Monday, March 4, 2013

Wild Animals Storytime

Storytime for 1 to 3 year olds: 
Can you growl like a tiger?
Can you hop like a frog?
Can you climb like a monkey?
Can you bark like a dog?
Can you slither like a snake?
Can you fly like a bat?
Can you howl like a wolf?
Can you stretch like a cat?
Can you sit like a kid at storytime?
  • 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 - One Little Elephant Went Out to Play (counting rhyme)
One little elephant went out to play 
Upon a spider web one day
He had such enormous fun
He called for another elephant to come
(repeat rhyme as you add more elephants)
  • Book #2 - Jazzy in the Jungle by Lucy Cousins
  • Activity – I'm a Tiger (action rhyme to the tune of "Three Blind Mice" adapted from a rhyme I found online about lions)
I'm a tiger, I'm a tiger
Hear me roar, hear me roar
I love to sleep up high in a tree
And jump at other animals for fun
In all the jungle I'm number one
I'm a tiger, hear me roar
  • Closing - Use scarves to the song "Milkshake" from Songs for Wiggleworms by Old Town School of Folk Music
  • Craft – Color elephant finger puppet with crayons

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