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Music and Movement October 23rd, 2015

October 23rd, 2015

Books

Boogie Monster and Josie Bissett
Hop Jump by Ellen Stoll Walsh

Music

“The Goldfish Song” by Laurie Berkner
“Mr. Eric’s Jumping Song” by Various
“Shaker Hop” by Carole Peterson

Songs, Rhymes & Fingerplays

Action Rhyme: Jump and Clap
Jump! Clap!
Bend your knees!
Go forward!
Go back!
Do it again, please!
Jump! Clap!
Nod your head!
Turn left!
Turn right!
Then go to bed
Jump! Clap!
Sit on the floor!
Arms up!
Arms down!
There isn’t any more!

Felt Board: Five Little Elephants
One elephant in the bathtub
Going for a swim
Knock, knock, (clap twice)
Splash, splash (pat knees)
Come on in! (beckon with hand)

Two, Three, Four,

Five little elephants in the bathtub
Going for a swim.
Knock, Knock,
Splash, Splash,
They all fell in!

October 23, 2015 at 11:36 am Leave a comment

Music and Movement October 2nd, 2015

October 2nd, 2015

Books

Stretch by Doreen Cronin and Scott Menchin
Elephants Cannot Dance by Mo Willems

Songs, Rhymes & Fingerplays

Action Rhyme: Swing Swing

Swing, swing, swing your arms.
Swing them just like this.
Swing, swing, swing your arms.
Swing them both and stop.

March, march, march your feet.
March them just like this.
March, march, march your feet.
March them now and stop.

Wiggle, wiggle, wiggle your fingers.
Wiggle them just like this.
Wiggle, wiggle, wiggle your fingers.
Wiggle then make them stop.

Action Rhyme: The Grand Old Duke of York

The grand old Duke of York
He had 10,000 men
First he marched them UP the hill (stand up)
Then he marched them DOWN again (crouch down)
And when you’re UP your up (stand up)
And when you’re DOWN your down (crouch down)
And when you’re only half-way UP (crouch half-way)
You’re neither UP nor DOWN (stand up then sit down)

 

Song: Jump Up Turn Around

Jump up
Turn around
Clap your hands
Stomp the ground

Hands in the air
Eyes closed
Really Slow
Really Fast
Holding Breath

 

Song: If You’re Happy and You Know It

If you’re happy and you know it clap your hands
Clap clap
If you’re happy and you know it clap your hands
Clap clap
If you’re happy and you know it
And you really wanna show it
If you’re happy and you know it clap your hands
Clap clap

Stomp feet
Shout hooray
Do all three

Prop Song: The Hokey Pokey

You put your right foot in
You take your right foot out
You put your right foot in
And you shake it all about
You do the hokey pokey
And you turn yourself around
That’s what it’s all about

Left Foot
Right Hand
Left Hand
Whole Self

 

 

October 2, 2015 at 10:50 am Leave a comment

Music and Movement September 11, 2015

September 11, 2015

Books

This Old Van by Kim Norman
The Wheels on the Bus by Jane Cabrera

Music
“The Goldfish” – Laurie Berkner
“Stretch” – Dragon Tales Soundtrack
Hold Still” –Yo Gabba Gabba Soundtrack

Songs, Rhymes & Fingerplays

Action Rhyme: Hello!

Hey! Hi! Howdy! Yo!
There are many ways to say hello!
Wave your hand. Nod your head.
Smile big or wink instead.
Blow a kiss. Tip your hat.
Shake your hands. Give a pat.
Of all the ways to say hello,
Here’s the way I like to go … HELLO!

Action Rhyme: Jump and Clap

Jump! Clap!
Bend your knees!
Go forward!
Go back!
Do it again, please!
Jump! Clap!
Nod your head!
Turn left!
Turn right!
Then go to bed
Jump! Clap!
Sit on the floor!
Arms up!
Arms down!
There isn’t any more!

Action Song: Jump Up, Turn Around

Jump Up
Turn Around
Clap Your Hands
Stomp The Ground

Hands up,
eyes closed,
slow, fast,
holding breath

Action Rhyme: My Hands Say “Thank You”

My hands say thank you with a clap, clap, clap
My feet say thank you with a tap, tap, tap
My head says thank you with a shake, shake, shake
My heart says thank you with a kiss to take

September 11, 2015 at 2:08 pm Leave a comment

Little Green Frogs Storytime

 

Tuesday,  April 21st, 2015

Books

A Frog in the Bog by Karma Wilson
Hop Jump by Ellen Stoll Walsh
An Extraordinary Egg by Leo Lionni
Jump by Scott Fischer

Music

The Little Green Frogs by Carol Hammett – It’s Toddler Time
Silly Dance Contest by Jim Gill – Jim Gill Sings the Sneezing Song
Jumping and Counting by Jim Gill – Jim Gill’s Irrational Anthem

 Activities

Props:
We had a fun puppet show and a felt board story

 Songs & Rhymes

Rhyme: The Little Polliwogs

Underneath
The lily pads,
Where the mud is cool,
Many little polliwogs
Swim their way to school.
“We go to class each day,”
Said one.
“And all we do is wiggle.
We do not read…
We do not write…
We only squirm and giggle.”  Arnold Lobel

 

Rhyme: 4 Little Frogs

One little frog balancing
On a lily pad of green.
He thought it was, so much fun,
He called for another frog to come.

Two little frogs balancing
On a lily pad of green.
They thought it was, so much fun,
They called for another frog to come.

Three little frogs balancing
On a lily pad of green.
They thought it was, so much fun,
They called for another frog to come.

Four little frogs balancing
On a lily pad of green.
They thought it was so much fun
Until they sank into the mud!
Glub, glub, glub!

 

April 21, 2015 at 2:00 pm Leave a comment

Toddler Time February 12, 2015

Thursday,  February 12,  2015

Books
Love Splat by Rob Scotten
Where Does Love Come From  by Accord Publishing
Lilly’s Chocolate Heart by Kevin Henkes

Song

“Wiggle Song”  Dragon Tales Soundtrack
Jumping and Counting” Jim Gill

Activities

Sensory Play

Marker dots and paper

Songs & Rhymes

Open Song: Clap and Sing Hello

We clap and sing hello,
We clap and sing hello,
With our friends at story time,
We clap and sing hello!

Wave and sing hello
Stomp and sing hello.

Action Rhyme: Hands on Hips

Hands on hips,
Hands on knees,
Put them behind you,
If you please.
Touch your shoulders,
Touch your nose,
Touch your ears,
And touch your toes.

Fingerplay: Make a Heart

Make a heart up in the sky.
Make it tall. Make it wide.
Make a heart close to the ground.
Make it small;
And touch the ground.

Song: This is the Way (Tune of Tune: Here We Go Round The Mulberry Bush)

This is the way we clap our hands,
Clap our hands, clap our hands.
This is the way we clap our hands,
So early in the morning.
…..tap our toes…
…..touch our nose…
…..stomp our feet…

Action Rhyme: I’m A Little Teapot

I’m a little teapot,
Short and stout.
Here is my handle,
Here is my spout.
When I get all steamed up
Hear me shout.
Just tip me over and pour me out!

Closing Song: We Wave Goodbye Like This

We wave goodbye like this
We wave goodbye like this
We clap our hands for all our friends
We wave goodbye like this

February 12, 2015 at 4:00 pm Leave a comment

Music and Movement – September 19, 2014

September 19, 2014

Books
“Acoustic Rooster” by Kwame Alexander
When You Wish Upon A Starby Ned Washington
Baby Danced the Polka by Karen Beaumont

Music

The Goldfish – Laurie Berkner – Victor Vito
Shaker Hop – Carole Peterson

Rhymes/Fingerplays/Songs

We Can Jump

We can jump, jump, jump
We can hop, hop, hop
We can clap, clap, clap
We can stop, stop, stop
We can nod our heads for yes
We can shake our heads for no
We can bend our knees a little bit
And we can sit down really slow

Two Little Feet

Two little feet go tap, tap, tap,   (tap feet)
Two little hands go clap, clap, clap.  (clap hands)
A quick little leap up from my chair,   (stand up)
Two little arms reach high in the air.   (stretch arms)
Two little feet go jump, jump, jump,   (jump)
Two little fists go thump, thump, thump.   (pound fists)
One little body goes round and round,   (twirl around)
And one little child sits quietly down.   (sit down)

If You’re Happy and you Know It

If you’re happy and you know it, clap your hands (clap clap)
If you’re happy and you know it, clap your hands (clap clap)
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. (clap clap)

Stomp Your Feet
Shout Hooray!
Do All Three

Activities

We used to dice one with an action on it the other with how you were supposed to do that action (Dice 1: Run in place, Dice 2: Silly, so we would run in place and act silly)

September 19, 2014 at 11:26 am Leave a comment

Music and Movement – March 21, 2014

March 21, 2014

Books
Foxy, by Emma Dodd
Silly Doggy, by Adam Stower

Music
“Bendable Stretchable” by Various Artists
“On The Move” by Jane and Steven Shoenberg
“Shake a Leg” by Various Artists
“The Shaker Hop” by Various Artists

Songs, Rhymes & Fingerplays

Song: The More We Get Together

The more we get together Together, together
The more we get together The happier we’ll be
Cause your friends are my friends And my friends are your friends
The more we get together The happier we’ll be

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 and you really want to show it,
If you’re happy and you know it clap your hands.

Stomp Your Feet
Shout Hooray
Do All Three

March 21, 2014 at 5:06 pm Leave a comment

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