Family Storytime – 2/8/2020: Transportation
Updated: Aug 10, 2021
2/8/2020 – Family Storytime – Transportation
Song – Top of the Morning
This is a fun tune and great for waking up and doing a little stretching. It’s called Top of the Morning.
Hello Rhyme – PBJ Hello
We say hello in a lot of different ways!
Peanut butter jelly, Marmalade and jam. Let’s say hello as LOUD as we can! HELLO (softly, fast, slow, nicely) (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Tx61o23Vvns)
Song – Can’t Sit Still! by Greg & Steve
A colleague gave me this one and it’s got some great moves!
ASL – CAR / PLANE / BOAT
I like to include a few new ASL signs in storytime. I sometimes print my own flash cards from Baby Sign Language.
Story – Melvin Might? By Jon Scieszka
This is a little long but new to our library and cute. So I thought it might work for a first book, which I generally do a little longer.
Rhyme – I’m an Airplane
Here we use our bodies to be airplanes.
I’m an airplane (repeat) Flying high (repeat) I can tilt this way (repeat) In the sky (repeat) I’m an airplane (repeat) Flying high (repeat) I can tilt that way (repeat) In the sky (repeat) I’m an airplane (repeat) Flying high (repeat) I can make a landing (repeat) From the sky (repeat) (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Yv76PtdM4BU)
Song – Wheels on the Bus
Can’t have a transportation theme without this gem!
Story/Prop – Don’t Let the Pigeon Drive the Bus by Mo Willems
I made this puppet ages ago and I love a good excuse to break him out!
Game – Traffic Light Freeze Game
I created stop lights on Popsicle sticks and we do a version of red light, green light where we drive our cars fast, slow and then stop.
Rhyme – Have You Ever Seen a Sailboat
This ones great for the lap babies and toddlers.
Have you ever seen a sailboat, a sailboat, a sailboat. Have you ever seen a sailboat, waving it’s sails. Wave this way and that way, That way and this way. Have you ever seen a sailboat, waving it’s sails.
Story – Freight Train by Donald Crews
This ones great for colors and sounds.
Finger Play – Zoom, Zoom, Zoom
And of course we need a rocket ship!
Zoom, zoom, zoom We’re going to the moon. Zoom, zoom, zoom We’re going to the moon. If you want to take a trip climb aboard my rocket ship. Zoom, zoom, zoom We’re going to the moon. In 5, 4, 3, 2, 1 Blast off!
Shakers / Song – Chugga, Lugga Choo Choo by ….
I can’t remember who this one is by but it has a great shaker beat.
Rhyme – If You’re Happy and You Know It
I’ll include this one if we have time but with my speaker, I want to wrap up a little quicker than normal.
Goodbye Rhyme – PBJ Goodbye
We end the same way we said hello.
Peanut butter jelly, Marmalade and jam. Let’s say goodbye as LOUD as we can! Goodbye (softly, fast, slow, nicely) (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Tx61o23Vvns)
Song – Clean it up
Song – Goodbye, so long, farewell my friends
How’d it go:
This was a fun one. We loved flying in our airplanes and driving our cars!
That’s all for now!