Story Time

Current Schedule:
Join Children’s Librarian Megan every Friday at 10:30 on ZOOM for Baby Bees
Email Megan @ mquigley@columbiactlibrary.org for the Zoom login information.

We will continue to post a weekly STORY TIME video every Tuesday
morning on the Library Facebook page and here on our website!
STORYOGA videos will be posted on the last Tuesday of the month.

Baby Bees Lapsit Videos & Lyrics:

Video: Baby Bees ‘Greatest Hits’

Video: Baby Bees Shaker Eggs

Shaker Eggs Lyrics Sheet

Video: Baby Bees Scarf Songs

Scarf Songs Lyrics Sheet

Video: Baby Bees Rhythm Sticks

Rhythm Sticks Lyrics Sheet

Video: Baby Bees Animal Songs

Animal Songs Lyric Sheet

Video: Baby Bees Streamer Songs

Streamer Songs Lyrics Sheet

DIY Streamers: Stick Streamers or try these Ribbon Rings

Video: Baby Bees Bell Songs

Bell Songs Lyrics Sheet

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Story Time  & Storyoga
Videos and Activities:

Hi everyone, Megan here! Every Tuesday morning I will post a Story Time video to the Library Facebook page and here on our website. In each video I will share a story as well as ideas for some simple follow up activities you can do from home! Videos will remain up for one week. Storyoga videos will be posted on Facebook and here on our website on the last Tuesday of the month and remain up for one month. Past videos will be taken down as new ones are posted, but you can scroll down to view past titles along with their suggested activities and links.

Current Story Time Video & Activities:

Tuesday, April 6th:
Video: Eggs 1, 2, 3: Who Will the Babies Be? by Janet Halfmann

Activities:
ABC Egg Hunt
Painting with Plastic Eggs
Growing in Eggshells
Cracking Ice Eggs

Current Storyoga Video:

Tuesday, March 30th: 
STORYOGA Video: Sleepy Little Yoga, Rebecca Whitford

Storyoga Songs & Stretches Printable PDF:
Storyoga Songs

Past Story Time Titles and Activities:

Groovy Joe: Ice Cream & Dinosaurs, by Eric Litwin

Groovy Joe Activities:
Ice Cream Prints
Ice Cream in a Bag
Recycled Instruments
FREE Groovy Joe Downloads (songs & stories)

I Really Like Slop, by Mo Willems

Slop Activities:
Making Slop (Nature Soup)
Easy Cooking with kids
Mo Willems Lunchtime Doodles

Lets Sing a Lullaby with the Brave Cowboy, by Jan Thomas

Brave Cowboy Activities:
Make a Shooting Star
Hand Shadow Puppets
Indoor Forts
More Indoor Forts!

Crash, Splash, or Moo! By Bob Shea

Crash, Splash, or Moo Activities:
Build a Popsicle Stick Catapult
Build a Pencil Catapult
Build a Paper Towel Tube & Spoon Catapult
100 Cup Tower Challenge! Will it Crash??
Other great books for making predictions

Plant the Tiny Seed, by Christie Matheson

Tiny Seed Activities:
Tie Dye Coffee Filter Flowers
Cupcake Tin Flowers
Growing from Kitchen Scraps
Spring Scavenger Hunt

The Watermelon Seed, by Greg Pizzoli

Watermelon Seed Activities:
Watermelon Slime
Retelling the Story
Watermelon Seed Math

Caps for Sale: A Tale of a Peddler, Some Monkeys,
and Their Monkey Buiness, by Esphyr Slobodkina

Caps for Sale Activities:
Collect as many caps/hats as you can from around your house and:
1. See if you can walk with them all piled on your head.
2. Make an obstacle course and see if you can complete it wearing all the caps.
3. Make your own memory game:
Put all the hats out. Have someone in your family remove one hat while your eyes are closed. See if you can guess which one is missing!
4.
Play ‘Monkey See, Monkey Do’ (like Simon Says, but say ‘Monkey Says’).
5. Make your own cap!

There are Cats in This Books, by Viviane Schwarz

Cats in this Book Activities:
Making Pop Ups – Ideas from the Eric Carle Museum Art Studio
Make a Pop Up Book
Cool Cat Crafts

I Ain’t Gonna Paint No More! by Karen Beaumont

Paint Activities:
Painting with Q-tips
Painting with Nature
Painting with Trucks and Toys 

We’re Different, We’re the Same, by Bobbi Jane Kates 

Resources for Parents:
Watch the CNN & Sesame Street Town Hall on Racism
We Need Diverse Books: Resources on Race, Equity, Anti-Racism & Inclusion
The Brown Bookshelf: Stop & Think Reading List
Social Justice Books Multicultural Booklists
SBL READ WOKE Booklist: Picture Books*
SBL Diverse Stories: Picture Books*

*Learn more about READ WOKE HERE.
*This list is not exhaustive, and will continue to be updated. Find these lists on our Children’s Reading Resources page as well.

Saturday, by Oge Mora

Saturday Activities: 
LOTS of DIY Puppet ideas 
More simple DIY Puppets 
Paper Plate Flamingo Craft

Jabari Jumps, by Gaia Cornwall

Jabari Jumps Activities:
25 Backyard Water Play activities
Water Play for Toddlers & Preschoolers

You Matter, Christian Robinson

You Matter Activity:
Watch Christian Robinson read & learn how to draw a T-Rex!

My Friends Make Me Happy! Jan Thomas 

My Friends Make Me Happy Activities:
Letter & Number Scavenger Hunt Ideas
Alphabet Beginning Sounds Scavenger Hunt
Make a friend a homemade card to tell them why they make YOU happy!

Bubble Bath Pirates, by Jarrett Krosoczka

Activities:
Bubble Painting
Bubble Activities
Fun Bath Activities
Pirate Crafts

Du Iz Tak, by Carson Ellis

Activities:
Get a closer look at the illustration & learn more about decoding the text
Decoding and Inferring with older readers
Printable Du Iz Tak Finger Puppets
And of course, get outside and go on a bug hunt and discover the plants growing around you!

I Got the Rhythm, Connie Schofield-Morrison

Activities:
Make your own DIY shakers & maracas and shake them to your own rhythm
Watch and follow this Rhythm Song from Jbrary
Check out this packet FULL of songs and activities related to I Got the Rhythm

I Spy Pets, by Edward Gibbs

Activities:
Math & Literacy variations of ‘I Spy’
Collaborative Pet Portrait using Printmaking Techniques
Pet Crafts for Preschoolers

Summer Supper, Rubin Pfeffer

Activities:
Fun activities for the letter S
Letter S games, activities, & snacks
Printmaking with fruits & veggies

Crunch the Shy Dinosaur, by Cirocco Dunlap

Activities:
Create a clothespin dinosaur
DIY dinosaur feet
Make a paper dinosaur hat
Balancing dinosaur paper plate craft

A Gift for Goose, Tad Hills

Activities:
Make a box for your special things! Or a Nature Box
16 toys you can make with a box
Making a gift for someone? Try making DIY wrapping paper too!
65 cardboard box creations

Another, Christian Robinson

Activities:
A guide to sharing wordless picture books with young readers
Introducing collage to young children
50+ collage projects for kids
Christian Robinson on Art, Inspiration, and ANOTHER

Tap the Magic Tree, Christie Matheson

Activities:
Tap the Magic Tree Art with Christie Matheson
Tap the Magic Tree Learning Activities
Tap the Magic Tree Movement Activity

Get Out of My Bath, by Britta Teckentrup

Activities:
18 Fun Bath Time Activities!
Pool Noodle Bath
Alphabet Soup Bath
Elephant Crafts, Games, Songs, and more!

The Little Old Lady Who Was Not Afraid of Anything,
by Linda Williams

Activities:
Acting Out & Retelling the Story
Scarecrow Crafts
Printable Craft

Hello, Arnie! by Laurie Keller

Activities:
Paper Bag Doughnuts (my favorite doughnut craft!)
10 Doughnut Crafts for Kids
Baked Doughnuts from Highlights Magazine

Hi, Pizza Man! by Virginia Walter

Activities:
Paper Pizza Collage
Playdough Pizza
Pizza Themed: literacy, math, fine motor, art, blocks, sensory, and dramatic play and more!

Thank you, Omu! Oge Mora

Activities:
Oge Mora style ‘Thank You’ card collage
Thankful Turkey Craft
Thankful Pie Craft
Variety of ‘Thank You, Omu’ Post-Reading Activities

Hooray for Hat! Brian Won

Activities:
Make your own hat
Learn some mindfulness exercises for next time you’re feeling grumpy!
10 ways to explore Hooray for Hat!
Have a parade! Find a hat for everyone in your family.March around your house to music

Three Little Kittens, by Barbara McClintock

Activities:
28 Super Cute Kitten Crafts
Symmetrical Mitten Craft
You can also read and compare other versions of this classic nursery rhyme!

Snowmen at Night, by Caralyn Buehner

Activities:
Sparkly Winter Paintings
Stamped Snowman Art
Ice Painting Experiment
Build a snowman in your yard – check out these photos for inspiration!

The Gingerbread Man, Béatrice Rodriguez

Activities:
DIY Gingerbread Scented Puffy Paint
Easy Gingerbread Cookies
Graham Cracker Gingerbread House

Pete the Cat and his Four Groovy Buttons, by Eric Litwin

Activities:
10 fun Pete the Cat activities
Button sorts, threading, fine motor activities & more!

Is That Wise Pig? by Jan Thomas

Activities:
Make an alphabet soup sensory bin
Make vegetable soup together
Make an alphabet soup picture using letter stamps,
stickers, or magazine cutouts. Click here to see an example.

The Snowy Day, Ezra Jack Keats

Activities:
DIY Snowy Day Puffy Paint
Snowball painting with pompoms
Snowflake prints with forks

Spunky Little Monkey, by Brian Won

Activities:
Make a monkey hat
A playlist of other ‘follow the direction’ songs
25 monkey crafts

Love the World, Todd Parr

Activities:
Marbled Valentines
Easy Spin Art Valentines
 Process Art Heart Projects

If You’re A Robot and You Know It, David Carter

Activities:
Recycled Robots
Edible Robots
DIY Robot Vest
Sing & dance along to the story with David Carter!

Play This Book, Jessica Young

Activities:
Popsicle Stick Harmonica
Cereal Box Guitar
Paper Plate Tambourine
And for the very ambitious – Make an outdoor music wall!

Not a Box, Antoinette Portis

Activities:
Easy Cardboard Building STEM activity
DIY Cardboard Games & Toys
Cardboard Cars for a ‘Drive In’ Movie at Home!
Watch an animated version of the story!

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