Archive for January, 2015

Music & Movement – January 30, 2015

Books

The Seals on the Bus by Lenny Hort
Aunt Lucy Went to Buy a Hat by Alice Low

Music

“Stretch!” by Dragon Tales, Dragon Tales
“You’re an Animal Too” by Anna Moo, Anna Moo Crackers
“Rhythms on Parade” by Hap Palmer, Rhythms on Parade
“Five Little Monkeys” sung by Greg & Steve, Ready…Set…Move!

 

Songs, Rhymes & Fingerplays

Movement Rhyme: 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.
(Repeat at faster speeds)

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.”

Activities

Musical Instruments

Parachute Activities

January 30, 2015 at 12:05 pm Leave a comment

Toddler Time January 29, 2014

Thursday,  January 29,  2015

Books
Forever  by Emma Dodd
Leap Back Home to Me  by Lauren Thompson

Song

“Shaker Hop”  Carol Peterson
Shake My Sillies Out” Raffi

Activities

Sensory Play

Marker Dots and paper

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: Hands on Hips

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.

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)

Song: This is the Way (Tune of Tune: Here We Go Round The Mulberry Bush)

This is the way we clap our hands,
Clap our hands, clap our hands.
This is the way we clap our hands,
So early in the morning.
…..tap our toes…
…..touch our nose…
…..stomp our feet…

Action Rhyme: Mirror Mirror

In my mirror I can see
Two little eyes that look at me. (Point to eyes)
Two little ears, one little nose, (point to ears and nose)
Ten little fingers, ten little toes. (wiggle fingers and toes)
One little mouth I open wide, (open mouth wide)
Two little rows of teeth hidden inside. (point to teeth)
A tongue that pops both in and out, (move tongue in and out)
Lots of joints that bend about (bend knees and elbows)
When I look in the mirror, what do I see
A beautiful person looking back at me!

Action Rhyme: 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.
Just tip me over and pour me out!

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

January 29, 2015 at 2:22 pm Leave a comment

Baby Time: January 28, 2015

Books

Ten Tiny Toes by Caroline Jayne Church
No Two Alike by Keith Baker

Music

“You’ll Sing a Song” by Raffi, Corner Grocery Store
“Under the Sea” from Disney: The Music Behind the Magic
Whaddaya Think of That? by Laurie Berkner

Songs, Rhymes & Fingerplays

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)

Jack Be Nimble
Jack be nimble
Jack be quick
Jack jump over the candlestick
Jack be nimble
Jack be spry
Jack jump over the apple pie
Jack be nimble
Jack jump high
Jack fly up into the sky

I Bounce You Here
I bounce you here, I bounce you there
I bounce you, bounce you everywhere
I tickle you here, I tickle you there
I tickle you, tickle you everywhere
I hug you here, I hug you there
I hug you, hug you everywhere

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!

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

Shake My 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 my crazies out, jump my jiggles out, yawn my sleepies out, shake my sillies out

January 28, 2015 at 10:00 am Leave a comment

Catch a Star

Tuesday,  Jan. 27th, 2015

Books

Night Lights by Susan Gal
Twinkle, Twinkle, Little Star by Jane Cabrera
Hopper and Wilson Fetch a Star by Maria Van Lieshout
When the Moon Smiled by Petr Horacek

Music

Watch the Stars by Kathy Reid-Naiman – A Smooth Road to London Town
Reaching for the Stars by Kathy Reid-Naiman

 Activities

Crafts:
We made some Star Finger Puppets

 Songs & Rhymes

Rhyme: (with finger puppets)

Four little stars winking at me.
One shot off, then there were three!
Three little stars with nothing to do.
One shot off, then there were two!
Two little stars afraid of the sun.
One shot off, then there was one!
One little star alone is no fun.
It shot off, then there was none!

Song: Stars! Planets! Action!

(Sung To the Tune of London Bridge)
The planets spin around the sun, (spin 3 times)
Around the sun, around the sun.
The planets spin around the sun.
We live on earth!  (Place hands on chest.)
The sun is found in the middle,(Squat down 3 times)
In the middle, in the middle.
The sun is found in the middle.
It keeps us warm.(Hug your body.)
The stars are twinkling far away (Hands twinkle 3 times)
Far away, far away.
The stars are twinkling far away.
Now make a wish! (Blow on finger as if you are blowing out a candle.)

 

January 27, 2015 at 2:00 pm Leave a comment

Music & Movement – January 23, 2015

January 23, 2015

Books
Over in the Forest by Marianne Berkes, illus. by Jill Dubin
Bear Has a Story to Tell by Philip C. Stead, illus. by Erin E. Stead

Music
“Stretch” from Dragon Tales: Dragon Tunes
“Jump Up, Turn Around” by Greg & Steve, Ready . . . Set . . . Move
“Song About Slow, Song About Fast” by Hap Palmer, Walter the Waltzing Worm
“Boogie Woogie Hand Jive” by Merry Music Maker, Kids on the Move
“Old Man Wiggle” by Merry Music Maker, Big Time 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.

Movement Rhyme: 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 . . .

Song: Put Your Scarves in the Air
Put your scarves in the air, in the air
Put your scarves in the air, in the air
Put your scarves in the air, now set them on your hair
Put your scarves in the air, in the air

Put your scarves on your knees . . . be sure not to sneeze
Put your scarves on your tummy . . . now rub it, nice and yummy
Put your scarves on the floor . . .now pick them up once more

Movement Rhyme: My Wiggles
I wiggle my fingers
I wiggle my toes
I wiggle my shoulders
I wiggle my nose
Now all my wiggles are out of me
And I’m just as still as can be

Song: Elevator Song
Tune: Do Your Ears Hang Low?
Oh the city is great, oh the city is grand
There are lots of tall buildings on a little piece of land
We live way up on the 57th floor
This is what we do when we go out the door
Take the elevator up, take the elevator down
Take the elevator up, take the elevator down
Take the elevator up, take the elevator down
And we turn around

January 23, 2015 at 10:00 am Leave a comment

Baby Time: January 21, 2015

Books

Little Blue Truck by Alice Schertle, illus. by Jill McElmurry

Songs, Rhymes & Fingerplays

The Flea
On my toe there is a flea, (climb fingers up body parts)
Now he’s climbing on my knee,
Past my tummy, past my nose,
On my head where my hair grows. (tap the top of head)

On my head there is a flea, (climb fingers down body parts)
Now he’s climbing down on me,
Past my tummy, past my knee,
On my toe, TAKE THAT, YOU FLEA! (tickle foot)
by John Feierabend

Grand Old Duke of York
The grand old duke of York
He had 10,000 men
He marched them up to the top of the hill
And marched them down again
And when they’re up, they’re up
And when they’re down, they’re down
And when they’re only halfway up,
They’re neither up nor down

I Bounce You Here
I bounce you here, I bounce you there
I bounce you, bounce you everywhere
I tickle you here, I tickle you there
I tickle you, tickle you everywhere
I hug you here, I hug you there
I hug you, hug you everywhere

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

Make a Circle
Tune: Frere Jacques
Make a circle, make a circle
Make it round, make it round
Make it in a hurry, make it in a hurry
Now it’s gone, now it’s gone

Put Your Scarves in the Air
Put your scarves in the air, in the air
Put your scarves in the air, in the air
Put your scarves in the air, now rub them in your hair
Put your scarves in the air, in the air
Put your scarves on your knees…be sure not to sneeze
Put your scarves…wherever and do as many verses as you like

January 21, 2015 at 10:00 am Leave a comment

Hats Off to You

Tuesday,  Jan. 20th, 2015

Books

Hetty’s 100 Hats by Emma Dodd
Hooray for Hat by Brian Won
Stormy’s Hat by Eric Kimmel

Music

This Hat by Laurie Berkner – Under a Shady Tree
My Hat has 3 Corners by Eric Litwin – Rockin’ Red

 Activities

Crafts:
We made a fabulous 3 Cornered Hat

 Songs & Rhymes

Song: 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.


Rhyme:

Tall hat, (arms overhead)
Small hat (hands on head)
Big hat (arms outspread)
Cap (hands on head)
Let me take them off again (repeat motions in reverse)
And put them in my lap. (fold hands in lap)

Rhyme: Hats for Animals

(with felt board)
 Five funny summer hats,
A red one to adore,
A monkey came and bought it –
And now, there are four

Four funny summer hats
The yellow one should please
A kangaroo just bought it –
And now, there are three

Three funny summer hats
One is big and blue
An elephant just bought it
And now, there are two

Two funny summer hats
The pink one’s good for sun
A giraffe came and bought it
And now there’s only one.

One funny summer hat
It’s very, very small
A mouse came and bought it
The last one of all

January 20, 2015 at 2:00 pm Leave a comment

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