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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!

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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

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Today was very colorful! We looked at colors all around us, and read stories about mixing them into new colors!

Shake My Sillies Out
Color Rhyme
I Ain’t Gonna Paint No More (song with puppet)
BOOK: Blue Goose – Nancy Tafuri
Down By the Bay
Five Green and Speckled Frogs
BOOK: My Many Colored Days – Dr. Seuss
Head Shoulders Knees and Toes
Baby Bumblebee
Mouse Paint (felt story)
BOOK: Patrick Paints a Picture – Saviour Pirotta
Bubblegum
If You’re Happy and You Know It
Goodbye Song

Craft:
Water Coloring Painting

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We had a blast today reading stories and singing songs about monsters! There was a lot of growling, roaring and general monster silliness!

Shake My Sillies Out
If You Every See a Monster
BOOK: When a Monster is Born – Sean Taylor

Five Green and Speckled Frogs
Baby Bumblebee
BOOK: There are Monsters Everywhere – Mercer Mayer
What Do Monsters Do?
Head Shoulders Knees and Toes
BOOK: The Tickle Monster is Coming! – James Otis Thach
I’m a Little Teapot
Monster Pokey (claws, horns, tail, whole self)
BOOK: There was an Old Monster! – Rebecca, Adrian & Ed Emberley
Bubblegum
If You’re a Monster and You Know It (clap your claws, stomp your feet, growl real loud)
Goodbye Song

Craft:
Monster Paperbag Puppet

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I was so happy to be back at our Family Storytime today! I really missed seeing everyone. We had a lot of fun reading stories about love and kisses, and then we made valentines!

Shake My Sillies Out
BOOK: How Do I Love You? – Leslie Kimmelman
Baby Bumblebee
Five Green and Speckled Frogs
BOOK: How Do Dinosaurs Say I Love You? – Jane Yolen
I Have a Little Heart
Five In the Bed
BOOK: I Love Animals – Flora McDonnell
Down By the Bay
Head Shoulders Knees and Toes
BOOK: Kisses – Nanda Roep & Marijke ten Cate
Bubblegum
If You Love Me and You Know It (blow a kiss, make a heart, say I Love You!)
Goodbye Song

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