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Nesting Robots

Nesting Robots
Robot, Robot I hear a sound Cup your ear Who is it?  Beep!  Prop source: Amazon
I've done similar nesting rhymes for chickens, cats, and dogs. This one is for a robot-themed storytime tub we will be debuting at winter storytimes across my library system in January.

"Going on a Quest" Puppet Rhyme

I wrote this rhyme for our Fairy Tales themed storytime tub. The concept is very similar to previous rhymes I've posted involving pets and pirates, among others. To me, these are great ways of using puppets in storytime that don't involve actual puppetry. So if you have some puppets collecting dust, go ahead and try using them like this! 
It's a good way to introduce the vocabulary word "quest" in storytime. You can talk about how "quest" is a synonym for words children may be more familiar with like "journey" and "adventure" or "trip."

Going on a Quest
Going on a quest! Gonna be a long trip! I want to take some friends. I wonder who to bring! (look into bag and pull out a puppet) A ______princess/dragon//knight/king)___!

Prep: Stuff all the puppets into the fairy tale bag before telling the rhyme

Puppet source:
Melissa and Doug Palace Pals hand puppets

Other fairy tale themed ideas I have are Two Little Unicorns and Dragon Egg.

Two Little Aliens

Two Little Aliens
(To the tune of "Two Little Blackbirds")

Two little Aliens crashed on a hill,
One named Jack and the other named Jill.Fly away, Jack (wheeeee!)Fly away, Jill (wheeeee!)Come back, Jack

Other verses: Flying in the sky…One named Low and one named High... Stuck in a black hole.. One named Fast and one named Slow
Prop Source: Amazon Words written by So Tomorrow Blog

Two Little Unicorns

2 Little Unicorns
(To the tune of "Two Little Blackbirds")
Two little unicorns on a rainbow, One named Fast (move the unicorn quickly behind the rainbow) and one named Slow (move the unicorn slowly behind the unicorn) Come back, Fast! (Return unicorn to the top of the unicorn) Come back, Slow! (Return unicorn to the top of the unicorn)
Other verses: Flying in the sky...Low/High
Sitting on a cloud. . .Quiet/Loud
Prop Source: Amazon Words: SoTomorrowblog