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I haven’t posted on here in ages since I don’t really do storytime anymore. I work in teen services now! I do have a few flannel stories to share, though, so I will post those over the next few weeks!

This story is one that I saw on Yo Gabba Gabba, and thought was so cute I wanted to share it in storytime!

Charlie C the Centipede
By Joel Trussell
Full set of pieces

Charlie C the centipede
Lived inside a walnut seed.
Today was a very special day,
He was going to buy a hat! Hooray!
So he wriggled down the road
That was squiggly and grey.
Beetle next door asked,
“Where you headed today?”
“To buy a hat,” said Charlie C.
“Well then you should get one
That’s round and green!”
“Hmmm, well,” said Charlie C,
“We’ll see which hat is the best for me.”
Beetle and Green Hat

A few rocks down and up in the sky
Was Ana Maria the damsel fly.
“I heard the hat shop is where you’re going,
Why not get one with purple feathers showing?”
“I don’t know yet,” said Charlie C,
“But I’m going to find the right one for me!”
Damsel Fly and Feather Hat

A few leaves down and under a tree
Was Bernie Brown, a roly poly.
“I’m excited for you to get a hat,
May I recommend one that’s brown and flat?”
“Brown and flat, that does sound nice,
But I’ll find the hat that fits me right!”
Roly Poly and Brown Hat

At the door of the hat shop stood Tony the flea.
“We’ve got many to choose from, come and see!”
So Charlie C scooted right on by.
He saw so many hats stacked up really high!
“Hmm, the green one isn’t right you see,
And purple feathers tickle me!”
In the Hat Store

And after Charlie C had tried on 73,
He finally exclaimed “I found the one that’s right for me!
It’s tall, shiny, round and black.”
Tony the flea said “It’s called a top hat!”
“Thank you so much Mr. Flea,
I finally found the one for me!”

The Perfect Hat!

I don’t have a pattern for it because I made it up as I went along, but you get the general idea!

It’s Earth Day! Today we talked about how we can help protect our Earth, on Earth Day and everyday! We even planted sunflower seeds in old plastic containers!

Shake My Sillies Out
5 Green and Speckled Frogs
BOOK: Michael Recycle – Ellie Bethel
Five Little Fingers
Bumblebee
BOOK: On Meadowview Street – Henry Cole
Down By the Bay
Head and Shoulders
BOOK: The Earth Book – Todd Parr
Bubblegum
Goodbye Song

Craft:
Planting sunflower seeds!

Today was our last baby storytime of the season! It makes me sad to say goodbye, but luckily our break isn’t long and we’ll start our summer season on May 19th!

Welcome Song
Open, Shut Them
Put Your Hands Up High
10 Little Fingers
Patty Cake
BOOK: Here a Chick, Where a Chick? – Suse MacDonald
Old MacDonald (with puppets)
Let’s Go Riding in an Elevator
Merry Duke of York
This is the Way…
Tickle Bees!
Clap Your Hands
BOOK: Hey Diddle, Diddle! – Annie Kubler
Itsy Bitsy Spider
Peekaboo!
This is Big, Big, Big
Toast in the Toaster
Zoom!
If You’re Happy and You Know It
Goodbye Song

I was out last week and really missed everyone. I was very glad to be back this morning! We read some great animals stories today, and made some fun animal sounds!

Welcome Song
This is the Way…
This is Big, Big, Big
Cheek, Chin
Let’s Go Riding in an Elevator
Patty Cake
BOOK: Jump! – Scott M. Fischer
Clap Your Hands
Itsy Bitsy Spider
Animal Pairs magnet board game (thanks Melissa!)
Toast in the Toaster
Merry Duke of York
Put Your Hands Up High
Tickle Bees!
BOOK: Moo, Baa, La La La! – Sandra Boynton
Kissing Rhyme
Zoom!
Wheels on the Bus
Goodbye Song

Today we counted fingers, toes, and lots of hugs and tickles!

Welcome Song
10 Little Fingers
Put Your Hands Up High
Kissing Rhyme
Zoom!
BOOK: Ten Little Fingers and Ten Little Toes – Mem Fox and Helen Oxenbury
Clap Your Hands
Toast in the Toaster
Tickle Bees
This is Big, Big, Big (thanks Melissa!)
Itsy Bitsy Spider
BOOK: Mommy Hugs – Karen Katz
Patty Cake
Cheek, Chin
Merry Duke
Wheels on the Bus
Goodbye Song

Spring is here! We welcomed it in with stories about gardens, flowers, and animals coming out of hibernation!

Shake My Sillies Out
Spring Wind
BOOK: Bear Wants More – Karma Wilson
Five Little Fingers
Baby Bumblebee
BOOK: My Garden – Kevin Henkes
Five Little Flowers
5 Green and Speckled Frogs
Head and Shoulders
BOOK: Planting a Rainbow – Lois Ehlert
Ants Go Marching
If You’re Happy and You Know It
Goodbye Song

Craft:
Coffee Filter Butterflies

It’s spring, it’s spring! Time to enjoy the beautiful weather and read stories about gardens and baby animals!

Welcome Song
Open, Shut Them
Clap Your Hands
Patty Cake
BOOK: Wee Little Lamb – Lauren Thompson
I Went to Visit a Farm One Day (sheep, pig, cow, duck)
Zoom!
Let’s Go Riding in an Elevator
Toast in the Toaster
Tickle Bees!
Itsy Bitsy Spider
BOOK: Planting a Rainbow – Lois Ehlert (big book)
This is Big, Big, Big
Merry Duke of York
Peekaboo!
This is the Way We…
Wheels on the Bus
Goodbye Song

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