Baby Storytime Spotlight: Sunny Skies… and Otherwise!

Here’s a fun baby storytime plan for the spring season!

Welcome/Introductions/Sharing: Baby’s Birthday

Today I asked the caregivers to share how old their baby was. We also sang the Happy Birthday song for several recent birthdays in our group!

Sing: Let’s All Clap…*

Rhyme: This is Big, Big, Big*

Bounce: Toast in the Toaster*

Sing: Everybody Clap Your Hands by Nancy Kopman


Read: Little Cloud by Eric Carle (Big Book)

Rhyme: Big Round Sun

Tune: Five Little Ducks

The big round sun in the summer sky
Waved at a little gray cloud passing by
The little gray cloud started to rain
Then out came the big round sun again!


As the saying goes, there’s always a rainbow at the end of every rain! We passed out our rainbow scarves and sang a song about colors.

Sing: Colors Over You (Scarves)

Tune: Twinkle, Twinkle, Little Star

Red and green and yellow and blue.
These are the colors over you!
Red as an apple and green as a tree.
Yellow as the sun and blue as the sea.
Red and green and yellow and blue.
These are the colors over you!


You can’t pass out scarves without playing a little peekaboo!

Sing: Peekaboo (Scarves)

Tune: Frere Jacques

Peek-a-boo, peek-a-boo,
I see you! I see you!
I see your button nose, I see your tiny toes!
Peek-a-boo! I see you!


Sing: The Itsy Bitsy Spider (Scarves)

Speaking of rain… we pretended our scarves were spiders and lifted them up and down the waterspout!

Lit Tip: Learning New Words through Song

Grown-ups, did you notice all the movements we made while singing today, such as when we went UP and DOWN the waterspout? Or when you touched your baby’s nose and toes? This actually helps babies learn new words! When you SING and use purposeful gestures, you help baby associate meaning with the words that they hear.

Read: Duckie’s Rainbow by Frances Barry (Lapsit Books)

Play: Bubbles

Rhyme: Tick Tock Cuckoo Clock*

Sing: Goodbye, Goodbye*

Stay and Play

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

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