If you're new here, you might want to check you my introduction to preschool storytime.
This one worked a little differently than the usual plan, because I wanted to do several rhymes from The Fish Is Me!: Bathtime Rhymes which were selected by Neil Philip and illustrated by Claire Henley. As this is a collection of poems, it doesn't work well to just read the book, but a one here and one there is a fun way to introduce poetry to storytime!
So, here's how it went down:
Introduction and Announcements
Welcome Rhyme: Where is Thumbkin
First Song: "Take Me Out of the Bathtub" from Take Me Out of the Bathtub and Other Silly Dilly Songs by Alan Katz, illustrated by David Catrow
Read: Captain Bob Sets Sail by Roni Schotter, illustrated by Joe Cepeda
Read: "Trouble Bubble Bath" from The Fish is Me
Action Rhyme: Hickory Dickory Dock
Read: "Water Everywhere" from The Fish is Me
Read: Bubble Bath Pirates written and illustrated by Jarret J. Krosoczka
Song: "This is the way we wash our hair" which is the same melody as "This is the way we wash our clothes" but we wash our hair or other body parts "ear-lie in the morning." and of course, we act it out!
This is the way we wash our hair, wash our hair, wash our hair
This is the way we wash our hair,
Earl-ie in the morning
This is the way we wash our arms...
This is the way we scrub our backs...
This is the way we wash our knees...
This is the way we scrub our feet...
Don't forget behind your ears....
You can make it as long or as short as you want and do various body parts as the mood strikes or depending on how the kids are reacting.
Read: "If I Were a Fish" from The Fish is Me
Song: Shake My Sillies Out by Raffi
Read: "Miss Susie had a Baby" from The Fish is Me
Read: Bubbles, Bubbles by Kathi Appelt, illustrated by Fumi Kosaka
Read: "After a Bath" from The Fish is Me
Goodbye Song "Coming Around the Mountain"
Goodbye and Announcement repeat and invitation to CHECK OUT BOOKS!
Some of the other books I had on display for the kids to check out were...
Casey in the Bath by Cynthia deFelice, illustrated by Chris L. Demarest
I Can Take a Bath by Shigeo Watanabe, illustrated by Yasuo Ohtomo
Big Red Tub by Julia Jarman, illustrated by Adrian Reynolds
King Bidgood's in the Bathtub by Audrey Wood, illustrated by Don Wood (I usually do this as part of bathtime storytime, especially because the library has it in big book format so everyone can really see the pictures, but I just did it last month, so I didn't want to do it again!)
Eloise Takes A Bawth by Kay Thompson, illustrated by Hilary Knight