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Winter

Thursday, February 22, 2018

Books

Froggy Gets Dressed by Johnathan London, illus. by Frank Remkiewicz
Which Shoes Would You Choose? by Betsy R. Rosenthal, illus. by Nancy Cote
Zoe Gets Ready by Bethanie Deeney Murguia
Maggie and Michael Get Dressed by Denise Fleming

Music

“What Are You Wearing?” by Hap Palmer, Two Little Sounds
“Bring Your Clothes” by Laurie Berkner, Whaddaya Think of That?

Songs, Rhymes & Fingerplays

Song: Mary Wore Her Red Dress
Mary wore her red dress
Red dress, red dress
Mary wore her red dress
All day long
Use kids’ names and items/colors that they are wearing.  This is a great song to integrate into your daily routine (you can change articles of clothing to other things)

Song: On My Head I Wear a 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.

Flannelboard Rhyme: Five Little Alligators
Five little alligators get up to dress
The first one buttons up his vest
The second one wears tall boots that tap
The third one puts on a cowboy hat
The fourth one ties a big bow tie
The fifth one tips his hat – Goodbye!

Song: If You’re Wearing Red Today
If you are wearing red today,
Red today, red today,
If you are wearing red today,
Stand up and shout “Hooray!”
If you are wearing GREEN today.
If you are wearing YELLOW today.
If you are wearing BLACK today.
If you are wearing BLUE today.
If you are wearing CLOTHES today.

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)

Scarf Song
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

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February 22, 2018 at 6:00 pm Leave a comment

Winter

Thursday, January 25, 2018

Books

Big Snow by Jonathan Bean
Snowballs by Lois Ehlert
Snowmen at Night by Caralyn Buehner, illus. by Mark Buehner
Snow by Lauren Taylor

Music

“Let’s Play in the Snow” by Rachel Buchman, Sing a Song of Seasons
“Snow Day” by Justin Roberts, Jungle Gym

Songs, Rhymes & Fingerplays

Song: Winter Hokey Pokey
You put your mittens in, you take your mittens out
You put your boots in, you take your boots out
You put your hat in, you put your hat out
You put your coat in, you put your coat out

Flannelboard Rhyme: Snowball, Snowball
(Flannel board with multiple mittens, one hides a snowball behind it)
Snowball, snowball
Cold and round!
Behind which mitten
Can you be found?

Fingerplay: Snowflakes, Snowflakes
Snowflakes, snowflakes dancing round, (Dance fingers around.)
Gently falling to the ground. (Wiggle fingers downward.)
See them drifting to and fro. (Sway fingers back and forth)
See them twirling fast, then slow. (Wiggle fingers in fast and slow circles.)
Snowflakes, snowflakes dancing round. (Dance fingers around.)
Gently falling to the ground. (Wiggle fingers downward.)

Song: Hat, Scarf, Parka, Boots
Sing it to “Head and Shoulders, Knees and Toes.” Touch each part of your body as you sing: feet, chest, neck, and head.
Hat, scarf, parka, boots, parka, boots
Hat, scarf, parka, boots, parka, boots
In wintertime we wear snowsuits!
Hat, scarf, parka, boots, parka, boots

Boots, parka, scarf and hat, scarf and hat
Boots, parka, scarf and hat, scarf and hat
In wintertime we dress like that!
Boots, parka, scarf and hat, scarf and hat!

Puppet Rhyme: There’s Something in the Snow
There’s something in the snow, now what can it be?
There’s something in the snow that I can’t really see.
Hear its funny sound…HOWL HOWL HOWL
A wolf is what I found! HOWL HOWL HOWL
(CHIRP, CHIRP, CHIRP, A bird is what I found! / GRR GRR GRR, A bear is what I found! / SCRITCH, SCRITCH, SCRITCH, A squirrel is what I found!)

January 25, 2018 at 6:00 pm Leave a comment

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

November 16, 2017 at 6:00 pm Leave a comment

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

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