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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.

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

Nursery Rhymes

Thursday, November 17, 2016

Books

Baa, Baa, Black Sheep by Jane Cabrera
Cindy Moo by Lori Mortensen, illus. by Jeff Mack
Mary Had a Little Lamb by Iza Trapani
Silly Sally by Audrey Wood

Music

“Old Man Wiggle” by Merry Music Maker, Big Time Fun
“Nursery Rhyme Dance” by The Learning Station, #1 Best Kids Songs
“Let’s Read and Rock” by Greg & Steve, Ready . . . Set . . . Move
Classic Nursery Rhymes by Hap Palmer

Songs, Rhymes & Fingerplays

Fingerplay: Two Little . . .
Two little blackbirds sitting on a hill
One named Jack, the other named Jill
Fly away, Jack! Fly away, Jill!
Come back Jack. Come back Jill.

Two little kittens sitting on my lap
One named Flip, the other named Flap
“Meow,” says Flip! “Meow,” says Flap!
Then they both lie down and take a little nap

Two brave firefighters sitting in a truck
One named Jessica, the other named Chuck
Fight the fire, Jessica! Fight the fire, Chuck!
Go home, Jessica. Go home, Chuck.

Movement Rhyme: The 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

November 17, 2016 at 6:00 pm Leave a comment

Fall

Thursday, October 13, 2016

Books

Fall is for Friends by Suzy Spafford
Mouse’s First Fall by Lauren Thompson, illus. by Buket Erdogan
Fall Leaves Fall! by Zoe Hall, illus. by Shari Halpern
Pumpkin Trouble by Jan Thomas

Music

“Apple Pickin'” from Pre-K Hooray
“What Falls in the Fall?” by Laurie Berkner, Whaddaya Think of That?

Songs, Rhymes & Fingerplays

Movement Rhyme: If I Were a Leaf
If I were a leaf . . .
I’d jump down from my tree,
[jump]
I’d dance in the wind,
[dance]
I’d fly in the breeze.
[pretend to fly]
I’d change bright colors,
I’d spin in the air,
[spin]
Then I’d land on the ground . . .
[sit down]
I just don’t know where!
[shrug shoulders]

Movement Rhyme: Apple Tree
Way up high in the apple tree
Two little apples did I see
So I shook that tree as hard as I could
Down came the apples
Mmm, they’re good!

Flannelboard Rhyme: Five Little Pumpkins
Five little pumpkins sitting on a gate (Five fingers up)
The first one said “Oh my it’s getting Late” (Hands on cheeks)
The second one said “There’s a chill in the air” (arms around self)
The third one said “But we don’t care” (swing pointer finger up and down)
The fourth one said “We’re ready for some fun!” (hand in air)
The fifth one said “Let’s run, run, run!” (running motion)
So woooo went the wind, and out went the lights,
And the five little pumpkins rolled out of sight!

Puppet Rhyme: Five Little Apples
Five little apples fallen from a tree
No one was looking
So who came to eat?
A rabbit! Munch, munch, munch!
(Mouse, bird, horse, bat)
Now the tree is bare
There are no more apples there
But when next fall comes around
Guess who’ll be there!
The rabbit, the mouse, the bird, the horse, and the bat!

Scarf Song: The Leaves on the Trees
Tune: The Wheels on the Bus
The leaves of the trees turn orange and red
orange and red, orange and red
The leaves of the trees turn orange and red
All through the town.

The leaves of the trees come tumbling down
tumbling down, tumbling down
The leaves of the trees come tumbling down
All through the town.

The leaves on the ground go swish, swish, swish
Swish, swish, swish, swish, swish, swish,
The leaves on the ground go swish, swish, swish
All through the town.

 

October 13, 2016 at 6:00 pm Leave a comment

On the Farm

Thursday, September 22, 2016

Books

The Cow Loves Cookies by Karma Wilson, illus. by Marcellus Hall
I Spy on the Farm by Edward Gibbs
Lazy Daisy, Cranky Frankie by Mary Ellen Jordan, illus. by Andrew Weldon
Barnyard Banter by Denise Fleming

Music

“Old MacDonald Had a Farm” by The Hit Crew, Drew’s Famous Kids’ Camp Songs
“Down on Grandpa’s Farm” by Raffi, One Light, One Sun
“I Know a Chicken” by Laurie Berkner, Whaddaya Think of That?

Songs, Rhymes & Fingerplays

Song: Little Pigs Say Oink
(Tune: Mary Had A Little Lamb)
Little pigs say oink-oink-oink,
Oink-oink-oink, oink-oink-oink,
Little pigs say oink-oink-oink
All around the farm.
(repeat with other animals)

Flannelboard: Wake Up!
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 . . . goat.
“Baa, baa” said the goat 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.

Flannelboard Song: Five Squeaky Clean Pigs
Tune: Five Green and Speckled Frogs
Five pigs so squeaky clean
Cleanest you’ve ever seen
Wanted to go outside and play
Oink! Oink! (clap, clap)
One jumped into the mud
Landed with a great big thud
Then there were four clean squeaky pigs.

Song: We’re Going to Shake Our Shakers
Tune: Jimmy Crack Corn
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

September 22, 2016 at 6:00 pm Leave a comment

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