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Bedtime

Thursday, November 16, 2017

Books

One More Hug for Madison by Caroline Jayne Church
Creak Said the Bed by Phyllis Root, illus. by Regan Dunnick
Little Quack’s Bedtime by Lauren Thompson, illus. by Derek Anderson

Music

“Dance to the Bed, You Sleepyhead” by Shana Banana, Banana Bedtime
“Sleeping Bag Chant” by Carole Peterson, H.U.M.
“Teddy Bear Playtime” by Hap Palmer, So Big
“Dance With Your Teddy Bear” by Greg & Steve, Jumpin’ & Jammin’

Songs, Rhymes & Fingerplays

Song: This is the Way
This is the way we wash our face, wash our face, wash our face.
This is the way we wash our face,
When we get ready for bed.
—Wash our toes
—Wash our knees
—Wash our tummy

 

Song: Twinkle, Twinkle, Little Star
Twinkle, twinkle, little star,
How I wonder what you are.
Up above the world so high,
Like a diamond in the sky.
Twinkle, twinkle, little star,
How I wonder what you are.

Craft: Counting Sheep

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Bedtime

Thursday, October 12, 2017

Books

If Animals Kissed Good Night by Ann Whitford Paul, illus. by David Walker
Go Sleep In Your Own Bed! by Candace Fleming & Lori Nichols
Tuck Me In! by Dean Hacohen & Sherry Scharschmidt
One More Hug for Madison by Caroline Jayne Church

Music

“Goodnight” by Laurie Berkner, Victor Vito
“Six on the Bed” by The Learning Station, Here We Go Loopty Loo
“Wake Up” from Dragon Tales: Dragon Tunes
“Pajama Time” by Adam Bryant, Sandra Boynton’s Phildelphia Chickens

Songs, Rhymes & Fingerplays

Movement Rhyme: I Dreamt I Was
I dreamt I was an elephant
With a trunk so very long (Make trunk with one arm)
Eating lots of leaves
To grow up strong.
I dreamt I was an octopus
With eight long arms (Wave arms)
Swimming through the ocean
With my undersea charms.
I dreamt I was a butterfly
With wings bold and bright (Clasp thumbs together, flap hands as butterfly wings)
Flying all day long
Until the dark of night.
I dreamt I was a child
Reading’s what I loved to do
(Open hands, as a book)
When I woke up, (Stretch, yawn)
My dream came true!

Flannel Nursery Rhyme: Hey Diddle Diddle
Hey, Diddle Diddle, the cat and the fiddle.
The cow jumped over the moon.
The little dog laughed to see such a sport.
And the dish ran away with the spoon.

Flannel Nursery Rhyme: Hickory Dickory Dock
Hickory, dickory, dock,
The mouse ran up the clock
The clock struck one,
The mouse ran down,
Hickory, dickory, dock.

Song: Twinkle, Twinkle, Little Star
Twinkle, twinkle, little star,
How I wonder what you are.
Up above the world so high,
Like a diamond in the sky.
Twinkle, twinkle, little star,
How I wonder what you are.

Craft: Teddy Bear Bedtime

October 12, 2017 at 6:00 pm Leave a comment

Bedtime

Thursday, September 21, 2017

Books

I Just Want to Say Good Night by Rachel Isadora
Let’s Sing a Lullaby with the Brave Cowboy by Jan Thomas
Cornelius P. Mud, Are You Ready for Bed? by Barney Saltzberg
One More Hug for Madison by Caroline Jayne Church

Music

“Last Night I Had a Dream” by Laurie Berkner, Whaddaya Think of That?
“Six on the Bed” by The Learning Station, Here We Go Loopty Loo
“Tickle Toe” by Jim Gill, Jim Gill Makes It Noisy in Boise, Idaho
“Winter Lullaby” by Laurie Berkner, Rocketship Run

Songs, Rhymes & Fingerplays

Song: Before I Go to Bed
Tune: Wheels on the Bus
Before I go to bed I take a bath,
Take a bath, take a bath
Before I go to bed I take a bath,
Then I say “Goodnight.”
Brush my teeth
Get a drink
Read a book
Get a kiss

Flannel Story: Wake Up! Wake Up!
By Brian and Rebecca Wildsmith

Early one morning the rising sun called,
“Wake up, wake up,” and woke up the . . . rooster.

“Cock-a-doodle-doo,” said the rooster and woke up the . . . goose.

“Honk, honk,” said the goose and woke up the . . . sheep.

“Baa, baa,” said the sheep and woke up the . . . horse.

“Neigh, neigh,” said the horse and woke up the . . . pig.

“Oink, oink,” said the pig and woke up the . . . cow.

“Moo, moo,” said the cow and woke up the . . . dog.

“Woof, woof,” said the dog and woke up the farmer.

The farmer climbed out of bed and then went and fed . . .

the dog, the cow, the pig, the horse, the sheep, the goose, and the rooster.

Movement Activity: 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)

Craft: Paper Quilts/Quilted Animals

September 21, 2017 at 5:30 pm Leave a comment

Colors

Thursday, April 13, 2017

Books

Purple Little Bird by Greg Foley
I Spy with My Little Eye by Edward Gibbs
Dog’s Colorful Day by Emma Dodd
Brown Bear, Brown Bear, What Do You See? (Bill Martin, Jr. & Eric Carle)

Music

“Color Wheel Dance” by Georgiana Stewart, Pre-K Hooray
“All My Colors” by Ralph Covert, Ralph’s World
“I Can Sing a Rainbow” from Wiggleworms Love You

Songs, Rhymes & Fingerplays

Movement Rhyme: Are You Wearing a Color?
If your clothes have any red,
Put your finger on your head.
If your clothes have any blue,
Put your finger on your shoe,
If your clothes have any green,
Wave your hand so that you’re seen.
If your clothes have any yellow,
Smile like a happy fellow,
If your clothes have any brown,
Turn your smile into a frown,
If your clothes have any black,
Put your hands behind your back.
If your clothes have any white,
Stamp your feet with all your might.

Guessing Game: Can You Guess the Color?
Can you guess the color?
Is the answer in your head?
It’s the color of an apple,
And that color is – Red!
Can you guess the color?
Can your answer true?
It’s the color of the big sky,
And that color is – Blue!
Can you guess the color?
But please don’t be slow.
It’s the color of sunshine,
And that color is – Yellow!
Can you guess the color?
It’s a color that you’ve seen.
It’s the color of the tall grass,
And that color is – Green!
Can you guess the color?
Can you guess just right?
It’s the color of a fluffy cloud,
And that color is – White!
Have you guessed the colors?
Did you guess each one?
I hope you guessed the colors,
Because now this rhyme is done.

Song: Red Scarf Song
(Tune: Twinkle, Twinkle Little Star)

Put your Red scarf in the air
Hold it high & leave it there.
Put your red scarf on your back
Now please lay it in your lap.
Hold your red scarf in your hand
Now everyone please stand.
Wave your red scarf at the door
Now please lay it on the floor.
Hold your red scarf and jump, jump, jump.
Throw your red scarf way, way up!
(change red to other colors and repeat)

There was a farmer had a dog and BINGO was his name-o
(clap) I-N-G-O
(clap) I-N-G-O
(clap) I-N-G-O
And BINGO was his name-o!

Movement Activity: Colored Cones
Put out colored cones.  Call out colors and have the kids run to the cones.  Walk sideways or backwards, run holding hands, walk on tiptoes, etc.

Craft: Rainbows

April 13, 2017 at 6:00 pm Leave a comment

Letters

Thursday, March 9, 2017

Books

Chicka Chicka Boom Boom by Bill Martin Jr. & John Archambault, illus. by Lois Ehlert
A Isn’t for Fox by Wendy Ulmer, illus. by Laura Knorr
The Sleepy Little Alphabet by Judy Sierra, illus. by Melissa Sweet
Click, Clack, Quackity-Quack by Doreen Cronin & Betsy Lewin

Music

“Alphabet Stretch” by Dennis Buck, Pre-K Hooray
“Alphabet in Motion” by Hap Palmer, Can a Jumbo Jet Sing the Alphabet?
“Amazon ABCs” by Johnette Downing, Fins and Grins
“ABC Song” from Movin’ and Shakin’ for Youngster

Songs, Rhymes & Fingerplays

Song: 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!

Movement Rhyme: A is for Alligator
A is for Alligator; chop, chop, chop!
B is for Bunny; hop, hop, hop!
C is for Circle; spin around and around!
D is for dizzy, let’s all sit down!

Song: BINGO
There was a farmer, had a dog and BINGO was his name-o
B-I-N-G-O
B-I-N-G-O
B-I-N-G-O
And BINGO was his name-o!

There was a farmer had a dog and BINGO was his name-o
(clap) I-N-G-O
(clap) I-N-G-O
(clap) I-N-G-O
And BINGO was his name-o!

Song: The Alphabet Song
Sing the ABCs to different tunes to help kids understand each letter.
Source: Mel’s Desk

Craft: Name Caterpillars

Activities:
Letter seek & find bags
Letters on flannel or magnetic board

March 9, 2017 at 6:00 pm Leave a comment

Numbers

Thursday, February 9, 2017

Books

Look, Look Again by Agnese Baruzzi
Bear Counts by Karma Wilson & Jane Chapman
The Doorbell Rang by Pat Hutchins
1-2-3 Peas by Keith Baker

Music

“Jumping and Counting” by Jim Gill, Jim Gill’s Irrational Anthem and More Salutes to Nonsense
Count to Ten” by The Baby Loves Jazz Band, Greatest Hits
“Count with Me” by Michael Plunkett, Ribbons & Rhythms
The Number Dance” by Mr. Eric, The Big Silly with Mr. Eric

Songs, Rhymes & Fingerplays

Song: Ten Little Fish
One little, two little, three little fishes,
Four little, five little, six little fishes,
Seven little, eight little, nine little fishes,
Ten little fishes swimming.

Ten little, nine little, eight little fishes,
Seven little, six little, five little fishes,
Four little, three little, two little fishes,
One little fish is swimming.

Movement/Flannel Rhyme: Five Little Froggies
Five little froggies sitting on a well,
One peeked in and down he fell.
Froggies jumped high,
Froggies jumped low.
Froggies jumped everywhere to and fro!

Movement Rhyme: Little Green Frog
Little green frog
Hop on four feet, four feet
Little green frog
Hop on three feet, three feet
Little green frog
Hop on two feet, two feet
Little green frog
Hop on one foot, one foot
Little green frog
Sit on no feet, no feet

Flannel Rhyme: Down Around the Corner
Down around the corner at the bakery shop
Were five little cookies with sprinkles on the top
Along came someone with a quarter to pay
And they bought the [blue] cookie and they took it away.

Craft: Octopus Counting

Activities:
Cheerio Counting
Counting with lily pads

February 9, 2017 at 6:00 pm Leave a comment

Shapes

Thursday, January 12, 2017

Books

City Shapes by Diana Murray, illus. by Bryan Collier
Perfect Square by Michael Hall
Color Zoo by Lois Ehlert
Mouse Shapes by Ellen Stoll Walsh

Music

“Jig Along Shapes” by Hap Palmer, Can a Jumbo Jet Sing the Alphabet?
“Beanie Bag Dance” by Greg & Steve, Kids in Action

Songs, Rhymes & Fingerplays

Song: Shapes
(Tune: “Frere Jacques”)
This is a square.
This is a square.
How can you tell?
How can you tell?
It has four sides all the same size.
It’s a square, it’s a square.
This is a rectangle.
This is a rectangle.
How can you tell?
How can you tell?
It has two long sides and two short sides.
It’s a rectangle.
It’s a rectangle.
This is a circle.
This is a circle.
How can you tell?
How can you tell?
It goes round and round.
No end can be found.
It’s a circle. It’s a circle.
This is a triangle.
This is a triangle.
How can you tell?
How can you tell?
It has three sides that join to make three points.
It’s a triangle.
It’s a triangle.

Song: The Rolling Circle Song
(Tune: “Have You Ever Seen A Lassie”)
Have you ever seen a circle, a circle, a circle?
Have you ever seen a circle, which goes ’round and ’round?
It rolls this way and that way, And that way and this way.
Have you ever seen a circle, which goes ’round and ’round?

Movement Rhyme: Make a Circle
Make a circle, make a circle,
Draw it in the sky.
Use your finger, use your finger,
Make it round as a pie.
Draw a square, draw a square,
Make the lines so straight.
Make a square, make a square,
Draw a box in the air.
Draw a triangle, draw a triangle,
Always start at the top.
Make a tent, make a tent, Use three lines and stop!

Bean Bag Rhyme: Put Your Shape
Put your shape in the air,
Hold it high and keep it there.
Put your shape on your back,
Now please lay it on your lap.
Put your shape on your toes,
Now please hold it by your nose.
Hold your shape in your hand,
Now will everyone please stand.
Wave your shape at the door,
Now please lay it on the floor.
Hold your shape and jump, jump, jump,
Now hold your shape way, way up.

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