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Music & Movement – November 16, 2012

November 16, 2012

Books
Name Lizzy’s Colors by Richard Punnett
Today is Monday by Philip Yates

Music
“First I’m Stretching” by Abridge Club, Movin’ & Shakin’ for Youngsters
“ABCD Medley” by Laurie Berkner, Whaddaya think of that?
“Spaghetti Legs” by Jim Gill, Jim Gill’s Sneezing Songs
“Dance, Freeze, Melt” by Eric Litwin, Rockin’ Red
“Tooty Ta” by Jean Feldman, Dr. Jean & Friends

Songs, Rhymes & Fingerplays
The More We Get Together
The more we get together, together, together
The more we get together the happier we’ll be.
For your friends are my friends
And my friends are your friends.
The more we get together the happier we’ll be.

Fingerplay: Reach and Wiggle
Lift your arms way up high,
Wave them, wave them in the sky.
Reach way down and touch your toes.
Wiggle your eyebrows, wiggle your nose.
Put your bottom on the floor,
Count with me: one, two, three four.
Clap your hands now: one, two, three,
Then fold them in your lap like me.

Noble Duke of York
Oh, the Noble Duke of York (march in place)
He had ten thousand men
He marched them up the hill
And then he marched them down again (crouch down)

And when they’re up, they’re up (stand up)
And when they’re down, they’re down (crouch down)
And when they’re only half way up (stand up halfway)
They’re neither up nor down (stand up, sit down)

Fingerplay: 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 don’t let them in!
Open, shut them
Open, shut them
Lay them in your lap.

Wave High, Wave Low,
I think it’s time, we gotta go.
Wave your elbows, wave your toes,
Wave your tongue and wave your nose.
Wave your knees, wave your lips,
Blow a kiss with fingertips.
Wave your chin, wave your eye,
Wave your hand and say “Goodbye!”

November 16, 2012 at 1:56 pm Leave a comment

Fun with Numbers

November 15, 2012

Books

10 Hungry Rabbits by Anita Lobel
One Duck Stuck by Phyllis Root, illus. by Jane Chapman
Dog’s Colorful Day by Emma Dodd (adapted as flannel story)
The Baker’s Dozen by Dan Andreasen
1, 2, Buckle My Shoe by Anna Grossnickle Hines

Music

“Count to Ten?” from Greatest Hits by The Baby Loves Jazz Band
“Jumping and Counting” from Jim Gill’s Irrational Anthem and More Salutes to Nonsense
“A-Counting We Will Go (1-20)” from Movin’ & Shakin’ for Youngsters
“Count With Me” from Ribbons & Rhythms by Michael Plunkett

Songs, Rhymes & Fingerplays

Movement Activity: Ten Fingers
I have ten fingers (hold up both hands, fingers spread).
And they all belong to me, (point to self).
I can make them do things,
Would you like to see?

I can shut them up tight (make fists)
I can open them wide (open hands).
I can put them together (place palms together).
I can make them all hide (put hands behind back).

I can make them jump high (hands over head).
I can make them jump low (touch floor).
I can fold them up quietly(fold hands in lap).
And hold them just so.

Fingerplay: Chickadees
Five little chickadees sitting on the floor
(hold up hand and five fingers extended)
One flew away and then there were four
(fold down a finger when each bird flies away)
Four little chickadees sitting in a tree
One flew away and then there were three
Three little chickadees looking at you
One flew away and then there were two
Two little chickadees sitting in the sun
One flew away and then there was one
One little chickadee sitting all alone
He flew away and then there were none.

Rhyme: Ten Little Ducks
1 little, 2 little, 3 little ducks,
4 little, 5 little, 6 little ducks,
7 little, 8 little, 9 little ducks,
10 little ducks going quack, quack, quack

Movement Activity: Number Fun
All the fives, dance the jive.
All the fours, knock on the floor
All the threes, shake their knees.
All the twos, paddle canoes.
All the ones, stand and run.
All the numbers look alive.

November 15, 2012 at 5:25 pm Leave a comment

Recycling

Books
Don’t Throw That Away! by Lara Bergen
I Stink! by Kate McMullan
Smash! Mash! Crash! There Goes the Trash! by Barbara Odanaka
Michael Recycle by Ellie Bethel

Music
Paper Ball Toss by Laura Johnson, Circle Time Songs & Games

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.

Recycling Song
Save, save, save the cans, throw them in the bin,
We can help to save the earth if we all pitch in.

Save, save, save the paper….
Save, save, save the bottles….
Save, save, save the plastics….

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.

One Little, Two Little, Three Little Soda Cans
One little, two little, three little soda cans
Four little, five little, six little soda cans
Seven little, eight little, nine little cans
Ten cans to recycle!

Repeat with bottles and paper.

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!

November 15, 2012 at 12:51 pm Leave a comment

Baby Time November 14, 2012

Book
Clap Hands by Helen Oxenbury

Music
Babysong by Hap Palmer

Songs, Rhymes & Fingerplays
Rub-a dub-dub
Rub-a dub-dub, one child in the tub.
(rub shoulders and neck like scrubbing)
Tell me what you see.
One foot with toes, (point to parts of the body)
A hand, a nose, as clean as they can be. (rub hands together)

Rub-a dub-dub, one child in the tub.
(rub shoulders and neck like scrubbing)
Tell me what you see. Two ears, a cheek, (point)
So clean they squeak, (rub cheeks)
A chin, a tummy, a knee. (point)

Rub-a-dub-dub, one child in the tub.
(rub shoulders and neck like scrubbing)
Tell me what you see.
Legs and arms, so clean and warm.(extend legs and arms)
Do they have a hug for me? (big hug)

Up in the Air
Up, up, up in the air like this.
Down, down, down for a great big kiss.
Up like this, down for a kiss.
You’re my special baby! (big hug)

Terrific Toes
I have such terrific toes,
I take them with me wherever I goes.
I have such fantastic feet.
No matter what, they still smell sweet.
Toes and feet and feet and toes.
There’s nothing else as fine as those.

Wheels on the Bus

Twinkle Twinkle Little Star

Who has seen the Wind? by Christina Rosetti

Pease Porridge Hot (Rock or clap hands or feet)
Pease porridge hot,
Pease porridge cold,
Pease porridge in the pot nine days old.
Some like it hot,
Some like it cold,
Some like it in the pot nine days old!

Johnny Works with One Hammer (traditional)
Johnny works with one hammer,
One hammer, one hammer,
Johnny works with one hammer,
Then he works with two.

Johnny works with two hammers,
Two hammers, two hammers,
Johnny works with two hammers,
Then he goes to sleep.

The More We Get Together
The more we get together, together, together.
The more we get together, the happier we’ll be.
For your friends are my friends.
And my friends are your friends.
The more we get together, the happier we’ll be.

The more we read together, together, together.
The more we read together, the happier we’ll be.
For your friends are my friends.
And my friends are your friends.
The more we read together, the happier we’ll be.

November 14, 2012 at 9:00 am Leave a comment

I’m Hungry

November 12, 2012

Books
Chicka Chicka Boom Boom by Bill Martin Jr.
We Are What We Eat by Sally Smallwood
How Do Dinosaurs Eat Their Food? by Jane Yolen

Music
“Spaghetti Legs” from Jim Gill Sings the Sneezing Song by Jim Gill
“I Can Shake My Shaker Egg” from Rockin’ Red by Eric Litwin

Songs, Rhymes & Fingerplays
Movement Song: 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…

Movement Rhyme: Popcorn
Popcorn, popcorn
Sitting in the pot
Shake it, shake it (wiggle body)
Pop! Pop! Pop! (jump up or clap hands loudly)

Movement Rhyme: Turkey Turkey
Turkey, Turkey turn around.
Turkey, Turkey touch the ground.
Turkey, Turkey raise your wings high.
Turkey, Turkey wink one eye.
Turkey, Turkey wobble around.
Turkey, Turkey jump up and down.
Turkey, Turkey say “gobble, gobble, gobble.”
Turkey, Turkey again lets wobble, wobble, wobble.
Turkey, Turkey take a bow.
Turkey, Turkey sit down now.

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

Music & Movement November 9, 2012

Books
Balancing Act by Ellen Stoll Walsh
Caps for Sale by Esphyr Slobodkina

Music
“Knuckles Knees” by Jim Gill from Jim Gill Sings Do Re Mi on His Toe Leg Knee
“Can’t Sit Still” by Greg Sceisa
“Bean Bag Rock” from Action Songs for Preschoolers
“The Bean Bag” by Hap Palmer from Can a Jumbo Jet Sing the Aplhabet
“Jump Up, Turn Around” by Jim Gill from Jim Gill sings moving rhymes for modern times

Songs, Rhymes & Fingerplays
The more we get together
The more we get together, together, together
The more we get together the happier we’ll be.
For your friends are my friends
And my friends are your friends.
The more we get together the happier we’ll be.

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.

Five little monkeys
Five little monkeys sitting in a tree.
(five=Show 5 fingers,)
(monkey=Hands scratching underarms,
(sitting=first 2 fingers “sit” on first 2 fingers of other hand,)
(tree=Hand under elbow and wave arm for tree)
Teasing Mr. Crocodile,
(crocodile=Arms out straight in front & clap hands horizontally)
Can’t catch me, can’t catch me.
(can’t=1 pointer finger “spanks” the other pointer finger,)
(catch=grabbing motion with 1 hand,)
(me=tap chest with pointer finger)
Along comes Mr. Crocodile and snap!
(crocodile=Arms straight out in front and clap hands together)
***Repeat until all the monkeys are gone!!***

Silly Hat Song  (Tune: This Old Man)
On my head, I wear my hat.
It is such a silly hat
My head will wiggle waggle to and fro
Where else can my silly hat go?
On my foot, I wear my hat.
It is such a silly hat
My foot will wiggle waggle to and fro
Where else can my silly hat go?     [Repeat using elbow and knee.]

Wave high, wave low,
I think it’s time, we gotta go.
Wave your elbows, wave your toes,
Wave your tongue and wave your nose.
Wave your knees, wave your lips,
Blow a kiss with fingertips.
Wave your chin, wave your eye,
Wave your hand and say “Goodbye!”

November 9, 2012 at 9:00 am Leave a comment

Hibernation

Books
Time to Sleep by Denise Fleming
Bear Snores On by Karma Wilson
Old Bear by Kevin Henkes

Music

Teddy Bear Playtime by Hap Palmer, So Big

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.

Hurry Squirrels (tune: Twinkle, Twinkle)
Hurry squirrels and don’t be slow,
Winter’s coming, don’t you know?
Scamper, scamper all around.
Bury treasures in the ground.
Hurry squirrels and don’t be slow,
Winter’s  coming, don’t you know?

Winter is Cold…
Winter is cold (Hug yourself and shiver)
There is snow in the sky (Flutter fingers above your head)
The squirrel gathers nuts (Pretend to gather nuts)
And the wild geese fly (Flap arms)
The fluffy red fox (Cup hands over head to form ears)
Has his fur to keep warm (Stroke arms as if stroking fur)
The bear’s in her cave (Form a cave shape with your arms)
Sleeping all through the storm (Fold hands under cheek and pretend to sleep)

Are You Sleeping?
Are you sleeping, are you sleeping,
Big brown bear, big brown bear?
Time for hibernation.
What is your location?
In a log, in a log.

Are you sleeping, are you sleeping,
Hanging bat, hanging bat?
Time for hibernation.
What is your location?
In a cave, in a cave.

Are you sleeping, are you sleeping,
Garter snake, garter snake?
Time for hibernation.
What is your location?
In the mud, in the mud.

Are you sleeping, are you sleeping,
Little green frog, little green frog?
Time for hibernation.
What is your location?
In a pond, in a pond.

Are you sleeping, are you sleeping,
Meadow mouse, meadow mouse?
Time for hibernation.
What is your location?
In a field, in a field.

Are you sleeping, are you sleeping,
Turtle friend, turtle friend?
Time for hibernation.
What is your location?
In the stream, in the stream!

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!

November 8, 2012 at 2:26 pm Leave a comment

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