Tuesday, September 25, 2012

0-2: Animal Noises!


Animal Noises are so fun to make with little kids, so I designed a whole storytime around that!

(to the tune of Happy Birthday)

Good morning to you
Good morning to you
We’re glad that you’re here
Good morning to you

Way up in the sky, the little birds fly,
While down in the nest, the little birds rest.
With a wing to the left, and a wing to the right,
The little birds sleep all through the night.
Shhhhh! They’re sleeping!
The bright sun comes up, the dew falls away,
"Good Morning, Good Morning!" the little birds say.

"Flannel Board"-- I don't actually have a flannel board for this (yet), but I found a stack of duck die-cuts in the supply closet, so I just taped them to the flannel board and took them down as we counted down.

5 little ducks went out one day,
Over the hills and far away
Mother duck said QUACK QUACK QUACK QUACK
But only 4 little ducks came back.

4 little ducks…
Sad mother duck.../and all the five little ducks came back

Book: The Seals on the Bus by Lenny Hort, illustrated by G. Brian Karas

This is big big big (Hold arms out to side)
This is small small small (Cup hands together)
This is short short short (Hold hands with palms facing each other)
This is tall tall tall (Reach one hand above head)
This is fast fast fast (Circle fists quickly)
This is slow slow slow (Circle fists slowly)
This is yes yes yes (Nod)
This is no no no (Shake head)

Hickory dickory dock (tick tock, tick tock)
The mouse ran up the clock
The clock struck one, the mouse ran down
Hickory dickory dock (tick tock, tick tock)

Hickory dickory dock (tick tock, tick tock)
The mouse ran up the clock
The clock struck two, the mouse said “woo”
Hickory dickory dock (tick tock, tick tock)

Hickory dickory dock (tick tock, tick tock)
The mouse ran up the clock
The clock struck three, the mouse said “wee”
Hickory dickory dock (tick tock, tick tock)

Hickory dickory dock (tick tock, tick tock)
The mouse ran up the clock
The clock struck four, the mouse said “no more”
Hickory dickory dock (tick tock, tick tock)

Pease porridge hot, pease porridge cold
Pease porridge in the pot, 9 days old
Some like it hot, some like it cold
Some like it in the pot, 9 days old

Book: Bark, George Jules Feiffer

Way up high in the apple tree, (both arms in the air)
Two red apples did I see. (both hands in fists in air)
I shook that tree as hard as I could, (shake all over)
And down came the apples – (fists fall down to floor)
Mmm, they were good! (rub stomach – yummy motion)

So, I don't have a CD player at the new library (I'm going to go all high-tech and get some speakers for my phone, so I have more versatility with my storytime playlist, but I don't have them yet.) So, SHOCKINGLY, we just sang it! (Also, I'm thinking of taking up ukulele for storytime purposes-- any thoughts on that? I already play really basic guitar, but it's a bit cumbersome for storytime, I've found.)

Shake shake shake my sillies out
Shake shake shake my sillies out
Shake shake shake my sillies out
And wiggle my waggles away

Clap clap clap my crazies out
Jump Jump Jump my jiggles out
Stretch stretch stretch my sleepies out
Shake shake shake my sillies out

(to the tune of “you are my sunshine")

You have two arms, they are for waving
You have two feet to go stump stump
You have to eyes, they are for blinking
And a bottom to sit with a bump

Book: Dear Zoo Rod Campbell

Old MacDonald had a farm
E-I-E-I-O
And on that farm he had a cow
E-I-E-I-O

With a “moo moo” here and a “moo moo” there
Here a “moo” there a “moo” every where a “moo moo”
Old MacDonald had a farm
E-I-E-I-O

(repeat with other animals)

Patty cake, patty cake
Baker’s man
Bake me a cake as fast as you can!
Roll it, and pat it
And mark it with a B
And throw it in the oven for baby and me!

Clap baby’s hands for the first three lines. When rolling the cake, roll your hands, and then pat your knees when patting the cake. Draw a B on baby’s hand or tummy when marking the cake and mime throwing it in the oven at the end.

(to the tune of Shortnin’ Bread)

Every little cell in my body is happy
Every little cell in my body is well
Every little cell in my body is happy
Every little cell in my body is well
I’m so glad every little cell
In my body is happy and well
I’m so glad every little cell
In my body is happy and well
Every little cell in my body is happy
Every little cell in my body is well

To the tune of “Happy Birthday”

Goodbye to you
Goodbye to you
We’re glad that you came
Goodbye to you

1 comment:

  1. Jennie,

    Thank you for your great blog! Your posts have been soooo helpful to me as I make storytime for the babies at my library. Having done storytimes for toddlers and preschoolers before that was no problem, but the whole baby lapsit thing has been a learning curve for me. You have made it so much easier! Thank you from the bottom of my heart!!!

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