butterfly theme this year.  I saw this wonderful song and felt set Here and wanted to make my own. I made each piece about 6 to 8 inches.  I did tweak my butterfly to have lots of different colors and I'm ready to go! 
Caterpillars and Butterflies are so much Fun with Friends at Storytime!  

Tuesday, February 27, 2024

Two Little Butterflies


I'm ready for Spring! I have Two Little Butterflies ready for Storytime:

Two Little Butterflies on a daffodil
One is Lindbergh and the other is Lucille!
Fly away Lindbergh. Fly away Lucille.
Come back Lindbergh. Come back Lucille.
Two little butterflies on a daffodil, 
One named Lindbergh and one named Lucille.

My butterflies have black plastic-coated wire antennae and sequins and glitter glue for fun!
Butterflies are so much Fun with Friends at Storytime!

A Very Hungry Caterpillar felt set!


I had been wanting to do this set for a long time and was too intimidated. A few months ago I gathered up my courage and felt and scissors and hot glue gun and got busy! This took a couple of weeks off and on to make but I am super pleased with the result!  Check out the other sets on Flannel Friday's Pinterest board, BugsI love the fat caterpillar and his cocoon. I had to tweak my butterfly a bit but I think it's a pretty good interpretation of Eric Carle's.  
The Very Hungry Caterpillar is so much Fun with Friends at Storytime!

Wednesday, January 24, 2024

Happy Birthday times 2!


Birthdays are always so much fun as a theme for storytime! I have another set of finger-puppets for our Birthday theme! I used a Google image and slick fabric paint with shiny pipe cleaner and cut up sequin candles for the top of my cakes. I also cut a piece of large sequin for the happy smile and used goofy google eyes for fun!  These guys make me smile! 

Two fancy cakes for your birthday,

One named Hip Hip and one named Hooray!

Blow out their candles, then we all say

“Happy, Happy Birthday,

Hip Hip,  Hooray!” 

Don't Wake Up the Tiger by Teckentrup is a fun, suspenseful picture book with a happy surprise birthday ending! Birthdays are always so much Fun with Friends at Storytime!

Zoom away with Rocket finger puppets!


I have 2 possible rhymes for my rockets:  
Two space rockets want to go up to the sky!
Here is Zoom! and here is High.
They're ready to launch, start the countdown.
5, 4, 3, 2, 1  Blast off!
So long Zoom! Goodbye High!
Two space rockets on the launching pad.
One named Theresa and one named Thad!
Blast off, Theresa! Zoom away Thad!
Come back Theresa! and come back Thad!
Two space rockets on the launching pad.
One named Theresa and one named Thad!

Zooming off in our rocket is so much Fun with Friends at Storytime!