Archive for October, 2013

Spooky Story Time

Thursday,October 31, 2013

Books

The Monstore By Tara Lazar
Crafty Chloe: The Dress-Up Mess-Up By Kelly Dipucchio
Creepy Monsters, Sleepy Monsters By Jane Yolen

Songs, Rhymes & Fingerplays

Song: The Roly Poly Pumpkin

(Tune: The Itsy Bitsy Spider)
Oh, the roly-poly pumpkin
Went rolling down the hill.
Once it started rolling
It couldn’t keep still.
It rolled and rolled
Until it bumped into a rock.
Then the roly-poly pumpkin
Rolled to a stop.

Song: Flutter Flutter Little Bat
(Tune: Twinkle Twinkle Little Star)

Flutter, flutter, little bat. How I wonder where you’re at.
Up above the world so high.
Like a mouse who’s learned to fly.
Flutter, flutter, little bat,
Glad there are no flying cats!

Song

There was a man who lived in a pumpkin
In a pumpkin, in a pumpkin There was a man who lived in a pumpkin
And his name was Pumpkin Jack
And his head was made of a pumpkin, a pumpkin, a pumpkin
His head was made of a pumpkin and his name was Pumpkin Jack!

…And his coat was made of pumpkin seeds…
…And his pants were made of pumpkin vines…
…And his feet were made of candy corn…

Song: Horns and Fangs
(Tune of: Head, Shoulders, Knees and Toes)

Horns and fangs,
Knees and claws, knees and claws.
Horns and fangs,
Knees and claws, knees and claws.
Eyes and ears and tail and paws.
Horns and fangs,
Knees and claws, knees and claws.

Song: Cat on My…
(Tune: Skip to My Loo)

I’ve got a cat on my knee
I’ve got a cat on my knee,
I’ve got a cat on my knee
Meow meow meow meow meow

  • —Elbow
  • —Foot
  • —Head
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October 31, 2013 at 11:11 am Leave a comment

Music & Movement – October 4, 2013

October 4, 2013

Books

Meeow and the Pots and Pans by Sebastien Braun
Is Everyone Ready for Fun? by Jan Thomas

Music
“Silly Dance Contest”  by Jim Gill – Jim Gill Sings the Sneezing Song
Spaghetti Legs”  by Jim Gill – Jim Gill Sings the Sneezing Song
Parachute Rollerball” –Playtime Parachute Fun

Songs, Rhymes & Fingerplays

Song: 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.

Song: Come Under My Umbrella
Come under my umbrella, umbrella, umbrella,
Come under my umbrella, it’s starting to storm.
There’s thunder and lightning, and wind and rain,
Come under my umbrella, it’s starting to storm.

Movement Activities

“Simple Simon Says”
Marching Band with Instruments
We had fun with kitchen gadgets and musical instruments.

Parachute Play
We made Sea Soup with all our little fish and turtles and sharks,
and we played Parachute Rollerball too.


 

October 30, 2013 at 5:15 pm Leave a comment

Baby Time: October 30, 2013

Books
The Baby Goes Beep by Rebecca O’Connell, illus. by Ken Wilson-Max
Whose Baby Am I? by John Butler

Music
“Butterfly” by Carol Hammett & Elaine Bueffel, It’s Toddler Time
“Pretty Painted Butterfly” by Kathy Reid-Naiman, A Smooth Road to London Town

Songs, Rhymes & Fingerplays

Mother and Father and Uncle John
(Bounce child on lap)
Mother and Father and Uncle John
Went to town, one by one
Mother fell off (tip child to one side)
Father fell off (tip child to other side)
But Uncle John went on and on and on and on and on (bounce child fast)

Pat-A-Cake
(Clap hands)
Pat-a-cake, pat-a-cake, bakers man
Bake me a cake as fast as you can
Roll it (roll hands)
Pat it (pat hands)
Mark it with a “B” (draw letter B)
And put it in the oven for baby and me!

If You’re Happy and You Know It
If you’re happy and you know it, clap your hands
If you’re happy and you know it, clap your hands
If you’re happy and you know it,
Then your face will surely show it.
If you’re happy and you know it, clap your hands
Play peekaboo
Shout “hooray!”

My Pony Macaroni
(Bounce child on knees)
I have a little pony,
His name is Mararoni.
He trots and trots and then he STOPS. (pause)
My funny little pony,
Mac-a-roni!

October 30, 2013 at 10:00 am Leave a comment

Pumpkin Fun

Tuesday,  Oct. 29 2013

Books
“Pumpkin Heads” by Wendell Minor
The Runaway Pumpkin” by Kevin Lewis
“How Big Could Your Pumpkin Grow” by Wendell Minor
“Pumpkin Cat” by Anne Mortimer
Ten Orange Pumpkins” by Stephen Savage
“The Scarecrow’s Hat” by Ken Brown

Music
“Dingle Dangle Scarecrow” by Kathy Reid-Naiman – Tickles & Tunes

Songs & Rhymes
Rhyme: Five Little Jack-O-Lanterns

Five Little Jack-O-Lanterns
Five little jack-o-lanterns (One hand up) sitting on a gate.
The first one said (Point to thumb) “My, it’s getting late.”
The second one said, (Pointer finger) “I hear a noise.”
The third one said, (Middle finger) “It’s just a lot of boys.”
The fourth one said, (Ring finger) “Come on let’s run.”
The fifth one said, (Little finger) “It’s just Halloween fun.”
“Puff” went the wind (Blow on hand)
And out went the light (Close fingers into fist)
And away went the jack-o-lanterns ,
(Open hand, fingers run behind back)
On Halloween night.

Song: Five Little Pumpkins

Five little pumpkins sitting on a gate, (show 5 fingers)
The first one said, (1 finger)
“Oh, my, it’s getting late.” (hands on cheeks)
The second one said, (2 fingers)
“There are witches in the air.” (point up and look up)
The third one said, (3 fingers)
“But we don’t care.” (wag pointer finger)
The fourth one said, (4 fingers)
“Let’s run and run and run.” (move arms like you’re running)
The fifth one said, (5 fingers)
“I’m ready for some fun.” (punch up w/both fists)
“Whooo!” went the wind, and out went the light, (clap on “out”)
And the five little pumpkins (5 fingers)
rolled out of sight. (roll arms)

 

October 29, 2013 at 11:33 am Leave a comment

Dream Big!

Thursday, October 24, 2013

Books

My Name is not Alexander, By Jennifer Fosberry
Dream Big Little Pig, By Kristi Yamaguchi
I Can Be Anything!, By Jerry Spinelli

Music

The Goldfish – Laurie Berkner

Songs, Rhymes & Fingerplays

Fingerplay: I Can, You Can, We Can

I can, (point to self)
You can, (point to another)
He can, (point to a boy)
She can ! (point to a girl)
Who can? (shrug shoulders)
We can ! (point to yourself & everyone else)

Song: Big Red Heart
(Tune: It’s A Small World)

There’s a big red heart down inside of me (draw heart shape with hands).
There’s a big red heart no one else can see.
It is filled to the brim with love from within, (spread arms)
And I give it now to you (point to other person).

October 24, 2013 at 11:08 am Leave a comment

Baby Time: October 23, 2013

Books
Kitty’s Cuddles by Jane Cabrera
Baby Day by Susan Heyboer O’Keefe, illus. by Robin Spowart

Music
“How Much is That Doggie in the Window?” by Sharon, Lois & Bram, Great Big Hits

Songs, Rhymes & Fingerplays

This Little Piggie
This little piggie went to market.
This little piggie stayed home.
This little piggie had roast beef.
This little piggie had none.
And this little piggie cried, “Wee! Wee! Wee!”
All the way home.

Five Little Pumpkins
Five little pumpkins sitting on a gate
The first one said, “My, it’s getting late.”
The second one said, “It is cold in the air.”
The third one said, “But we don’t care.”
The fourth one said, “Let’s run and run and run!”
The fifth one said, “It’s time for some fun!”
“WOOOOOOOOO,” went the wind,
And out went the lights.
And the five little pumpkins rolled out of sight.

Apple Tree
Way up high in an apple tree
(hold arms above head, fingers spread)
Two little apples did I see
(make fists)
So I shook that tree as hard as I could
(wiggle entire body)
Down came the apples
(lower arms)
Mmmmmmm, they were good!
(rub tummy)

The Alphabet Song
A, B, C, D, E, F, G
H, I, J, K, L, M, N, O, P
Q, R, S, T, U, V
W, X, Y, and Z
Now I know my ABCs
Next time won’t you sing with me?

Z, Y, X, W, V, U, T
S, R, Q, P, O, N, M, L, K
J, I, H, G, F, E
D, C, B, and A
Now I know my ZYXs
Bet that’s not what you expected!

Shake My Sillies Out
I gotta shake, shake, shake my sillies out,
Shake, shake shake my sillies out,
Shake, shake, shake my sillies out,
And wiggle my waggles away.

Bounce my giggles out
Clap my crazies out

October 23, 2013 at 10:00 am Leave a comment

What Shall I Wear?

Tuesday,  Oct. 22 2013

Books
“All Sorts of Clothes” by Hannah Reidy
“Too Purpley” by Jean Reidy
“Pete the Cat and His Four Groovy Buttons” by Eric Litwin
“Ella Sarah Gets Dressed” by Margaret Chodos-Irvine
This is The Baby” by Candace Fleming

Music
“Bring Your Clothes” by Laurie Berkner –Whaddaya Think of That
“Ain’t Gonna Wear My Shoes” by Geoff Johnson – Songs For All Seasons

Songs & Rhymes

Rhyme: On My Head I Wear my Hat
Tune: This Old Man

On my head I wear my hat.
It is such a silly hat that my head
will wiggle waggle to and fro,
Where else can my silly hat go?

(foot, elbow, knee…)

On my hands I wear my hat.
It is such a quiet hat that my hands
don’t wiggle, they just go clap.
Then I fold them in my lap.

Song: Mary Wore Her Red Dress

Mary wore her red dress
Red dress, red dress.
Mary wore her red dress
All day long.

(repeat naming items that the children are wearing)

 

October 22, 2013 at 2:00 pm Leave a comment

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