SLC Book Boy

the storytime ventures of a children's librarian

Letter S Storytime

on July 3, 2014

Opening: Shake My Sillies Out – Raffi

Book: Some Smug Slug – Pamela Duncan Edwards

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(A lovely alliterative story, with a satisfying surprise ending. We did clip a couple of pages, as they were a bit redundant.) 

Activity: Baa-Baa Black Sheep

Baa, baa, black sheep, have you any wool?

Yes, sir, yes, sir, three bags full;

One for the master, and one for the dame,

And one for the little boy who lives down the lane

Baa, baa, black sheep, have you any wool?

Yes, sir, yes, sir, three bags full.


(We sang Baa Baa Black Sheep, then this little guy popped up because no one ever sang about the white sheep! So we did, and then he put on different colors so that more were represented. The idea of the sheep puppet with other colors was taken from Amy White of the Orem Public Library)

Book: I’m a Shark – Bob Shea


(Bob Shea is pretty well a guaranteed hit. This had great illustrations for storytime, and a very fun plot.)

Activity: Spider on the floor

There’s a Spider on the floor, on the floor.

There’s a spider on the floor, on the floor.

There’s a spider on the floor, it just crawled in through the door,

There’s a spider on the floor, on the floor.

…there’s a spider on my shoe, and I don’t know what to do!…

…there’s a spider on my knee, and it’s looking right at me!…

…there’s a spider on my tummy, and I really want my mommy…

…there’s a spider on my arm, it won’t do me any harm (I hope)…

…there’s a spider on my neck, and I’m a nervous wreck…

…there’s a spider on my head, and I’m feeling full of dread…

and then it jumps down!

…there’s a spider on the floor, I’m not worried any more…


(Each little kid got a cotton ball for their spider, and we moved them the the places as we sang the song. Good times!)

Book: I Spy Under the Sea – Edward Gibbs



(A very simple guessing book with nice big pictures. A hit!)

Activity: Sammy the Snake

Sammy the snake is searching for a snack

But only if it starts with ‘S’.

Is this something Sammy will eat?

No, or yes?










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(We start with the short Sammy, then introduce different images and have the kids tell us if it starts with ‘s’. If so, we flip it over to the silhouette side, and add it to Sammy’s stomach! This was lots of fun, the kids really like showing their smarts. We didn’t use all the images, but felt out when interest was starting to wane, about eight things.) 

Book: Pete the Cat I Love My White Shoes – Eric Litwin



(Can’t go wrong with Pete the Cat, a great finish for our program.) 

Activity: Streamers

(Then we played with Streamers! It was a well received program all around.) 

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