Story Time Starter — Hugs

March 11, 2015

This month, we would like to suggest some awesome hug books, music, and activities! Everybody loves a hug and what better subject for a story time? Explore when it's a good time to hug in Time for Hug by Phillis Gershator & Mim Green, or what can be hugged in Hug Machine by Scott Campbell. Or check out the titles below.

Hugs Book List (Word document/.doc file)

There are plenty of fun hug songs to add to your stories! We like the ones below:

Here are some rhymes to share!

Bear Song (Sing to: "Row, row, row your boat")
Hug, hug, hug your bear
Squeeze him very tight
Hold him high
Help him fly
Then hug with all your might.

Bounce, Tickle, Hug
I bounce you here, I bounce you there
I bounce you, bounce you everywhere
I tickle you here, I tickle you there
I tickle you, tickle you everywhere
I hug you here, I hug you there
I hug you, hug you everywhere

Hug a Bear
Do you have a moment please
To give this bear just one small squeeze?
‘Cause teddy bears need hugs to live…
So don’t you have just one to give?

Up and Down
Put your arms up
Put your arms down
Put them through the middle
Move them all around
One arm to the left
One arm to the right
Give yourself a hug
And hold on tight!

If you want to extend some of the books you read, here are two book activity ideas:

Or maybe you are looking for some coloring pages? We picked out a few:

Finally, end your story time with an easy craft. We like these:





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