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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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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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Another lovely Saturday morning! We had a great time this morning, and had a lot of fun learning a few new songs!

Books:
The Story of Growl – Judy Horacek
Fall Is Not Easy – Marty Kelley
Kitten’s First Full Moon – Kevin Henkes
Animals should definitely not wear clothing. – Judi Barrett

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

Craft:
Fall tree craft

Music used: 101 Toddler Favorites Disc 2

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Today was my first Saturday Story Stew storytime! This is a new thing for my branch, so it was kind of a test run. Another librarian and I trade off Saturdays and read a mix of our favorite stories, no using themes! We had a great time!

Books:
Book! Book! Book! – Deborah Bruss
Bubble Bath Pirates! – Jarrett J. Krosoczka
From Head to Toe – Eric Carle
Edwina, the Dinosaur Who Didn’t Know She Was Extinct – Mo Willems

Songs and Rhymes: (Words in Songs and Rhymes Index)
Shake My Sillies Out
Five in the Bed
Down By the Bay
Wheels on the Bus
Baby Bumblebee
Head Shoulders Knees and Toes
If You’re Happy and You Know It
Goodbye Song

Music used: Raffi compilation, Pirate music compilation

Craft:
Shapeosaurus! Shapes dinosaur stick puppet

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