Move and Groove Storytime Spotlight: Jump Around

Cue the earworm for my fellow 90’s kids! This song always makes me think of Pringles. 😆

Once a month, my library presents a special music and movement storytime (in place of Preschool Storytime) called Move and Groove. We didn’t actually listen to the song that inspired this storytime plan, but here’s what we did instead:

Sing: Now It’s Time to Say Hello*

Welcome/Intro/Set Expectations

Sing: If You’re Happy and You Know It*

Sing: If You’re Ready for a Story…*

Instead of sitting down for the last verse, I asked the audience to stay standing for our next interactive story.

Read: Jump! by Tatsuhide Mastuoka

One of my all-time favorite storytime board books!

Sing: Jumping and Counting by Jim Gill

Rhyme: My Two Hands…

My two hands can clap, clap, clap.
My two feet can tap, tap, tap.
My two legs can jump, jump, jump!
My two feet can thump, thump, thump.
My whole body turns around
Then it sits down on the ground.

BK We All Play 2

Read: We All Play by Julie Flett

In addition to being absolutely beautiful, this great book also contains fantastic vocabulary (in two languages) and everyday diversity represention! The book ends with all the children and animals falling asleep, which sets the stage perfectly for a round of…

Sing: Sleeping Bunnies by Kathy Reid Naiman

We sang this song a few times through with different animals from the book. Then we read one last oldie (but a goodie) storytime book…

Read: From Head to Toe by Eric Carle

Breathe: Snake Breath by Kira Willey

Sing: Now It’s Time to Say Goodbye*


*Please visit this page to learn more about my regular storytime songs and routines.

I was so nervous about presenting the first in-person special storytime of the year that I completely forgot about giving a literacy message… Oops! That’s alright though, we had quite enough messaging going on with helping orient everyone back to storytime.

2 thoughts on “Move and Groove Storytime Spotlight: Jump Around”

  1. We All Play is one of our state’s Early Literacy Award nominees – I love it so much! I haven’t read Jump yet, but I see that we have it as a board book. I think two letters got switched in the author’s last name in the body of your post, though. 🙂

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