Programs

Sunshine Squad: Let’s Be Friends

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 ______________
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: If You’re Friendly and You Know It

If you’re friendly and you know it CLAP YOUR HANDS.

If you’re friendly and you know it CLAP YOUR HANDS.

If you’re friendly and you know it and you really wanna show it

If you’re friendly and you know it CLAP YOUR HANDS.

…GIVE A SMILE

…WAVE HELLO

…SHARE A TOY

Book: The Rabbit Listened by Cori Doerrfeld

Bells Song: “Make a Friend” by Laura Doherty

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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: Will Ladybug Hug by Hilary Leung

Video Song: “The Friendship Song” by the CBeebies

Craft: Friendship Fingerprint Rocks

  • Tempura Paint
  • Large river stone rocks (go to your local hardware store and pick bags of rocks that are large and smooth enough to allow multiple fingerprints
  • Baby wipes (for cleaning fingers)

Each child received a rock and started with their own painted fingerprint. They then were encouraged to go around the room and trade fingerprints with all their friends. The finished product can be set in a garden or at the bedside of the participant.

This served as a great way for children to talk with new friends. Additionally, so much of our storytime crafts involve the individual’s artistic expression; This was a fun way to practice creating a shared art piece.

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