Friday, October 30, 2015

Counting Storytime

Storytime for 1 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 - Five Kittens (a counting down flannelboard rhyme I picked up some where many years ago)
Five little kittens
Sleeping on a chair
One rolled off
Leaving four there.

Four little kittens 
One climbed a tree
To look in a bird's nest
Then there were three.

Two little kittens 
Playing near a wall
One little kitten chased a red ball.

One little kitten 
With fur as soft as silk
Left all alone
To drink a dish of milk.

  • Activity – Two Little Hands (action chant I picked up many years ago)
Ten little fingers go wiggle, wiggle, wiggle.
Two little hands go clap, clap, clap.
Two little feet go tap, tap, tap.
Two little fists go thump, thump, thump.
Two little legs go jump, jump, jump.
One little body turns around,
And everyone sits quietly down.

  • Closing - Tambourines using the song "Clap Your Hands Clap Your Hearts" from Tickles and Tunes by Kathy Reid-Naiman

  • Art Experience – Glue buttons onto a counting strip of 10

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