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Bath Storytime

I had a lot of fun with this week's bath storytime so I thought I would share my plan. I was particularly proud of the transition between the Teckentrup book and the "Elephants in the Bathtub" rhyme. I am also a huge lover of the Mrs. Wishy-Washy books so I was glad for a chance to read one too.

Book 1: Bath Time by Eileen Spinelli

Song: "All Through Bath Time"
Tune: Wheels on the Bus

The bubbles in the tub go,
Pop, pop, pop! Pop, pop, pop!
Pop, pop, pop!
The bubbles in the tub go pop, pop,pop!
All through my bath time! 


The washcloth in the tub goes scrub, scrub, scrub... 
The ducky in the tub goes quack, quack, quack... 

Book 2: Get Out of My Bath by Britta Teckentrup

Rhyme: Elephants in the Bathtub (I did this as a finger play, but I found this rhyme via Storytime Katie who has it as a flannel rhyme. I also changed the motion for knocking)

One elephant in the bathtub,
Going for a swim. 
Knock, knock (knock in the air)
Splash, splash (clap hands twice)
Come on in! (moti…

Maker Project: Artbots!

For this summer's maker program, I wanted to make artbots! I discovered artbots through the fabulous Show Me Librarian. I had originally planned on copying her program exactly (true confession) but I could not get enough of the Luminant brand electric toothbrushes at my local dollar stores. This was pretty disappointing, but I thought I would share some instructions for how to make this project work with the GB brand instead.

Please note that the Luminant brand toothbrushes work out to be cheaper as they include a bettery. GB toothbrushs do not, so the project is marginally more expensive (instead of $1/artbot, it's more like $1.25 with dollar store batteries). So I don't expect many people on a tight budget to attempt this way but if you're having trouble sourcing enough Luminant, this is an option. Please note you may be able to buy either brand (GB or Luminant)  in bulk from the Dollar Tree's website. This was not an option for me due to the scourge of Temporar…

"All Types of Bears" Rhyme

"All Types of Bears" is a fun song I found in Artsy Toddler Storytimes by Carol Garnett Hopkins(page 36). The book has flannel board templates but I used some puppets instead. I left out the koala bears section since I didn't have a koala bear puppet handy. I also changed the panda bear line to "like to eat bamboo". The book suggests singing to the tune of "Mary Had a Little Lamb" but I used "London Bridge is Falling Down" instead. 
All Types of Bears
To the tune of "Mary Had a Little Lamb" 
Grizzly bears are big and brown, big and brown, big and brown.
Grizzly bears are big and brown, and live in the woods.

Polar bears are soft and white, soft and white, soft and white.
Polar bears are soft and white and live where it's cold.

Panda bears are black and white, black and white, black and white,
Panda bears are black and white, and live with bamboo.

Koala bears have great big ears, great big ears, great big ears.
Koala bears have gre…