Baked Goods/Sweets Themed Storytimes (March 2022)

I did this storytime back in March before we had toddler and baby storytimes, so this one was geared towards preschoolers!

Books we read

Pinkalicious by Victoria Kann

If You Give a Mouse a Cookie by Laura Numeroff

A Cake All For Me by Karen Magnuson Beil

Songs we sang

Do You Know the Muffin Man?

Do you know the muffin man,
the muffin man, the muffin man?
Do you know the muffin man,
who lives on Drury Lane?

Hot Potato

We listened and danced to Hot Potato by the Wiggles on Spotify using our Bluetooth speaker.

Ten Little Cookies

1 little, 2 little, 3 little cookies

4 little, 5 little, 6 little cookies

7 little, 8 little, 9 little cookies

10 little cookies all for me!

Credit: King County Library System

Flannel Activity

Down Around the Corner

Down around the corner in the bakery shop

Were 5 little cookies with sprinkles on top

Along came someone with a nickel to pay

They bought a little cookie and took it away

Credit: Storytime Katie

Early Literacy Tip

Practice counting! Our song and flannel board activity were just practicing counting and now our book includes counting in a fun way. You can even practice counting how many snacks are on the plate or anything you see in everyday life. Learning counting skills helps with early numeracy and has been connected to improvements in early literacy, early learning, and has shown to lead to higher success in school.

Signs and Spanish Words

Dessert is postre in Spanish and the baby sign can be found here.

Cookie is galleta in Spanish and the baby sign can be found here.

Cake is pastel in Spanish and the baby sign can be found here.

How it went

We started out doing baking movements like stirring and rolling to get some energy out and then got into the first book. I did have some younger kids there since we don’t have a younger storytime and Pinkalicious was a bit long for them, but the older ones seemed to enjoy themselves.

Overall, this was a fun storytime and a fun theme with so many book options!