SLC Book Boy

the storytime ventures of a children's librarian

Polar Bear and Penguin Storytime

on January 16, 2014

Opening: Shake My Sillies Out – Raffi

 Book: Ted, Bo, and Diz The First Adventure – Jason Chapman

ted bo and diz

(I really like this book, and the kids do too!)

Activity: Polar Bear Ball – I got this from Falling Flannelboards

Polar bear wants to play!  He wants to catch the red ball today.

Who has the red ball?  Look and see. If you have it bring it up to me.


(The kids had a blast with this …as long as they weren’t too shy to put their ‘balls’ on the board.)

Book: Baby Penguin Slips and Slides – Michael Tietelbaum


(I love using photo books, and this was perfect! Just ignore the little fact bubbles on each page.)

Activity: 5 penguins in the Bathtub

Five Penguins in the bathtub going for a swim

Knock, knock (clap hands)

Splash, splash, (slap knees)

Come on in!

(count up to five penguins)


(A fun counting activity.)

Book: Sergio Makes a Splash – Edil Rodriguez

Sergio Makes a Splash

(I’ve used this often, and it’s always well recieved.)

Activity: Polar Bear, Polar Bear, turn around

Polar Bear, Polar Bear, turn around,

  Polar Bear, Polar Bear, scratch the ground.

Polar Bear, Polar Bear, Roar out loud,

Polar Bear, Polar Bear, touch a cloud.

Polar Bear, Polar Bear, win a race.

Polar Bear, Polar Bear, jump in place.

Polar Bear, Polar Bear, stop and pause,

Polar Bear, Polar Bear, touch your claws.

Polar Bear, Polar Bear, sit right down.

Polar Bear, Polar Bear, make no sound.

(Adapted from the classic ‘Teddy bear, teddy bear”. The kids love it!)

Book: Oh! What a Surprise – Suzanne Bloom


(I think this series is adorable, and fox is such a fun character to read.)

Activity: Streamers

(Then I pulled out a surprise for the kids, streamers to play with!)


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