story time

Pig Story Time (Pre-K 2015)

Welcome Song: Hi, Hello and How Are You (to the tune of London Bridges)
Hi, hello and how are you?
How are you? How are you?
Hi, hello and how are you?
How are you today?

Song: Open Shut Them
Open shut them, open shut them
Give a little clap, clap, clap.
Open shut them, open shut them
Put them in your lap, lap, lap.
Creep them, crawl them
Creep them, crawl them
Right up to your chin, chin, chin.
Open up your mouth …
But do not let them in!

Song: Clap Clap Clap Your Hands (to the tune of Row, Row, Row Your Boat)
Clap, clap, clap your hands
Clap them now with me.
Clap your hands, let me see
Clap them now with me.

Tap, tap, tap your knees // Shake, shake, shake your feet

Book: Pigs Aplenty, Pigs Galore by David McPhail


Finger Play: This Little Piggy
This little piggy went to market,
This little piggy stayed home.
This little piggy had roast beef,
This little piggy had none.
And this little piggy cried wee, wee, wee all the way home.

Song: Row Row Row Your Boat
I do three verses of this classic:
Row row row your boat (the traditional way) //
Rock rock rock your boat, sway from side to side
Merrily merrily merrily merrily what a bumpy ride (bump hands on lap) //
Row row row your boat, gently down the stream
If you see a crocodile (crocodile snap with arms)
Don’t forget to scream (*AH*)

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

Book: The Three Little Pigs and the Somewhat Bad Wolf by Mark Teague

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Song: Head, Shoulders, Knees and Toes
Sung three times, getting faster each time.

Fingerplay: Two Mother Pigs
Two mother pigs live in a pen (show thumbs)
Each had four babies and that made ten (show fingers and thumbs)
These four babies were black as night (thumb in palm, wiggle fingers)
These four babies were black and white (other hand, thumb in palm, wiggle fingers)
But all eight babies loved to play
And they rolled and rolled in the mud all day (roll hands)
At night with their mother they curled up in a heap (clasp hands)
And squealed and squealed ’til they fell asleep.
Source: Perry Public Library

Book: Squeaky Clean by Simon Puttock; illustrated by Mary McQuillan

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Flannel: Old MacDonald Had a Farm

Egg Shakers: Shake It by Sally’s Music Circle

Book: If You Give a Pig a Pancake by Laura Numeroff; illustrated by Felicia Bond

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Song: If You’re Happy and You Know It
Stomp your hooves //
Wiggle your tail //
Give an oink //
Do all three

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