Programs

Sunshine Squad: Love Yourself!

 

Hello Song: Heckety Peckety

No matter the size of the crowd, everyone’s name is beautiful so let’s put them in a song!

Heckety peckety bumblebee
Won’t you say your name for me? ______________
Let’s say it ______________
Let’s clap it ______________
On your lap ______________
With a whisper ______________
With a shout ______________

Early Literacy Song
Tune: Goodnight Ladies

Talk, sing, read, write, play x3
You can start today.

Talk, sing, read, write, play x3
You are on your way—to reading!

Welcome Book: The Big Umbrella by Amy June Bates

3 Ways to be be a part of Sunshine Squad (from Sunflower Storytime)

  1. Being kind to yourself
  2. Being kind to others
  3. Being kind to animals and nature

Affirmation Chant by Cynthia Dawn (featured on Miss Sarah’s Storytime)

I am great! (Arms wide)
I  am smart! (Finger to head)
I am strong! (Flex muscles)
I am loved! (Hug yourself)
Today is an awesome day! (Jump in the air, fist pump)

Action Rhyme: My Body Belongs to Me from Gentle Hands and Other Sing-Along Songs for Social-Emotional Learning by Amadee Ricketts — highly recommended!

Tune: 99 Bottles of Pop on the Wall

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Book: One of a Kind by Chris Gorman

Tambourines Song: “I’m Me” by Charlie Hope

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Settle Rhyme

Tune: “If You’re Happy and You Know It”

If you’re ready for a story clap your hands
If you’re ready for a story clap your hands
If you’re ready for a story, if you’re ready for a story
If you’re ready for a story clap your hands

If you’re ready for a story sit right down
If you’re ready for a story sit right down
If you’re ready for a story, if you’re ready for a story
If you’re ready for a story sit right down

Book: The Wonderful Things You Will Be by Emily Winfield Martin

Video Song: It’s You I Like” by Mr. Rogers

Craft: Fingerprint Balloons

  • Washable ink pads
  • Ultra fine point sharpies or pens
  • Baby wipes (for cleaning fingers)

Inspired by the cover of The Wonderful Things You Will Be these fingerprint balloons feature all the beautiful traits of the child. This is a great way to build a child’s self-esteem and encourage parents to vocalize their admiration for their child and have a conversation with them. Because there are so many balloons, parents felt more inclined to go beyond basic descriptors like “smart” and “beautiful.”

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More books that promote positive perceptions of oneself:

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