Monday, March 18, 2013

Pets 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 – Bark, George by Jules Feiffer
  • Stand-up Activity - Some Dogs... (action rhyme adapted by Carol Hopkins)
Some dogs run
Some dogs bark
Some dogs jump
Some dogs growl
Some dogs roll in the grass
Some dogs yip
Some dogs sniff
Some dogs howl
And some dogs just wag their tails all day.
  • 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 
  • Book #2 - Cookie's Week by Cindy Ward, illustrated by Tomie dePaola
  • Activity – Can you Walk on Tiptoe? (action rhyme adapted by Carol Hopkins from a rhyme I found in I'm a Little Teapot! by Jane Cobb)
Can you walk on tiptoe as softly as a cat?
And can you stamp along the road, stamp, stamp, just like that?
Can you take a really fast pace?
As if you are running a race.
Or, can you walk so slowly?
As if you are a cat ready to curl up for a nap.

  • Closing - Use scarves to the song "Milkshake" from Songs for Wiggleworms by Old Town School of Folk Music
  • Craft – Triangle paper dog face decorated with crayons and dot stickers

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