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Create Your Own Storytime at Home: Spring

Need inspiration to create your own storytime at home?  Having an at-home storytime with your children can be as simple as reading a few books, dancing together to a silly song, and reciting a rhyme. The following books, songs, and rhymes are all great suggestions for a "spring" themed storytime. 

Fletcher and the springtime blossoms by Julia Rawlinson ; pictures by Tiphanie Beeke

999 frogs wake up by Ken Kimura ; illustrated by Yasunari Murakami

The second line [sound recording]: scarf activity songs by Johnette Downing — Dance along and wave scarves to the track "Flitter Flutter." Don't have scarves like the ones we use at our library storytimes? Any piece of light fabric will do the trick - even a washcloth or a clean dust cloth!

Singable songs for the very young [compact disc] by Raffi — Sing along to Raffi's upbeat version of "Mr. Sun."

Rhyme: Bugs, Bugs, Bugs

(Tune: Are you sleeping)

Big bugs, small bugs
Big bugs, small bugs
See them crawl, on the wall
Creepy creepy crawling
Creepy creepy crawling
Bugs, bugs bugs!
Bugs, bugs, bugs!

Rhyme: Bee Hive

(Put your hand in a fist and say...)
This is my bee hive, but where are the bees?
Hidden inside where nobody sees.
Soon they'll come
Creeping out of their hive
One, two, three, four, five! (Pop fingers up while counting)
Bzzzzzz! (Wiggle fingers around like bees escaping)

Visit our Poems and Fingerplays page for even more fun rhymes!