Tuesday, December 23, 2014

Dinosaurs Storytime

Storytime for 1-1/2 to 3 year olds:
  • Opening - Skinnamarink, Sticky Sticky Bubblegum

  • 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 - Counting Dinosaurs (a color identification and counting rhyme I found on the internet a few years back)

  • Activity – Dinosaur, Dinosaur Turn Around (action rhyme I adapted from the familiar "Teddy Bear, Teddy Bear Turn Around" rhyme)
Dinosaur, dinosaur turn around
Dinosaur, dinosaur touch the ground
Dinosaur, dinosaur dance on your toes
Dinosaur, dinosaur touch your nose
Dinosaur, dinosaur reach up high
Dinosaur, dinosaur jump to the sky
Dinosaur, dinosaur stomp your feet
Dinosaur, dinosaur show your teeth
Dinosaur, dinosaur give a roar
Dinosaur, dinosaur find the floor

  • Closing - Tambourines using the music "I Really Love to Dance" from Buzz Buzz by Laurie Berkner

  • Art Experience – Paint a dinosaur with paintbrushes and tempera paint

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