story time

Cookie Story Time

I wanted to do something Christmas-y without actually being Christmas-y and I think cookies struck the perfect note!

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

Action Rhyme: Making Cookies (suit actions to words)
I am making cookie dough
Round and round the beaters go
Add some flour from a cup
Stir and stir the batter up
Roll them, cut them, nice and neat
Put them on a cookie sheet
Bake them, count them 1-2-3
Serve them to my friends with tea
Source: Sunflower Storytime

Note: Before reading this book I confirmed with my group that everyone was all right with the Christmas theme and Santa reference. They were so we pressed on. (I had a back up book just in case: If You Give a Mouse a Cookie by Laura Numeroff!)

Book: Gingerbread Mouse by Katy Bratun

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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)

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: The Cow Loves Cookies by Karma Wilson; illustrated by Marcellus Hall

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Flannel: Five Little Cookies
Five little cookies with chocolate chips galore,
Mommy ate one and now there are four.
Four little cookies on the plate I see,
Daddy ate one and now there are three.
Three little cookies but before I knew,
Sister ate one and now there are two.
Two little cookies yum, yum, yum,
Brother ate one and now there is one.
One little cookie, here I come!
I ate it up and now there are none.
Source: Adapted from Perry Public Library

Egg Shakers: Shake It by Sally’s Music Circle

Action Rhyme: Four Gingerbread Men (to the tune of Twinkle, Twinkle Little Star)
Four gingerbread sat on a tray.
The first one said, “Let’s run away!”
The second one said, “Where will we run?”
The third one said, “We’ll have some fun!”
The fourth one said, “We’ll be eaten if we stay!”
So the gingerbread men all ran away!
Source: Adapted from Perry Public Library

Book: Mr. Cookie Baker by Monica Wellington

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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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