Archive for June, 2013

In my Garden

Tuesday, June 18, 2013

Books

My Garden  by Kevin Henkes
The Enormous Carrot by Vladmir Vagin

Music

Songs, Rhymes & Fingerplays

Song: Clap Your Hands
Clap your hands, clap your hands, clap them just like me.
Touch your shoulders, touch your shoulders, touch them just like me.
Tap your knees, tap your knees, tap them just like me.
Shake your head, shake your head, shake it just like me.
Fold your hands, fold your hands and let them quiet be.

Song: Fingerplay: This is the Way We Plant Our Seeds
(tune: Here We Go Round the Mulberry Bush)
This is the way we plant our seeds,
Plant our seeds, plant our seeds.
This is the way we plant our seeds,
Early in the morning.
(Sprinkle seeds on ground)

This is the way the wind does blow,
Wind does blow, wind does blow.
This is the way the wind does blow,
Early in the morning.
(Blow and wave arms in front of you)

This is the way the rain comes down,
Rain comes down, rain comes down.
This is the way the rain comes down,
Early in the morning.
(Flutter fingers down)

This is the way the sun shines bright,
Sun shines bright, sun shines bright.
This is the way the sun shines bright,
Early in the morning.
(Make circle with arms above head)

This is the way the flowers grow,
Flowers grow, flowers grow.
This is the way the flowers grow,
Early in the morning.
(Stand fingers up from fists)   

Finger Play: I’m a Seed
I’m a seed that’s in the ground
I get sunshine and water
I grow a stem, two leaves and then
Pop! I’m a flower!

Finger Play: 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 all around.

Hop, hop, hop little bunnies.
Hop, hop, hop little bunnies.
Hop, hop, hop little bunnies.
Bunnies hopping all around.

10 little, 9 little, 8 little bunnies.
7 little, 6 little, 5 little bunnies.
4 little, 3 little, 2 little bunnies.
1 bunny hopping all around.

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

Puppet Rhyme: Something in My Garden
There’s something in my garden – what can it be?
There’s something in my garden that I can’t really see.
Hear its funny sound….

Ribbit, ribbit – a FROG is what I found!
Buzz, buzz – a BEE is what I found!
Chirp, chirp – a BIRD is what I found!
Munch, munch – a RABBIT is what I found!
Wiggle, wiggle – a CATERPILLAR is what I found

June 27, 2013 at 7:19 pm Leave a comment

Under Construction

Thursday, June 27 2013

Books

Roadwork by Sally Sutton, illus. by Brian Lovelock
The Construction Crew by Lynn Meltzer, illus. by Carrie Eko-Burgess
Digger Man by Andrea Zimmerman & David Clemesha
I Am a Backhoe by Anna Grossnickle Hines

Music

Cars, Trucks and Trains by Jane Murphy
“The Truck Song” by Kathy Reid-Naiman, Reaching for the Stars
“Trucks” by Laurie Berkner, Victor Vito
“Obsessed by Trucks” by Justin Roberts, Jungle Gym

Songs, Rhymes & Fingerplays

Movement Rhyme: I’m a Little Dump Truck
Adapted by Kapila S. Love and Sarah Northshield
(Sung to the tune of “I’m a Little Teapot”)
I’m a little dump truck strong and stout (Make arm motions demonstrating strength and stoutness)
Hauling stuff around is what I’m about (Motion carrying things)
When I get all filled up the workers shout (Cup hands by mouth as if shouting)
Dump me over and pour me out (Tip to one side, or with arms outstretched and fingers inter¬laced, bend forward)

Movement Rhyme: Cranes
Cranes reach up,
Cranes reach down,
Cranes reach out,
And all around.

June 27, 2013 at 6:00 pm Leave a comment

How Does Your Garden Grow?

Thursday, June 20 2013

Books

Planting a Rainbow by Lois Ehlert
One Mole Digging a Hole by Julia Donaldson, illus. by Nick Sharrat
I Have a Garden by Bob Barner

Music

“Ten Wiggle Worms” by Hap Palmer, So Big
“Flowers Grow Like This” by Rachel Buchman, Sing a Song of Seasons
Let’s Go to Market (Vegetables)” by Frank Leto, Time for Music, vol. 2
“The Valley of Vegetables” by Laurie Berkner, Buzz Buzz

Songs, Rhymes & Fingerplays

Fingerplay: Five Little Flowers
Five little flowers (Hold up five fingers)
Standing in the sun
See their heads nodding (Make fingers nod)
One by one. (Make fingers bow)
Out comes the sun
Down falls the rain, (Flutter fingers downward)
And the five little flowers
Lift their heads again! (Hold up five fingers)

Fingerplay: One Potato, Two Potato
One potato, two potato, three potato, four (Form hands into fists and stack one over the other)
Five potato, six potato, seven potato, more!
Eight potato, nine potato, ten potato then…
Eleven potato, twelve potato, do it all over again!

Puppet Rhyme: Something in My Garden
There’s something in my garden – what can it be?
There’s something in my garden that I can’t really see.
Hear its funny sound….

Ribbit, ribbit – a FROG is what I found!
Buzz, buzz – a BEE is what I found!
Chirp, chirp – a BIRD is what I found!
Munch, munch – a RABBIT is what I found!
Wiggle, wiggle – a CATERPILLAR is what I found!

June 20, 2013 at 6:00 pm Leave a comment


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The library has many of the books and music we use in our storytimes in the collection, so you can check them out and use them at home. We also get resources from MelCat, our inter-library loan system. For help finding these materials, stop by the Youth Desk.

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