story time

Fall Animals 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: Those Darn Squirrels by Adam Rubin; illustrated by Daniel Salmieri

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Flannel: Five Little Squirrels
Five little squirrels sitting by the door,
One ran away and then there were four.
Four little squirrels climbing a tree,
One ran away and then there were three.
Three little squirrels with coats so new,
One ran away and then there were two.
Two little squirrels warming in the sun,
One ran away and then there was one.
One little squirrel wasn’t having any fun,
He ran away and now there are none.
Source: King County Library System

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: Ouch! by Ragnhild Scamell and Michael Terry

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Action Rhyme: Brown Squirrel, Brown Squirrel
Brown squirrel, brown squirrel, (stand with hands in front of chest; bend knees twice)
Swish your bushy tail. (wiggle bottom)
Wrinkle up your little nose. (wrinkle or point to nose)
Hold a nut between your toes. (point to toes)
Brown squirrel, brown squirrel, (stand with hands in front of chest; bend knees twice)
Swish your bushy tail. (wiggle bottom)
Source: Jbrary

Song: I’m a Little Teapot

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

Book: The Busy Little Squirrel by Nancy Tafuri

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Egg Shakers: Shake It by Sally’s Music Circle

Book: That Pup! by Lindsay Barrett George

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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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