story time

Pig Story Time (Pre-K 2016)

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: The Wheels on the Bus
The wheels on the bus go round and round
Round and round, round and round
The wheels on the bus round and round
All through the town

The wipers on the bus go swish, swish, swish //
The horn on the bus goes beep, beep, beep //
The people on the bus go up and down //
The babies on the bus go wah, wah, wah //
The people on the bus go shh, shh, shh

Fingerplay: This Little Piggy Went to Market
This little piggy went to market,
This little piggy stayed home.
This little piggy ate roast beef,
This little piggy had none.
And this little piggy cried wee, wee, wee, wee all the way home!

Book: Piggies in Pajamas by Michelle Meadows; illustrated by Ard Hoyt

piggies in pajamas.jpg

This rhyming book went over very well. And the kids totally guessed that the piggies were climbing into mama’s bed at the end!

Song/Magnets: Five Clean and Squeaky Pigs
Five pigs so squeaky clean
Cleanest that you’ve ever seen
Wanted to go outside and play (IN THE MUD!)
One jumped into the mud
Landed with a great big thud
Now there are four clean squeaky pigs
Four // Three // Two // One
Source: Storytime Katie

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

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: Pigs Aplenty, Pigs Galore by David McPhail


A classic I always love to read for pig story time.

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)

Egg Shakers: Shake It by Sally’s Music Circle

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: Piggies in the Pumpkin Patch by Mary Peterson and Jennifer Rofé


The kids were extremely wiggly today and by the end of story time, I only had one kid still on the carpet! But he was very enthusiastic about Alice the Camel and our goodbye song. 😀

Song: Alice the Camel
Alice the Camel has five humps
Alice the Camel has five humps
Alice the Camel has five humps
So go Alice go
Four // Three // Two // One
Alice the Camel has no humps
Alice the Camel has no humps
Alice the Camel has no humps
‘Cause Alice is a horse

Goodbye Song: We Wave Goodbye Like This (to the tune of The Farmer in the Dell)
We wave goodbye like this.
We wave goodbye like this.
We clap our hands for all our friends.
We wave goodbye like this.

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