Storytime: New Year’s


corduroy new year first night turning year

Happy New Year, Corduroy! by Don Freeman
First Night by Harriet Ziefert
The Turning of the Year by Bill Martin Jr.

 Songs (both from Storytimes at the Library)

“Hello New Year”
(Tune: “Are You Sleeping?”)
Hello New Year, hello New Year
Good bye old, good bye old
Hello New Year, hello New Year
We’re glad you’re here, we’re glad you’re here

“Celebrate the New Year”
(Tune: “Row, Row, Row Your Boat”)
Cheer, cheer, cheer the year,
A new one’s just begun.
Celebrate with all your friends,
Let’s go have some fun!
Clap, clap, clap your hands,
A brand new year is here.
Learning, laughing, singing, clapping, through another year.

1. Liquid Watercolor Fireworks (idea from Amy’s Craft Bucket).  I poured red, yellow, and blue liquid watercolors into plastic cups and put several pipettes in each cup. Each child received a piece of card stock and a straw. Squirt watercolors onto the paper, and blow the blobs with the straw.

2. Noisemakers (idea from Alphamom) – This was popular with the children, and having done it at both family and toddler storytimes, I would modify how I prepped the materials (hot clue the craft stick to the box) and the order in which it was assembled (wrap the ribbon around the box, like a present, and tie the bell on before gluing sequins and sparkles).


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