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Music & Movement – September 28, 2012

September 28, 2012

Books
Who Hops? by Katie Davis
My Heart is Like a Zoo by Michael Hall

Music
The Big Silly with Mr. Eric by Eric Litwin
“Mr. Eric’s Jumping Song” by Eric Litin, The Big Silly with Mr. Eric
“I Can Shake My Shaker Egg” by Eric Litwin, Rockin’ Red
“We’re Going to the Zoo” by Raffi, Singable Songs for the Very Young
“Teddy Bear Playtime” by Hap Palmer, So Big
“Dance With Your Teddy Bear” by Greg & Steve, Jumpin’ & Jammin’

Songs, Rhymes & Fingerplays

Fingerplay: Can You . . .
Can you hop, hop, hop like a bunny?
Can you jump, jump, jump like a frog?
Can you walk, walk, walk like a duck?
Can you fly, fly, fly like a bird?
Can you swim, swim, swim like a fish?
But can you still be a quiet little child?
And sit as still as this?

Fingerplay: Open Them, Shut Them
Open them, shut them
Open them, shut them
Give a little clap
Open them, shut them
Open them, shut them
Put them in your lap.
Creep them, creep them up to your chin
Open your mouth, but don’t let them in!
Open them, shut them
Open them, shut them
Put them in your lap.

September 28, 2012 at 9:00 am Leave a comment

Native Americans

Books
Brother Eagle, Sister Sky by Susan Jeffers
The Rattlesnake Who Went to School by Craig Kee Strete
How the Moon Regained Her Shape by Janet Ruth Heller

Songs, Rhymes & Fingerplays
Clap and Sing Hello! (tune: Farmer in the Dell)
We clap and sing hello,
We clap and sing hello,
With our friends at storytime,
We clap and sing hello!

We wave and sing hello
We wave and sing hello,
With our friends at storytime,
We wave and sing hello!

We stomp and sing hello,
We stomp and sing hello,
With our friends at storytime,
We wave and sing hello!

Sometimes
Sometimes my hands are at my side
Hold hands at side
Then behind my back they hide
Put hands behind back
Sometimes I wiggle my fingers so
Wiggle your fingers
Shake them fast, shake them slow
Shake fingers fast and slow
Sometimes my hands go clap, clap, clap
Clap hands
Then I rest them in my lap
Rest hands in lap
Now they’re quiet as can be.
Because it’s listening time, you see.

We’ve Got the Future in Our Hands
We’ve got the world around us in our hands,
We’ve got the world around us in our hands,
We’ve got the world around us in our hands,
It’s ours to take care of.

We’ve got the mountains and the valleys in our hands,
We’ve got the deserts and the forests in our hands,
We’ve got the jungles and the plains in our hands,
They’re ours to take care of.

We’ve got the birds and the bees in our hands,
We’ve got the creatures of the seas in our hands,
We’ve got the tigers and the bears in our hands,
They’re ours to take care of.

We’ve got the rivers and the oceans in our hands,
We’ve got the lakes and the streams in our hands,
We’ve got the swamps and the marshes in our hands,
They’re ours to take care of.

We’ve got the future in our hands,
We’ve got the future in our hands,
We’ve got the future in our hands,
It’s ours to take care of.

Twinkle, Twinkle
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

Open Shut Them
Open, shut them.
Open, shut them.
Give a little clap.
Open, shut them.
Open, shut them.
Lay them in your lap.
Creep them, creep them up to your chin.
Open your mouth, but do not let them in!
Open, shut them.
Open, shut them.
Lay them in your lap.

If You’re Happy and You Know It
If you’re happy and you know it, clap your hands Clap! Clap!
If you’re happy and you know it, clap your hands Clap! Clap!
If you’re happy and you know it, and you really want to show it
If you’re happy and you know it, clap your hands Clap! Clap

Stomp your feet
Blink your eyes
Wave goodbye!

September 27, 2012 at 12:06 pm Leave a comment

Baby Time September 26

Book
So Big by Anna Jane Hays

Music
So Big by Hap Palmer

Songs, Rhymes & Fingerplays
Jack be nimble
Jack be nimble, Jack be quick,
(bounce baby on knees)
Jack jump over the candlestick.
(Lift baby on “over”)

Peek-a-boo (Are you sleeping?)
Peek-a-boo, peek-a-boo. (Cover face 2 times)
I see you! I see you! (Point to baby)
I see your little nose. (Touch nose)
I see your tiny toes. (Touch toes)
I see you! Peek-a-boo! (Cover face 2 times)

Hey Diddle, Diddle
Hey diddle, diddle, the cat and the fiddle.
The cow jumped over the moon.
The little dog laughed to see such sport
And the dish ran away with the spoon.

Did You Ever See a Fishy?
(Sway back and forth)
Did you ever see a fishy, a fishy, a fishy?
Did you ever see a fishy swim this way and that?
Swim this way and that way,
And this way and that way.
Did you ever see a fishy swim this way and that?

Yes, I’ve seen a fishy, a fishy, a fishy.
Yes, I’ve seen a fishy swim this way and that.
Swim this way and that way,
And this way and that way.
Yes, I’ve seen a fishy swim this way and that.

These are Baby’s Fingers
These are baby’s fingers.
(Gently touch baby’s fingers.)
These are baby’s toes.
(Gently touch baby’s toes.)
This is baby’s belly button.
(Point to baby’s belly button.)
Round and round it goes.
(Trace circle on baby’s belly.)

Row, row, row your boat
Row, row, row your boat,
Gently down the stream.
Merrily, merrily, merrily, merrily,
Life is but a dream

Little Leaves by Geri Stein

September 26, 2012 at 9:00 am Leave a comment

Moose on the Loose

September 20, 2012

Books

Moose on the Loose by Kathy-Jo Wargin, illus. by John Bendall-Brunello
Ernest, the Moose Who Doesn’t Fit by Catherine Rayner
If You Give a Moose a Muffin by Laura Joffe Numeroff, illus. by Felicia Bond

Music

“Fred the Moose” from #1 Best Kids Songs! by Learning Station

Songs, Rhymes & Fingerplays

Movement Activity: I’m a Moose
I have antlers and a nose
I have hooves for toes
And I stand about six feet tall
I’m in the mud up to my knees
Just a chewin’ on the leaves
I’m a moose! I’m a moose!
Can you hear me call?
Oo-roog!!! Oo-roog!

Movement Activity: My Little Moose
My little moose is funny and brown (do hands with antlers on your head)
He jumps quickly up! (jump up!)
And he flops back down! (flop down)
He bends to the left,
Then bends to the right (move side to side)
Then my funny little moose
Walks out of sight.

Rhyme: Five Sleepy Moose (told as magnetic story)
Five sleepy moose on a great big hill.
The first one said, “I like lying still.”
The second one said, “I’m about to yawn!”
The third one said, “Please don’t wake me until dawn.”
The fourth one said, “My eyes are starting to close.”
The fifth one said, “It’s time for a doze.”
So they pulled up their covers and all said, “Goodnight!”
Then the five sleepy moose were out like a light.

Song: Moose Pokey
You put your right hoof in (use foot)
You put your right hoof out.
You put your right hoof in,
And you shake it all about.
You do the Moose Pokey
And you turn yourself around.
That’s what it’s all about.

*You put your left hoof in…
*You put your antlers in…
*You put your whole self in

September 20, 2012 at 5:00 pm Leave a comment

Bubbles

Books
Harry and Horsie by Katie Van Camp
Bubble Gum, Bubble Gum by Lisa Wheeler

Music
The Hokey Pokey

Songs, Rhymes & Fingerplays
Clap and Sing Hello! (tune: Farmer in the Dell)
We clap and sing hello,
We clap and sing hello,
With our friends at storytime,
We clap and sing hello!

We wave and sing hello
We wave and sing hello,
With our friends at storytime,
We wave and sing hello!

We stomp and sing hello,
We stomp and sing hello,
With our friends at storytime,
We wave and sing hello!

Sometimes
Sometimes my hands are at my side
Hold hands at side
Then behind my back they hide
Put hands behind back
Sometimes I wiggle my fingers so
Wiggle your fingers
Shake them fast, shake them slow
Shake fingers fast and slow
Sometimes my hands go clap, clap, clap
Clap hands
Then I rest them in my lap
Rest hands in lap
Now they’re quiet as can be.
Because it’s listening time, you see.

Five Elephants in the Bathtub
One elephant in the bathtub
Going for a swim.
Knock, Knock Clap twice
Splash, Splash, Slap knees twice
Come on in! Motion with both hands to come in

(Repeat up to Five)

Five elephants in the bathtub
Going for a swim.
Knock, Knock,
Splash, Splash,
They all fell in!

Bubbles (tune: Twinkle, Twinkle)
Bubbles floating all around
Pretend to catch bubbles
Bubbles fat and bubbles round
Make a big circle w/ arms
Bubbles on my toes and nose
Point to toes; point to nose
Blow a bubble. ..up it goes!
Pretend to blow bubble; point up
Bubbles floating all around.
Pretend to catch bubbles
Bub. . .bles fall. . .ing to…the…ground.
Sing slowly & sink to ground

Open Shut Them
Open, shut them.
Open, shut them.
Give a little clap.
Open, shut them.
Open, shut them.
Lay them in your lap.
Creep them, creep them up to your chin.
Open your mouth, but do not let them in!
Open, shut them.
Open, shut them.
Lay them in your lap.

If You’re Happy and You Know It
If you’re happy and you know it, clap your hands Clap! Clap!
If you’re happy and you know it, clap your hands Clap! Clap!
If you’re happy and you know it, and you really want to show it
If you’re happy and you know it, clap your hands Clap! Clap

Stomp your feet
Blink your eyes
Wave goodbye!

September 20, 2012 at 11:53 am Leave a comment

Baby Time September 19

Book
Silly Little Goose by Nancy Tafuri

Music
So Big by Hap Palmer

Songs, Rhymes & Fingerplays
When Geese Get Up in the Morning
When geese get up in the morning
They always say “good day.”
When geese get up in the morning
They always say “good day.”
“Honk, honk. Honk, honk.”
That is what they say.
“Honk, honk. Honk, honk.”
That is what they say.
Repeat using different animals

I’m a little teapot
I’m a little teapot short and stout.
Here is my handle.(hand on baby’s hip)
Here is my spout. (baby’s other hand in the air)
When I get all steamed up, hear me shout.
Tip me over and pour me out. (lean baby to one side)
I’m a special teapot, it is true.
Here let me show you what I can do.
I can change my handle and my spout, (switch positions of arms)
Tip me over and pour me out. (lean baby to one side)

Skip to My Lou
Chorus: Lou, Lou, skip to my Lou,
Lou, Lou, skip to my Lou,
Lou, Lou, skip to my Lou
Skip to my Lou, my darling!

Fly’s in the buttermilk, shoo, fly, shoo,
Fly’s in the buttermilk, shoo, fly, shoo,
Fly’s in the buttermilk, shoo, fly, shoo,
Skip to my Lou, my darling.

Chorus: Lou, Lou, skip to my Lou
Lou, Lou, skip to my Lou
Lou, Lou, skip to my Lou
Skip to my Lou, my darling!

One, Two, Buckle my Shoe
(Gently bounce throughout)
One, two, buckle my shoe,
Three, four, shut the door,
Five, six, pick up sticks,
Seven, eight, lay them straight,
Nine, ten, a big fat hen.

Shake your shaker
Shake your shaker in the air, shake it here, shake it there.
Shake your shaker in the air, shake your shaker.

Shake it high and shake it low, shake it yes, shake it no.
Shake it high and shake it low, shake your shaker.

Shake it up and shake it down, rub your shaker on the ground.
Shake it up and shake it down, shake your shaker.

Shake it near and shake it far, drive your shaker like a car.
Shake it near and shake it far, shake your shaker.

Shake it fast and shake it slow, shake it STOP, shake it GO.
Shake it fast and shake it slow, shake your shaker.

Wash the dishes
Wash the dishes,
(Circle on the child’s back)
Wipe the dishes,
(Circle the other way on the child’s back)
Ring the bell for tea.
(Gentle tap on the head)
Three good wishes,
(Count 1, 2, 3 squeezes)
Three good kisses,
(Count 1, 2, 3 kisses!)
I will give to thee.

September 19, 2012 at 9:00 am Leave a comment

Pirates Ahoy!

September 18, 2012

Books
This Little Pirate By Philemon Sturges
Sheep on a Ship By Nancy Shaw
I’m the Biggest Thing in the Ocean By Kevin Sherry

Music
“Let’s Get Started” from Kids on the Move by the Merry Music Maker
“We’ll Be Swimmin’ in the Ocean” from Little People: 50th Birthday By Fisher Price

Songs, Rhymes & Fingerplays
Fingerplay: Ten Little Pirates
Ten little pirates stood in a row (hold up all ten fingers)
They bowed to their captain just so (lower and raise fingers)
They marched to the left (march hands to left)
And marched to the right (march hands to right)
They shouted yo-ho! (cup hands over mouth)
And gave their captain a fright (act scared, cover mouth with hands)

Movement Song: Going Over the Sea
When I was one I had some fun,
On the day I went to sea.
I jumped aboard the pirate ship
And the captain said to me.

Now you go this way, that way.
Forward, backward.
Over the deep blue sea.

When I was two I joined the crew.
When I was three I got climbed a tree.
When I was four, I swabbed the floor.
When I was five, I learned to dive.

Movement Rhyme: Open Shut Them
Open, shut them.
Open, shut them.
Give a little clap.
Open, shut them.
Open, shut them.
Put them in your lap.
Creep them, creep them up to your chin.
Open your mouth, but do not let them in!
Open, shut them.
Open, shut them.
Put them in your lap.

Movement Song: Sail Your Ship
Sail, sail, sail your ship
Sail your ship with me.
Merrily, merrily, merrily, merrily
A pirate’s life for me.

Search, search, search for treasure…
Jump, jump, jump off the ship…
Swim, swim, swim to shore…
Sit, sit, sit on the beach.

Flannelboard: The Pirate Wore a Red Patch
Pirate wore a red patch, red patch, red patch
Pirate wore a red patch all day long…

Movement Song: The Waves on the Sea
(tune: Wheels on the Bus)
The waves on the sea go up and down,
[Raise and lower arms.]
Up and down, up and down,
The waves on the sea go up and down
All day long.
Additional Verses:
The shark in the sea goes snap snap snap..
[Clap your hands.]
The fish in the sea go swish swish swish..
[Swish back and forth.]
The boats in the sea go toot toot toot…
[Make blowing horn motion.]
The people in the sea go swim, swim, swim…

Closing Song: We Wave Goodbye Like This
We wave goodbye like this
We wave goodbye like this
We clap our hands for all our friends
We wave goodbye like this

September 18, 2012 at 10:00 am Leave a comment

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