Posts tagged ‘fish puppets’

Baby Time: April 4, 2018

Books

Five Little Ducks by Denise Fleming
Who Can Swim? by Sebastien Braun

Music

“Little Red Wagon” from Wiggleworms Love You
“Five Fish Swimming in the Sea” by Dr. Jean, Dr. Jean Sings Silly Songs

Songs, Rhymes and Fingerplays

Where is Thumbkin?
Where is Thumbkin? (Hide hands behind back)
Where is Thumbkin?
Here he is, (Bring out one hand, thumb up)
Here he is. (Bring out other hand, thumb up)
Mighty glad to see you, (Wag one thumb at the other)
Mighty glad to see you. (Wag other thumb)
There he goes, (Put one hand behind back)
There he goes. (Put other hand behind back)

I Went to Visit the Farm
I went to visit the farm one day,
I saw a cow along the way.
And what do you think I heard it say?
Moo, moo, moo.
I went to visit the farm one day,
I saw a duck along the way.
And what do you think I heard it say?
Quack, quack, quack.

Ten Little Firemen
Ten little firemen, sleeping in a row (hold child on lap)
Ding-dong! Goes the bell (give child gentle shake/tickle)
Down the pole they go (run fingers down child’s back or slide down legs)

The Grand Old Duke of York
The grand old duke of York
He had 10,000 men
He marched them up to the top of the hill
And marched them down again
And when they’re up, they’re up
And when they’re down, they’re down
And when they’re only halfway up,
They’re neither up nor down

I’m a Little Fishy
(to the tune of “I’m a Little Teapot”)
I’m a little fishy, I can swim
Here is my tail and here is my fin
When I want to have fun with my friends
I wiggle my tail and dive right in

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April 4, 2018 at 10:00 am Leave a comment

Music & Movement: February 23, 2018

Books

I Know a Wee Piggy by Kim Norman, illus. by Henry Cole
Follow Me! by Ellie Sandall

Music

“Glad to See You” by Peter Allard, Sing It!, Say It!, Stamp It!, Sway It! Vol. 2
“It Takes Some Friends” by Jim Gill, Music Play for Folks of All Stripes
“All the Fish” by Caspar Babypants, I Found You
“Bop ‘Til You Drop” by Greg & Steve, Kids in Action

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.

Fingerplay: Dance Your Fingers
Dance your fingers up, dance your fingers down
Dance your fingers to the side, dance them all around.
Dance them on our shoulders, dance them on your head
Dance them on your tummy, and put them all to bed.

Song: Did You Ever See a Fishy?
Did you ever see a fishy, a fishy, a fishy?
Did you ever see a fishy swim this way and that?
Swim this way and that way,
And this way and that way.
Did you ever see a fishy swim this way and that?

Yes, I’ve seen a fishy, a fishy, a fishy.
Yes, I’ve seen a fishy swim this way and that.
Swim this way and that way,
And this way and that way.
Yes, I’ve seen a fishy swim this way and that

Movement Rhyme: I Wiggle
I wiggle my fingers,
I wiggle my toes.
I wiggle my arms,
I wiggle my nose.
Now there are no more wiggles left in me,
Because it is time for the next story.

Movement Rhyme: Wave Goodbye
Wave high, wave low,
I think it’s time, we gotta go.
Wave your elbows, wave your toes,
Wave your tongue and wave your nose.
Wave your knees, wave your lips,
Blow a kiss with fingertips.
Wave your chin, wave your eye,
Wave your hand and say “Goodbye!”

February 23, 2018 at 10:00 am Leave a comment

Baby Time: January 31, 2018

Books

The Seals on the Bus by Lenny Hort, illus. by G. Brian Karas
Who’s Hungry? by Dean Hacohen & Sherry Scharschmidt

Music

“Splish Splash” by Joanie Bartels, Bathtime Magic

Songs, Rhymes and Fingerplays

Fingers and Toes
Fingers and toes
Fingers and toes
Here are your fingers,
And here are your toes.
Wiggle your fingers,
Wiggle your toes.
Here are your fingers,
And here are your toes.
Wave your fingers,
Wave your toes.
Here are your fingers,
And here are your toes.

Baby’s Horse
Baby’s horse walks all around
We ride and ride all day
Sometimes the horse goes very slow
For Baby, that’s okay
Baby’s horse runs all around
We ride and ride all night
Sometimes the horse goes very fast
Then Baby holds on tight!

Diddle Dumpling
Diddle, diddle dumpling (bicycle baby’s legs or arms)
My son John
Went to bed
With his trousers on
One shoe off (tap each foot)
One shoe on
Diddle, diddle dumpling
My son John

Peek-a-Boo
(Tune: Are You Sleeping?)
Peek-a-boo, peek-a-boo. (Cover face 2 times)
I see you! I see you! (Point to baby)
I see your little nose. (Touch nose)
I see your tiny toes. (Touch toes)
I see you! Peek-a-boo! (Cover face 2 times)

A-Counting We Will Go
A counting we will go
A counting we will go
1, 2, 3, 4 and 5
A counting we will go.
We’re counting as we . . . (clap, jump, march, spin)

Bubble, Bubble, Pop
One red fish was swimming in the water
Swimming in the water, swimming in the water
One red fish was swimming in the water
Bubble, bubble, bubble, pop!

Two blue fish
Three yellow fish
Four green fish
Five purple fish

January 31, 2018 at 10:00 am Leave a comment

Baby Time: November 15, 2017

Books

Babies by David Bedford, illus. by Leonie Worthington
King Baby by Kate Beaton

Music

“Skip to My Lou” from Songs for Wiggleworms
“Most Fish Swim” by Johnette Downing, Fins and Grins

Songs, Rhymes and Fingerplays

Dance Your Fingers
Dance your fingers up
Dance your fingers down
Dance your fingers to the side
Dance them all around
Dance them on your shoulders
Dance them on your head
Dance them on your tummy
And put them all to bed

Bouncing Song
Source
Bounce and bounce and bounce and stop
Bounce and bounce and bounce and stop
Bounce and bounce and bounce and stop
Now bounce that baby right up to the top (lift baby up)
Rock and rock and rock and stop . . .
Tickle and tickle and tickle and stop . . .

Choo Choo
Cheek, chin, cheek, chin, cheek, chin, nose!
Cheek, chin, cheek, chin, cheek, chin, toes!
Cheek, chin, cheek, chin, up baby goes!

Bicycle
(Baby faces parent)
Here comes our choo-choo train,
Chuggin’ down the track
Now it’s going forward
Now it’s going back
Now our bell is ringing
Now our whistle blows
What a lot of noise it makes
Everywhere it goes!

Criss Cross Applesauce
Criss, cross, applesauce (draw x on child’s back)
Spiders running up your back (walk fingers up back)
Cool breeze (blow gently)
Tight squeeze (hug)
Now you’ve got the shivers! (tickle)

Did You Ever See a Fishy?
Did you ever see a fishy, a fishy, a fishy?
Did you ever see a fishy swim this way and that?
Swim this way and that way,
And this way and that way.
Did you ever see a fishy swim this way and that?

Yes, I’ve seen a fishy, a fishy, a fishy.
Yes, I’ve seen a fishy swim this way and that.
Swim this way and that way,
And this way and that way.
Yes, I’ve seen a fishy swim this way and that

November 15, 2017 at 10:00 am Leave a comment

Baby Time: September 20, 2017

Books

My House by Byron Barton
This is Our Baby, Born Today by Varsha Bajaj, illus. by Eliza Wheeler

Music

“Bumping Up & Down” by Raffi, Singable Songs for the Very Young
“Five Fish Swimming” by Dr. Jean, Dr. Jean Sings Silly Songs

Songs, Rhymes and Fingerplays

The Beehive
Here is the beehive. (close fist)
Where are the bees?
Hidden away where nobody sees.
Watch as they come out of their hive. (extend fingers as you count)
One, two, three, four, five!
They’re alive! (shake fingers or tickle child’s belly)
BUZZZZZZZ.

Acka Backa
Acka-backa soda cracker, acka-backa boo
Acka-backa soda cracker, I love you.
Acka-backa soda cracker, acka-backa boo
Acka-backa soda cracker, up goes you! (lift up)
BIG HUG!

Additional verse:
Acka-backa soda cracker, acka-backa boo
Acka-backa soda cracker, we’ll sing a song or two

Cheek, Chin
Cheek, chin, cheek, chin, cheek, chin, nose!
Cheek, chin, cheek, chin, cheek, chin, toes!
Cheek, chin, cheek, chin, up baby goes!

Bicycle
(Baby lies on back with legs in air – parent rotates legs)
I have a little bicycle
I ride it to and fro
And when I see that big green light
I know it’s time to go
I have a little bicycle
I bought it at the shop
And when I see that big red light
I know it’s time to stop!

I’m a Little Fishy
Tune: I’m a Little Teapot
I’m a little fishy, I can swim
Here is my tail and here is my fin
When I want to have fun with my friends
I wiggle my tail and dive right in

September 20, 2017 at 10:00 am Leave a comment

Baby Time: July 19, 2017

Books

Machines at Work by Byron Barton
Dump Trucks by Charles Lennie

Music

“Fish Dance” by Johnette Downing, Music Time

Songs, Rhymes and Fingerplays

Did You Ever See a Worker?
Did you ever see a carpenter, a carpenter, a carpenter? (rock baby side to side)
Did you ever see a carpenter saw this way and that?
Saw this way and that way and this way and that way?
Did you ever see a carpenter saw this way and that?
Painter – brush (lift baby or arms up and down)
Driver – steer (rock side to side)
Digger – dig (move arms in digging motion)
Crane – reach (reach arms up high)
Mixer – mix (roll baby’s arms)

Wiggle Song
Tune: The Bear Went Over the Mountain
My hands are starting to wiggle,
My hands are starting to wiggle,
My hands are starting to wiggle,
Around and around and around.

I’ll Drive a Dump Truck
I’ll drive a dump truck, dump truck, dump truck
I’ll drive a dump truck all day long
(Continue with: school bus, airplane, fire truck, choo choo train, tugboat, etc.)

Slowly, Slowly
Slowly, slowly, very slowly (creep fingers up baby’s leg)
Creeps the little snail
Slowly, slowly, very slowly (arm)
Up the wooden rail
Quickly, quickly, very quickly (tickle all over)
Runs the little mouse
Quickly, quickly, very quickly (dance fingers over tummy)
All around the house

This Little Piggy
This little piggy went to market,
This little piggy stayed at home.
This little piggy had roast beef,
This little piggy had none.
And this little piggy went “Wee wee wee” all the way home

Ten Little Fishies
One little, two little, three little fishes,
Four little, five little, six little fishes,
Seven little, eight little, nine little fishes,
Ten little fishes swimming.

Ten little, nine little, eight little fishes,
Seven little, six little, five little fishes,
Four little, three little, two little fishes,
One little fish is swimming.

July 19, 2017 at 10:00 am Leave a comment

Baby Time: April 5, 2017

Books

Leo Can Swim by Anna McQuinn, illus. by Ruth Hearson
Hair by Leslie Patricelli

Music

“Skip to My Lou” by Anne-Marie Akin, Songs for Wiggleworms
“The Goldfish” by Laurie Berkner, Victor Vito

Songs, Rhymes and Fingerplays

Rain is Falling Down
Tune “Farmer in the Dell”
The rain is falling down. Splash! (flutter fingers down baby’s arms, swipe down legs on “splash” OR for older kids – flutter fingers down in the air, clap on “splash”)
The rain is falling down. Splash!
Pitter patter, pitter pat, (flutter fingers on baby’s body OR tap thighs)
The rain is falling down. Splash!
The sun is peeking out. Peek! (play peek a boo OR act as the sun)
The sun is peeking out. Peek!
Peeking here and peeking there,
The sun is peeking out. Peek!

Bouncing, Bouncing
Bouncing, bouncing, baby on my knee (they can use their baby’s name instead of “baby”)
Bouncing, bouncing 1 2 3! (lift or big bounce)
Clapping, clapping with baby on my knee
Clapping, clapping 1 2 3!
Hugging, hugging baby on my knee
Hugging, hugging 1 2 3!

Criss Cross Applesauce
Criss, cross, applesauce (draw x on child’s back)
Spiders running up your back (walk fingers up back)
Cool breeze (blow gently)
Tight squeeze (hug)
Now you’ve got the shivers! (tickle)

Charlie Chaplin
Charlie Chaplin went to France
To teach the ladies how to dance.
First he did the rumba, rumba, rumba (move baby’s legs in a circle)
Then he did the kicks, the kicks, the kicks (kick baby’s legs back and forth)
Then he did the samba, the samba, the samba, (move baby’s legs in a circle, the opposite direction)
Then he did the splits, the splits, the splits. (move baby’s legs apart)

I’m a Little Fishy
(to the tune of “I’m a Little Teapot”)
I’m a little fishy, I can swim
Here is my tail and here is my fin
When I want to have fun with my friends
I wiggle my tail and dive right in

April 5, 2017 at 10:00 am Leave a comment

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