Archive for July, 2014

Skits & Favorites

Thursday, July 31, 2014

Books

A Piece of Cake by LeUyen Pham (adapted as a skit)
Naughty Kitty! by Adam Stower
What! Cried Granny by Kate Lum, illus. by Adrian Johnson

Music

The Best of Laurie Berkner Band by Laurie Berkner
“List of Dances” by Jim Gill, Jim Gill Makes it Noisy in Boise, Idaho
“Singing in the Rain” by Carole Peterson, Dancing Feet
“Crazy Hands” by Merry Music Maker, Kids on the Move
“Wheels on the Bus” by Go Fish, Party Like a Preschooler

Songs, Rhymes & Fingerplays

Fingerplay: Two Little Blackbirds
Two little blackbirds, sitting on a hill
One named Jack, the other named Jill
Fly away Jack, fly away Jill
Come back Jack, come back Jill
Cloud . . . soft, loud
In a row . . . high, low

Movement Rhyme: Run in Place
Run in place,
Turn around,
Flap your arms,
Now sit right down.
Put your finger on your nose,
And wiggle it around,
Put your finger on your lips,
And make this sound, “Shh.”

Song: Boom, Chicka, Boom
I said a Boom Chicka Boom (I said a Boom Chicka Boom)
I said a Boom Chicka Boom
I said a Boom Chicka Rocka Chicka Rocka Chicka Boom
Uh huh
Oh yeah
One more time ______ style.
Other styles: Baby, Underwater, Motorcycle, Library

Nursery Rhyme: Humpty Dumpty
Humpty Dumpty sat on a wall,
Humpty Dumpty had a great fall.
All the king’s horses and all the king’s men
Couldn’t put Humpty together again.

Nursery Rhyme: Jack and Jill
Jack and Jill went up the hill to fetch a pail of water.
Jack fell down and broke his crown, and Jill came tumbling after.
Up Jack got, and home did trot, as fast as he could caper;
To old Dame Dob, who patched his nob with vinegar and brown paper.

July 31, 2014 at 6:00 pm Leave a comment

Baby Time: July 30, 2014

Books

1, 2, Buckle My Shoe by Anna Grossnickle Hines
Brown Bear, Brown Bear, What Do You See? by Bill Martin, Jr., illus. by Eric Carle

Music
“Going to Kentucky” by Sue Schnitzer, Wiggle and Whirl
“Milkshake Song” by Anne-Marie Akin, Songs for Wiggleworms
“Rock-a-Bye Your Bear” by The Wiggles, Big Birthday

Songs, Rhymes & Fingerplays

Leg Over Leg
(Baby on lap)
Leg over leg, the dog went to dover (swing baby’s legs over each side of your legs)
When he came to a hill,
Jump! He went over. (boost baby into air)

Acka Backa Soda Cracker
(bounce baby on knees)
Acka-backa soda cracker, acka-backa boo
Acka-backa soda cracker, I love you.
Acka-backa soda cracker, acka-backa boo
Acka-backa soda cracker,
Up goes you! (lift up)
BIG HUG!

Clap Your Hands
Tune: Row, Row, Row Your Boat

Clap, clap, clap your hands
Clap your hands with me
Clap them fast
Clap them slow
Clap your hands with me

Repeat with: stomp your feet, pat your knees, sway your arms

Criss Cross Applesauce
Criss, cross, applesauce
(draw x on child’s back)
Spiders running up your back (walk fingers up back)
Cool breeze (blow gently)
Tight squeeze (hug)
Now you’ve got the shivers! (tickle)

July 30, 2014 at 10:00 am Leave a comment

Flip Flap Pancake

Tuesday,  July 29th 2014

Books

Hey Pancakes  by Tamson Weston
Pancakes, Pancakes by Eric Carle

Music

Stinky Cake by Carole Peterson
I Want Chocolate Pie by Mr.Eric – The Big Silly

Activities

Crafts:
We made a flipping pancake!

 Songs & Rhymes

Rhyme: Pop a Little Pancake into the Pan

Pop a little pancake into the pan,
Pop a little pancake into the pan,
Pop a little pancake into the pan,
That’s for my dinner today!

Shake on some sugar with a shake, shake, shake
Shake on some sugar with a shake, shake, shake
Shake on some sugar with a shake, shake, shake
That’s for my dinner today!

Drop on some honey with a drip, drip, drip,
Drop on some honey with a drip, drip, drip,
Drop on some honey with a drip, drip, drip,
That’s for my dinner today!

Rhyme: by Christina Rosetti

Mix a Pancake
Stir a Pancake,
Pop it in the pan,
Fry a Pancake
Toss a Pancake
Catch it if you can!

Song : FLIP FLAP JACK with Felt Board

There was a man made of food, made of food, made of food
There was a man made of food
And his name was Flip Flap Jack.
And he danced upon the table, the table, the table
He danced upon the table
And his name was Flip Flap Jack.

His head was made of a pancake, a pancake, a pancake
His head was made of a pancake,
And his name was Flip Flap Jack.
And he danced upon the table, the table, the table
He danced upon the table
And his name was Flip Flap Jack.

His eyes were made of blueberries, blueberries, blueberries
His eyes were made of blueberries
And his name was Flip Flap Jack.
And he danced upon the table, the table, the table
He danced upon the table
And his name was Flip Flap Jack.

Repeat the phrasing with:

ears/oranges
nose/strawberry
mouth/sausage
hair/whipped cream
body/waffle
arms/bananas
legs/bacon
feet/French toast
bellybutton/raspberry.

 

 

 

 

July 29, 2014 at 2:00 pm Leave a comment

Five Senses

Thursday, July 24, 2014

Books

Senses at the Seashore by Shelley Rotner
Hello Ocean by Pam Munoz Ryan, illus. by Mark Astrella
Five for a Little One by Chris Raschka
Brown Bear, Brown Bear, What Do You See? by Bill Martin, Jr., illus. by Eric Carle (adapted as flannelboard)

Music

Hot Dog!  by Caspar Babypants
“When I Hear the Music” by Nancy Stewart
“Touch” by Hap Palmer, Getting to Know Myself
“Shout & Whisper” by Hap Palmer, More Baby Songs

Songs, Rhymes & Fingerplays

Movement Rhyme: Here Are My Eyes
Here are my eyes, one and two
I give a wink, so you can you
When they’re open, I see the light
When they’re closed, it’s dark as night
I have a little body that belongs to me
I have two ears to hear with and two eyes to see
I have a nose for smelling, I have a mouth to eat
I have two hands to wave at everyone I meet

Song: Head, Shoulders, Knees and Toes
Head, shoulders, knees and toes, knees and toes
Head, shoulders, knees and toes, knees and toes
Eyes and ears and mouth and nose
Head, shoulders, knees and toes, knees and toes

Movement Rhyme: Touch Your Nose
Touch your nose, touch your chin
That’s the way this game begins
Touch your eyes, touch your knees
Now pretend you’re going to sneeze
Touch your hair, touch one ear
Touch your two little lips right here
Touch your elbows, where they bend
That’s the way this touch game ends

July 24, 2014 at 6:00 pm Leave a comment

Baby Time: July 23, 2014

Books
Zoom, Zoom Baby! by Karen Katz
Dancing Feet! by Lindsey Craig, illus. by Marc Brown

Music
“Ribbons in the Air” by Pam Schiller, Leaping Literacy
“Get Ready to Wiggle” by The Wiggles, Crunchy Munchy Music

Songs, Rhymes & Fingerplays

One Potato
(Pound fists)
One potato, two potato, three potato, four
Five potato, six potato, seven potato, more!

Try other fruits & vegetables for different syllables

Pease Porridge Hot
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

I Hear Thunder
Tune: Frere Jacques

I hear thunder, I hear thunder
(pound hands gently on floor or lap)
Listen, don’t you? Listen, don’t you?
(cup hand to ear)
Pitter, patter, raindrops; pitter, patter, raindrops (wiggle fingers in falling motion)
I’m wet through
(shake body)
So are you!
(tickle child)

A Counting We Will Go
A counting we will go
A counting we will go
1, 2, 3, 4 and 5
A counting we will go.

We’re counting as we . . .
(clap, jump, march, spin)

Criss Cross Applesauce
Criss, cross, applesauce
(draw x on child’s back)
Spiders running up your back (walk fingers up back)
Cool breeze (blow gently)
Tight squeeze (hug)
Now you’ve got the shivers! (tickle)

July 23, 2014 at 10:00 am Leave a comment

Boat Trip

Tuesday,  July 22nd 2014

Books

Mr. Grumpy’s Outing by John Burningham
Little Bear’s Little Boat by Eve Bunting
Little Tug by Stephen Savage
Jack’s New Boatby Sarah McMenemy

Music

Little Boat by Kathy Reid-Naiman – Reaching for the Stars
Great Big Boat by Taj Mahal
Row, Row, Row Your Boat by Caspar Babypants – I Found You

Activities

Crafts:
We made cork rafts, foil boats and balloon boats

 Songs & Rhymes

Rhyme: Row, Row, Row Your Boat

Row, row, row your boat
Gently down the stream
Merrily, merrily, merrily, merrily
Life is but a dream

Row, row, row your boat
Gently up the creek
If you see a little mouse
Don’t forget to squeak!

Row, row, row your boat
Gently down the stream
If you see a crocodile
Don’t forget to scream!

Row, row, row your boat
Gently to the shore
If you see a lion
Don’t forget to roar!

 

Rhyme: (to the tune of Jingle Bells)

Motor boat, motor boat going ‘round the bay,
Motor boat, oh, motor boat, this is what you say.
Putt-putt-putt, putt-putt-putt, putt-putt all the way.
Motor boat, oh motor boat, you putt-putt-putt all day!

 

 

 

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

Teddy Bear Sleepover

Thursday, July 17, 2014

Books

Found by Salina Yoon
If You Were a Panda Bear by Wendell & Florence Minor
One More Hug for Madison by Caroline Jayne Church
Polly’s Pink Pajamas by Vivian French, illus. by Sue Heap

Music

“Teddy Bear Playtime” by Hap Palmer, So Big
“Rock-a-Bye Your Bear” by The Wiggles, Big Birthday
“Dance With Your Teddy Bear” by Greg & Steve, Jumpin’ & Jammin’

Songs, Rhymes & Fingerplays

Movement Rhyme: Lights Out
Where are my little fingers? (Wiggle fingers)
Snap! Snap! Snap! (Snap fingers)
Don’t they know it is time for their nap? (Hold hands out on each side as if asking a question)
No more wiggling and dancing about! (Wiggle fingers and dance them on arm)
Please settle down!
It’s “lights out!” (Reach up and flick a pretend switch, make click sound)
Shhhhh . . . (Put finger to lips and make Shhhhhh sound)

Where are my little toes?
Tap! Tap! Tap! (Tap toes on floor)
Don’t they know it is time for their nap?
No more dancing and prancing about! (Dance around in place)
Please settle down!
It’s “lights out!”
Shhhhh . . .

Where are my little eyes?
Bat! Bat! Bat! (Flutter eyelids up and down)
Don’t they know it is time for their nap?
No more winking and blinking about! (Wink eyes)
Please settle down!
It’s “lights out!”
Shhhhh . . .

Movement Rhyme: Teddy Bear, Teddy Bear
Teddy bear, teddy bear wake up now. (Stretch arms)
Teddy bear, teddy bear take a bow. (Bow)
Teddy bear, teddy bear dance on your toes. (Dance on your tip toes)
Teddy bear, teddy bear touch your nose. (Touch your nose)
Teddy bear, teddy bear turn around. (Turn around in a circle)
Teddy bear, teddy bear touch the ground. (Bend over and touch floor)
Teddy bear, teddy bear touch your shoe. (Touch your shoe)
Teddy bear, teddy bear I love you. (Point to self, point to audience)
Teddy bear, teddy bear turn out the light. (Pretend to turn off light switch)
Teddy bear, teddy bear say goodnight. (Pretend to sleep)

Movement Rhyme: Shoes
I went to bed and tried to go to sleep,
But somebody put running shoes on my feet! (run in place)

Repeat with a variety of different shoes and appropriate actions (ballet, tap, basketball, heavy, sticky, skates, quiet)

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

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