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Zoom, Zoom, Zoom Flannel Board

One of my favorite storytime songs is Zoom, Zoom, Zoom which I was introduced to via Jbrary.
I sing it every week with my evening storytime group and I thought they would enjoy a flannelboard version of it too.

I made this one using felt and some dies on our Ellison machine at my library. It came together very quickly!


Words: 
Zoom, zoom, zoom We're going to the moon. Zoom, zoom, zoom We're going to the moon. If you want to take a trip climb aboard my rocket ship. Zoom, zoom, zoom We're going to the moon. In 5, 4, 3, 2, 1 Blast off!
Other verses: Fly, fly, fly, we're going to the sky (the black felt represents the sky--my usual flannel board is red) Far, far, far, we're going to the stars Fun, fun, fun we're going to the sun....

Three Elephants on a Spider’s Web Prop Story

Three Elephants on a Spider’s Web One elephant went out to play Upon a spider’s web one day. He had such enormous fun, He called for another elephant to come… “Oh, ELEPHANT!”
Two elephants…
Three elephant went out to play Upon a spider’s web one day.
The web went creak, the web went crack. And all of the elephants went KERSPLAT!

Prop Source: Zippy Paws Elephant Cave

Chicks in the Hut Prop Song

The Chicks in the Hut Tune: Wheels on the Bus The chicks in the hut go cluck, cluck, cluck. Cluck, Cluck, Cluck Cluck Cluck, Cluck All through the day.
Other verses: Chicks in the pond—go swim, Chicks in the mud—go splash Chicks in the yard—go play

Prop source: Zippy Paws Chicken Hut (comes with 3 chicks)

Birthday Cake Mystery Set

This is just a simple dog toy set that I thought would make a good introduction to a birthday party-themed storytime. I would simply talk about the items with the kids instead of making up a rhyme or song to go with them. So for example, pull out the hat first and say "Oh, a hat. What might you celebrate wearing a hat like this," etc. 
Prop Source: Midlee Birthday Present Find a Toy Dog Toy
I do want to acknowledge that not all people celebrate birthdays so that is something to be aware of and sensitive to as you plan programs in a public library but I did want to share an option since many of my blog readers come from a variety of settings where they work with children and it can be difficult to find a variety of materials on birthday activities.