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Music and Movement – February 28, 2014

February 28, 2014


Green Eggs and Ham by Dr. Seuss
One Fish Two Fish by Dr. Seuss
Mr. Brown Can Moo! Can You? by Dr. Seuss


“You’re an Animal Too,” by Anna Moo, Anna Moo Crackers
“Old McDonald Had a Farm,” by Hit Crew, Drew’s Famous Kids Camp Songs
“The Goldfish,” by Laurie Berkner, Victor Vito [2001]
“Circle Songs: The Mulberry Bush, Ring Around the Rosy, Hokey Pokey,” by Hap Palmer, Early Childhood Classics
“Parachute Bop,” by Michael Plunkett, Shakin’ the Chute
“Macarena [Circle Dance],” by Various Artists, A World of Parachute Play

Songs, Rhymes & Fingerplays

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

Fingerplay: Five Little Cats
One little cat on a sunny day
Put on his hat and went out to play
Two little cats when the sky turned dark
Put on their hats and went to the park
Three little cats when the sky turned blue
Put on their hats and went to the zoo
Four little cats by the kitchen door
Put on their hats and went to the store
Five little cats on a sunny day
Put on their hats and they all ran away.

Movement Rhyme: We Can
We can jump, jump, jump,
We can hop, hop, hop,
We can clap, clap, clap,
We can stomp, stomp, stomp.
We can nod our heads for yes,
We can shake our heads for no.
We can bend our knees a tiny bit,
And sit down slow…


February 28, 2014 at 11:00 am Leave a comment

Bath Time

Thursday,  February 27, 2014

The Green Bath
 by Margaret Mahy
Pirates Don’t Take Baths by John Segal
How To Wash A Woolly Mammoth by Michelle Robinson

Splish Splash, by Joanie Bartels

Songs & Rhymes

Rhyme: Bubbly Bubbly Bubble Bath By: Rob Reid

Bubbly bubbly bubble bath,
(Wiggle ten fingers)
Filled to the top,
(Raise fingers overhead)
Listen to the bubbly bubbles
(Cup hand to ear)
Pop! Pop! Pop!
(Clap three times)

Action Rhyme: After A Bath From: The Complete Book of Rhymes, Songs, Poems, Fingerplays, and Chants  by Jackie Silberg
and Pamela Byrne Schiller)

After a bath I try, try, try To rub myself dry, dry, dry.
Hands to wipe, and fingers and toes,
And two wet legs and a shiny nose.
Just think, how much less time I’d take,
If I were a dog, and could shake, shake, shake.

Song: Head Shoulders Knees and Toes
Wash your head, shoulders,
Knees and toes, knees and toes.
Wash your head, shoulders,
Knees and toes, knees and toes.
Eyes and ears and mouth and nose.
Wash your head, shoulders,
Knees and toes, knees and toes.

Action Rhyme: Elephants in the Bathtub

One elephant in the bathtub (hold up one finger)
Going for a swim (motion to swim)
Knock, knock (clap twice) Splash, splash (slap knees twice) Come on in! Two elephants in the bathtub…
Three elephants in the bathtub…
Four elephants in the bathtub…
Five elephants in the bathtub (hold up 5 fingers)
Going for a swim
Knock, knock Splash
splash (slap knees twice)
They all fell in! (motion to dive in)

February 27, 2014 at 12:24 pm Leave a comment

Days of the Week

Tuesday,  Feb.25th 2014

“What Did You Put in Your Pocket”
by Beatrice Schenk de Regniers
“Jasper’s Beanstalk by Nick Butterworth
Perfect Square by Michael Hall
One Monday Morning by Uri Shulevitz

There Are 7 Days in the Week  Georgiana Stewart- Circle Time Activities
Happy Days  – Dr. Jean -All Day Long with Dr. Jean
Weekly Rap – Hap Palmer – Can A Cherry Pie Wave Goodbye?

Songs & Rhymes
Rhyme: Monday’s Child
Mondays child is fair of face,
Tuesdays child is full of grace,
Wednesdays child is full of woe,
Thursdays child has far to go,
Fridays child is loving and giving,
Saturdays child works hard for his living,
And the child that is born on the Sabbath day
Is bonny and blithe, and good and gay.

Rhyme: Today is Monday
TODAY IS MONDAY – each day follows the pattern of the first verse, and adds a food to the chorus. Mime eating each food. Rub tummy “Come and eat it up.”

Today is Monday, today is Monday
Monday, string beans
All you hungry children, come and eat it up.

Tuesday, spaghetti

Wednesday, Zooop. (soup)

Thursday, roast beef

Friday, fresh fish

Saturday, chicken

Sunday, ice cream

February 25, 2014 at 2:00 pm Leave a comment

Music & Movement – February 21, 2014


Do You Know Which Ones Will Grow? by Susan A. Shea, illus. by Tom Slaughter
Can You Growl Like a Bear? by John Butler


“Let’s Get Started” by The Merry Music Maker, Kids on the Move
“Jump & Jam” by Greg & Steve, Jumpin’ & Jammin’
“The Friendship March” by Greg  & Steve, We All Live Together
“Rock and Roll Freeze Dance” by Hap Palmer, So Big
“Crazy Hands” by The Merry Music Maker, Kids on the MoveDragon Tales: Dragon Tunes

Songs, Rhymes & Fingerplays

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 do not let them in!
Open them, shut them
Open them, shut them
Put them in your lap

Fingerplay: Clap Your Hands
Clap, clap, clap your hands
Clap them all around.
Clap them loud, then clap them soft
Now don’t make a sound.

Stamp, stamp, stamp your feet,
Stamp them all around.
Stamp them loud, then stamp them soft,
Now don’t make a sound.

February 21, 2014 at 10:00 am Leave a comment

Story Time

Thursday,  February 20, 2014

What Time is it? It’s Duffy Time!
 by Audrey and Don Wood
Giant Dance Party by Betsy Bird
Pugs in a Bug byCarolyn Crimi

Songs & Rhymes

Rhyme: Tiny Tim

I have a little turtle (Cup hands)
His name is Tiny Tim
I put him in the bathtub (Place on floor)
To see if he could swim (Swim motion)
He drank up all the water (Drinking motion)
He ate up all the soap (Eating motion)
When he woke up in the morning (Slowly raising arms over head and clap loud)He had bubbles in his mouth (Pop!)

Song: Looby Loo

Here we dance Looby-loo
Here we dance Looby-light
Here we dance Looby-loo
All on a Saturday night
I put my right hand in,
I put my right hand out,
I give my hand a shake, shake, shake,
And turn myself about
Left Hand
Right foot
Left foot
Whole Self

Action Rhyme: I Clap My Hands

I clap my hands
I touch my feet
I jump up from the ground
I clap my hands
I touch my feet
And turn myself around.

Action Rhyme: Acka Backa

Acka backa soda cracker,
Acka backa boo.
Acka backa soda cracker,
Up goes you!
Acka backa soda cracker,
Acka backa boo.
Acka backa soda cracker,
I love you!

John Jacob Jingleheimer Schmidt
His name is my name too!
Whenever we go out,
The people always shout
There goes John Jacob Jingleheimer Schmidt!
Da da da da da da



February 20, 2014 at 2:55 pm Leave a comment

Baby Time: February, 19th 2014

Books My Clothes Mi Ropa by Rebecca Emberley

Music Head, Shoulders, Knees and Toes by Hap Palmer

Songs, Rhymes & Fingerplays

Laptime Rhyme:  Criss Cross Apple Sauce
Criss, cross, applesauce (draw an X on child’s back with fingers)
Spiders running up your back (walk fingers up child’s back)
Cool breeze (blow gently on back of child’s head)
Tight squeeze (give child a big hug)
Now you’ve got the shivers! (tickle child gently all over)

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,

Rhyme: Red is Rojo
Red is rojo (ROW-hoe), green is verde (VER-day),
Blue azul (ah-ZOOL), negro (NEH-grow) black,
Yellow amarillo (ah-mah-REE-oh), purple is morado (mo-RAH-doe),
Brown café (ca-FAY), gray is gris (grease).

Finger Play / Song: Are You Sleeping
Are you sleeping? Are you sleeping?
Brother John, Brother John?
Morning bells are ringing, Morning bells are ringing.
Ding! Dong! Ding! Ding! Dong! Ding!

Spanish – Fray Felipe?
Fray Felipe, Fray Felipe?
Duermes tu? Duermes tu?
Suenan las campanas, Suenan las companas.
Din, dan, don! Din, dan, don.

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.

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.

February 19, 2014 at 10:30 am Leave a comment

Home, Sweet Home

Tuesday,  Feb.18 2014

 “Blueberry Mouse” by Alice Low
“Ned’s New Home” by Kevin Tseng
“We’re Tired of Living in a House ” by Liesel Moak Skorpan
“Castles, Caves & Honeycombs” by Linda Ashman
“A New House for Mouse”
by Petr Horacek

“The Little Mice” by Kathy Reid-Naiman -Zoom, Zoom, Cuddle & Croon

“Wish They’d Find a Home” by Anna Moo -Anna Moo Crackers
“Some Houses” by Billy Jonas -What Kind of Cat are You?

Songs & Rhymes

“Here is a House”
Here is a house built up high (hands over head to make a roof)
With two big chimneys reaching for the sky (raise arms up high)
Here is a window (draw a square)
Here is a door (pretend to open a door)
If we look inside (peek through fingers)
There’s a mouse on the floor! (scamper fingers away)

Rhyme: “Houses”

Here is a nest for robin (cup both hands)
Here is a hive for bee (fists together)
Here is a hole for bunny (make a circle)
And here is a house for ME! (make a roof)


Five little birds without any home,
(raise 5 fingers of right hand)
Five little trees in a row.
(raise right hand high over head)
Come and build your nests in our branches tall
(cup left hand for nest-right fingers in)
We’ll rock you to and fro.
(then rock both hands)

February 18, 2014 at 2:00 pm Leave a comment

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