story time

Frog Story Time

I did this story time right before I had the baby so I was tired and waddling and I remember, for whatever reason, only two kids showed up! You win some, you lose some.

Welcome Song: Hands Go Up and Hands Go Down
(to the tune of Twinkle Twinkle Little Star)
Hands go up and hands go down
I can turn around and round
I can hop upon two shoes
I can listen so can you
I can sit, I’ll show you how
Story time is starting now

Song: Zoom Zoom Zoom, We’re Going to the Moon
Zoom zoom zoom, we’re going to the moon
Zoom zoom zoom, we’re going to the moon
If you want to take a trip, climb aboard my rocket ship
Zoom zoom zoom, we’re going to the moon
In 5-4-3-2-1
BLASTOFF!

Early literacy tip: Phonological awareness is the ability to hear and play with the smaller sounds in words. By playing an “I Spy” game (“I Spy” something that rhymes with cat or “I Spy” something that starts with the letter B) you can use play to reinforce phonological awareness.

Book: A Frog in a Bog by Karma Wilson & Joan Rankin

a-frog-in-a-bog

Action Rhyme: Mister Bullfrog
Here’s Mister Bullfrog (make a fist)
Sitting on a rock (put fist on flat palm)
Into the water he jumps (lift fist up high)
Kerplop! (clap hands)
Source: Perry Public Library

Flannelboard: Five Little Speckled Frogs
Five little speckled frogs
Sitting on a speckled log
Eating the most delicious bugs — Yum, yum!
One jumped into the pool
Where it was nice and cool
Now there are four speckled frogs — Ribbit, ribbit!
(count down from there)

Wiggle Rhyme: Watch Out for the Bugs (to the tune of Jingle Bells)
Clap your hands, stomp your feet
Wiggle all around
Throw your hands up in the air and now let’s touch the ground
Touch your head, touch your hips, give yourself a hug
Now sit down upon the floor
But watch out for the bugs!! (stamp out the bugs)

Book: Tad and Dad by David Ezra Stein

tad and dad.jpg

Song: Back in the Jungle
Back in the jungle many years ago
I had a friend his name was Joe and he had a lot of pets
He had creepy ones, crawly ones, big and small
But my favorite pet of all was a lion that went like this — ROAR!

Crocodile that went like this — SNAP SNAP SNAP //
Frog that went like this — RIBBIT RIBBIT RIBBIT //
Monkey that went like this — Ooo Ooo Ahh Ahh

Song: Itsy Bitsy Spider
Itsy Bitsy Spider (sung normally)
Teeny Weeny Spider (sung in falsetto)
Great Big Hairy Spider (sung deeply)

Egg Shakers: Shake It by Sally’s Music Circle

Book: I Don’t Want to Be a Frog by Dev Petty; illustrated by Mike Boldt

i-dont-want-to-be-a-frog

Action Rhyme: Croak Said the Frog
Croak said the frog (make croaking sound)
With his golden eyes (fists up to eyes)
Sitting on a lily pad (crouch on the ground)
Catching flies. (grab air with hand)
I have a sticky tongue, (stick out tongue)
It’s as fast as can be …
And I catch the mosquitoes (catch bugs again)
1-2-3. (count on three fingers)

Goodbye Song: Clap Your Hands Together
Clap, clap, clap your hands, clap your hands together (twice)
Tap, tap, tap your feet, tap your feet together (twice)
Wave, wave, wave goodbye, wave goodbye together (twice)

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