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Music & Movement – February 27, 2015

February 27, 2015

Books
Hattie Hippo by Christine Loomis
Kitten Lost Her Mittens (magnetic storyboard)

Music
Spaghetti Legs” by Jim Gill, The Sneezing Song and Other Contagious Tunes
“Shake your Dragon Tail” by Dragon Tales, Dragon Tales
“Rock and Roll Freeze Dance” by Hap Palmer, So Big
“Wiggly Wiggles Freeze Dance” by Hap Palmer, Two Little Sounds
“Shake my Sillies Out” by Raffi, More Singable Songs

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.

Song: If You’re Happy and You Know it

If you’re happy and you know it,
Clap your hands.
If you’re happy and you know it,
Clap your hands.
If you’re happy and you know it
And you really want to show it,
If you’re happy and you know it,
Clap your hands.

…..stamp your feet…
…..nod your head…
…..say woo-hoo..!

 

Movement Rhyme: I Wiggle
I wiggle my fingers,
I wiggle my toes.
I wiggle my arms,
I wiggle my nose.
Now there are no more wiggles left in me,
Because it is time for the next story!

Activities:
Shaker Eggs & Dancing
Dancing with stuffed animals:
– “Teddy Bear Playtime” by Hap Palmer
– “Dance With Your Teddy Bear” by Greg & Steve

February 27, 2015 at 12:04 pm Leave a comment

Baby Time: February 25, 2015

Books

Star Baby by Margaret O’Hair, illus. by Erin Eitter Kono
Moo, Baa, La La La by Sandra Boynton

Music

“Pick a Bale O’ Cotton” by Raffi, Corner Grocery Store
“Polly Wolly Doodle” from Wiggleworms Love You
Kids on the Move
by The Merry Music Maker

Songs, Rhymes & Fingerplays

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)

Wiggle Fingers
Wiggle fingers, wiggle so
Wiggle high, wiggle low
Wiggle left, wiggle right
Wiggle fingers out of sight

Up in the Air
Up, up, up in the air like this.
Down, down, down for a great big kiss.
Up like this, down for a kiss.
You’re my special baby! (big hug)

Roly Poly Song
To the tune of “Frère Jacques”
Roly poly, roly poly.
Up, up, up. Up, up, up.
Roly poly poly. Roly poly poly.
Down, down down. Down, down, down.
Roly poly … Out and in.
Roly poly . . . Front and back.
Roly poly . . . Left and right.
Roly poly . . . Fast and slow.

We’re Going to Shake Our Shakers
We’re going to shake our shakers high and low.
We’re going to shake our shakers high and low.
We’re going to shake our shakers high and low,
Until someone says…….STOP!
Shake our shakers … Fast and slow.
Shake our shakers … Left and right.
Shake our shakers … Front and back

February 25, 2015 at 10:00 am Leave a comment

Going to the Zoo

Tuesday,  Feb.24th, 2015

Books

Zoozical by Judy Sierra
Going to the Zoo by Tom Paxton
Wild About Books by Judy Sierra

Music

At the Zoo by Merry Music Maker – Kids on the Move

 Activities

Crafts: 
We made a Mixed Up Animal Zoo book

Props:
Animal Puppets joined us for a dance at the Zoo

We had a Mixed Up Chameleon Felt Board story

 Songs & Rhymes

Rhyme: The Elephant

An elephant goes like this and that (stomp feet)
He’s terribly big (raise arms over head)
And he’s terribly fat (stretch arms to side)
He has no fingers (wiggle fingers)
And he has no toes (wiggle feet)
But, goodness gracious WHAT A NOSE!!!!
(pull on pretend trunk in front of nose)

Rhyme: At The Zoo

At the zoo we saw a bear
He had long, dark fuzzy hair
  pretend to walk etc. like a bear
We saw a lion in a cage.
He was in an awful rage.
  pretend to be a angry lion
We saw the big, long-necked giraffe,
And the silly monkeys made us laugh
   everybody laugh
But my favorite animal at the zoo
Is the elephant–how about you?

 

February 24, 2015 at 2:00 pm Leave a comment

Music & Movement – February 20, 2015

February 20, 2015

Books
Bear Sees Colors by Karma Wilson, illus. by Jane Chapman
Stuck by Oliver Jeffers

Music
Hot Diggity” by Georgiana Stewart, Preschool Aerobic Fun
“Dance Number Three” by Eric Litwin, The Big Silly With Mr. Eric
“Ribbons in the Air” by Pam Schiller, Leaping Literacy
“Got the Wiggles” by Michael Plunkett, Ribbons & Rhythms

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: Roll, Roll, Sugarbabies
Roll roll sugarbabies (arms roll)
Roll roll sugarbabies
Push
Pull
Clap clap clap
Let’s clap up high
Let’s clap down low
Let’s roll real fast
Let’s roll real slow

Movement Rhyme: Swing, Swing
Swing, swing, swing your arms
Swing them just like this
Swing, swing, swing your arms
Swing them both and stop
March, march, march your feet
March them just like this
March, march, march your feet
March them now and stop
Wiggle, wiggle, wiggle your fingers
Wiggle them just like this
Wiggle, wiggle, wiggle your fingers
Wiggle then make them stop

Song: 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)

February 20, 2015 at 10:00 am Leave a comment

Toddler Time February 19, 2015

Thursday,  February 19,  2015

Books
Betty Goes Bananas by Steve Antony
Smile Pout Pout Fish  by Deborah Diesen

Song

“Spin Again…Again”  Jim Gill
Everybody Clap Your Hands” Carol Peterson
Betcha Can” Dragon Tales Soundtrack
 

Activities

Sensory Play

Toddler Toys

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.

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: 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.

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

February 19, 2015 at 2:15 pm Leave a comment

Baby Time: February 18, 2015

Books

Baby Bear, Baby Bear, What Do You See? by Bill Martin, Jr., illus. by Eric Carle
Maisy’s First Numbers by Lucy Cousins

Music

“Rock-a-Bye Your Bear” by The Wiggles, Big Birthday
“Twirl Those Ribbons” by Pam Schiller, Leaping Literacy
Singable Songs for the Very Young 
by Raffi

Songs, Rhymes & Fingerplays

These Are Baby’s Fingers
These are baby’s fingers
These are baby’s toes
This is baby’s belly button
Round and round it goes

Baby’s Ride
Bouncing baby on my knee,
Ride this horse to Tennessee.
Ride it fast and ride it slow.
Ride it to the rodeo!

Up in the Air
Up, up, up in the air like this.
Down, down, down for a great big kiss.
Up like this, down for a kiss.
You’re my special baby! (big hug)

Pudding on the Plate
To the tune of “Farmer in the Dell”
Pudding on the plate,
Pudding on the plate,
Wibble wobble,
Wibble wobble,
Pudding on the plate!
Candies in the jar,
Candies in the jar,
Shake them up,
Shake them up,
Candies in the jar!
Candles on the cake,
Candles on the cake,
Blow them out,
Blow them out,
Candles on the cake!

Wiggle Song
To the tune of “The Bear Went Over the Mountain”
My hands are starting to wiggle,
My hands are starting to wiggle,
My hands are starting to wiggle,
Around and around and around.

February 18, 2015 at 10:00 am Leave a comment

All Aboard

Tuesday,  Feb.17th, 2015

Books

Tracks by David Galef
Down by the Station illustrated by Jess Stockham
Magic Train Ride by Sally Crabtree
The Train Ride by June Crebbin

Music

The train Wheels are a-Rolling by Johnette Downing – Music Time
Chugga Chugga Choo Choo by Merry Music Maker –Big Time Fun

 Activities

Crafts:
We made a little engine to take home

Props:
We had a felt board train ride.

 Songs & Rhymes

Song: Here’s the Train
(sung to “Frere Jacques”)

Here’s the train, here’s the train.
All aboard, all aboard.
Chug-a-chug-a choo-choo
Chug-a-chug-a choo-choo
Off we go! Off we go!

Song: This Little Train
(sung to This Old Man)

This little train, painted black
It comes chugging down the track
With a “Choo-choo; Toot-toot”
Hear the whistle blow
This little train goes chugging home.

This little car painted blue
It has seats for me and you
With a “Choo-choo; Toot-toot”
Hear the whistle blow
This little train goes chugging home.

This little car painted yellow
Shimmies and shakes like a bowl of jello
With a “Choo-choo; Toot-toot”
Hear the whistle blow
This little train goes chugging home.

This little car, painted green
The fanciest car you’ve ever seen,
With a “Choo-choo; Toot-toot”
Hear the whistle blow
This little train goes chugging home.

This caboose; it is red
It will take you home to bed
With a “Choo-choo; Toot-toot”
Hear the whistle blow
This little train goes chugging home.

 

Rhyme: This is a Choo Choo Train

This is a choo choo train(Child becomes a train by squatting)
Puffing down the track(Child does actions)
Now its going forward,(child goes forward)
Now its going back.(Child goes back)
Now the bell is ringing (pull make believe bell rope)
What a lot of noise it makes (cover ears and make train noises)Everywhere it goes.(Children move around the room at random.)

February 17, 2015 at 2:00 pm Leave a comment

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