SLC Book Boy

the storytime ventures of a children's librarian

Christmas Storytime

Opening: Shake My Sillies Out – Raffi

Book: I’m Not Santa! – Jonathan Allen

 

(Simple and cute with some nice emotional outbursts.) =]

Activity: Ring those Christmas Bells (see at end)

 (gave the kids bells to shake, they always like it when they can make noise!)

Book: Rock-a-bye Christmas – Matt Novak

 

(A cute story with a nice surprise ending…if only it weren’t so small!)

Song: Going to the North Pole – from Songs for all seasons by Geoff Johnson

(did the actions, and I had a polar bear hidden behind the flannel board I would bring out at the appropriate times.)

Book: Christmas Mice – Bethany Roberts

 

(This I stuck in because I needed another Christmas book…but it went over just fine.)

Activity: A Star for my little tree – Flannelboard

(A nice variation of Partridge in a pear tree… I should have made it bigger though!)

Book: Have You Been Naughty or Nice? – Eric Long

 

Activity: Reindeer Pokey

(The Hokey Pokey as a reindeer! Put in antlers, hooves, shiny nose, fluffy tail, etc.)

The Parts:

Ring Those Bells
Sung to: “She’ll Be Coming Around the Mountain”
(Loudly)
We will ring those Christmas bells so loud and clear.
We will ring those Christmas bells so loud and clear.
We will hear the dingle, dingle
When they jingle, jingle, jingle.
Yes, we’ll ring those Christmas bells so loud and clear.

(Softly)
We will ring those Christmas bells so quietly.
We will ring those Christmas bells so quietly.
We will hear the dingle, dingle
When they jingle, jingle, jingle.
Yes, we’ll ring those Christmas bells so quietly.

(loud and deliberate)
We will ring those Christmas bells so fast and loud.
We will ring those Christmas bells so fast and loud.
We will hear the dingle, dingle
When they jingle, jingle, jingle.
Yes, we’ll ring those Christmas bells so fast and loud.

A STAR FOR MY LITTLE TREE
Tune:  “A Partridge in a Pear Tree”

One the first day of Christmas,
My mother gave to me –
A star for my little tree.

On the second day of Christmas,
My mother gave to me –
Two strings of lights
And a star for my little tree.

On the third day of Christmas
My mother gave to me –
Three silver bells,
Two strings of lights
And a star for my little tree.

On the fourth day of Christmas
My mother gave to me –
Four candy canes.
Three silver bells,
Two strings of lights
And a star for my little tree.

On the fifth day of Christmas
My mother gave to me –
Five Christmas bulbs.
Four candy canes,
Three silver bells,
Two strings of lights
And a star for my little tree.
Adapted Traditional
By Jean Warren

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