Posts tagged ‘ribbons’

Baby Time: April 26, 2017

Books

Puppy, Puppy, Puppy by Julie Sternberg, illus. by Fred Koehler
Freight Train by Donald Crews

Music

“This Old Man” by Rob Newhouse, Songs for Wiggleworms
“Shake Your Reader Ribbons” by Pam Schiller, Leaping Literacy
“Ants in Your Pants” by Johnette Downing, Wild and Woolly Wiggle Songs

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)

April 26, 2017 at 10:00 am Leave a comment

Music & Movement – Mar. 3rd, 2017

Books

Whoops! by Suzi Moore
Say What? by Angela DiTerlizzi

Music

“Super Silly Tango” by Eric Litwin 
“The Silly Song”
by Dragon Tales
“Ta-Ra-Ra Boom-De-Ay” by Kidsongs
“Silly Dance Contest” by Jim Gill

Activities

Movement Props:
Danced with ribbons.

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.

Movement Rhyme:

It’s time to sit on the floor;
It’s time to sit on the floor.
It’s time to sit on the floor
And clap your hands!

It’s time to clap like this;
It’s time to clap like this.
It’s time to sit on the floor
And clap like this!

Movement Rhyme (with ribbons): 

We spin our ribbons together
We spin our ribbons together
We spin our ribbons together
because it’s fun to do.

Spin them up high
Spin them down low
Spin them in the middle
Because it’s fun to do.

Movement Rhyme:

Wiggle, wiggle, wiggle around.
Stop! Don’t make a sound.

Ears to listen, eyes to see,
Lock your lips. Hide the key.

Hands in your lap, one and two,
Now I have a story for you.

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!”

March 3, 2017 at 10:30 am Leave a comment

Baby Time: March 1, 2017

Books

The Little Dump Truck by Margery Cuyler, illus. by Bob Kolar
Little Penguins by Cynthia Rylant, illus. by Christian Robinson

Music

“Ribbons in the Air” by Pam Schiller, Leaping Literacy

Songs, Rhymes and Fingerplays

Fee Fi Fo Fum
Fee, fi, fo, fum (clap 4 times)
See my fingers (wiggle fingers)
See my thumbs (wiggle thumbs)
Fee, fi, fo, fum
Goodbye fingers (hide one hand at a time behind back)
Goodbye thumbs

Little Frog
A little frog in a pond am I
Hippity, hippity, hop
And I can jump in the air so high
Hippity, hippity, hop

Five Green and Speckled Frogs
Five green and speckled frogs
Sat on a speckled log
Eating some most delicious bugs – yum yum!
One jumped into the pool
Where it was nice and cool
Then there were four green speckled frogs
Glub, glub
Four green and speckled frogs . . .

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)

I Touch My Eyes
I touch my eyes
I touch my nose
Touch my head
Touch my toes
I reach up high
Reach down low
Take a breath (pause)
And UP I go

March 1, 2017 at 10:00 am Leave a comment

Music & Movement – January 20, 2017

Books

Five Little Ducks by Denise Fleming
Z is for Moose by Kelly Bingham, illus. by Paul O. Zelinsky

Music

“Wheels on the Bus” from Wiggleworms Love You
“Dancen Hands” by Merry Music Maker, Kids on the Move
“Shakin’ Everywhere” by Jim Gill, Jim Gill’s Irrational Anthem
“Jump Up, Turn Around” by Jim Gill, Jim Gill Sings Moving Rhymes for Modern Times

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.

Movement Rhyme: First You Stretch High
First you stretch high, then you stretch low
Next you stretch wide, then you stretch narrow
Stretch to the left, stretch to the right
Stretch really fast, stretch really slow
Everybody wave hello, show me a smile
And we’re ready to go
Let’s begin our storytime show

Movement Rhyme: I Clap My Hands
I clap my hands
I touch my feet
I jump up from the ground

I clap my hands
I touch my feet
I turn myself around

I clap my hands
I touch my feet
I sit myself right down

I clap my hands
I touch my feet
I do not make a sound.
Shhhh!
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Song: We Wiggle & Wiggle & Stop
We wiggle and wiggle and stop
We wiggle and wiggle and stop
We wiggle and wiggle and wiggle and wiggle
And wiggle and wiggle and stop
We tap and we tap and we stop
We tap and we tap and we stop
We tap and we tap and we tap and we tap
And we tap and we tap and we stop
We . . . wave, twirl
Can also use clap, shake, bounce, jump, stomp

Song: If You’re Ready for a Story
If you’re ready for a story, clap your hands
If you’re ready for a story, clap your hands
If you’re ready for a story, if you’re ready for a story
If you’re ready for a story, clap your hands
Nod your head
Rub your tummy
Sit so still

Song: Hat, Scarf, Parka, Boots
Hat, scarf, parka, boots, parka, boots
Hat, scarf, parka, boots, parka, boots
In wintertime we wear snowsuits!
Hat, scarf, parka, boots, parka, boots

Boots, parka, scarf and hat, scarf and hat
Boots, parka, scarf and hat, scarf and hat
In wintertime we dress like that!
Boots, parka, scarf and hat, scarf and hat!

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!”

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

Baby Time: January 4, 2017

Books

Ten Little Toes, Two Small Feet by Kristy Dempsey, illus. by Jane Massey
Peek-a-Moo! by Marie Torres Cimarusti, illus. by Stephanie Peterson

Music

“Got the Wiggles” by Michael Plunkett, Ribbons & Rhythms

Songs, Rhymes and Fingerplays

Wiggle Fingers
Wiggle fingers, wiggle so
Wiggle high, wiggle low
Wiggle left, wiggle right
Wiggle fingers out of sight

Trot, Trot to Boston
Trot, trot to Boston (bounce)
Trot, trot to Lynn
Watch out, little baby
Or you might fall in!
(swing baby between legs)

Trot, trot to Boston (bounce)
Trot, trot to Dover
Watch out, little baby
Or you might fall over!
(swing baby to side)

Sing With Me
Tune: Mulberry Bush

Come along and sing with me,
Sing with me, sing with me
Come along and sing with me
This bright and sunny morning

Come along and clap with me . . .
Come along and tap your feet . . .
Come along and stretch up high . . .

Shoe the Old Horse
Shoe the old horse (tap one foot)
Shoe the old mare (tap the other foot)
But let the little pony
Run bare, bare, bare
(tap feet together)

Up in the Air
Up, up, up in the air like this.
Down, down, down for a great big kiss.
Up like this, down for a kiss.
You’re my special baby! (big hug)

January 4, 2017 at 10:00 am Leave a comment

Baby Time: October 5, 2016

Books

Baby Loves by Michael Lawrence, illus. by Adrian Reynolds
Little Elephant by Miela Ford, photos by Tana Hoban

Music

“Wiggle Song” from Dragon Tales

Songs, Rhymes and Fingerplays

Apple Tree
Way up high in an apple tree
Two little apples did I see
So I shook that tree as hard as I could
Down came the apples
Mmm, they were good

Alice the Camel
Alice the Camel has 2 humps
Alice the Camel has 2 humps
Alice the Camel has 2 humps
So go, Alice, go! (boom, boom, boom)
Alice the camel has 1 hump . . .
Alice the camel has no humps . . .
Because Alice is a horse!

These Are Baby’s Fingers
These are baby’s fingers
These are baby’s toes
This is baby’s belly button
Round and round it goes

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/bounce, march, spin)

Mama’s Little Baby
Mama’s little baby loves dancing, dancing
Mama’s little baby loves turning round
Mama’s little baby loves dancing, dancing
Mama’s little baby loves to boogie down
Lean to the left, lean to the right
Hug that baby nice and tight
Lean to the left, lean to the right
Hug that baby nice and tight
Mama’s little baby loves dancing, dancing
Mama’s little baby loves turning round
Mama’s little baby loves dancing, dancing
Mama’s little baby loves to boogie down

We Wiggle & Wiggle & Stop
We wiggle and wiggle and stop
We wiggle and wiggle and stop
We wiggle and wiggle and wiggle and wiggle
And wiggle and wiggle and stop
We wave and we wave and we stop
We wave and we wave and we stop
We wave and we wave and we wave and we wave
And we wave and we wave and we stop
Can also use twirl, clap, shake, bounce, jump, stomp

October 5, 2016 at 10:00 am Leave a comment

Music & Movement – Sept 23rd, 2016

Books

Can YOU make a SCARY FACE by Jan Thomas
Duck Sock Hop
by Jane Kohuth

Music

Stretch! by Dragon Tales Song- Dragon Tales
The Wiggle Song by Carole Peterson- Sticky Bubble Gum…and Other Tasty Tunes
Ribbons In The Air by Pam Schiller- Leaping Literacy
Come On In & Join the Game by Laura Johnson- Circle Time Songs & Games
Hello My Friend (Puppet Pals) by Laura Johnson- Circle Time Songs & Games

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. 

Movement Rhyme: 

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.
Wiggle your whole body now,
Kindly take a bow,
Stand up straight,
Plant your feet,
And quietly take a seat.

Song: with props
 
Put a spiral over here and a spiral over there
Put a spiral on your ear and a spiral in your hair
Put a lot of little spirals in the air everywhere
It’s a spiraly kind of day.
Hurray!
Make a wave over here and a wave over there
Make a wave on your toes and a wave on your nose
Make a lot of little waves in the air everywhere
It’s a wavy kind of day.
Hurray!

Movement Rhyme:
Frogs jump, Sloths lump
Worms wiggle, Bugs jiggle
Rabbits hop, Horses clop
Snakes slide, Seagulls glide
Mice creep, Deer leap
Puppies bounce, Kittens pounce
Lions stalk, But I walk.

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!”

September 23, 2016 at 10:30 am Leave a comment

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