Saturday, April 13, 2013

Garden Storytime

Storytime for 1 to 3 year olds: 
In the heart of a seed
Buried oh so deep, a little plant lay fast asleep
"Awake," said the sun
"Come up through the earth."
"Awake," said the rain
"We are giving you birth."
The little seed heard and giving it a try
Pointed its leaves
Up to the sky
  • 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 - Four Little Flowers (counting down rhyme I found on some website a number of years ago)
  • Book #2 - Jasper's Beanstalk by Nick Butterworth and Mick Inkpen
  • Activity – Ten Little Flowers (fingerplay written by Carol Hopkins)
10 little flowers standing in the sun
10 thirsty flowers begin to droop
Along come the clouds
And the rain begins to fall
10 little flowers lift their heads to the sun again
  • Closing - Use scarves to the song "Milkshake" from Songs for Wiggleworms by Old Town School of Folk Music
  • Craft – Glue green heart shaped leaves to a length of green yarn to make a beanstalk

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