story time

Apple Story Time

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: Apple Farmer Annie by Monica Wellington

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Flannel: Apple Roll
Five little apples in the bowl. (hold up five fingers)
One fell out and started to roll. (roll hands)
It bumped the table and hit my feet. (tap knees)
How many apples left to eat?
(count down)

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: Ten Apples Up on Top by Dr. Seuss; illustrated by Roy McKie


Fingerplay: 10 Little Apples
One little, two little, three little apples (count on fingers)
Four little, five little, six little apples
Seven little, eight little, nine little apples
Ten little apples for me!
(reverse and count down)

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

Fingerplay: Eat an Apple
Eat an apple, (bring hand to mouth)
Save the core. (close right hand in fist)
Plant the seeds, (touch the ground)
And grow some more. (extend arms up)

Book: Little Apple Goat by Caroline Jayne Church

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Egg Shakers: Shake It by Sally’s Music Circle

Book: A New House for Mouse by Petr Horáček

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Song: If You’re Happy and You Know It
Clap Your Hands //
Stomp Your Feet //
Shout hooray //
Do all three

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