Archive for March, 2012

Llama Llama Bedtime Drama

March 27, 2012

Books
Llama Llama Red Pajama by Anna Dewdney
The Stuffed Animals Get Ready For Bed by Alison Inches
Cornelius P. Mud Are You Ready For Bed? by Barney Saltzberg

Songs, Rhymes & Fingerplays
Song: Twinkle Twinkle Little Star
Twinkle, twinkle, little star
How I wonder what you are.
Up above the world so high
Like a diamond in the sky
Twinkle, twinkle, little star
How I wonder what you are!

Movement Song: Ten Little Llamas
One little, two little, three little llamas,
Four little, five little, six little llamas,
Seven little, eight little, nine little llamas,
Ten little llamas jump!

Jump, jump, jump, jump, jump little llamas.
Jump, jump, jump, jump, jump little llamas.
Jump, jump, jump, jump, jump little llamas.
Sit down and go to sleep!

Movement Rhyme: Teddy Bear Teddy Bear
Teddy Bear, Teddy Bear, turn around.
Teddy Bear, Teddy Bear, touch the ground.
Teddy Bear, Teddy Bear, reach up high.
Teddy Bear, Teddy Bear, wink one eye.
Teddy Bear, Teddy Bear, dance on your toes.
Teddy Bear, Teddy Bear, touch your nose.
Teddy Bear, Teddy Bear pat your knees.
Teddy Bear, Teddy Bear always say please.
Teddy Bear, Teddy Bear turn off the light.
Teddy Bear, Teddy Bear say goodnight.

Movement Rhyme: Night Rhyme
Go to sleep little toes you’ve worked hard all day
Go to sleep little legs you’ve run hard and played
Go to sleep little hands you’re always so busy
Go to sleep little arms being small isn’t easy
Go to sleep little ears there’s so much to hear
Go to sleep little one there’s nothing to fear

Movement Song: If You’re a Llama And You Know It
If you’re a llama and you know It clap your hands.
If you’re a llama and you know It clap your hands.
If you’re a llama and you know It and you really want to show it,
If you’re a llama and you know It clap your hands.

Jump up high.
Touch your toes.
Wiggle your nose.
Stomp and pout.
Stretch and yawn.
Sit right down and sleep.

March 27, 2012 at 10:00 am Leave a comment

Hello Spring!

March 20, 2012

Books
Bear Snores On By Karma Wilson
Little White Rabbit By Kevin Henkes
The Odd Egg By Emily Gravett

Music
“See the Sleeping Bunnies” By Kathy Reid-Naiman
“Shake My Sillies Out” from The Singable Songs Collection By Raffi

Songs, Rhymes & Fingerplays
Fingerplay: During the Spring
During the Spring, it often showers
[Flutter fingers down.]
Or the sun shines for many hours
[Form circle in the air with arms.]
Both are good for the flowers!
[Cup each hand and extend arms like flowers.]

Fingerplay: Ten Little Fingers
I have ten little 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 up high,
Or make them go low.
I can fold them up quietly,
And sit just so!

Movement Rhyme: 10 Little Bunnies
1 little, 2 little, 3 little bunnies,
4 little, 5 little, 6 little bunnies,
7 little, 8 little, 9 little bunnies,
10 little bunnies hopping up and down.

Hop, hop, hop little bunnies.
Hop, hop, hop little bunnies.
Hop, hop, hop little bunnies.
Do a spin and sit right down.

March 20, 2012 at 10:00 am Leave a comment

Frog Hop

March 16, 2012

Books
The Frog in the Bog By Karma Wilson
How Can You Dance? By Rick Walton

Music
“The Shaker Hop” from Dancing Feet by Carole Peterson

Songs, Rhymes & Fingerplays
Movement Song: 10 Little Froggies
1 little, 2 little, 3 little froggies,
4 little, 5 little, 6 little froggies,
7 little, 8 little, 9 little froggies,
10 froggies hopping up and down.

Hop, hop, hop little froggies.
Hop, hop, hop little froggies.
Hop, hop, hop little froggies.
Do a spin and sit right down!

Movement Rhyme: Touch Your Nose
Touch your nose,
Touch your chin.
That’s the way
This game begins.
Touch your eyes,
Touch your knees.
Now pretend
You’re going to sneeze (Aaaa-choo!).
Touch your ears,
Touch your hair.
Touch your lips,
Just right there (Smack a kiss).
Touch your elbows,
Where they bend.
Sit right down and say the end!
THE END!!!!!

Movement Rhyme: Croak Said the Frog
Croak said the frog, (make croaking sound)
With his golden eyes. (fists up to eyes)
Sitting on a lily pad, (crouch on the ground)
Catching flies. (grab air with hand)
I have a sticky tongue, (stick out tongue)
It’s as fast as can be…
And I catch the mosquitoes (catch bugs again),
1-2-3. (count on three fingers)

March 16, 2012 at 1:00 pm Leave a comment

All About Shapes!

March 15, 2012

Books

Perfect Square by Michael Hall
Square Cat by Elizabeth Schoonmaker
It Looked Like Spilt Milk by Charles G. Shaw
A Star in My Orange by Dana Meachen Rau
Shape by Shape by Suse MacDonald

Music
“Jig Along Shapes” from Can a Jumbo Jet Sing the Alphabet? by Hap Palmer

Songs, Rhymes & Fingerplays

Song: Shapes
(Tune:  “Frere Jacques”)

This is a square.
This is a square.
How can you tell?
How can you tell?
It has four sides all the same size.
It’s a square, it’s a square.
This is a rectangle.
This is a rectangle.
How can you tell?
How can you tell?
It has two long sides and two short sides.
It’s a rectangle.
It’s a rectangle.
This is a circle.
This is a circle.
How can you tell?
How can you tell?
It goes round and round.
No end can be found.
It’s a circle. It’s a circle.
This is a triangle.
This is a triangle.
How can you tell?
How can you tell?
It has three sides that join to make three points.
It’s a triangle.
It’s a triangle.

Song: The Rolling Circle Song
(Tune:  “Have You Ever Seen A Lassie”)

Have you ever seen a circle, a circle, a circle?
Have you ever seen a circle, which goes ’round and ’round?
It rolls this way and that way, And that way and this way.
Have you ever seen a circle, which goes ’round and ’round?

Movement Rhyme: Make a Circle
Make a circle, make a circle,
Draw it in the sky.
Use your finger, use your finger,
Make it round as a pie.
Draw a square, draw a square,
Make the lines so straight.
Make a square, make a square,
Draw a box in the air.
Draw a triangle, draw a triangle,
Always start at the top.
Make a tent, make a tent, Use three lines and stop!

Movement Rhyme: Put Your Shape . . .
(used with shape bean bags)
Put your shape in the air,
Hold it high and keep it there.
Put your shape on your back,
Now please lay it on your lap.
Put your shape on your toes,
Now please hold it by your nose.
Hold your shape in your hand,
Now will everyone please stand.
Wave your shape at the door,
Now please lay it on the floor.
Hold your shape and jump, jump, jump,
Now hold your shape way, way up.

March 15, 2012 at 6:00 pm Leave a comment

Polar Bears & Penguins Oh My!

March 13, 2012

Books
Good Morning, Little Polar Bear By Carol Votaw
Who Has These Feet? By Laura Hulbert
Polar Bear, Polar Bear, What do you Hear? By Bill Martin Jr

Music
“Doing the Penguin” from Hot! Hot! Hot! Dance Songs by Sesame Street

Songs, Rhymes & Fingerplays
Movement Rhyme: Polar Bear Polar Bear
Polar bear, polar bear, turn around.
Polar bear, polar bear, touch the ground.
Polar bear, polar bear, bend your knee.
Polar bear, polar bear, climb this tree.
Polar bear, polar bear, stand on your toes.
Polar bear, polar bear, touch your nose
Polar bear, polar bear, reach up high.
Polar bear, polar bear, wink one eye.
Polar bear, polar bear, make a frown.
Polar bear, polar bear, sit right down.

Movement Rhyme: The Little Polar Bear
The little polar bear swims in the sea
And eats all the fish that he can see
He gets out and shakes his white fur
Rolls in the snow and gives a little “Grrr”
Then he stretches big and tall
And goes to sleep curled up in a ball.

Movement Song: If You’re An Artic Animal and You Know It
If you’re a polar bear and you know it give a growl
If you’re a polar bear and you know it give a growl
If you’re a polar bear and you know it and you really want to show it
If you’re a polar bear and you know it give a growl

If you’re a polar bear and you know it show your claws
If you’re a penguin and you know it waddle like this
If you’re a snowy owl and you know it give a hoot
If you’re a seal and you know it clap your flippers

Movement Rhyme: Ten Little Fingers
I have ten little 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 up high,
Or make them go low.
I can fold them up quietly,
And sit just so!

March 13, 2012 at 10:00 am Leave a comment

Weather

March 6, 2012

Books
Weather: A Lift-The-Flap Book By Pippa Shaw
The Big Storm: A Very Soggy Alphabet Book By Nancy Tafuri
It Looked Like Spilt Milk By Charles G. Shaw

Music
“Leaky Umbrella” from Jim Gill Sings the Sneezing song and other Contagious Tunes by Jim Gill

Songs, Rhymes & Fingerplays
Song: Mister Sun
Oh Mister Sun, sun, sun, Mister golden sun,
please shine down on me.
Oh mister sun, sun, mister golden sun,
hiding behind the trees.
These little children are asking you,
to please come out so we can play with you.
Oh mister sun, sun, mister golden sun,
please shine down on me.

Song: Itsy Bitsy Spider
The itsy bitsy spider crawled up the water spout.
Down came the rain, and washed the spider out.
Out came the sun, and dried up all the rain,
and the itsy bitsy spider went up the spout again.

Movement Song: I’m A Little Rain Drop
(To the Tune of “I’m a Little Tea Pot”)
I’m a little raindrop in the sky,
While I am up here, you’re nice and dry.
When the time is right I get all set,
I fall down and you get wet!

Movement Rhyme: The Wind Blows
The wind blows through the chimney.
[Stand straight, arms overhead.]
Ooooohhhhh!
The wind blows through our town.
[Stand straight, arms at sides.]
Ooooohhhhh!
He howls in all the treetops.
[Stand straight, sway arms back and forth overhead.]
Ooooohhhhh!
And makes the leaves fall down.
Ooooohhhhh!

March 6, 2012 at 10:00 am Leave a comment


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