Saturday, April 7, 2012

Pajama Storytime: Puppies, Puppies, Puppies!

Some of you may know that aside from just being a blogger, I'm also a Librarian. Just before the new year, I started a new job as a Youth Services Librarian, which means that aside from just doing teen services, I'm also doing two weekly storytimes (for ages 3-5) and a monthly pajama storytime.

Since I've started doing these storytimes, I've found it immensely helpful to read the "set-up" from other storytimes on other blogs to get I want to "pay it forward." I'm going to try to put up as many storytimes as I can so that maybe someone else will get ideas for their storytimes!

Let me know if you have any format suggestions, etc!!

This was the Pajama Storytime I did in February.

Theme: Puppies, Puppies, Puppies!

Opening Song: BINGO (clapping hands rhythmically)
                           There was a man who had a dog and
                           BINGO was his name-o,
                           B-I-N-G-O, B-I-N-G-O, B-I-N-G-O,
                           and BINGO was his name-o.

Bark, George by Jules Feiffer
The Patterson Puppies and the Midnight Monster Party by Leslie Patricelli

Action Rhyme: Little Puppies and Little Kittens
                           One, two, three little kittens,
                           were napping in the sun,
                           (hold up 3 fingers of left hand)
                           One, two, three little puppies said,
                           "let's have some fun,"
                           (hold up 3 fingers of right hand)
                           Up to the kittens the puppies crept
                           as quiet as could be
                           (creep right hand up to the left)
                           One, two, three little kittens went
                           scampering up a tree.
                           (climb left fingers up arm)

Action Song:  Puppy Care ("Skip to my Lou")
                        Walk, walk, walk your puppy,
                        (repeat twice)
                        Take him for a walk.
                                     Brush, brush, brush your puppy
                                     ....til' he's neat and clean.
                                     Feed, feed, feed your puppy
                                    ...he sure likes to eat!

Flannelboard: "The Little Dog Who Forgot How to Bark"

Traffic Pups by Michelle Meadows

Action Rhyme: 10 Little Puppy Dogs
                  One little, two little, three little puppy dogs,
                   four little, five little, six little puppy dogs,
                   seven little, eight little, nine little puppy dogs,
                   ten little puppy dogs barking.
                                                 ...licking. ...jumping. ...running.

Nobody's Diggier Than a Dog by Susan Campbell Bartoletti

Craft: Accordian Dog

Supplies Needed:
brown construction paper (cut in half the long way)
dog head/rear end/ear (pre-cut)

The kids had so much fun trying to fold the middle piece to make their accordian bellies and then coloring and gluing their dogs.  :)

Snack Craft: Puppy Paws

Supplies Needed:
White bread
Chocolate Chips
Choc. Cookies
paper plates/plastic knives

Place bread on plate, spread with fluff
place one choc. cookie in center of bread
put five choc. chips above choc. cookie to make "claws"


  1. I found this site while looking for ideas. You are wonderful. Thanks so much for letting me steal and get even more ideas!


  2. This sounds like so much fun. Thank you for sharing.


  3. Tweeting the accordion puppy on @accordionbruce

  4. Love the accordian dog. Do you have printable templates for front and back?

    1. Sadly it’s been years since i made this so I don’t have any patterns left. If I remember correctly, though, I think I just cut a regular sheet of construction paper in half lengthwise to make the body of the puppy.