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Colors

Thursday, June 19, 2014

Books

Blue Goose by Nancy Tafuri
Planting a Rainbow by Lois Ehlert
Dog’s Colorful Day by Emma Dodd (flannel story)
Purple Little Bird by Greg Foley

Music

“Color Wheel Dance” by Georgiana Stewart, Pre-K Hooray
“All My Colors” – Ralph Covert, Ralph’s World
“I Can Sing a Rainbow” – Wiggleworms Love You

Songs, Rhymes & Fingerplays

Rhyme: Are You Wearing a Color?
If your clothes have any red,
Put your finger on your head.
If your clothes have any blue,
Put your finger on your shoe,
If your clothes have any green,
Wave your hand so that you’re seen.
If your clothes have any yellow,
Smile like a happy fellow,
If your clothes have any brown,
Turn your smile into a frown,
If your clothes have any black,
Put your hands behind your back.
If your clothes have any white,
Stamp your feet with all your might.

Movement Rhyme:
Green says, “Go!” (march in place quickly)
Go! Go! Go!
Yellow says, “Slow!” (march slowly)
Slow . . . slow . . . slow
And red says, “Stop!” (stop suddenly)
Go, go, go! (move fast)
Slow . . . slow . . . slow (move slowly)
And STOP! (stop)

Rhyme: Can You Guess the Color?
Can you guess the color?
Is the answer in your head?
It’s the color of an apple,
And that color is – Red!
Can you guess the color?
Can your answer true?
It’s the color of the big sky,
And that color is – Blue!
Can you guess the color?
But please don’t be slow.
It’s the color of sunshine,
And that color is – Yellow!
Can you guess the color?
It’s a color that you’ve seen.
It’s the color of the tall grass,
And that color is – Green!
Can you guess the color?
Can you guess just right?
It’s the color of a fluffy cloud,
And that color is – White!
Have you guessed the colors?
Did you guess each one?
I hope you guessed the colors,
Because now this rhyme is done.

 

June 19, 2014 at 6:00 pm Leave a comment

Color Story Time

Thursday,  April 24th, 2014

Books
 
I broke My Trunkby Mo Willems
Flight School, by Lita Judge
 Sylvie, by Jennifer Sattler

Music
Rock and Roll Freeze Dance, Hap Palmer
Crazy Hands, Merry Music Maker

Songs & Rhymes

Rhyme: Clap Your Hands

Clap, clap, clap your hands
As slowly as you can. (say is slowly)
Clap, clap, clap your hands
As quickly as you can.(say it fast)

  • Shake…,
  • Rub…
  •  Wiggle your fingers…

Action Rhyme: I Can

I can touch my chin,
My cheek,
My chair.

I can touch my head,
My heels,
My hair.

I can touch my knees,
My neck,
My nose.
Then I can dip down and touch my toes.

Fingerplay: Red Balloon

I had a little red balloon
And I blew, and I blew, and I blew.
And it grew, and it grew, and it grew.
I tossed it up in the air,
And didn’t let it drop.
I bounced it on the ground,
And it went “Pop!”

 Rhyme: Crayon Box

I have a crayon, I’ll give it to you.
Here is my crayon, my crayon of blue.
I have a crayon, a lovely little fellow.
Here is my crayon, my crayon of yellow.
I have a crayon, it’s here on my head.
Here is my crayon, my crayon of red.
I have a crayon, we can draw a circle.
Here is my crayon, my crayon of purple.
I have a crayon, what do I see?
Here is my crayon, an orange one for me.
I have a crayon, the best ever seen.
Here is my crayon, my crayon of green

 

 

 

April 24, 2014 at 10:28 am Leave a comment

Rainbow Soup

Tuesday,  Apr. 22nd 2014

Books

Growing Vegetable Soup by Lois Ehlert
Planting a Rainbow by Lois Ehlert
Slop Goes the Soup by Pamela Edwards
Carrot Soupby John Segal
Duck Soup by Jackie Urbanovic

Music

The Valley of Vegetables – Laurie Berkner –Buzz Buzz
I Feel Crazy so I Jump in My Soup – Laurie Berkner – Victor Vito
I Can Sing a Rainbow – Wiggleworms Love You
All My Colors – Ralph Covert – Ralph’s World

Activities

Felt Board: Rainbow Soup
Rainbow purple,
Rainbow Blue,
Rainbow green,
And yellow, too.

Rainbow orange,
Rainbow red,
Rainbow smiling overhead.
Come and count the colors with me.
How many colors do you see?
1-2-3
Up to green
4-5-6
Colors are seen.

We danced with our colored scarves

 Songs & Rhymes

Rhyme: Vegetable Soup

Tune: London Bridge

We are making vegetable soup Vegetable soup, Vegetable soup
We are making vegetable soup
Now put in the (vegetable of choice).
Take the ________and stir it up, Stir it up, stir it up,
Take the ________and stir it up
While making vegetable soup.

 

 

 

April 22, 2014 at 2:00 pm Leave a comment

Weather

Thursday, April 17, 2014

Books

The Big Storm by Nancy Tafuri
Maisy’s Wonderful Weather Book by Lucy Cousins
Wow! Said the Owl by Tim Hopgood
Hello, Sun by Dayle Ann Dodds, illus. by Sachiko Yoshikawa

Music

“Singing in the Rain” by Carole Peterson, Dancing Feet
Muddy Water Puddle” by Hap Palmer, Sally the Swinging Snake
Leaky Umbrella” by Jim Gill, Jim Gill Sings the Sneezing Song

Songs, Rhymes & Fingerplays

Song: In the Rain
(sing to “Farmer in the Dell”)
We’re stomping in the rain
We’re stomping in the rain
We can’t go yet
We must get wet!
We’re stomping in the rain
Pitter patter, pitter patter
Clapping . . .
Hopping . . .

Song: Whistling Wind
Sung to: “If you’re happy and you know it”
If you hear the whistling wind, cover your ears
If you hear the whistling wind, cover your ears
If you hear it in the trees
Making music with the leaves,
If you hear the whistling wind, cover your ears
If you feel the blustery wind, whirl around
If you feel the blustery wind, whirl around
If you feel it lift your hair
Like a kite up in the air,
If you feel the blustery wind, whirl around.

Flannelboard: Magical Rainbow Stew
Tune: Jimmy Crack Corn
Take the grapes, put them in the pot
Stir it, stir it, stir it a lot
Take it out now, what will it be?
The prettiest purple you ever did see!

Repeat with blueberry, pear, banana, orange, apple
(This is the reverse order – you can also start with apple/red)

Rainbow purple
Rainbow blue,
Rainbow green,
And yellow, too.
Rainbow orange,
Rainbow red,
Rainbow smiling overhead.
Come and count the colors with me.
How many colors do you see?
1-2-3
Up to green
4-5-6
Colors are seen.
Source: Storytime ABC’s

Song: You Are My Sunshine
You are my sunshine,
My only sunshine,
You make me happy
When skies are gray,
You’ll never know dear
How much I love you,
Please don’t take my sunshine away

Scarf Rhyme: Rainbow Dancers
Rainbow dancers let’s get ready
Hold your scarves nice and steady.
You’ll hear the colors of the rainbow.
Listen for your time to go.
Shake red…
Shake orange…
Shake yellow…
Shake green…
Shake blue…
Shake purple…
Red scarves turn around,
Orange scarves up and down.
Yellow scarves reach up high,
Green scarves fly, fly, fly.
Blue scarves tickle your nose,
Purple scarves touch your toes.
Everybody dance around,
Swirl your scarves up and down.
Shake purple…
Shake blue…
Shake green…
Shake yellow…
Shake orange…
Shake red…
Rainbow dancers dance around,
Scarves swirl up and down.
Our colorful dance is at an end.
Thank you, thank you, all my friends.
Source: Storytime ABC’s

Movement Rhyme: Blow, Wind, Blow
Blow, wind, blow (move arms back and forth)
All through the town
Blow wind blow (move arms around)
Up and down (move arms up and down)
Blow, wind, blow
From the left to the right, (move arms left to right)
Blow, wind, blow
All through the night. (slowly lower arms)

April 17, 2014 at 6:00 pm Leave a comment

Story Time

Thursday,  April 17th, 2014

Books
My Friend is Sadby Mo Willems
Lion Vs. Rabbit, by Alex Latimer
The Secret Plan, by Julia Sarcone-Roach

Music
The Shaker Hop, Various Artists

Songs & Rhymes

Rhyme: Clap Your Hands

Clap, clap, clap your hands
As slowly as you can. (say is slowly)
Clap, clap, clap your hands
As quickly as you can.(say it fast)

  • Shake…,
  • Rub…
  •  Wiggle your fingers…

Action Rhyme: Shake Your Sillies Out

Gotta shake, shake, shake my sillies out,
Shake, shake, shake, my sillies out.
Shake, shake, shake, my sillies out,
And wiggle my waggles away.

…..clap, clap, clap my crazies out…
…..jump, jump, jump my jiggles out…
…..yawn, yawn, yawn my sleepies out…

Action Rhyme: Slowly Slowly

Slowly, slowly, very slowly Creeps the garden snail.
Slowly, slowly, very slowly Up the wooden rail.

Quickly, quickly, very quickly Runs the little mouse. Quickly, quickly, very quickly ’Round about the house

Action Rhyme: Clap Tap Bend

I take my little hands and go Clap, clap, clap.
I take my little hands and go Clap, clap, clap. I take my little hands and go Clap, clap, clap. Clap, clap all day long.

I take my little feet and go tap, tap, tap…
I take my little knees and go bend, bend, bend… 

 

 

April 17, 2014 at 5:00 pm Leave a comment

Story Time

Thursday,  April 10th, 2014

Books
Elephants Can’t Danceby Mo Willems
Pig Kahuna, by Jennifer Sattler
Chrysanthemum, by Kevin Henkes

Music
The Freeze Dance, Various Artists

Songs & Rhymes

Rhyme: Clap Your Hands

Clap, clap, clap your hands
As slowly as you can. (say is slowly)
Clap, clap, clap your hands
As quickly as you can.(say it fast)

  • Shake…,
  • Rub…
  •  Wiggle your fingers…

Action Rhyme: Little Bunny

There was a little bunny who lived in the wood.
He wiggled his ears as a good bunny should.
He hopped by a squirrel.
He wiggled by a tree.
He hopped by a duck.
And he wiggled by me.
He stared at the squirrel.
He peeked round the tree.
He stared at the duck.
But he winked at me

Action Rhyme: Come On Over

Come on over and clap your hands
clap your hands, Clap your hands
Come on over and clap your hands
Clap your hands together
Come on over and jump up high
jump up high, jump up high
Come on over and jump up high
Jump up high together
Come on over and swing your arms
swing your arms, swing your arms
Come on over and swing your arms
Swing your arms together
Come on over and turn around
turn around, turn around
Come on over and turn around
Turn around together
Come on over and sit right down
sit right down, sit right down
Come on over and sit right down
Sit your bottoms down

 

 

April 10, 2014 at 2:07 pm Leave a comment

Another Silly Story Time

Thursday,  April 3rd, 2014

Books
I’m A Frogby Mo Willems
Tiny Rabbit’s Big Wish, Margarita Engle
Wild About Books, by Judy Sierra

Music
Jump Down, Turn Around, by Jim Gill
I Can Shake My Shaker Egg, by Eric Litwin
Shake Your Dragon Tail, Dragon Tales Soundtrack

Songs & Rhymes

Rhyme: Clap Your Hands

Clap, clap, clap your hands
As slowly as you can. (say is slowly)
Clap, clap, clap your hands
As quickly as you can.(say it fast)

  • Shake…,
  • Rub…
  •  Wiggle your fingers…

Action Rhyme: Very Tall

Very very tall I’m very very small
tall, small, now I’m a little ball
I’m very very tall I’m very very small
tall, small, now I’m a little ball
I’m very very tall I’m very very small
tall, small, now I’m a little ball

 

April 3, 2014 at 12:47 pm Leave a comment

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