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Friendship Storytime


Storytime and other Library programs.

Let the wild rumpus start!

Friendship Storytime

Scott Bahlmann

Opening: Shake My Sillies Out – Raffi


Book: Lottie Paris and the Best Place – Angela Johnson


(A great way to introduce the theme, making friends at the library! I clipped the 'rules' pages to streamline things.) 

Activity: Dear Zoo
from the book by Rod Campbell


(A zoo keeps sending the wrong pet! The kids loved saying why certain animals weren't a good fit, and we swapped a skunk for the original camel.) 

Book: Wombat Walkabout – Carol Diggory Shields


(Quite a fun book, though it felt a smidge long. Maybe it would be better as a opening title.)

Activity: If You’re Friendly and You Know It


If you’re friendly and you know it, clap your hands!
If you’re friendly and you know it, clap your hands!
If you’re friendly and you know it, then your face will always show it,
If you’re friendly and you know it, clap your hands!

...wave hello
…jump up and down
...shout Horray! them all.

(A nice simple activity to do some moving.) 

Book: My Friend is Sad – Mo Willems


(A fantastically fun book, as all the Elephant and Piggie are.) 

Activity: My Friend Rabbit
from the book by Eric Rohmann


(Pretty simple, we ask the kids to identify the animals as rabbit brings them out to add to the tower.) 

Book: You Will Be My Friend – Peter Brown


(A good lesson in friend behavior. Clipped a few pages together, and it went over well!) 

Activity: Streamers


(Our last book ended with the new friends having a dance party, so we finished with a dance party of our own!)