Oh toys, we can never have enough, can we? Here's a story time dedicated to favorite playthings.
Song: Good Morning Dear Earth
Fingerplay: I Had a Little Turtle
Flannel: Alphabet Soup -TOYS
Book:The Marvelous Toy by Tom Paxton
Song: Open, Shut Them
Book: Where's My TRUCK? by Karen Beaumont
Song: Jumping and Counting from Jim Gill's Irrational Anthem and More Salutes to Nonsense by Jim Gill
Song: Baby 1,2,3 from Sing it! Say it! Stamp it! Sway it! Vol. 3 by Peter and Ellen Allard
Song: Clean Up Song
Flannel: A Hunting We Will Go (framed as putting toys in their proper place)
Book: Tell Me About Your Day Today by Mem Fox
Song: Turn Around from Getting to Know Myself by Hap Palmer
Make and Take Craft: Paper Bag Puppets
Process: There's virtually zero prep, just have all the stuff out and ready to go after story time. Working with caregivers the kids can create faces for the paper bags. Stick your hand inside the bag and use your hand to manipulate the flap as a mouth.
Time: 5 minutes for prep, which was basically gathering all the materials into one place, and 30 minutes for the craft.