Posts tagged ‘Bedtime’

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

Tuesday Storytime July 3, 2012

Book
How Do Dinosaur’s Say Goodnight? by Jane Yolen
Where Do Diggers Sleep at Night? by Brianna Caplan Sayres

Music
Dream Big by Roger Day
Victor Vito by Laurie Berkner

Songs, Rhymes & Fingerplays

Open, Shut Them
Open, shut them.
Open, shut them.
Give a little clap.
Open, shut them.
Open, shut them.
Lay them in your lap.
Creep them, creep them up to your chin.
Open your mouth, but do not let them in!
Open, shut them.
Open, shut them.
Lay them in your lap.

Dinosaur Doesn’t/ Does
Dinosaur doesn’t stomp his feet at bedtime.
…pout and cry at bedtime.
…shout “I want one more book!”
…roar!
…swing his neck from side to side.
…thrash his tail side to side.

Dinosaur does give a big hug at bedtime.
…give a big kiss at bedtime.
…say goodnight.
…lie down quietly and fall fast asleep!

Sometimes
Sometimes my hands are at my side
Hold hands at side
Then behind my back they hide
Put hands behind back
Sometimes I wiggle my fingers so
Wiggle your fingers
Shake them fast, shake them slow
Shake fingers fast and slow
Sometimes my hands go clap, clap, clap
Clap hands
Then I rest them in my lap
Rest hands in lap
Now they’re quiet as can be.
Because it’s listening time, you see.

5 little monkeys jumping on the bed
5 little monkeys jumping on the bed
One fell off and bumped his head
So Momma called the doctor and the doctor said
No more monkeys jumping on the bed!

4 little monkeys jumping on the bed
One fell off and bumped his head
So Momma called the doctor and the doctor said
No more monkeys jumping on the bed!

3 little monkeys jumping on the bed
One fell off and bumped his head
So Momma called the doctor and the doctor said
No more monkeys jumping on the bed!

2 little monkeys jumping on the bed
One fell off and bumped his head
So Momma called the doctor and the doctor said
No more monkeys jumping on the bed!

1 little monkey jumping on the bed
He fell off and bumped his head
So Momma called the doctor and the doctor said
No more monkeys jumping on the bed!

No little monkeys jumping on the bed
None fell off and bumped his head
So Momma called the doctor and the doctor said
Put those monkeys back in bed!

July 3, 2012 at 9:00 am Leave a comment

Llama Llama Bedtime Drama

March 27, 2012

Books
Llama Llama Red Pajama by Anna Dewdney
The Stuffed Animals Get Ready For Bed by Alison Inches
Cornelius P. Mud Are You Ready For Bed? by Barney Saltzberg

Songs, Rhymes & Fingerplays
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!

Movement Song: Ten Little Llamas
One little, two little, three little llamas,
Four little, five little, six little llamas,
Seven little, eight little, nine little llamas,
Ten little llamas jump!

Jump, jump, jump, jump, jump little llamas.
Jump, jump, jump, jump, jump little llamas.
Jump, jump, jump, jump, jump little llamas.
Sit down and go to sleep!

Movement Rhyme: 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, wink one eye.
Teddy Bear, Teddy Bear, dance on your toes.
Teddy Bear, Teddy Bear, touch your nose.
Teddy Bear, Teddy Bear pat your knees.
Teddy Bear, Teddy Bear always say please.
Teddy Bear, Teddy Bear turn off the light.
Teddy Bear, Teddy Bear say goodnight.

Movement Rhyme: Night Rhyme
Go to sleep little toes you’ve worked hard all day
Go to sleep little legs you’ve run hard and played
Go to sleep little hands you’re always so busy
Go to sleep little arms being small isn’t easy
Go to sleep little ears there’s so much to hear
Go to sleep little one there’s nothing to fear

Movement Song: If You’re a Llama And You Know It
If you’re a llama and you know It clap your hands.
If you’re a llama and you know It clap your hands.
If you’re a llama and you know It and you really want to show it,
If you’re a llama and you know It clap your hands.

Jump up high.
Touch your toes.
Wiggle your nose.
Stomp and pout.
Stretch and yawn.
Sit right down and sleep.

March 27, 2012 at 10:00 am Leave a comment


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