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Be You! - Storytime Online

Hello everyone! We hope you are all excited for Be You! by Peter H. Reynolds.

Michelle and I have put together a bunch of fun activities and crafts for the little ones. Starting on Wednesday, May 1, the kits are available to pick up for our online storytime this month!

Enjoy a FREE copy of the book and more!

"Be You!" by Peter H. Reynolds

Be curious...

Be adventurous...

Be brave...


Visit to watch the author read his book aloud for Barnes & Noble’s storytime channel, #BNStorytime. Then, enjoy the activities!

Kits include:

  • a FREE copy of Be You!

  • information page

  • colors game (5 colored hearts)

  • 2 activity pages

  • 2 coloring pages

  • rhymes/song pages with weblinks (instrument NOT included - check at the desk later in the month if you would like one!)

  • Mirror craft

  • 3 magnets from the story

  • stickers

Here are the following pages that you will receive with your kit!

HANDOUT GAMES – play with included heart handouts

Can You Show Me…?

(Tune: “Here We Go Round the Mulberry Bush”)

Can you show me the red heart?

Red heart, red heart?

Can you show me the red heart?

And wave it in the air?

Purple… pink… white… blue

Hold It High – Choose one heart from handouts

Hold your heart high and stand

Now wave it around in gestures grand!

Hold your heart below your chin

Now hold it way up high again

Hold your heart against your nose

Now touch the heart to your toes

Touch your heart to the ground

Now wave that heart all around!

Hold your heart in front of you

Now turn around – one time, two!

Hold your heart and jump up high!

Now let your heart fly fly fly (throw it in the air)

SONGS & INSTRUMENT – use included instruments

Me! by Noodle & Pals

I Am Special by The Kiboomers

What Is Your Name? by Wormhole Learning

Open Shut Them by Sing with Bella

BOUNCE RHYME (bounce along with child in lap)

Bouncing You Here

I bounce you here,

I bounce you there.

I bounce you, bounce you everywhere!

I hug you here,

I hug you there.

I hug you, hug you everywhere!

I tickle you here,

I tickle you there,

I tickle you, tickle you everywhere!


I Wiggle

I wiggle my fingers,

I wiggle my toes,

I wiggle my shoulders,

I wiggle my nose

I wiggle my arms

I wiggle my lips

I wiggle my elbows

I wiggle my hips

Now no more wiggles,

Are left in me,

So I will be still,

As still as can be.

Five Fingers on Each Hand

I have five fingers on each hand,

Ten toes on my two feet

Two ears, two eyes,

One nose, one mouth,

With which to sweetly speak.

My hands can help, my feet can tap,

My eyes can clearly see.

My ears can hear,

My nose can sniff,

My mouth can say, “I’m me.”

Here Are My Ears

Here are my ears

Here is my nose

Here are my fingers

Here are my toes

Here are my eyes

Both open wide

Here is my mouth

With teeth inside

Here is my tongue

That helps me speak

Here is my chin

And here are my cheeks

Here are my hands

That help me play

Here are my feet

For walking today

I Use My Brain

I use my brain to think, think, think.

I use my nose to smell.

I use my eyes to blink, blink, blink.

I use my throat to yell!

I use my mouth to giggle, giggle, giggle.

I use my hips to bump.

I use my toes to wiggle, wiggle, wiggle,

And I use my legs to jump!

Ten Fingers

I have ten fingers and they all belong to me.

I can make them do things, would you like to see?

I can shut them up tight, or open them wide,

I can put them together, or make them all hide,

I can make them jump high, I can make them jump low,

I can fold them up quietly, and hold them just so.


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Let us know what your little ones thought of Be You! What did they think of the activities? Do you have any suggestions for us?

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