Everyone is friends at storytime and this week we were celebrating that!  We started as we do every week with our opening song, Hi, Hello and talked about how we are all friends.

Friendship Picture Books:

bear's new friend
Bear’s New Friend
By Karma Wilson, Illus. by Jane Chapman
a friend like you
A Friend Like You
By Tanja Askani
i'm not.

I’m Not.
By Pam Smallcomb, Illus. by Robert Weinstock
 pearl barley and charlie parsley
Pearl Barley and Charlie Parsley
By Aaron Blabey

Songs and Fingerplays:

“The More We Get Together”
The more we get together, together, together
the more we get together,
the happier we’ll be.
‘Cause your friends are my friends
and my friends are your friends!
The more we get together
The happier we’ll be!

“If You’re Friendly”
tune: If You’re Happy and You Know it
If your friendly and you know it, clap your hands.
If your friendly and you know it, clap your hands.
If your friendly and you know it, and you really want to show it,
If your friendly and you know it, clap your hands!
additional verses: stomp your feet, give a hug, shout hooray, sit down

“Ten Good Friends”
One best, two best, three best friends
four best, five best, six best friends
seven best, eight best, nine best friends
The ten best friends are we!
and in spanish:
Uno mejor, dos mejor, tres mejores amigos
cuatro mejor, cinco mejor, seis mejores amigos
siete mejor, ocho mejor, nueve mejores amigos
los diez mejores amigos que son

Friendship Craft:
Friend chain. I got the template out of an ALA binder from a summer reading program a couple years go. I had out a variety of craft supplies so the kids could create their friends however they wanted. Here is a very creative take on one toddler’s friends:

Other Friendship Storytime Ideas:
SurLaLune, Will You Be My Friend?
Once Upon a (Story) Time, Friendship Storytime
Johnson County Library, Friendship Storytime

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