Monday, October 29, 2012

Farm Animals storytime

Storytime for 1 to 3 year olds:
  • Opening - Skinnamarink (from Car Songs: Songs to Sing Anywhere by Dennis Buck at Kimbo) and Sticky Sticky Bubblegum
  • Book #1 – Barnyard Banter by Denise Fleming
  • Stand-up Activity - Little Chick, Little Chick (action rhyme adapted by Carol Hopkins from "Teddy Bear, Teddy Bear Turn Around")
Little chick, little chick turn around
Little chick, little chick scratch the ground
Little chick, little chick strut on your toes
Little chick, little chick touch your nose
Little chick, little chick reach up high
Little chick, little chick flap to the sky
Little chick, little chick wiggle your feet
Little chick, little chick find your nest seat
  • Bridge - Open Shut Them (fingerplay)
Open, shut them
(open and close hands)
Open, shut them
Give a little clap (clap)
Open, shut them
Open, shut them
Put them in your lap
(put hands in lap)

Creep them, creep them
Under your chin
(creep fingers up chest)
Open your mouth, but don't put them in
(do as words say)

Open, shut them
Open, shut them
Give a little clap
Open shut them
Open shut them
Put them in your lap
  • Flannelboard/Math Activity - Five Little Sheep (not sure where I found this rhyme)
This little sheep eats grass
This little sheep eats clovers
This littel sheep drinks water
This litle sheep jumps away
This little sheep does nothin' at all, but lies around all day
  • Book #2 - I Heard a Little Baa by Elizabeth MacLeod, illustrated by Louise Phillips
  • Activity – Ten Sheep (fingerplay adapted by Carol Hopkins)
10 little sheep munching on grass
(show ten fingers)
Happy little sheep to follow the lass
They wander to the right
They wander to the left
They come to a stop in a new field of green
10 little sheep soft and well fed
Curl up to sleep in the grass for a bed
  • Closing - Use tamborines to the song "Fruit Salad Salsa" from Victor Vito by Laurie Berkner
  • Craft – Glue cotton onto a sheep drawing

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