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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!

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Today we explored the jungle with animal stories and songs!

Welcome Song
Open, Shut Them
Patty Cake
Toast in the Toaster
The Animals in the Jungle (frog, crocodile, monkey, snake)
BOOK: Five Little Monkeys Jumping on the Bed – Eileen Christelow
This is Big, Big, Big
This is the Way We…
Tickle Bees!
The Elephant Goes
Itsy Bitsy Spider
BOOK: If You’re Happy and You Know It! – Jane Cabrera
Kissing Rhyme
Zoom!
Peekaboo!
Clap Your Hands
Goodbye Song

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Had another fun Saturday morning! We had a small group, but there was so much energy!

Shake My Sillies Out
BOOK: How Do Dinosaurs Say I Love You? – Jane Yolen
5 Green and Speckled Frogs
Baby Bumblebee
BOOK: Tumble Bumble – Felicia Bond
Five Little Fingers
If You’re Happy and You Know It
Down by the Bay
BOOK: The Little Mouse, the Red Ripe Strawberry, and the
Big Hungry Bear – Don and Audrey Wood
5 in the Bed
Head Shoulders Knees and Toes
BOOK: Mooses Come Walking – Arlo Guthrie
Bubblegum
Ants Go Marching
Goodbye Song

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Hooray! Today was our first storytime of the new year! We read stories about winter and snow today, despite the fact that the high was 73 degrees here in Arizona!

Welcome Song
Put Your Hands Up High
Kissing Rhyme
Itsy Bitsy Spider
BOOK: Snow – Manya Stojic
Tickle Bees
Can You Hide Your Eyes?
Let’s Go Riding in an Elevator
Zoom!
MAGNET SONG: Boots and Jacket, Scarf and Hat (Thanks Melissa!)
Five Little Fingers
Cheek Chin
Clap Your Hands
BOOK: Snowy, Blowy Winter – Bob Raczka
This is Big, Big, Big
The Merry Duke of York
The Wheels on the Bus
Goodbye Song

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Saturday Story Stew!

Today we read one of my favorite stories, Bark, George! We always have a great time with that one! After our stories we made art with Wikki Stix we had leftover from our summer reading program.

Shake My Sillies Out
*The Juggling Pug – Sean Bryan
5 Green and Speckled Frogs
Baby Bumblebee
*Hilda Must Be Dancing – Karma Wilson
Five Little Fingers
*Planting a Rainbow – Lois Elhert
Head Shoulders Knees and Toes
*Bark, George – Jules Feiffer
Doggie Pokey (paws, ears, tail, whole self)
Bubblegum Song
Goodbye Song

Craft:
Wikki Stix Art

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Boo! We had a spooky storytime today for Halloween! Everyone came dressed in their costumes, we read Halloween books and rhymes, and made a creepy spider hat to take home! And of course we couldn’t end without some trick or treating!

Books:
Skeleton Hiccups – Margery Cuyler
Ghosts in the House! – Kazuno Kohara
Big Pumpkin! – Erica Silverman (magnet story)
Spooky, Spooky, Spooky! – Cathy MacLennan

Songs and Rhymes: (Words in Songs and Rhymes Index)
Shake My Sillies Out
5 Little Pumpkins (magnet poem)
5 Green and Speckled Frogs
Down By the Bay
Brown Bat, Brown Bat (magnet story, thanks Melissa!)
Hokey Pokey
Head Shoulders Knees and Toes
If You’re Happy and You Know It
Goodbye Song

TRICK OR TREAT!

Craft:
Spider hats

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Today we read some really great stories, including Where the Wild Things Are to celebrate the release of the movie. We made paper bag monster masks and had our own wild rumpus!

Books:
There’s an Alligator Under My Bed – Mercer Mayer
Parts – Tedd Arnold
Where the Wild Things Are – Maurice Sendak

Songs and Rhymes: (Words in Songs and Rhymes Index)
Shake My Sillies Out
Five Little Fingers
5 Green and Speckled Frogs
Down By the Bay
Baby Bumblebee
Head Shoulders Knees and Toes
Five in the Bed
If You’re Happy and You Know It
Goodbye Song

Craft:
Where the Wild Things Are paper bag masks

Music used: Storytime mix cd

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