Digital Story Time

"Little Fur Family” by Margaret Wise Brown/illustrated by Garth Williams

Story - May 14, 2020

Songs and Felt Board

Opening song: participants sing about something they are wearing

Example: "Caroline's wearing her white top, her white top, her white top, Caroline's wearing her white top, all day long. Please take a bow!"


Over in the Meadow:

Over in the meadow, in the sand, in the sun,

Lived an old mother frog and her little froggie one.

“Croak!” said the mother; “I croak!” said the one,

So they croaked and they croaked in the sand, in the sun.

Over in the meadow, in the stream so blue,

Lived an old mother fish and her little fishies two.

“Swim!” said the mother; “We swim!” said the two.

So they swam and they swam in the stream so blue.

Over in the meadow, on a branch of the tree,

Lived an old mother bird and her little birdies three.

“Sing!” said the mother; “We sing!” said the three,

And they sang and they sang on a branch of the tree.

Over in the meadow, near the grass by the shore,

Lived an old mother duck and her little duckies four.

“Quack!” said the mother; “We quack!" said the four,

And they quacked and they quacked near the grass by the shore.

Over in the meadow in a big beehive

Lived an old mother bee and her little bees five.

"Buzz!" said the mother; “We buzz!” said the five,

And they buzzed and they buzzed in the big beehive.


Five Little Monkeys Jumping on the Bed:

Five little monkeys jumping on the bed,

One fell off and bumped her head.

Mama called the doctor and the doctor said,

"No more monkeys jumping on the bed!"

Four little monkeys jumping on the bed,

One fell off and bumped his head.

Mama called the doctor and the doctor said,

"No more monkeys jumping on the bed!"

Three little monkeys jumping on the bed,

One fell off and bumped her head.

Mama called the doctor and the doctor said,

"No more monkeys jumping on the bed!"

Two little monkeys jumping on the bed,

One fell off and bumped his head.

Mama called the doctor and the doctor said,

"No more monkeys jumping on the bed!"

There was one little monkey jumping on the bed,

She fell off and bumped her head.

Mama called the doctor and the doctor said,

"No more monkeys jumping on the bed!"


Felt Board: Little Mouse, Little Mouse, are you in the [color] house?

Caroline hides felt mouse under one of four colored felt houses on felt board

“Little Mouse, Little Mouse, are you in the purple house?”

Caroline picks up purple felt house

“No mouse”

“Little Mouse, Little Mouse, are you in the green house?”

Caroline picks up green felt house

“No mouse”

“Little Mouse, Little Mouse, are you in the pink house?”

Caroline picks up pink felt house

“Yes!”

Caroline hides mouse again

“Little Mouse, Little Mouse, are you in the pink house?”

Caroline picks up pink felt house

“No mouse”

“Little Mouse, Little Mouse, are you in the orange house?”

Caroline picks up orange felt house

“Yes!”


Ending song: This is the Way We Say Goodbye

"This is the way we say goodbye, say goodbye, say goodbye, this is the way we say goodbye, after story time. We give our friends a big high five, a big high five, a big high five, we give our friends a big high five, after story time"

Craft: Family Tree

Materials:

Pair of scissors

Crayons, colored pencils, or markers

Glue stick or glue

Leaf template printouts or ones that you make yourself

A printout of a tree with no leaves or a drawn tree with no leaves


Instructions:

Print and cut out leaves of different shapes, like I did, or cut out your own leaves

Draw a tree with no leaves or print out a picture, like I did

Parents: if you want to find pictures or templates that don’t violate copyright, type “creative commons” at the end of your search phrase (for example, “simple leaf template creative commons”)

Draw the people in your family on each leaf or write their names on each leaf

Cut out your leaves

You can draw yourself or write your name on a leaf if you want, too

Glue the leaves onto your tree

Color your tree if you’d like

"Pete the Cat: Scuba-Cat" by James Dean

Story - April 28, 2020

Songs and Felt Board

Opening song: participants sing about something they are wearing

Example: "Caroline's wearing her blue shirt, her blue shirt, her blue shirt, Caroline's wearing her blue shirt, all day long. Please take a bow!"

Felt Board: Little Mouse, Little Mouse, are you in the [color] house?

Caroline hides felt mouse under one of four colored felt houses on felt board. "Little Mouse, Little Mouse, are you in the pink house?" Caroline picks up pink felt house. "No mouse..." "Little Mouse, Little Mouse, are you in the orange house?" Caroline picks up orange felt house. "No mouse..." "Little Mouse, Little Mouse, are you in the green house?" Caroline picks up green felt house. "Yes!" Curious George hides mouse.

Five Little Fish: "There were five little fish swimming in the sea, teasing Mr. Shark, you can't catch me, no you can't catch me. Along comes Mr. Shark as quiet as can be... and he SNAPS that fish right out the sea..." (Continue verses with "There were four little fish swimming in the sea," "There were three little fish swimming in the sea," and stop after "There was one little fish swimming in the sea")

Hokey Pokey: "You put your right foot in, you put your right foot out, you put your right foot in and you shake it all about. You do the hokey pokey and you turn yourself around, that’s what it’s all about!” Repeat verses with "left foot," "right arm," "left arm," "head," and end after "whole self (whole body)" with a "Hey!" at the end

Ending song: This is the Way We Say Goodbye

"This is the way we say goodbye, say goodbye, say goodbye, this is the way we say goodbye, after story time. We give our friends a big high five, a big high five, a big high five, we give our friends a big high five, after story time"

Craft: Disappearing Color

Materials:

Markers

Water

A little container

A paint brush or a plastic fork or something to move the water around

A piece of white paper


Instructions:

Draw a design on your paper.

Put water into your container.

Use the paint brush or plastic fork or your fingers to put water onto your design.

Move the water around and watch what happens to the color.