Archive for April, 2012

Bugs

April 24, 2012

Books
Step Gently Out by Helen Frost
Big Bugs by Keith Faulkner
Creepy Crawly Calypso by Tony Langham

Music
“Shakin’ Everywhere” from Jim Gill Sings Irrational Anthems and More Salutes to Nonsense By Jim Gill

Songs, Rhymes & Fingerplays
Song: Insects All Around
Lady bugs and butterflies
Buzzing bees up in the sky
Teeny, tiny little ants
Crawling up and down my pants
Many insects can be found
In the sky and on the ground

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!

Flannel Board: The Ants Go Marching
The ants go marching one by one, hurrah, hurrah,
The ants go marching one by one, hurrah, hurrah,
The ants go marching one by one,
The little one stops for a hamburger bun,
And they all go marching on…

(Repeat with:)
The ants go marching two by two…. piece of fruit…
The ants go marching three by three… slice of cheese…
The ants go marching four by four… ear of corn…
The ants go marching five by five… French fries…
The ants go marching six by six… carrot sticks…
The ants go marching seven by seven… slice of heaven…
The ants go marching eight by eight… a grape…
The ants go marching nine by nine… melon rind…
The ants go marching ten by ten… a burger again…

Movement Song: If You’re a Bug And You Know It
If you’re a bee and you know it buzz like this: Buzz! Buzz!
If you’re a bee and you know it buzz like this: Buzz! Buzz!
If you’re bee and you know it and you really want to show it,
If you’re a bee and you know it buzz like this: Buzz! Buzz!

If you’re a grasshopper and you know it hop like this: Hop! Hop!
If you’re a butterfly and you know it flap your wings.
If you’re a caterpillar and you know it move really slow.
If you’re at storytime and you know it sit back down.

April 24, 2012 at 10:00 am Leave a comment

Is Everyone Ready For Fun?

April 20, 2012

Books
Tanka Tanka Skunk! By Steve Webb
Is Everyone Ready For Fun? By Jan Thomas

Music
“Shakin’ Everywhere” from Jim Gill Sings Irrational Anthems and More Salutes to Nonsense By Jim Gill
“Jumping and Counting” from Jim Gill Sings Irrational Anthems and More Salutes to Nonsense By Jim Gill

Songs, Rhymes & Fingerplays
Fingerplay: 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.
Touch your ears,
Touch your hair.
Touch your lips,
Just right there.
Touch your elbows,
Where they bend.
Sit right down and say
THE END!!!!!

Movement Rhyme: What do animals do?
Hop, hop, hop like a kangaroo.
Roar, roar, roar like a tiger at the zoo.
Swing, swing, swing like a monkey in a tree.
Fly, fly, fly like a bat flying free.
Moo, moo, moo like a cow on the farm.
Neigh, neigh, neigh like a horse in the barn.
Swim, swim, swim like an otter having fun.
Sit, sit, sit to show me you’re done.

Movement Song: Clap, Clap, Clap Your Hands
Clap, clap, clap your hands
Clap your hands with me
Merrily, merrily, merrily, merrily
Clap your hands with me.

Jump, jump, jump up high
Jump up high with me.

Spin, spin, spin around
Spin around with me.

Stomp, stomp, stomp your feet.
Stomp your feet with me.

Pat, pat, pat your knees.
Pat your knees with me.

Wave, wave, wave hello
Wave hello with me!
Merrily, merrily, merrily, merrily
Wave at all you see.

April 20, 2012 at 11:00 am Leave a comment

Let’s Play Outside!

April 19, 2012

Books

Samantha on a Roll by Linda Ashman, illus. by Christine Davenier
Duck on a Bike by David Shannon (adapted as flannel story)
Split! Splat! by Amy Gibson, illus. by Steve Bjorkman
Stella & Roy by Ashley Wolff

Music
“Muddy Water Puddle” from Sally the Swinging Snake by Hap Palmer
Toddler’s Next Steps: Playtime Songs

Songs, Rhymes & Fingerplays

Fingerplay: Five Little Kites
Five little kites just beginning to soar,
The wind blew one away and that left four.
Four little kites so colorful to see,
The wind blew one away and that left three.
Three little kites waving high for you,
The wind blew one away and that left two.
Two little kites flying in the sun,
The wind blew one away and that left one.
One little kite having lots of fun,
The wind blew it away and that left none.

Movement Rhyme: I Have a Little Bicycle
I have a little bicycle
I ride it to and fro
And when I see that big green light
I know it’s time to go.

I have a little bicycle
I took it to the shop
And when I see that big red light
I know it’s time to STOP!

Movement Rhyme: We Put Our Umbrellas Up
Tune: “Looby Loo”

We put our umbrellas up.  (Circle arms overhead.)
We close our umbrellas down.  (Lower arms to sides.)
We give our umbrellas
A shake, shake, shake,  (Shake pretend umbrellas.)
And turn them all around. (Twirl pretend umbrellas.)

April 19, 2012 at 6:00 pm Leave a comment

In The Garden

April 17, 2012

Books
My Garden By Kevin Henkes
Who Hops? By Katie Davis
A Handful of Sunshine: Growing a Sunflower by Melanie Eclare

Music
“Shake Your Scarves” from The Second Line” Scarf Activity Songs By Johnette Downing

Songs, Rhymes & Fingerplays
Movement Song: We Are Gardeners
(tune: Farmer in the Dell)
We all plant the seeds
We all plant the seeds
Heigh ho the derry-o
We all plant the seeds
Bend down to plant seeds

The sun comes out to shine
The sun comes out to shine
Heigh ho the derry-o
The sun comes out to shine
Circle arms over head

The rain starts to fall
The rain starts to fall
Heigh ho the derry-o
The rain starts to fall
Use fingers to simulate rain falling

The seeds start to grow
The seeds start to grow
Heigh ho the derry-o
The seeds start to grow
Put hand through other hand to mimic plant coming out of soil

We skip through the flowers
We skip through the flowers
Heigh ho the derry-o
We skip through the 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 Song: 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.

Puppet Theatre: There is something in my Garden
There’s something in my garden,
Now what can it be?
There’s something in my garden
That I can’t really see.
Hear its funny sound….
RIBBIT – RIBBIT – RIBBIT.
A FROG is what I found!
RIBBIT – RIBBIT – RIBBIT.

…Duck, Mouse, Lion.

April 17, 2012 at 10:00 am Leave a comment

Royalty

April 12, 2012

Books
King Bidgood’s in the Bathtub by Audrey Wood
Princess Me by Karma Wilson

Music
“Clapping in the Castle” by Nancy Stewart
“Two for Tea” from Music Play for Folks of All Stripes by Jim Gill
“Noble Duke of York” from Wiggle and Whirl: Clap and Nap by Sue Schnitzer
“Humpty Dumpty” from Wiggleworms Love You by Old Town School of Folk Music

Songs, Rhymes & Fingerplays

Fingerplay: My Castle
Four stone walls on my castle tall,
A tower, a garden, and a garden wall.
Down goes the drawbridge over the moat so wide.
Hello, my friends! Please come inside!

Fingerplay: Castle Capers
I am the king of running,
I run and run and run.
My subjects all run with me
And we have so much fun!

I am the queen of jumping,
I jump and jump and jump.
My subjects all jump with me
And fall down with a bump!

I am the prince of turning,
I turn and turn and turn.
My subjects all turn with me,
It’s an easy thing to learn!

I am the princess of dancing,
I dance and dance and dance.
My subjects all dance with me
And sit when they get a chance!

Fingerplay: I’m a Little Princess
I’m a little princess, here is my crown.
Here are my slippers, here is my gown.
If a dragon finds me, I won’t cry.
I’ll feed him some cookies and wave goodbye!

Fingerplay: I’m a Knight in Armor
I’m a knight in armor, look at me.
See how shiny I can be.
With my visor up, my eyes you’ll see.
But with it down, it protects me.

April 12, 2012 at 8:00 am Leave a comment

Getting Dressed

April 10, 2012

Books
Fancy Nancy By Jane O’Connor
Whose Socks Are Those? By Jez Alborough
Too Purpley! By Jean Reidy

Songs, Rhymes & Fingerplays
Movement Song: Hat, Shirts, Pants & Shoes
Hats, Shirts, Pants & Shoes, Pants & Shoes
Hats, Shirts, Pants & Shoes, Pants & Shoes
I can get dressed all by myself
Hats, Shirts, Pants & Shoes, Pants & Shoes!

Song: If You Are Wearing Red Today
If you are wearing red today,
Red today, red today,
If you are wearing red today,
Stand up and shout “Hooray!”

If you are wearing GREEN today.
If you are wearing YELLOW today.
If you are wearing BLACK today.
If you are wearing BLUE today.
If you are wearing CLOTHES today.

Fingerplay: Touch Your Shirt
Touch your shirt,
Touch your chin.
That’s the way
This game begins.
Touch your pants,
Touch your sleeves.
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.
Jump right up and say
THE END!!!!!

Movement Song: Clap, Clap, Clap Your Hands
Clap, clap, clap your hands
Clap your hands with me
Merrily, merrily, merrily, merrily
Clap your hands with me.

Jump, jump, jump up high
Jump up high with me.

Spin, spin, spin around
Spin around with me.

Stomp, stomp, stomp your feet.
Stomp your feet with me.

Pat, pat, pat your knees.
Pat your knees with me.

Wave, wave, wave hello
Wave hello with me!
Merrily, merrily, merrily, merrily
Wave at all you see.

Circle Time Song: The Clothing Pokey
You put your gloves in
You put your gloves out,
You put your gloves in,
And you shake them all about.
You do the hokey pokey,
And you turn yourself around
That’s what it’s all about!

Repeat using shoes, hat, shirt, etc.

April 10, 2012 at 10:00 am Leave a comment

Music & Movement – April 6, 2012

April 6, 2012

Books
Shout! Shout It Out! by Denise Fleming
Stuck by Oliver Jeffers

Music
“Warm-Up Time” from Action Songs for Preschoolers
“Old Man Wiggle” from Big Time Fun by Merry Music Maker
“Finger Band” from Wee Sing Children’s Songs & Fingerplays
“Rock ‘n Roll Rhythm Band” from We All Live Together, vol. 5 by Greg & Steve
“Silly Dance Contest” from Jim Gill Sings the Sneezing Song by Jim Gill
“Conga Line” from Kids in Action by Greg & Steve
“Follow the Leader” from Action Songs for Preschoolers

Songs, Rhymes & Fingerplays

Fingerplay: The Grand Old Duke of York
The Grand old Duke of York he had ten thousand men
He marched them up to the top of the hill
And he marched them down again.
When they were up, they were up
And when they were down, they were down
And when they were only halfway up
They were neither up nor down.

Fingerplay: If You’re One . . .

If you’re one, one, one, tap on your drum
If you’re two, two, two, tap your shoe
If you’re three, three, three, slap your knees
If you’re four, four, four, tap on the floor
If you’re five, five, five, do the jive
If you’re six, six, six, give me some clicks
And if you’re older than six then clap your hands!

April 6, 2012 at 1:00 pm Leave a comment

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