Story Time Theme – Orange

12 Oct

This week’s story time theme is the color and the fruit – ORANGE!  I have found that color themes are really easy to do because you can find a bunch of stories that incorporate a certain color.  This fall I choses orange for the obivous reason that it works really well for pumpkin and fall leaves stories.  Many of our families do not dress-up for Halloween so I’ve stopped reading strictly Halloween stories and focus more on Fall themed stories.




  • Traditional: Put Your Hands Up In the Air (song) & Open Shut Them (fingerplay)
  • Parachute: Rockin’ the Chute (Shakin’ the Chute CD)
  • Yoga: Warm-up (Rock n Roll, Zip up Spine, Deep Breaths, Cat/Cow, Dog)

Book 1: The Ugly Pumpkin by, Dave Horowitz


  • Traditional: 5 Little Monkeys Jumping on the Bed
  • Parachute: When the Parachute Goes Up Song (sung to the tune of If You’re Happy and You Know It)
  • Yoga: Sun Salutations (Poses: Mountain, Reach Up, Touch the Ground, Hands at Knees (flat back), Plank Pose, Cobra,  Downward Facing Dog, Walk Toward Hands, Repeat)

   Book 2: Roadwork by, Sally Sutton / Armadillo’s Orange by, Jim Arnosky (for Yoga Story Time)

Transition (changes weekly)

  • Traditional: Jumpin’ In the Leaves (Makin’ Music ~ Jumpin’ In the Leaves)
  • Parachute: Fast and Slow (The Best of the Laurie Berkner Band) – shake parachute fast and slow
  • Yoga: Core Strengthening (Poses: Cobra, Whale, Bow, Ball, Boat)

 Book 3: We’re Going On a Leaf Hunt by, Steve Metzger


  • Traditional: Shake Your Sillies Out Puppet Show
  • Parachute: Freeze (Shakin’ the Chute CD)
  • Yoga: Cool-down (Poses: Bridge, Happy Baby Pose, Star Pose/Deep Breaths)

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