Thursday, September 27, 2012

Pajama Storytime: Alligators and Crocodiles

Yeah, yeah, I know you've seen this storytime from me a million times, but I *really* like it! It's so fun!  At my old library, one of the in-home daycare women had seen me do this a million times over the years, but she always got excited when it was Alligator day, because IT'S SO MUCH FUN. (Also, she was great, because she already knew to shout along with "WHAT TIME IS IT MR. CROCODILE?"and how to do the Alligator Chant. She was like an audience plant!) This wasn't the exact order I did things in-- I ended up cutting my first book (I'd Really Like to Eat a Child) because I had a pretty young crowd and rearranged a bunch of stuff on the fly so the flow still worked, but can't remember how I did it.

Where is Thumbkin?

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: What Time Is It, Mr. Crocodile? by Judy Sierra, illustrated by Doug Cushman

5 Little Monkeys jumping on the bed
One fell off and bumped his head
Mama called the doctor, the doctor said,
“NO MORE MONKEYS JUMPING ON THE BED!”
4 Little Monkeys…

Five Little Monkeys swinging from a tree
Teasing Mr. Alligator—you can’t catch me
Along comes Mr. Alligator, quiet as can be
AND SNAPS THAT MONKEY OUT OF THAT TREE
4 little monkeys…

A-L-L-I
(A-L-L-I)
G-A-T-O-R
(G-A-T-O-R)
Alligator! Alligator!
Eat ‘em up, Eat ‘em up!
Alligator! Alligator!
Eat ‘em up, eat ‘em up.

Book: Snip Snap!: What's That? by Mara Bergman, illustrated by Nick Maland

Oh she sailed away on a bright and sunny day
On the back of a crocodile
You see, said she, he’s as tame as tame can be
I’ll ride him down the Nile
Well the croc winked his eye as she waved them all goodbye
Wearing a happy smile
At the end of the ride, the lady was inside
And the smile was the crocodile!

Shout out to King County Library, who has songs and action rhymes on YouTube! We used to sing this song at camp, but I couldn't remember all melody. How did storytime work before the internet?!



Alligator Chant again

Book: Clarabella's Teeth An Vrombault

to the tune of "If You're Happy and You Know It"

If you're sleepy and you know it, great big yawn
If you're sleepy and you know it, great big yawn
If you're sleepy and you know it and you really want to show it
If you're sleepy and you know it, great big yawn.

If you're sleepy and you know it, say good night...

If you're sleepy and you know it, start to snore...

If you're sleepy and you know it, do all three...

to the tune of "Bye and bye"
Stars shining number, number 1, number 2, number 3
Good night, say good night

Stars shining number, number 4, number 5, number 6
Good night, say good night

Stars shining number, number 7, number 8, number 9
Good night, say good night
It's time to sleep, and say good night.

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