Posts tagged ‘Spring’

Toddler Storytime- It’s Springtime!

 

March 22, 2018

Books: 
Skunk’s Spring Surprise by Leslea Newman
Ten in the Meadow by John Butler

Felt Story: 
Over in the Meadow

Music:
“Macarena Monthsby Dr. Jean
“Flitter Flutterby Johnette Downing (we danced with scarves)

Letter of the Week:
This week we learned the letter Vv. 

Songs, Rhymes, & Fingerplays:

Opening Song: Hello Friends
(Using American Sign Language)
Say hello with your hands.
Hello friends, hello friends.
Say hello with your hands.
Hello friends.

Song Cube:
• I’m a Little Teapot
• ABC’s
• Twinkle Twinkle Little Star
• The Itsy Bitsy Spider
• If You’re Happy and You Know It
• Row, Row, Row Your Boat

Transition Rhyme
Once there were some little worms.
All they did, was squirm and squirm.
They wiggled up and they wiggled down.
They wiggled and wiggled all around.
They wiggled and wiggled and wiggled until,
They were tired and could sit very still.

Closing Song: Goodbye Friends
(Using American Sign Language)
Say goodbye with your hands.
Goodbye friends, goodbye friends.
Say goodbye with your hands.
Goodbye friends.

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March 22, 2018 at 10:30 am Leave a comment

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!

 

January 3, 2017 at 2:00 pm 1 comment

When Spring Comes Storytime

Tuesday,  Apr.5th, 2016

Books

Peck, Peck, Peck by Lucy Cousins
When Spring Comes
by Kevin Henkes
The Night Gardener
by the Fan Brothers
Little Bird Takes a Bath
by Marisabina Russo
Tap the Magic Tree by Christie Matheson

Music

Flitter, Flutter by Johnette Downing -second line activity songs
Bluebird by Milkshake – Bottle of Sunshine
Do the Bird by Jack Grunsky

 Activities

Craft:
We made foam birds to hang in the trees

Songs & Rhymes

Rhyme: 

Up, up in the sky, the little birds fly (fingers flying like birds)
Down, down in the nest, the little birds rest. (hands form nest)
With a wing on the left, and a wing on the right (hands on each hip)
Let the little birds rest all night. (head to one side, like tucking under wing)
“shhhhh!! You might wake up the birdies!“ (yelled, of course)
The bright sun comes up,
the dew falls away,
good morning, good morning
the little birds say.

Song: I See Robins
Tune: “Are You Sleeping”

I see robins,
I see bird’s nests,
Butterflies too,
Flowers too.
Everything is growing,
The wind is gently blowing.
Spring is here,
Spring is here.

 

April 5, 2016 at 2:00 pm Leave a comment

Hello Spring!

March 20, 2012

Books
Bear Snores On By Karma Wilson
Little White Rabbit By Kevin Henkes
The Odd Egg By Emily Gravett

Music
“See the Sleeping Bunnies” By Kathy Reid-Naiman
“Shake My Sillies Out” from The Singable Songs Collection By Raffi

Songs, Rhymes & Fingerplays
Fingerplay: During the Spring
During the Spring, it often showers
[Flutter fingers down.]
Or the sun shines for many hours
[Form circle in the air with arms.]
Both are good for the flowers!
[Cup each hand and extend arms like flowers.]

Fingerplay: Ten Little Fingers
I have ten little fingers
And they all belong to me.
I can make them do things,
Would you like to see?
I can shut them up tight.
Or open them wide.
I can put them together,
Or make them all hide.
I can make them jump up high,
Or make them go low.
I can fold them up quietly,
And sit just so!

Movement Rhyme: 10 Little Bunnies
1 little, 2 little, 3 little bunnies,
4 little, 5 little, 6 little bunnies,
7 little, 8 little, 9 little bunnies,
10 little bunnies hopping up and down.

Hop, hop, hop little bunnies.
Hop, hop, hop little bunnies.
Hop, hop, hop little bunnies.
Do a spin and sit right down.

March 20, 2012 at 10:00 am Leave a comment


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