Story Time Starter — Happy & Sad

September 11, 2014

We all have happy days as well as sad days. Emotions are a part of life and make a great story time topic for young children!—

We have several awesome books, rhymes, songs, and crafts to choose from for a great story time. Let's start with some books! Whether you choose the Elephant & Piggie title My Friend is Sad or the pop-up The Happy Little Yellow Box, we have many books that explain what Happy Is... and Sad Is....

Happy & Sad Booklist (Word Document/.doc file)

Here are some happy and sad rhymes to recite during your story time:

If You Chance to Meet a Frown
If you chance to meet a frown
Do not let it stay
Quickly turn it upside down
And smile that frown away!
No one likes a frowning face
Change it for a smile
Make the world a better place
By smiling all the while.

Happy (tune: Frere Jacques)
I am happy, I am happy
Feels so good, feels so good
Playing with my friends, playing with my friends
Knew I could, knew I could

Inside Out
When I am happy on the inside,
It shows on the outside.
It is quite impossible you see,
To hide what’s inside of me.
When I am happy, I dance.
I lift my feet and prance.
I twirl and spin and glide.

Put on a Happy Face
Gray skies are gonna to clear up
Put on a happy face
Brush off the clouds and cheer up
Put on a happy face
Take off that gloomy mask of tragedy,
it's not your style
You'd look so good that you'd be glad you decided to smile
Pick out a pleasant outlook
Stick out that noble chin
Wipe off that full of doubt look
Slap on a happy grin
And spread sunshine all over the place
Just, put on a happy face
Put on a happy face!

Need some music? Check out these themed songs!

Sing Along With Bob #1 by Bob McGrath
Songs: The More We Get Together & If You're Happy and You Know It

So Big by Hap Palmer
Songs: So Happy You're Here & When I'm Down I Get Up and Dance

Victor Vito by Laurie Berkner
Song: The Story of My Feelings

Where is Thumbkin?
Songs: If You're Happy and You Know It & We're So Glad You're Here

You’re Happier When You’re Happy! by Boxtop Jenkins
Songs: Barry Blue Berry & Wag More

No story time would be complete without a craft, so here are a few to choose from:

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