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Spider Storytime


Storytime and other Library programs.

Let the wild rumpus start!

Spider Storytime

Scott Bahlmann

(This program is heavily influenced by suggestions from Liesl Johnson. I just did some tweaking) -.o

Opening: Shake My Sillies Out - Raffi


Book: I'm a Shark - Bob Shea


(Shark is pretty brave, but there is one thing that make him nervous. Great illustrations, though the pics of imagining the bear with the spider confused the kids who thought it was actually with a spider.)

Activity: Little Miss Muffett - Traditional


(With a puppet girl and spider. The kids love seeing the girl scream and run away! We do it a couple of times, but end with the girl stomping on the spider, and it running away instead.)

Little Miss Muffet sat on a tuffet
eating her curds and whey.
Along came a spider that sat down beside her,
and frightened Miss Muffet away!


Book: Yellow Bird, Black Spider - Dosh Archer


(Very simple, a great talking book! Kids know where birds usually live, how they make music, and what they eat. But this bird is a little different.)

Activity: There's a Spider on the Floor - Traditional


(Each little kid got a little black poof ball for their spider, and we moved them the the places as we sang the song. Good times!)

There's a Spider on the floor, on the floor.
There's a spider on the floor, on the floor.
There's a spider on the floor, it just crawled in through the door,
There's a spider on the floor, on the floor.

...there's a spider on my shoe, and I don't know what to do!...
...there's a spider on my knee, and it's looking right at me!...
...there's a spider on my tummy, and I really want my mommy...
...there's a spider on my arm, it won't do me any harm (I hope)...
...there's a spider on my neck, and I'm a nervous wreck...
...there's a spider on my head, and I'm feeling full of dread...

and then it jumps down!

...there's a spider on the floor, I'm not worried any more...


Book: Aaaarrgghh! Spider - Lydia Monks


(Adorable book, the kids get really into it.)

Activity: Itsy Bitsy Spider/Emotions -


(We did this the traditional way, then with a variety of emotions. ...'Put on your sad faces!' the kids really enjoyed it, and the parents too! We did angry, sad, scared, and happy. )

The itsy bitsy spider went up the water spout,
down came the rain and washed the spider out!
Out came the sun and dried up all the rain,
so the itsy bitsy spider went up the spout again!


Book: Itsy Bitsy Spider - Keith Chapman


(With deviating text, this is a great storytime book. The spider interacts with lots of animals, and the kids can made the noises! Sparkly webs certainly don't hurt either.)

Activity: Bubbles (with Sammy the Spider by Jewel playing)