story time

Monkey Story Time

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

Book: Big Little Monkey by Carole Lexa Schaefer; illustrated by Pierre Pratt

big little monkey.jpg

This was a smidgen long but luckily everyone was in a listening mood this morning!

Song: Five Little Monkeys Jumping on the Bed
Five little monkeys jumping on the bed,
One fell off and bumped his head.
Mama called the doctor and the doctor said:
No more monkeys jumping on the bed!
Four // Three // Two // One

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)

Action Rhyme: Three Little Monkeys
Three little monkeys sitting in a tree
Eating bananas just like me (pretend to eat banana)
One had a frown (make a frown face)
One had a grin (smile)
One had banana all over his chin! (rub chin)
Source: Perry Public Library

Book: Count the Monkeys by Mac Barnett and Kevin Cornell

count the monkeys.jpg

The group has to be with you to get into this book. There’s a lot of participation and they have to really be listening to make it work. My group was about half way there. I’m going to try it with my outreach class. They’ll love it!

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

Rhyme/Wiggle: Bananas Unite
Bananas unite! (put hands together over head)
Bananas split! (hands at sides)
Go bananas! Go, go bananas!
Go bananas! Go, go bananas! (turn in circle moving hands up and down)
Bananas to the left! (jump left)
Bananas to the right! (jump right)
Peel your banana and, mmmmmmmmmmm, take a bite! (peel banana, take a bite)
Go bananas! Go, go bananas!
Go bananas! Go, go bananas! (turn in circle moving hands up and down)
Source: The Teacher’s Guide

Book: Kiki’s Blankie by Jane Bynum

kiki's blankie.jpg

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.

Advertisements

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s