Posts tagged ‘Rhymes & Fingerplays’

Music and Movement November 6, 2015

November 6th, 2015

Books

Duncan The Story Dragon and Amanda Driscoll
Duck in the Truck by Jez Alborough

Music

“My Ups and Downs” by Jim Gill
“Stick to the Glue” by Jim Gill
“Hold Still” by Yo Gabba Gabba

Songs, Rhymes & Fingerplays

Opening 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.

Action Rhyme: Jump Up, Turn Around
Jump up
Turn around
Clap your hands
Stomp the Ground

Arms Up, Slowly, Faster, Faster Still, Eyes Closed, Holding Breath

Action Rhyme: Everyone Can
Everyone can march, march, march
Everyone can march, march, march
Everyone can march, march, march
And now let’s make a stop.

Verses: clap, jump

Source: Jbrary

Fingerplay:Bumblebee
Bumblebee, bumblebee,
Landing on my nose.
Bumblebee, bumblebee,
Now he’s on my toes.
On my arms,
on my legs,
On my elbows!
Bumblebee, Bumblebee,
He lands and then he goes!

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!

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November 6, 2015 at 1:26 pm Leave a comment

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

Toddler Time March 5, 2015

Thursday,  March 5,  2015

Books
Ten Tiny Toes by Caroline Jayne Church
Red Boots by Rosemary Wells
Monsters Love Colors by Mike Austen

Song

“Dancin Hands”  Merry Music Maker
Spaghetti Legs” Jim Gill

Activities

Sensory Play

Toddler Toys

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.

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

March 5, 2015 at 1:46 pm Leave a comment

Music & Movement – October 18, 2013

October 18, 2013

Books

Jazz Baby by Lisa Wheeler, and R. Gregory Christie
The Croaky Pokey by Ethan Long

Music
“The Goldfish” -Laurie BerknerVictor Vito
“The Twist” – Denis Buck, All Time Favorite Dances
“The Freeze Dance” –Birthday Party Sing-Along
“Macarena” – Kimbo, A World of Parachute Play
“Dance Freeze Melt” – Mr. Eric and Mr. Michael, Rockin’ Red From the Learning    Groove

Songs, Rhymes & Fingerplays

Song: Shake My Piano

See my piano,
(Curve fingers and rest on a table. )
Five keys in a row.
Some keys will sound high (So),
Some keys will sound low (Do).
To play the piano,
(Press down each key so that it lies
flat)
Each key has a turn:
Start-one
(Do), two(Re)
Then-three
(Mi),
four (Fa),
five (So).

Movement Activity: Hands Up

Put your hands way up,
Put your hands way out, Put your hands way down,
And give a clap, clap, clap.
Put your right foot out and in,
Put your left foot out and in,
Now put both your feet out,
And kick, kick, kick.

October 18, 2013 at 11:12 am Leave a comment


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