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Away We Go


Storytime and other Library programs.

Let the wild rumpus start!

Away We Go

Scott Bahlmann

Opening: Shake My Sillies Out – Raffi


Book: One-Dog Canoe – Mary Casanova


(This didn't quite hold their interest, though they did appreciate the images of the overloaded canoe.)

Activity: Row Row Row Your Boat


Row, row, row your boat
gently down the stream.
Merrily, merrily, merrily, merrily,
life is but a dream.

(act out the rowing, then repeat with different actions:
paddle, rock, bounce, wiggle, and end with a super fast verse of 'motor')

(There was quite a bit of fun with this activity, the forward and back rowing action seemed to be the most popular.) 

Book: Duck on a Bike – David Shannon


(Silly with a nice interactive element where the kids can identify all the animals, and even make their sounds.) 

Activity: Green Says Go


(The kids knew what the colored circles mean, so we did different actions: running, spinning, jumping following the colored circle I was showing. A great activity to get out extra energy!)

Book: Don’t Let The Pigeon Drive the Bus – Mo Willems


(The emotions of the pigeon are what make this a real gem.) 

Activity: Wheels On the Bus


The wheels on the bus go round and round, 
round and round, round and round. 
The wheels on the bus go round and round, 
All through the town.

(continue with other actions)

(This song is always a big hit, as I'm sure you all know!) 

Book: Itsy Mitsy Runs Away – Elanna Allen


(This wouldn't work for very young crowds, but most of our kids were just the right age to understand the humorous culminations.)

Activity: Steering Wheel Craft


(there was quite a bit of excitement over this simple craft, paper plates with the center cut out for the kids to color with crayons. I like that it provides a unique textured surface.)