Family Storytime – Elephants

9 Apr

51JW613GZRL._SX258_BO1,204,203,200_I had a storytime on Saturday morning, a fairly new adventure for us as we have shied away from Saturday programming for a long time.  But, we’ve been testing the waters this winter/spring and have gotten great responses by offering a storytime on Saturday mornings for families that work.  It was a little bit of a different crowd – lots of babies and lots of older preschool age kids with a huge gap where toddlers should have been.  But, the older kids had a great time and the little ones loved the music and movement.

The kids really like all the books and were especially fascinated by painting elephants in our last story!  They thought that was one of the coolest things and I really liked how I was able to point out to parents that books don’t always need to be read cover-to-cover.  This particular book has a number of text in boxes to expand on the story that I intentionally skipped and talked to the parents as to the reason why.  Overall, a great group of kids and parents that were so happy to be at storytime!

Opening Song: Clap and Sing Hello!(Tune: Farmer in the Dell)
We clap and sing hello,
We clap and sing hello,
With our friends at storytime,
We clap and sing hello!
(Wave and sing hello; stomp and sing hello.)

Book 1: Peanut by Linas Alsenas

Flannel board: 5 Elephants in the Bathtub

One Elephant in the bathtub,
Going for a swim.
Knock, knock (slap knees twice)
Splash, splash (clap hands twice)
Come on in! (motion ‘come’ with hands)

Continue until 5 Elephants…..
Five elephants in the bathtub
Going for a swim
Knock, knock
Splash, splash
They all fell in!

Book 2: I Broke My Trunk  by Mo Willems

Song: “Rock and Roll Freeze Dance” by Hap Palmer, So Big

Book 3: I Dream of an Elephant by Ami Rubinger

Wiggle Song: Bananas Unite

Book 4: Elephants Can Paint Too! by Katya Arnold

Closing Song: We Wave Goodbye Like This



One Response to “Family Storytime – Elephants”


  1. Family Storytime – Tigers | literacious - April 11, 2015

    […] must be on some sort of subconscious jungle adventure in my head, as last Saturday I did an elephant theme and today I did a tiger theme.  I’m not going to argue as both story times have gone […]

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