Posts filed under ‘Tuesday AM Storytime’

Stories and Crafts – Rats and Mice

November 19, 2019

Books: 
Mouse Paint by Ellen Stoll Walsh
Cyril and Pat 
by Emily Gravett
Maisy Goes to a Show 
by Lucy Cousins

Music:
“Jumping and Counting” by Jim Gill
“Silly Dance Contest” by Jim Gill

Songs, Rhymes, & Fingerplays:

Opening 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, then your face will surely show it.
If you’re happy and you know it, clap your hands.

Stomp your feet, Shout hooray, Take a seat

Where is Thumbkin?
Where is thumbkin, where is thumbkin?
Here I am, here I am.
How are you today sir, very well I thank you.
Run away, run away.
Pointer, Tall Man, Ring Man, Pinky

Little Clapping Mouse
Behind the tree * *
And under the house * *
There lived a teeny * *
Tiny mouse * *
She loved to sing * *
She loved to tap * *
But most of all * *
She loved to clap * *
She clapped all night * *
She clapped all day * *
She clapped to frighten * *
The cat away * * * * * * * * (lots of claps)

Put Your Hands Up High

Put your hands up high,
put your hands down low,
Put your hands in the middle and wiggle to and fro.
Put your elbows in the front, put your elbows in the back,
Put your elbows in the middle and say “quack, quack, quack!”

Closing Song:

We Wave Goodbye Like This
Tune: Farmer in the Dell
We wave goodbye like this.
We wave goodbye like this.
We clap our hands for all our friends.
We wave goodbye like this.

Craft:  Rat

Letter M is for Mouse Preschool Craft and Lesson - Ducks 'n a Row

November 19, 2019 at 9:00 am Leave a comment

Stories and Crafts – Colors

November 12, 2019

Books: 
If You Give a Mouse a Cookie by Laura Numeroff
The Day the Crayons Quit 
by Drew Daywelt
The Mixed Up Chameleon 
by Eric Carle

Music:
“I’m Gonna Catch You” by Laurie Berkner
“Silly Dance Contest” by Jim Gill

Songs, Rhymes, & Fingerplays:

Opening 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, then your face will surely show it.
If you’re happy and you know it, clap your hands.

Stomp your feet, Shout hooray, Take a seat

Rhyme: Where is Thumbkin?
Where is thumbkin, where is thumbkin?
Here I am, here I am.
How are you today sir, very well I thank you.
Run away, run away.
Pointer, Tall Man, Ring Man, Pinky

Little Cat, Little Cat
Little Cat, Little Cay, are you under the (insert color) hat?

Put Your Hands Up High

Put your hands up high,
Put your hands down low,
Put your hands in the middle and wiggle to and fro.
Put your elbows in the front, put your elbows in the back,
Put your elbows in the middle and say “quack, quack, quack!”

Closing Song:

We Wave Goodbye Like This
Tune: Farmer in the Dell
We wave goodbye like this.
We wave goodbye like this.
We clap our hands for all our friends.
We wave goodbye like this.

Craft:

Bracelets with pony beads

November 12, 2019 at 9:00 am Leave a comment

Stories and Crafts – Art

November 5, 2019

Books: 
Parker Looks Up by Parker Curry and Jessica Curry
I Ain’t Gonna Paint No More 
by Karen Beaumont
Isabella Artist Extraordinaire 
by Jennifer Fosberry

Music:
“I’m Gonna Catch You” by Laurie Berkner
“Silly Dance Contest” by Jim Gill

Songs, Rhymes, & Fingerplays:

Opening 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, then your face will surely show it.
If you’re happy and you know it, clap your hands.

Stomp your feet, Shout hooray, Take a seat

Little Mouse, Little Mouse
Little Mouse, Little Mouse, are you in the (insert color) house?

Put Your Hands Up High

Put your hands up high,
put your hands down low,
Put your hands in the middle and wiggle to and fro.
Put your elbows in the front, put your elbows in the back,
Put your elbows in the middle and say “quack, quack, quack!”

Closing Song:

We Wave Goodbye Like This
Tune: Farmer in the Dell
We wave goodbye like this.
We wave goodbye like this.
We clap our hands for all our friends.
We wave goodbye like this.

Craft:

Water color painting

November 5, 2019 at 10:00 am Leave a comment

Stories and Crafts – T Rex!

October 29, 2019

Books: 
How Do Dinosaurs Say I Love You by Yolen and Teague
How to be a T Rex 
by Ryan North
Dini Dinosaur 
by Karen Beaumont

Music:
“We are the Dinosaurs” by Laurie Berkner
“Silly Dance Contest” by Jim Gill

Songs, Rhymes, & Fingerplays:

Opening 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, then your face will surely show it.
If you’re happy and you know it, clap your hands.

Stomp your feet, Shout hooray, Take a seat

Little Mouse, Little Mouse
Little Mouse, Little Mouse, are you in the (insert color) house?

Put Your Hands Up High

Put your hands up high,
put your hands down low,
Put your hands in the middle and wiggle to and fro.
Put your elbows in the front, put your elbows in the back,
Put your elbows in the middle and say “quack, quack, quack!”

Closing Song:

We Wave Goodbye Like This
Tune: Farmer in the Dell
We wave goodbye like this.
We wave goodbye like this.
We clap our hands for all our friends.
We wave goodbye like this.

Craft:

A baby Tyrannosaurus Rex of course!

October 29, 2019 at 9:00 am Leave a comment

Stories and Crafts – Bedtime

 

October 15, 2019

Books: 
Wow! Said the Owl by Tim Hopgood
Dreamland 
by Noah Klocek
Llama Llama Red Pajama 
by Anna Dewdney

Music:
“The Goldfish” by The Laurie Berkner Band
“Silly Dance Contest” by Jim Gill

Songs, Rhymes, & Fingerplays:

Opening 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, then your face will surely show it.
If you’re happy and you know it, clap your hands.

Stomp your feet, Shout hooray, Take a seat

Teddy Bear, Teddy Bear 
Teddy bear, teddy bear, turn around
Teddy bear, teddy bear, touch the ground
Teddy bear, teddy bear, reach up high
Teddy bear, teddy bear, touch the sky
Teddy bear, teddy bear, touch your knees
Teddy bear, teddy bear, sit down please

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.

Closing Song:

We Wave Goodbye Like This
Tune: Farmer in the Dell
We wave goodbye like this.
We wave goodbye like this.
We clap our hands for all our friends.
We wave goodbye like this.

Craft:
Image result for llama llama crafts

October 15, 2019 at 9:26 am Leave a comment

Stories and Crafts – Fish

October 8, 2019

Books: 
I’m a Shark by Bob Shea
Only One You
by Linda Kranz
Fish Wish
by Bob Barner

Music:
“The Goldfish” by The Laurie Berkner Band
“Silly Dance Contest” by Jim Gill

Songs, Rhymes, & Fingerplays:

Opening 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, then your face will surely show it.
If you’re happy and you know it, clap your hands.

Stomp your feet, Shout hooray, Take a seat

SLIPPERY FISH 
Slippery fish, slippery fish, swimming in the water,
Slippery fish, slippery fish, Gulp, Gulp, Gulp!
Oh, no! It’s been eaten by an …

Octopus, octopus, swimming in the water
Octopus, octopus, Gulp, Gulp, Gulp!
Oh, no! It’s been eaten by a …

Tuna fish, tuna fish, swimming in the water,
Tuna fish, tuna fish, Gulp, Gulp, Gulp!
Oh, no! It’s been eaten by a …

Great white shark, great white shark, swimming in the water,
Great white shark, great white shark, Gulp, Gulp, Gulp!
Oh, no! It’s been eaten by a …

Humongous whale, humongous whale, swimming in the water,
Humongous whale, humongous whale,
Gulp! … Gulp! … Gulp! … BURP!
Excuse me!

Put Your Hands Up High
Put your hands up high, put your hands down low,
Put your hands in the middle and wiggle to and fro.
Put your elbows in the front, put your elbows in the back,
Put your elbows in the middle and say “quack, quack, quack!”

Closing Song:

We Wave Goodbye Like This
Tune: Farmer in the Dell
We wave goodbye like this.
We wave goodbye like this.
We clap our hands for all our friends.
We wave goodbye like this.

 

October 8, 2019 at 9:02 am Leave a comment

Stories & Crafts- Forests

October 1, 2019

Books: 
Once Upon a Jungle by Laura Knowles, James Boast
The Rainforest Grows All Around by Susan K. Mitchell

Music:
“My Bonnie” by Jim Gill
“Wimowehby Laurie Berkner (we danced with shaker eggs)

Songs, Rhymes, & Fingerplays:

Opening Song: Hello Song
We clap and sing hello,
We clap and sing hello,
With our friends at Storytime,
We clap and sing hello.

What else can we do to say hello?

We sit and sing hello,
We sit and sing hello,
With our friends at Storytime,
We wave and sing hello

The Animals in the Jungle
We saw many animals in the story, Once Upon a Jungle. Let’s make up a song about them to the tune of The Wheels on the Bus.

The ants in the jungle go march, march, march,
march, march, march,
march, march, march,
The ants in the jungle go march, march, march, all day long

The lizards in the jungle go snap, snap, snap,
snap, snap, snap,
snap, snap, snap
The lizards in the jungle go snap, snap, snap all day long

The monkeys in the jungle say “ooh, ooh, ooh,
ooh, ooh, ooh,
ooh, ooh, ooh,”
The monkeys in the jungle say “ooh, ooh, ooh,” all the day long.

Other Verses:
Panthers/Grr
Parrots/Squawk

Oral Story: Mr. Wiggle and Mr. Waggle
found in the book “What’ll I Do With Baby-O” by Jane Cobb

One day there were two friends.
Mr. Wiggle (shake right fisted thumb) and Mr. Waggle (shake left fisted thumb) and they lived in identical houses!

So Mr. Wiggle went into his house like this:
He opened the door (rotate wrist into flat palm)
He went inside (tuck thumb into palm)
And he closed the door after himself (close fist)

And wouldn’t you know it?
Mr. Waggle went into his house the exact same way!
He opened the door (rotate wrist into flat palm)
He went inside (tuck thumb into palm)
And he closed the door after himself (close fist)

One day, Mr. Wiggle wanted to visit Mr. Waggle so…
He opened the door (rotate closed fist into flat palm)
He went outside (untuck thumb from palm)
And he closed the door after himself (close fist but leave thumb out)

And then he went up the hill and down the hill, up the hill and down the hill, up the hill and down the hill
until he reached Mr. Waggle’s door. (move fisted thumb up and down)

He knocked on the door. (pretend to knock on other fist)
There was no answer, so he said, “Ohhhh Mr. Waaaaggle! Are you home?” (pretend to talk with thumb)
But there was still no answer. (shake head)

Sigh, so he went up the hill and down the hill, up the hill and down the hill, up the hill and down the hill
until he got to his home where he (move fisted thumb up and down)
He opened the door (rotate wrist into flat palm)
He went inside (tuck thumb into palm)
And he closed the door after himself (close fist)

Well the very next day Mr. Waggle (shake left fist) decided he wanted to visit Mr. Wiggle (shake right fist)
So he opened the door (rotate closed fist into flat palm)
He went outside (untuck thumb from palm)
And he closed the door after himself (close fist but leave thumb out)

And then he went up the hill and down the hill, up the hill and down the hill, up the hill and down the hill
until he reached Mr. Wiggle’s door. (move fisted thumb up and down)

He knocked on the door. (pretend to knock on other fist)
There was no answer, so he said, “Ohhhh Mr. Wiiiiiggle! Are you home?” (pretend to talk with thumb)
But there was still no answer. (shake head)

Sigh, so he went up the hill and down the hill, up the hill and down the hill, up the hill and down the hill
until he got to his home where he (move fisted thumb up and down)
He opened the door (rotate wrist into flat palm)
He went inside (tuck thumb into palm)
And he closed the door (close fist)

Well the very next day Mr. Wiggle and Mr. Waggle decided to visit each other at the same time
So at the same time they
Opened the door (rotate closed fist into flat palm)
Went outside (untuck thumb from palm)
And closed the doors after them (close fist but leave thumb out)

And then they both went up the hill and down the hill, up the hill and down the hill, up the hill and down the hill until they met in the middle and they were so excited that they
rolled down the hill
and then ran back up and then
rolled down the hill
and then ran back up.

And then they were tired so they shared all the stories they could think to tell each other.
And when they were tired of that, they waved goodbye

And went up the hill and down the hill, up the hill and down the hill, up the hill and down the hill until they got back to their very own homes
Where they opened the door (rotate wrist into flat palm)
Went inside (tuck thumb into palm)
And closed the door after them (close fist)

And wouldn’t you know it, the next time that Mr. Wiggle and Mr. Waggle wanted to visit each other… do you know what they did?
They used the telephone.

I found this story and video on Jbrary. Watch and follow along from home!

Craft: Forest Collages
Make any type of forest you’d like. What animals will you find in your forest? What type of plants are there? What is the weather like?

October 1, 2019 at 10:00 am Leave a comment

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