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ABC Storytime: S is for...

I was all excited that I had an S storytime in my files, but as I looked it over, I found that it was very specific to February, with snowflakes and groundhogs’ shadows. Well, shucks. I’ll give you some favorites, and as always, I welcome your storytime suggestions.

The Letter S

Book: Some Smug Slug, by Pamela Duncan Edwards

Rhyme: “Squirrels”
Wisky, frisky, hippity, hop
Up he climbs to the tree top.
Whirly, twirly, round and round
Down he scampers to the ground.
Where’s his supper? In a shell
Snappy, cracky, out it fell.
Book: Scaredy Squirrel or Scaredy Squirrel Makes a Friend, by Melanie Watt

Book: Silly Sally, by Audrey Wood

Song: “Shake My Sillies Out”
I’m going to shake, shake, shake my sillies out.
Shake, shake, shake my sillies out.
Shake, shake, shake my sillies out.
And wiggle my waggles away.

I’m going to clap, clap, clap my crazies out.
Clap, clap, clap my crazies out.
Clap, clap, clap my crazies out.
And wiggle my waggles away.
Book: Russell the Sheep, by Rob Scotton

Song: “Baa, Baa, Black Sheep”
Baa, baa, black sheep,
Have you any wool?
Yes sir, yes sir,
Three bags full.

One for the master,
One for the dame,
And one for the little boy
Who lives down the lane.
Book: Sourpuss and Sweetie Pie, by Norton Juster

2 comments:

EM said...

You forgot my favorite part of the "Shake Your Sillies" song: "jump my jiggles out," especially when used in a baby and toddler storytime group, most of whom have not yet mastered the gross motor skills required to jump. HI-larious.

The Book Chook said...

I have one for S. Do you know Skinnamarink? My Kinders loved it, and it was a great hit when performed for parents.

Skinnamarinky-dinky-dink
Skinnamarinky-doo
I love you
(rep)
I love you in the morning
And in the afternoon
I love you in the evening
And underneath the moon

Oh, Skinnamariny-dinky-dink
Skinnamarinky-doo
I love you!

Sung nice and slowly with actions, especially pointing to mum or dad.