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The Four Seasons Storytime

Tuesday,  Jan 3rd, 2017

Books

Hap-Pea All Year by Keith Baker
Winter is the Warmest Season by Lauren Stringer
CoCo All Year Round by Sloane Tanen

Music

The Seasons by Dr. Jean

 Activities

Craft:
We made a tree that showed the changes over 4 seasons

Felt Board:
We used a felt board to change the tree each season

Songs & Rhymes

Rhyme:

Spring is showery, flowery, bowery
Summer is hoppy, croppy, poppy
Autumn is wheezy, sneezy, freezy
Winter is slippy, drippy, nippy

Song: The Seasons
(Tune: This Old Man)

Winter, Spring, Summer, Fall
There are seasons
Four in all
Look outside and you will see
It is Winter,
Yes, sireee!

 

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January 3, 2017 at 2:00 pm 1 comment

Fall

Thursday, October 13, 2016

Books

Fall is for Friends by Suzy Spafford
Mouse’s First Fall by Lauren Thompson, illus. by Buket Erdogan
Fall Leaves Fall! by Zoe Hall, illus. by Shari Halpern
Pumpkin Trouble by Jan Thomas

Music

“Apple Pickin'” from Pre-K Hooray
“What Falls in the Fall?” by Laurie Berkner, Whaddaya Think of That?

Songs, Rhymes & Fingerplays

Movement Rhyme: If I Were a Leaf
If I were a leaf . . .
I’d jump down from my tree,
[jump]
I’d dance in the wind,
[dance]
I’d fly in the breeze.
[pretend to fly]
I’d change bright colors,
I’d spin in the air,
[spin]
Then I’d land on the ground . . .
[sit down]
I just don’t know where!
[shrug shoulders]

Movement Rhyme: Apple Tree
Way up high in the apple tree
Two little apples did I see
So I shook that tree as hard as I could
Down came the apples
Mmm, they’re good!

Flannelboard Rhyme: Five Little Pumpkins
Five little pumpkins sitting on a gate (Five fingers up)
The first one said “Oh my it’s getting Late” (Hands on cheeks)
The second one said “There’s a chill in the air” (arms around self)
The third one said “But we don’t care” (swing pointer finger up and down)
The fourth one said “We’re ready for some fun!” (hand in air)
The fifth one said “Let’s run, run, run!” (running motion)
So woooo went the wind, and out went the lights,
And the five little pumpkins rolled out of sight!

Puppet Rhyme: Five Little Apples
Five little apples fallen from a tree
No one was looking
So who came to eat?
A rabbit! Munch, munch, munch!
(Mouse, bird, horse, bat)
Now the tree is bare
There are no more apples there
But when next fall comes around
Guess who’ll be there!
The rabbit, the mouse, the bird, the horse, and the bat!

Scarf Song: The Leaves on the Trees
Tune: The Wheels on the Bus
The leaves of the trees turn orange and red
orange and red, orange and red
The leaves of the trees turn orange and red
All through the town.

The leaves of the trees come tumbling down
tumbling down, tumbling down
The leaves of the trees come tumbling down
All through the town.

The leaves on the ground go swish, swish, swish
Swish, swish, swish, swish, swish, swish,
The leaves on the ground go swish, swish, swish
All through the town.

 

October 13, 2016 at 6:00 pm Leave a comment

Music & Movement January 22th 2016

January 22nd, 2016

Books
Bear Can Dance – by Suzanne Bloom
One. Two. Three. Jump! – by Penelope Lively

Music: I will not be using the IPOD this week because we are out in the play area, instead all songs will be sung by me.

Songs, Rhymes & Fingerplays

Action Rhyme: Follow Me

Raise your hands above your head,
Clap them one, two, three,
Rest them now upon your hips,
Slowly bend your knees.
Up again and stand up tall,
Put your right foot out;
Shake your fingers.
Nod your head
and twist yourself about.

Fingerplay: Touch

Touch your nose, touch your chin,
That’s the way this game begins.
Touch your head, touch your knees,
Now pretend you’re going to sneeze:
Ahh-Choo!

Movement Rhyme: Wiggle

I can wiggle my fingers
I can wiggle my toes
I can wiggle my shoulders
I can wiggle my nose.
No all my wiggles are out of me
(wiggle whole body)
And I can sit as quiet as can be.

 

Rhyme: Snowflakes

Snowflakes, snowflakes, dance around.
(Dance fingers)
Snowflakes, snowflakes, touch the ground.
(Touch floor)
Snowflakes, snowflakes, in the air,
(flutter fingers upward)
Snowflakes, snowflakes, everywhere.
(Flutter fingers outward)

Song: Jump Up, Turn Around

Jump up
Turn around
clap your hands
Stomp the ground

Slow, fast, Eyes closed, Arms up, holding breath

Action Rhyme

Let your hands go clap,
(clap)
Let your fingers go snap,
(snap)
Let your lips go up and down,
(open and close mouth)
But do not make a sound.
(Shake head)
Fold your hands and close your eyes,
(fold hands, close eyes)
Take a breath and softly sigh.
(Inhale deeply, then exhale with a sigh)

Activities:

Bean Bags with actions to follow

January 22, 2016 at 4:14 pm Leave a comment

Music & Movement – October 30th 2015

October 30th, 2015

Books
Where’s My Mummy – by Carolyn Crimi
If You’re a Monster and You Know it – by Rebecca and Ed Emberly

Music
“Five Little Monkeys” by Greg & Steve
“Ants Go Marching” by Mr. Eric and Mr. Michael

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.
For your friends are my friends.
And my friends are your friends.
The more we get together, the happier we’ll be.

Little Ghosts
Little ghosts, little ghosts,
Flying through the air.
Little ghosts, little ghosts,
Tickling my hair.
Little ghosts, little ghosts,
Flying down low.
Little ghosts, little ghosts,
Tickling my toe.
Little ghosts, little ghosts,
Circling all around.
Little ghosts, little ghosts,
Please sit down. 

Movement Rhyme: Run in Place
Run in place,
Turn around,
Flap your arms,
Now sit right down.
Put your finger on your nose,
And wiggle it around.
Put your finger on your lips,
And make this sound, “Shh.”

The Itsy Bitsy Spider / The Roly Poly Pumpkin
The itsy bitsy spider went up the water spout
Down came the rain and washed the spider out
Out came the sun and dried up all the rain
And the itsy bitsy spider went up the spout again

(Variation)

Oh, the roly-poly pumpkin Went rolling down the hill.
Once it started rolling It couldn’t keep still.
It rolled and rolled Until it bumped into a rock.
Then the roly-poly pumpkin Rolled to a stop.

Five Fall Leaves Feltboard (Fingerplay, no tune)
(Can also be done using your five fingers as the leaves)
Five fall leaves, five and no more.
The caterpillar ate one, now there are 4.
Four fall leaves, that’s easy to see.
Along came a rainstorm, now there are 3.
Three fall leaves, nothing much to do.
A big wind, now there are 2.
Two leaves, that’s not much fun.
I glued one on my paper
Now there is 1.
Hang on pretty red leaf! Your branches won’t break.
You’re one less leaf for me to rake!

Activities:
Musical Instruments
Parachute Activities

October 30, 2015 at 3:13 pm Leave a comment

Squirrel Storytime

Tuesday,  Sept 29th, 2015

Books

The Busy Little Squirrel by Nancy Tafuri
Ol’ Mama Squirrel by David Ezra Stein
Leaves by David Ezra Stein

Music

Silly Squirrel Dance

 Activities

Craft:
We made a paper leaf wreath

 Songs & Rhymes

Rhyme: Whisky Frisky Hippity Hop

Whisky, frisky, hippity hop,
Up he goes to the tree top.
(hand makes a spiral motion up)
Whirly, swirly, round and round,
Down he scampers to the ground.
(hand makes a spiral motion down)
Furly, curly, what a tail,
Tall as a feather, broad as a sail.
(wave hand for tail)
Where’s his supper–in the shell.
(hold hand closed like a nut)
Snappity, crackity, out it fell.
(thumb and finger open and shut like cracking a nut)

Song: The Leaves on the Ground
(To the tune of: “The Wheels on the Bus”)

The leaves on the trees turn orange and red,
Orange and red,
Orange and red
The leaves on the trees turn orange and red
All around the town.

The leaves on the ground go swish, swish, swish,
Swish, swish, swish,
Swish, swish, swish.
The leaves on the ground go swish, swish, swish
All around the ground.

The leaves on the trees tumble down,
Tumble down, Tumble down.
The leaves on the trees tumble down
Down to the ground.

We’ll rake the leaves in a pile and jump right in!
Jump right in,
Jump right in!
We’ll rake the leaves in a pile
All around the town.

 

September 29, 2015 at 2:00 pm Leave a comment

Fall Favorites

Thursday, October 3, 2013

Books
I See Fall by Charles Ghigna, illus. by Ag Jatkowska
Fall Leaves Fall by Zoe Hall, illus. by Shari Halpern
Mouse’s First Fall by Lauren Thompson, illus. by Buket Erdogan

Music

Sing a Song of Seasons by Rachel Buchman
“Apple Pickin'” from Pre-K Hooray
“What Falls in the Fall?” by Laurie Berkner, Whaddaya Think of That?
“Apple Tree” by Sue Schnitzer, Wiggle & Whirl: Clap & Nap

Songs, Rhymes & Fingerplays

Movement Rhyme: If I Were a Leaf
If I were a leaf . . .
I’d jump down from my tree, [jump]
I’d dance in the wind, [dance]
I’d fly in the breeze. [pretend to fly]
I’d change bright colors,
I’d spin in the air, [spin]
Then I’d land on the ground . . . [sit down]
I just don’t know where! [shrug shoulders]

Flannelboard Rhyme: Five Little Pumpkins
Five little pumpkins sitting on a gate (Five fingers up)
The first one said, “Oh my it’s getting late.” (Hands on cheeks)
The second one said, “There’s a chill in the air.” (arms around self)
The third one said, “But we don’t care.” (swing pointer finger up and down)
The fourth one said, “We’re ready for some fun!” (hand in air)
The fifth one said, “Let’s run, run, run!” (running motion)
Woooo went the wind, and out went the lights,
And the five little pumpkins rolled out of sight!

October 3, 2013 at 10:00 am Leave a comment

Baby Time: September 25, 2013

Books
The Busy Little Squirrel by Nancy Tafuri
That Pup! by Lindsay Barrett George

Music
“Apple Pickin'” – Pre-K Hooray
“Ribbons in the Air” by Pam Schiller, Leaping Literacy

Songs, Rhymes & Fingerplays

Brown Squirrel
Brown squirrel, brown squirrel, shake your bushy tail
Brown squirrel, brown squirrel, shake your bushy tail
Wrinkle up your funny nose
Put a nut between your toes
Brown squirrel, brown squirrel, shake your bushy tail

Mrs. Oak Tree
Mrs Oak Tree, Mrs Oak Tree
Tall and brown, tall and brown
Here comes a little breeze
There go your little leaves
Swirling down, to the ground.

Autumn Leaves
(Tune: “Mary Had a Little Lamb”)
Autumn leaves are falling down,
Falling down, falling down!
Autumn leaves are falling down,
Falling on the ground.
Autumn leaves are whirling round,
Whirling round, whirling round!
Autumn leaves are whirling round,
All over town.

Apple Tree
Way up high in an apple tree
(hold arms above head, fingers spread)
Two little apples did I see
(make fists)
So I shook that tree as hard as I could
(wiggle entire body)
Down came the apples
(lower arms)
Mmmmmmm, they were good!
(rub tummy)

September 25, 2013 at 10:00 am Leave a comment

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