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9.3.22 - Family Storytime: We’re Going Bananas!

This is probably one of the most craziest I've felt while doing a storytime. This was just super silly.

Hello – PBJ Hello

Peanut butter jelly,

Marmalade and jam.

Let’s say hello as LOUD as we can!


(softly, fast, slow, nicely)

Stretch – Yoga Poses

Early Literacy Tip – Write

Writing helps children to understand that words have meaning. Early literacy tip for caregivers-Have the child draw a picture, now write the word associated with each object.

Song – Can’t Sit Still by Greg and Steve

Transition Rhyme – Go Bananas!

Bananas unite! Peel bananas, peel, peel bananas Chop bananas, chop chop bananas Mash bananas, mash mash bananas Eat bananas, eat, eat bananas Go bananas, go go bananas!

Book – Counting to Bananas by Carrier Tillotson

Song – Silly Dance Contest by Jim Gill

Rhyme – Monkey See, Monkey Do!

Monkey see, monkey do

Little monkey in the zoo

Monkey, monkey, in the tree

Can you jump around like me?

(swing tail, clap hands, nod head, sit down)

Prop/Flannel - Five Little Monkeys

Rhyme – This is big, big, big

This is big big big Hold (arms out to side)

This is small small small (cup hands together)

This is short short short (hold hands with palms facing each other)

This is tall tall tall (reach one hand above head)

This is fast fast fast (circle fists quickly)

This is slow slow slow (circle fists slowly)

This is yes yes yes (nod)

This is no no no (shake head)

Rhyme – Teasing Mr. Alligator

Five little monkeys swinging in the tree

teasing Mr. Alligator can’t catch me….can’t catch me

along came Mr. Alligator quiet as can be

and snapped that monkey out that tree

Book - Piranhas Don't Eat Bananas by Aaron Blabey

Song w/ Shakers – Fruit Salad Salsa by Laurie Berkner

Rhyme – If You’re Happy and You Know It!

Goodbye – PBJ Goodbye

Peanut butter jelly,

Marmalade and jam.

Let’s say hello as LOUD as we can!


(softly, fast, slow, nicely)

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