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Fairy Tale Storytime


Storytime and other Library programs.

Let the wild rumpus start!

Fairy Tale Storytime

Scott Bahlmann

Opening: Shake My Sillies Out – Raffi


Book: Waking Beauty – Leah Wilcox


(The kids really liked this, fun story and illustrations)

Flannel Board: Five Knights in Shining Armor (from Moxie)


(A fun little rhyme, I do add some action as well.) 

Five knights in shining armor,
Fearless and brave,
Went hunting for a dragon
In a deep dark cave.
The dragon breathed some fire,
The knights were all aquiver
And one little knight
Ran and dove into the river!

(Count down remaining knights)


Book:Paper Bag Princess – Robert Munch

The Paper Bag Princess

(There always seems to be someone know know this story, and is excited to hear it again!)

Activity: Pinocchio -
(from Super Simple Learning)


 Everybody in. [Move forward.]
Everybody out. [Move back.]
Everybody turn around. [Turn around.]
Everybody shout, "Hey!" [Jump up and shout, "Hey!"]
Everybody ready? Here we go.
[Put your hands on your hips and sway side to side.]

Let's do The Pinocchio.
[Make a Pinocchio nose by putting two fists in front of your nose, and then make it "grow" by moving one hand forward.]

Right arm![Hold up your right arm as if it were a puppet's arm.]

[Keep your right arm up as you dance in and out.]
Everybody in.
Everybody out.
Everybody turn around.
Everybody shout, "Hey!"
Everybody ready? Here we go.
Let's do The Pinocchio.
Right arm! [Hold up your right arm.]
Left arm![Hold up your left arm
...continue with right leg, left leg, chin up!]

(A fun new activity for the kids! I was so pleased to find this.)

Book: Interrupting Chicken – David Ezra Stein


(A fun story, great opportunity for voices, and the kids were quite engaged.)

Activity: Somethinglocks (full version here)


(The kids loved helping me get this right, and playing with the pieces after the storytime was over.)

Essentially, it's the story of Goldilocks and the three Bears, but I kept messing up and having the kids help me out.


Book: Musicians of the sun – Gerald McDermott

musicians of the sun

(This was a bit of a droop after the Somethinglocks excitement, but the images are so awesome, and it still held the kids attention pretty well.)

Activity: Instruments


(Then we were the musicians! They always love the instruments, some ended up with handfulls in my Thursday group.)