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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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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

Bear’s Bedtime

Tuesday,  Nov.11th, 2014

Books

Time to Sleep by Denise Fleming
Old Bear by Kevin Henkes
When my Baby Dreams by Adele Enersen
Ten in the Bed by Jane Cabrera

Music

Last Night I had a Dream by Laurie Berkner – Whaddaya Think of That?
Wake Up – Dragon Tales

 Activities

Crafts:
We made a seasons wheel

 Songs & Rhymes

Song: Hibernation

Sung to: “Alouette”

Hibernation. Time for Hibernation.
Hibernation. Time to go to sleep.
In the winter where’s the bear? Sleeping in its log or lair.
Where’s the bear? Log or lair. OH!

In the winter where’s the frog? Sleeping by a pond or log.

In the winter where’s the snake? In the mud beneath the lake.

In the winter where’s the bat? In a cave is where its at.

Rhyme: The Bear

Here is a cave, (make a fist)
Inside is a bear. (put a thumb inside fist)
Now he comes out
To get some fresh air. (pop out thumb)

He stays out all summer
In sunshine and heat.
He hunts in the forest
For berries to eat. (move thumb in circle)

When snow starts to fall,
He hurries inside
His warm little cave,
And there he will hide. (put thumb back inside fist)

Snow covers the cave
Like a fluffy white rug.
Inside the bear sleeps
All cozy and snug. (cover fist with other hand)

November 11, 2014 at 2:00 pm Leave a comment

Counting Sheep

Thursday, January 9, 2014

Books

Can’t Sleep Without Sheep by Susanna Leonard Hill
Russell the Sheep by Rob Scotton
One More Sheep by Mij Kelly and Russell Ayto
It’s Raining Pigs and Noodles by Jack Prelutsky

Music

“The Goldfish” by Laurie Berkner
“Head, Shoulders, Knees, and Toes” by Joanie Bartels

Action Rhyme: “Time For Bed”
Time for bed, time for bed (tap watch on wrist)
Fluff up the pillow (pretend to fluff pillow)
Lay down your head (lay head on hands)
Pull up the blanket (sign “blanket”)
Tuck it in tight (hold hands under chin)
Close your eyes (close eyes and tilt head)
And sleep all night (snore)

January 9, 2014 at 3:11 pm Leave a comment

Teddy Bear Sleepover

Thursday, July 18 2013

Books

If You Were a Panda Bear by Wendell & Florence Minor
Everybody Has a Teddy by Virginia Kroll, illus. by Sophie Allsopp
The Stuffed Animals Get Ready for Bed by Alison Inches, illus. by Bryan Langdo

Music

“Teddy Bear Playtime” by Hap Palmer, So Big
“Dance with Your Teddy Bear” by Greg & Steve, Jumpin’ & Jammin’

Songs, Rhymes & Fingerplays

Movement Rhyme: Lights Out
Where are my little fingers? (Wiggle fingers)
Snap! Snap! Snap! (Snap fingers)
Don’t they know it is time for their nap? (Hold hands out on each side as if asking a question)
No more wiggling and dancing about! (Wiggle fingers and dance them on arm)
Please settle down!
It’s “lights out!” (Reach up and flick a pretend switch, make click sound)
Shhhhh . . . (Put finger to lips and make Shhhhhh sound)

Where are my little toes?
Tap! Tap! Tap! (Tap toes on floor)
Don’t they know it is time for their nap?
No more dancing and prancing about! (Dance around in place)
Please settle down!
It’s “lights out!”
Shhhhh . . .

Where are my little eyes?
Bat! Bat! Bat! (Flutter eyelids up and down)
Don’t they know it is time for their nap?
No more winking and blinking about! (Wink eyes)
Please settle down!
It’s “lights out!”
Shhhhh . . .

Movement Rhyme: Teddy Bear, Teddy Bear
Teddy bear, teddy bear wake up now. (Stretch arms)
Teddy bear, teddy bear take a bow. (Bow)
Teddy bear, teddy bear dance on your toes. (Dance on your tip toes)
Teddy bear, teddy bear touch your nose. (Touch your nose)
Teddy bear, teddy bear turn around. (Turn around in a circle)
Teddy bear, teddy bear touch the ground. (Bend over and touch floor)
Teddy bear, teddy bear touch your shoe. (Touch your shoe)
Teddy bear, teddy bear I love you. (Point to self, point to audience)
Teddy bear, teddy bear climb the stairs. (March)
Teddy bear, teddy bear say your prayers. (Put hands together like in prayer)
Teddy bear, teddy bear turn out the light. (Pretend to turn off light switch)
Teddy bear, teddy bear say goodnight. (Pretend to sleep)

Song: Before I Go To Bed
Sing it to “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

July 18, 2013 at 6:00 pm Leave a comment

Teddy Bear Sleepover 2012

July 12, 2012

Books

Bearsie Bear and the Surprise Sleepover Party by Bernard Waber (adapted as flannel story)
Polly’s Pink Pajamas by Vivian French, illus. by Sue Heap
No Go Sleep! by Kate Feiffer, illus. by Jules Feiffer
Don’t Let the Pigeon Stay Up Late! by Mo Willems
Everybody Has a Teddy by Virginia Kroll, illus. by Sophie Allsopp

Music
“Sleeping Bag Chant” from H.U.M. by Carole Peterson
“Dance with  Your Teddy Bear” from Jumpin’ & Jammin’ by Greg & Steve

Songs, Rhymes & Fingerplays

Movement Activity: Lights Out
Where are my little fingers? (Wiggle fingers)
Snap! Snap! Snap! (Snap fingers)
Don’t they know it is time for their nap? (Hold hands out on each side as if asking a question)
No more wiggling and dancing about! (Wiggle fingers and dance them on arm)
Please settle down!
It’s “lights out!” (Reach up and flick a pretend switch, make click sound)
Shhhhh . . . (Put finger to lips and make Shhhhhh sound)

Where are my little toes?
Tap! Tap! Tap! (Tap toes on floor)
Don’t they know it is time for their nap?
No more dancing and prancing about! (Dance around in place)
Please settle down!
It’s “lights out!”
Shhhhh . . .

Where are my little eyes?
Bat! Bat! Bat! (Flutter eyelids up and down)
Don’t they know it is time for their nap?
No more winking and blinking about! (Wink eyes)
Please settle down!
It’s “lights out!”
Shhhhh . . .

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)

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

July 12, 2012 at 5:00 pm Leave a comment

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