Archive for April, 2014

Music and Movement – April 25th, 2014

April 25, 2014

Books
Boogie Monsterby Josie Bissett
Giant Dance Partyby Betsy Bird
Wiggle by Doreen Cronin

Music

Wiggy Wiggles Freeze Dance – Hap Palmer – Too Little Sounds
Maria Loves To Dance – Frank Leto – Time for Music
Silly Dance Contest –Jim Gill – Jim Gill Sings the Sneezing Song
Beanie Bag Dance – Greg & Steve – Kids in Action

Activities

We played Beanie Bag games together –

* Draw and cut out some large shapes – a triangle, square, circle – out of colorful paper and call out instructions to children:

Stand on a square…
Throw your beanbag onto a circle…
Sit on a triangle…
Throw your beanbag on a blue square…

* Put a pile of beanbags at one side of the yard and a bucket at the other, and have your child hop, run, jump, crawl or skip to take the bean bag to the bucket – your child can either hold the beanbag, balance it on the head, or balance it on an outstretched arm.

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

Color Story Time

Thursday,  April 24th, 2014

Books
 
I broke My Trunkby Mo Willems
Flight School, by Lita Judge
 Sylvie, by Jennifer Sattler

Music
Rock and Roll Freeze Dance, Hap Palmer
Crazy Hands, Merry Music Maker

Songs & Rhymes

Rhyme: Clap Your Hands

Clap, clap, clap your hands
As slowly as you can. (say is slowly)
Clap, clap, clap your hands
As quickly as you can.(say it fast)

  • Shake…,
  • Rub…
  •  Wiggle your fingers…

Action Rhyme: I Can

I can touch my chin,
My cheek,
My chair.

I can touch my head,
My heels,
My hair.

I can touch my knees,
My neck,
My nose.
Then I can dip down and touch my toes.

Fingerplay: Red Balloon

I had a little red balloon
And I blew, and I blew, and I blew.
And it grew, and it grew, and it grew.
I tossed it up in the air,
And didn’t let it drop.
I bounced it on the ground,
And it went “Pop!”

 Rhyme: Crayon Box

I have a crayon, I’ll give it to you.
Here is my crayon, my crayon of blue.
I have a crayon, a lovely little fellow.
Here is my crayon, my crayon of yellow.
I have a crayon, it’s here on my head.
Here is my crayon, my crayon of red.
I have a crayon, we can draw a circle.
Here is my crayon, my crayon of purple.
I have a crayon, what do I see?
Here is my crayon, an orange one for me.
I have a crayon, the best ever seen.
Here is my crayon, my crayon of green

 

 

 

April 24, 2014 at 10:28 am Leave a comment

Rainbow Soup

Tuesday,  Apr. 22nd 2014

Books

Growing Vegetable Soup by Lois Ehlert
Planting a Rainbow by Lois Ehlert
Slop Goes the Soup by Pamela Edwards
Carrot Soupby John Segal
Duck Soup by Jackie Urbanovic

Music

The Valley of Vegetables – Laurie Berkner –Buzz Buzz
I Feel Crazy so I Jump in My Soup – Laurie Berkner – Victor Vito
I Can Sing a Rainbow – Wiggleworms Love You
All My Colors – Ralph Covert – Ralph’s World

Activities

Felt Board: Rainbow Soup
Rainbow purple,
Rainbow Blue,
Rainbow green,
And yellow, too.

Rainbow orange,
Rainbow red,
Rainbow smiling overhead.
Come and count the colors with me.
How many colors do you see?
1-2-3
Up to green
4-5-6
Colors are seen.

We danced with our colored scarves

 Songs & Rhymes

Rhyme: Vegetable Soup

Tune: London Bridge

We are making vegetable soup Vegetable soup, Vegetable soup
We are making vegetable soup
Now put in the (vegetable of choice).
Take the ________and stir it up, Stir it up, stir it up,
Take the ________and stir it up
While making vegetable soup.

 

 

 

April 22, 2014 at 2:00 pm Leave a comment

Music and Movement – April 18th, 2014

April 18th, 2014

Books
 Maggi and Milo by Juli Brenning
Pete the Cat: Old MacDonald Had a Farm by James Dean

Music

Dance Freeze Melt – Eric Litwin
The Goldfish –Laurie Berkner
The Shaker Hop- Various Artists
Shake Your Shaker – Shake, Rattle & Rock

 

Rhymes, Poems and Fingerplays

 

Action Rhyme: Hokey Pokey

You put your right hand in,
You take your right hand out,
You put your right hand in,
And you shake it all about.
You do the hokey pokey,
And you turn yourself around,
That’s what it’s all about!

…..left hand… …..right foot… …..left foot… …..whole self…

Fingerplay: Wiggle Fingers

Wiggle fingers,
Wiggle so,
Wiggle high,
Wiggle low.
Wiggle left,
Wiggle right.
Wiggle fingers out of sight!

Action Rhyme: Hands

Hands on hips,
Hands on knees,
Put them behind you, If you please.
Touch your shoulders,
Touch your nose,
Touch your ears,
And touch your toes.

April 18, 2014 at 5:25 pm Leave a comment

Weather

Thursday, April 17, 2014

Books

The Big Storm by Nancy Tafuri
Maisy’s Wonderful Weather Book by Lucy Cousins
Wow! Said the Owl by Tim Hopgood
Hello, Sun by Dayle Ann Dodds, illus. by Sachiko Yoshikawa

Music

“Singing in the Rain” by Carole Peterson, Dancing Feet
Muddy Water Puddle” by Hap Palmer, Sally the Swinging Snake
Leaky Umbrella” by Jim Gill, Jim Gill Sings the Sneezing Song

Songs, Rhymes & Fingerplays

Song: In the Rain
(sing to “Farmer in the Dell”)
We’re stomping in the rain
We’re stomping in the rain
We can’t go yet
We must get wet!
We’re stomping in the rain
Pitter patter, pitter patter
Clapping . . .
Hopping . . .

Song: Whistling Wind
Sung to: “If you’re happy and you know it”
If you hear the whistling wind, cover your ears
If you hear the whistling wind, cover your ears
If you hear it in the trees
Making music with the leaves,
If you hear the whistling wind, cover your ears
If you feel the blustery wind, whirl around
If you feel the blustery wind, whirl around
If you feel it lift your hair
Like a kite up in the air,
If you feel the blustery wind, whirl around.

Flannelboard: Magical Rainbow Stew
Tune: Jimmy Crack Corn
Take the grapes, put them in the pot
Stir it, stir it, stir it a lot
Take it out now, what will it be?
The prettiest purple you ever did see!

Repeat with blueberry, pear, banana, orange, apple
(This is the reverse order – you can also start with apple/red)

Rainbow purple
Rainbow blue,
Rainbow green,
And yellow, too.
Rainbow orange,
Rainbow red,
Rainbow smiling overhead.
Come and count the colors with me.
How many colors do you see?
1-2-3
Up to green
4-5-6
Colors are seen.
Source: Storytime ABC’s

Song: You Are My Sunshine
You are my sunshine,
My only sunshine,
You make me happy
When skies are gray,
You’ll never know dear
How much I love you,
Please don’t take my sunshine away

Scarf Rhyme: Rainbow Dancers
Rainbow dancers let’s get ready
Hold your scarves nice and steady.
You’ll hear the colors of the rainbow.
Listen for your time to go.
Shake red…
Shake orange…
Shake yellow…
Shake green…
Shake blue…
Shake purple…
Red scarves turn around,
Orange scarves up and down.
Yellow scarves reach up high,
Green scarves fly, fly, fly.
Blue scarves tickle your nose,
Purple scarves touch your toes.
Everybody dance around,
Swirl your scarves up and down.
Shake purple…
Shake blue…
Shake green…
Shake yellow…
Shake orange…
Shake red…
Rainbow dancers dance around,
Scarves swirl up and down.
Our colorful dance is at an end.
Thank you, thank you, all my friends.
Source: Storytime ABC’s

Movement Rhyme: Blow, Wind, Blow
Blow, wind, blow (move arms back and forth)
All through the town
Blow wind blow (move arms around)
Up and down (move arms up and down)
Blow, wind, blow
From the left to the right, (move arms left to right)
Blow, wind, blow
All through the night. (slowly lower arms)

April 17, 2014 at 6:00 pm Leave a comment

Story Time

Thursday,  April 17th, 2014

Books
My Friend is Sadby Mo Willems
Lion Vs. Rabbit, by Alex Latimer
The Secret Plan, by Julia Sarcone-Roach

Music
The Shaker Hop, Various Artists

Songs & Rhymes

Rhyme: Clap Your Hands

Clap, clap, clap your hands
As slowly as you can. (say is slowly)
Clap, clap, clap your hands
As quickly as you can.(say it fast)

  • Shake…,
  • Rub…
  •  Wiggle your fingers…

Action Rhyme: Shake Your Sillies Out

Gotta shake, shake, shake my sillies out,
Shake, shake, shake, my sillies out.
Shake, shake, shake, my sillies out,
And wiggle my waggles away.

…..clap, clap, clap my crazies out…
…..jump, jump, jump my jiggles out…
…..yawn, yawn, yawn my sleepies out…

Action Rhyme: Slowly Slowly

Slowly, slowly, very slowly Creeps the garden snail.
Slowly, slowly, very slowly Up the wooden rail.

Quickly, quickly, very quickly Runs the little mouse. Quickly, quickly, very quickly ’Round about the house

Action Rhyme: Clap Tap Bend

I take my little hands and go Clap, clap, clap.
I take my little hands and go Clap, clap, clap. I take my little hands and go Clap, clap, clap. Clap, clap all day long.

I take my little feet and go tap, tap, tap…
I take my little knees and go bend, bend, bend… 

 

 

April 17, 2014 at 5:00 pm Leave a comment

All Things Spring

Tuesday,  Apr. 15th 2014

Books

Minerva Louise and the Colorful Eggs by Janet Morgan Stoeke
Big Chickens by Leslie Helakoski
The Little White Rabbit by Kevin Henkes
A Chick Called Saturday by Joyce Dunbar

Music

I Know A Chicken – Laurie Berkner – Whaddaya Think of That?
Lucy Rabbit – Eric Litwin -Yummy yellow

Activities

Felt Board: Bunnies & Colored Eggs

We danced with our shaker eggs.


S
ongs & Rhymes

Rhyme: Hunting for Eggs

Hunting for eggs
Under my bed,
I found one in a slipper,
And the egg was colored red.

Hunting for eggs,
Now I have two,
I found one in the closet,
And the egg was colored blue.

Hunting for eggs,
What a lucky fellow,
I found one in a bucket,
And the egg was colored yellow.

Hunting for eggs
Where none could be seen,
I found one in a shoe box,
And the egg was colored green.

Hunting for eggs,
Quick as a wink,
I found one in the garden,
And the egg was colored pink.

Red and yellow,
Green, pink, and blue.
I found five eggs–-
How about you?

Rhyme: Here Comes a Bunny

Here comes a bunny – hippity, hop, (child squats down and hops)
With ears so funny – floppity, flop.
(put index fingers on side of head & wiggle them)
When in danger he -sniffity, sniffs, (wiggle nose)
Then hides in his hole – jiffity, jiff! (place hands over head to hide)

 Rhyme: Hippity Hop

Hippity-hop, hippity-hay
Five little bunnies went out to play.
Hippity-hop, hippity-hay
One little bunny hopped away.

Hippity-hop, hippity-hay
Four little bunnies went out to play…

Three bunnies…two bunnies… one bunny…

Hippety hop and hippety hay,
No more bunnies are playing today.
Hippety hop and hippety hay,
I hope they come back another day.

 

 

 

 

 

 

April 15, 2014 at 2:00 pm Leave a comment

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