Posts tagged ‘Animals’

Going to the Zoo

Tuesday, Sept 12th, 2017

Books

Zoozical by Judy Sierra
Lion Lessons by Jon Agee
The Mixed Up Chameleon by Eric Carle

Music

At The Zoo by Merry Music Maker -On The Move
The Animal Lunch by Caspar Babypants -Hot Dog!

 Activities

Craft:
We made a lion and an elephant mask with a fun blower.

Felt Board:
We did the story of the Mixed Up Chameleon

We played with puppets during ‘Animal Lunch’

Songs & Rhymes

Rhyme

At the zoo we saw a bear
He had long, dark fuzzy hair
(pretend to walk 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?

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!!!!
(make arm a pretend trunk in front of nose) 

 

 

 

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September 12, 2017 at 2:00 pm Leave a comment

Toddler Storytime- Animals

Books:
Feathers and Hair What Animals Wear by Jennifer Ward
Wild About Us! by Karen Karen Beaumont

Felt Story: Animal Matching
Take Away Tip: Incorporating sorting and matching everyday helps improve children’s brain development.
Help children compare and contrast objects you see or use everyday.

Songs:
Up, Down, Turn Around” by Carol Hammett/Elaine Bueffel
You’re An Animal Too” by Anna Moo
Wildy and Woolly”
by Johnette Downing (We danced with scarves)

Letter of the Week:
This week we are learning about the letter Aa.

Songs & Rhymes:

Opening Song: Hello Friends
(Sung with American Sign Language)
Hello friends,
hello friends,
hello friends,
it’s time to say hello.

Song Cube:
• I’m a Little Teapot
• ABC’s
• Twinkle Twinkle Little Star
• The Itsy Bitsy Spider
• B.I.N.G.O.
• Wheels on the Bus

Transition Rhyme
Everyone can
March, march, march
March, march, march
March, march, march Everyone can
March, march, march
Now it’s time to stop.
(clap, sit)

Closing Song: Goodbye Friends
(Sung with American Sign Language)
Goodbye friends,
goodbye friends,
goodbye friends,
it’s time to say goodbye.

September 7, 2017 at 10:05 am Leave a comment

Toddler Storytime- Winter Animals

Books
 No Two Alike by Keith Baker
 I Am Small by Emma Dodd

Early Literacy Tip
The more types of reading materials there are in the home, the higher children are in reading proficiency, according to the Educational Testing Service.

Felt Story
“One Little Bunny Chant”

Song
“Let’s Count the Animals” by
“Silly Squirrel Dance” by Sesame Street
Letter of the Week
This week we are learning about the letter Ll.

Songs & Rhymes

Open Song: Welcome, Welcome Everyone
Welcome, welcome everyone,
Now you’re here we’ll have some fun.
First we’ll clap our hands just so,
Then we’ll bend and touch our toes.
Welcome, welcome everyone,
Now you’re here we’ll have some fun.

Song Cube:
• I’m a Little Teapot
• ABC’s
• Twinkle Twinkle Little Star
• The Itsy Bitsy Spider
• B.I.N.G.O.
• Wheels on the Bus

If You’re Ready for a Story
If you’re ready for a story clap your hands.
If you’re ready for a story stomp your feet.
Clap your hands and stomp your feet.
Make your hands all nice and neat.
If you’re ready for a story take a seat.

Closing Song: Tickle the Clouds
Tickle the clouds
and tickle your toes
Clap your hands
and tickle your nose
Reach down low
And reach up high
Story time’s over —
Wave bye-bye!

January 12, 2017 at 12:22 pm Leave a comment

Toddler Storytime- Animals

Books
Monkey and Me by Emily Gravett
Rrralph by Lois Ehlert

Felt Board
When Cows Get Up in the Morning

Songs
At the Zoo by Merry Music Makers, Kids on the Move

Song Cube:
• I’m a Little Teapot
• ABC’s
• Twinkle Twinkle Little Star
• The Itsy Bitsy Spider
• Five Green Speckled Frogs
• Wheels on the Bus

Letter of the Week
This week we are learning about the letter Dd.

Early Literacy Fact of the Week:

Read:
• Stop before a predictable word or line in a book and ask your child to chime in to help them learn new words. This works really well with rhyming books or books with repetition.
• Read EVERYTHING! Make signs for objects around your house. When you’re on the go read and spell road signs.

Songs & Rhymes

Open Song: Wake Up Feet
Wake up feet, wake up feet
Wake up feet and wiggle, wiggle, wiggle
Wake up feet, wake up feet
Wake up feet and wiggle in the morning.

other verses: hands, eyes, ears

Three Little Monkeys
Three little monkeys
Swinging in a tree.
Teasing Mr. alligator, “Can’t catch Me!”
Along comes Mr. alligator
Quiet as can be,
And snaps that monkey right out that tree
Two…
One…
No more monkeys swinging in the tree.

Hands Go Up
Hands go up and hands go down.
I can turn myself around.
I can reach down to my shoe.
I can listen so can you.
Now let’s sit, I’ll show you how.
The next story is starting now.

Baby Bumblebee
I’m bringing home a baby bumblebee,
Won’t my mommy be so proud of me,
(Cup hands together as if holding bee)

I’m bringing home a baby bumblebee,
Ouch! It stung me!
(Shake hands as if just stung)

I’m squishing up the baby bumblebee,
Won’t my mommy be so proud of me,
(‘Squish’ bee between palms of hands)

I’m squishing up a baby bumblebee,
Ooh! It’s yucky!
(Open up hands to look at ‘mess’)

I’m wiping off the baby bumblebee,
Won’t my mommy be so proud of me,
(Wipe hands off on shirt)

I’m wiping off the baby bumblebee,
Now my mommy won’t be mad at me!
(Hold hands up to show they are clean)

Old MacDonald Had a Farm
Old MacDonald had a farm,
E-I-E-I-O.
And on his farm he had a cow,
E-I-E-I-O.
With a moo-moo here
And a moo-moo there.
Here a moo, there a moo,
Everywhere a moo-moo.
Old MacDonald had a farm,
E-I-E-I-O.
…..pig…oink-oink…
…..duck…quack-quack…
…..cat…meow-meow…

Closing Song: I Think It’s Time We Have To Go
I think it’s time, we have to go.
Wave your elbows, wave your toes.
Wave your tongue, wave your nose.
Wave your knees, wave your lips.
Blow me a kiss with your fingertips.
Wave your chin, wave your eye.
Now it’s time to wave goodbye.

September 29, 2016 at 10:30 am Leave a comment

Down at the Farm Storytime

Tuesday,  Sept 27th, 2016

Books

Thump, Quack, Moo by Doreen Cronin
Is Everyone Ready for Fun? by Jan Thomas
Baby Says Moo by JoAnn Macken
I-Spy On the Farm by Edward Gibbs

Music

At The Farm by Merry Music Maker

 Activities

Craft:
We made a paper barn with stick puppets

 Songs & Rhymes

Song: Recycling For Our Earth

Old MacDonald had a farm, E-I-E-I-O.
And on his farm he had some chicks, E-I-E-I-O.
With a chick, chick here,
And a chick, chick there,
Here a chick, there a chick,
Everywhere a chick, chick,

Old MacDonald had a farm, E-I-E-I-O.
2. Duck – quack
3. Pig – oink, oink
4. Cow – moo, moo
5. Cat -meow, meow
6. Sheep – baa baa
7. Dog – woof, woof

Rhyme:

Five little farmers (fingers of one hand closed tightly over thumb)
Woke up with the sun, (open hand, with fingers and thumb standing upright)
For it was early morning
And chores must be done.
The first little farmer goes to milk the cow.

(Close both fists, make milking motions up and down.)
The second little farmer gets ready to plow.
(Grasp a steering wheel and pretend to drive.)
The third little farmer feeds the hens and chicks.
(Pretend to scatter corn.)
The fourth little farmer has gates to fix.
(Make hammering motions.)
The fifth little farmer sells vegetables in town.
(Cup hands around mouth as if calling out.)
Five busy little farmers work ’til the sun goes down.
(Yawn, stretch, sleep)

 

September 27, 2016 at 2:10 pm Leave a comment

Dreams of Color Storytime

Tuesday,  Jan.12th, 2016

Books

Elmer by David McKee
Mix It Up by Herve Tullet
Monsters Love Colors by Mike Austin
The Artist Who Painted a Blue Horse by Eric carle

Music

All My Colors by Ralph Covert

 Activities

Craft:
We made a Book of Animals

We used the Dry Erase board to Mix Up Colors

Songs & Rhymes

Rhyme: 

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 pink,
Turn your smile into a wink.
If your clothes have any black,
Put your hands behind your back.
If your clothes have any white,
Clap your hands with all your might.

Song: I See Rainbows
Tune: “Frere Jacques”

I see rainbows,
I see rainbows,
Way up high
In the sky.

They are red and orange,
Yellow, green and blue.
Purple, too.
What a view!

I see rainbows,
I see rainbows,
Way up high
In the sky.

They are made from sunshine,
Shining through the rain.
What a view
In skies so blue!

 

January 12, 2016 at 2:00 pm Leave a comment

Music and Movement November 13th 2015

November 13th, 2015

Books

Barnyard Banter by Denise Fleming
Punk Farm by Jarrett Krosoczka
If All the Animals Came Inside by Eric Pinder

Music
Rhythm in the Scarves by Johnette Downing – The Second Line: Scarf Activity Songs
Ribbons in the Air by Pam Schiller – Leaping Literacy

Songs, Rhymes & Fingerplays

Finger Rhyme:

Here is the barn
(make a barn by interlacing fingers of two hands inside palm of hands)
Open it wide.
Let’s go inside where the animals hide.
Here are the horses, here are the cows.
They’re eating their dinner and drinking right now.
They’ll stay here till night turns into day.
When we open the doors, they’ll all mosey away.
Out in the pasture, they’ll eat grass and hay.
The cows will moo softly, the horses will neigh.

Song: Old Mac Donald Had a Farm

We sang Old MacDonald using Puppets

Rhyme with House Puppet Theatre

There is a little mouse
Inside a little house.
Here him scamper,
Here him squeak,
He’ll come out if you say “Peep!”

We used many different animal finger puppets to depict
“If The Animals Came Inside” by Eric Pinder

Activities

Dancing:
We used wrist ribbons and scarves with movement songs

November 13, 2015 at 2:00 pm Leave a comment

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