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Music & Movement – October 31, 2014

Books

Leonardo the Terrible Monster by Mo Willems
 Let’s Dance, Little Pookie  by Sandra Boynton

Music

“The Goldfish Song” by Laurie Berkner
I’m Passing Out the Sticks” by Kathy Reid Naiman

Songs, Rhymes & Fingerplays

Movement Rhyme: Stretch

First you stretch high
Then you stretch low
Next you stretch wide (arms wide)
then you stretch narrow. (arms in)
Stretch to the left
then stretch to the right
Stretch really fast (fast arm circles)
then stretch really slow (slow arm circles)
Everybody wave hello (hello!)
Show me a smile
and now we’re ready to go!
Let’s begin our story time show.

Action Song: Hands

Hands upon your head,
Hands upon your head.
Up and down and up and down,
Hands upon your head.
Hands upon your face,
Hands upon your face.
Up and down and up and down,
Hands upon on your face.
Hands upon your ears. . .
Hands upon your Knees

Action Rhyme: Monster Stomp

If you want to be a monster, now’s your chance.
‘Cause everybody’s doing the monster dance.
You just stamp your feet, wave your arms
(Stomp, wave arms.)
Stretch ‘em up, stretch ‘em up, (Stretch up arms.)
Then put them on the ground. (Put hands on the floor.)
‘Cause you’re doing the monster stomp. (Stomp feet.)
That’s right! You’re doing the monster stomp. (Stomp feet.)

Movement Rhyme: Two Little Feet

Two little feet go tap, tap, tap,   (tap feet)
Two little hands go clap, clap, clap.  (clap hands)
A quick little leap up from my chair,   (stand up)
Two little arms reach high in the air.   (stretch arms)
Two little feet go jump, jump, jump,   (jump)
Two little fists go thump, thump, thump.   (pound fists)
One little body goes round and round,   (twirl around)
And one little child sits quietly down.   (sit down)

October 31, 2014 at 5:12 pm Leave a comment

Toddler Time October 30th, 2014

Thursday,  October 30th,  2014

Books
Monster Musical Chairs by Stuart J Murphy
What Do You Do When A Monster Says Boo? by Hope Vestergaard

Song

“Jumping and Counting”  Jim Gill

Activities

Sensory Play:

Pumpkin Making

Songs & Rhymes

Open Song: Clap and Sing Hello

We clap and sing hello,
We clap and sing hello,
With our friends at story time,
We clap and sing hello!

Wave and sing hello
Stomp and sing hello.

Action Rhyme: We Can Jump

We can jump, jump, jump
We can hop, hop, hop
We can clap, clap, clap
We can stop, stop, stop
We can nod our heads for yes
We can shake our heads for no
We can bend our knees a little bit
And we can sit down really slow

Fingerplay: This is Big

This is big, big, big (stretch hands far to sides)
This is small, small, small (cup hands together)
This is short, short, short (hold palms close vertically)
This is tall, tall, tall (hold palms far apart vertically)
This is fast, fast, fast (roll hands quickly)
This is slow, slow, slow (roll hands slowly)
This is yes, yes, yes (nod head)
This is no, no, no (shake head)

Action Rhyme: Monsters Galore

Monsters galore, can you roar? (Roar.)
Monsters galore, can you soar? (Flying motions.)
Monsters galore, please shut the door. (Clap.)
Monsters galore, fall on the floor! (Sit/fall down.)

Action Rhyme: We Can

We can jump quickly
We can jump slowly
We can spin quickly
We can spin slowly
We can touch our feet with eyes that are open
We can touch our feet with eyes that are closed
We can stand up tall as a tree
And sit down on the floor

Action Rhyme: Monster Stomp

If you want to be a monster, now’s your chance.
‘Cause everybody’s doing the monster dance.
You just stamp your feet, wave your arms.(Stomp, wave arms.)
Stretch ‘em up, stretch ‘em up, (Stretch up arms.)
Then put them on the ground. (Put hands on the floor.)
‘Cause you’re doing the monster stomp. (Stomp feet.)
That’s right! You’re doing the monster stomp. (Stomp feet.)

Song: You Are My Monster

You are my monster,
My only monster.
You make me happy,
When I am sad.
You never know dear,
How much I love you.
Please don’t take
My monster away!

Closing Song: We Wave Goodbye Like This

We wave goodbye like this
We wave goodbye like this
We clap our hands for all our friends
We wave goodbye like this

October 30, 2014 at 5:23 pm Leave a comment

Baby Time: October 29, 2014

Books

A Kiss Means I Love You by Kathryn Madeline Allen, photos by Eric Futran
Oink, Moo, Meow

Music

“Boogie Woogie Hand Jive” by The Merry Music Maker, Kids on the Move

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.

Tick Tock
Tick tock, tick tock, I’m a little cuckoo clock.
Tick tock, tick tock, now it’s one o’clock.
Cuckoo! (Lift baby into the air)
Continue with two, three, four and five o’clock. (For each o’clock add a cuckoo at the end)

Dump truck, dump truck, (bouncing)
DUMP! (tip child backward)

I’m a Little Teapot
I’m a little teapot
Short and stout
Here is my handle
Here is my spout.
When I get all steamed up
Hear me shout”Tip me overand pour me out!”

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 sing them backwards 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’ve said my ZYXs.
Bet that’s not what you expected!

Acka Backa Soda Cracker
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!

Autumn Leaves Are Falling Down
(Tune: London Bridge)
Autumn leaves are falling down,
Falling down, falling down.
Autumn leaves are falling down,
All over town.

The cold wind blows them all around,
All around, all around.
The cold wind blows them all around,
All over town.

Take a rake and pile them up,
Pile them up, pile them up.
Take a rake and pile them up,
All over town.

October 29, 2014 at 10:00 am Leave a comment

Sticky Bubble Gum

Tuesday,  Oct. 28th, 2014

Books

Pop! The Invention of Bubble Gum by Megan McCarthy
Bubble Gum, Bubble Gum by Lisa Wheeler
The Great Lollipop Caper by Dan Krull

Music

I Want Candy by Kidz Bop
Icky Sticky and Ooey Gooey by Carole Peterson – Stinky Cake
Sticky Bubble Gum by Carole Peterson – Sticky Bubble Gum

Activities

Crafts:
We made a pipe cleaner spider with a sweet center

 Songs & Rhymes

Rhyme: Handy Spandy

Handy Spandy, sugar and candy we all jump in

Handy Spandy, sugar and candy we all jump out

Handy Spandy, sugar and candy we all jump up

Handy Spandy, sugar and candy we all sit down

Song: Icky Sticky & Ooey Gooey

Icky Sticky and Ooey Gooey
They went out one day
Said Icky Sticky to Ooey Gooey
Won’t you come and play

So, Icky Sticky and Ooey Gooey
Dug in the sand
But Icky Sticky got stuck to Ooey Gooey’s…hand

Repeat first verse

So, Icky Sticky and Ooey Gooey
Swam in the sea
But Icky Sticky got stuck to Ooey Gooey’s…knee

Repeat first verse

So, Icky Sticky and Ooey Gooey
Visited the farm
But Icky Sticky got stuck to Ooey Gooey’s…arm

Repeat first verse

So, Icky Sticky and Ooey Gooey
Got something to eat
But Icky Sticky got stuck to Ooey Gooey’s…feet

Repeat first verse

So, Icky Sticky and Ooey Gooey
Hid behind a boulder
But Icky Sticky got stuck to Ooey Gooey’s…shoulder.

 

October 28, 2014 at 2:00 pm Leave a comment

Music & Movement – October 24, 2014

Books

Eggs 1, 2, 3 by Janet Halfmann, illus. by Betsy Thompson
Oh, No! by Candace Fleming, illus. by Eric Rohmann

Music

“Movin’ Every Day” by Georgiana Stewart, Preschool Aerobic Fun
“Ribbons in the Air” by Pam Schiller, Leaping Literacy
“Dancen Hands” by Merry Music Maker, Kids on the Move
Dragon Tales: Dragon Tunes

Songs, Rhymes & Fingerplays

Fingerplay: Dance Your Fingers Up
Dance your fingers up,
Dance your fingers down
Dance your fingers to the side
Dance them all around.
Dance them on our shoulders,
Dance them on your head
Dance them on your tummy,
And put them all to bed.

Movement 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
I turn myself around
I clap my hands, I touch my feet
I sit myself right down
I clap my hands, I touch my feet
I do not make a sound.
Shhhh!

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

October 24, 2014 at 10:00 am Leave a comment

Toddler Time October 23rd, 2014

Thursday,  October 2nd,  2014

Books
The Love Monster: and the Perfect Present by Rachel Bright
This Book Just Ate My Dog! by Richard Byrne

Song

“Shaker Hop”  Carole Peterson

Activities

Sensory Play:

Craft, Letter C and dots

Songs & Rhymes

Open Song: Clap and Sing Hello

We clap and sing hello,
We clap and sing hello,
With our friends at story time,
We clap and sing hello!

Wave and sing hello
Stomp and sing hello.

Action Rhyme: We Can Jump

We can jump, jump, jump
We can hop, hop, hop
We can clap, clap, clap
We can stop, stop, stop
We can nod our heads for yes
We can shake our heads for no
We can bend our knees a little bit
And we can sit down really slow

Fingerplay: This is Big

This is big, big, big (stretch hands far to sides)
This is small, small, small (cup hands together)
This is short, short, short (hold palms close vertically)
This is tall, tall, tall (hold palms far apart vertically)
This is fast, fast, fast (roll hands quickly)
This is slow, slow, slow (roll hands slowly)
This is yes, yes, yes (nod head)
This is no, no, no (shake head)

Action Rhyme: My Hands Say Thank You

My hands say thank you with a clap, clap, clap
My feet say thank you with a tap, tap, tap
My head says thank you with a shake, shake, shake
My heart says thank you with a kiss to take

Action Rhyme: We Can

We can jump quickly
We can jump slowly
We can spin quickly
We can spin slowly
We can touch our feet with eyes that are open
We can touch our feet with eyes that are closed
We can stand up tall as a tree
And sit down on the floor

Closing Song: We Wave Goodbye Like This

We wave goodbye like this
We wave goodbye like this
We clap our hands for all our friends
We wave goodbye like this

October 23, 2014 at 2:57 pm Leave a comment

Baby Time: October 22, 2014

Books

Baby Bedtime by Mem Fox, illus. by Emma Quay
But Not the Hippopotamus by Sandra Boynton

Music

“Shake it to the East” by Kathy Reid-Naiman, Reach for the Stars

Songs, Rhymes & Fingerplays

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,
I like it in the pot
Nine days old!

Dump Truck
Dump truck, dump truck, (bumping child on lap, facing parent)
Bumping down the road.
Spilling gravel as we travel (rock child back and forth on lap)
with our heavy load.

Dump truck, dump truck, (bouncing)
DUMP! (tip child backward)

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

Good Morning
Good morning to you!
Good morning to you!
We’re all in our places
With bright shining faces.
Oh this is the way,
To start a great day!

Good evening to you!
Good evening to you!
Stars and moon in their places
They go through their paces.
Oh this is the way,
To end a good day!

Acka Backa Soda Cracker
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!

The Vegetable Song
(Tune: “Twinkle, Twinkle Little Star”)
Carrots, Peas, and Broccoli,
Vegetables are good for me.
For my snack and in my lunch,
Veggie sticks are great to munch.
Carrots, Peas, and Broccoli,
Vegetables are good for me.

October 22, 2014 at 10:00 am Leave a comment

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