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Dinosaur 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: This Old Man
This old man,
He played one, (hold up one finger)
He played knick knack on my thumb.
With a knick knack (slap knees)
paddy wack (clap hands)
give a dog a bone, (hand jive)
This old man came rolling home. (roll hands)
Two … on my shoe // Three … on my knee // Four .. on the floor // Five … on the hive

Book: The Littlest Dinosaur’s Big Adventure by Michael Foreman


This was kind of long for these little guys but they did very well with it.

Song: Baby Shark
Baby shark do do do do do do (shark mouth with two fingers)
Baby shark do do do do do do
Baby shark do do do do do do
Baby shark

Other verses:
Mama Shark (shark mouth with hands connected at the wrists)
Daddy Shark (shark mouth with whole arms)
Grandma Shark (shark mouth like mama shark but with fists)
Shark attack (snap arms overhead)
Swim away (swimming motion with arms)
Safe at last (jazz hands)
Source: Adapted from Kindergarten Nation

Song: Song cube (The Wheels on the Bus)

Song: Song cube (The Itsy, Bitsy Spider)

Action Rhyme: Dinosaur, Dinosaur
Dinosaur, dinosaur, turn around
Dinosaur, dinosaur, touch the ground
Dinosaur, dinosaur, reach up high
Dinosaur, dinosaur, wink one eye
Dinosaur, dinosaur, touch your nose
Dinosaur, dinosaur, touch your toes
Dinosaur, dinosaur, slap your knees
Dinosaur, dinosaur, sit down please
Source: Storytime Katie

Book: The Really, Really, Really Big Dinosaur by Richard Byrne

the really really really big dinosaur.jpg

The kids really liked this one. I asked them questions when it started to be obvious the two dinosaurs on the cover were standing on the really, really, really big dinosaur like, “What do these look like?” “Spikes!” and, “What does that look like?” “A tail!” They got the concept that they were standing on a big dinosaur faster than I thought they would! Smarties.

Flannel: Five Enormous Dinosaurs
Five enormous dinosaurs letting out a roar, (roar)
One stomped away (stomp, stomp, stomp) and then there were four.
Four enormous dinosaurs knocking down a tree,
One stomped away (stomp, stomp, stomp) and then there were three.
Three enormous dinosaurs eating tiger stew,
One stomped away (stomp, stomp, stomp) and then there were two.
Two enormous dinosaurs sitting under the sun,
One stomped away (stomp, stomp, stomp) and then there was one.
One enormous dinosaur wasn’t having any fun,
He stomped away (stomp, stomp, stomp) and now there are none.
Source: Sunflower Storytime

This flannel started to go awry around the third dinosaur because one of the little girls started grabbing the flannels off the board and became a distraction. Alas. But the first two went well!

Egg Shakers: Shake It by Sally’s Music Circle

Action Rhyme: Stomp, Stomp, Stomp
The first big dinosaur went stomp, stomp, stomp (stomp feet)
I said to the first dinosaur, stop, stop, stop! (hold up hands)
The second big dinosaur went run, run, run (run in place)
I said to the second dinosaur, fun, fun, fun! (clap hands)
The third big dinosaur went thump, thump, thump (slap knees)
I said to the third dinosaur, jump, jump, jump! (jump)
The fourth big dinosaur went whack, whack, whack (alligator snap with arms)
I said to the fourth dinosaur, you stay back! (hold up both hands)
The fifth big dinosaur went creep, creep, creep (tiptoe forward)
I said to the fifth dinosaur, it’s time to sleep! (hands under head, pretend to sleep)
Source: SurLaLune Storytime

Book: Dinosaur Kisses by David Ezra Stein


Short but sweet.

Song: Snow on the Rooftops (to the tune of Twinkle, Twinkle Little Star)
Snow on the rooftops (make pointed roof shape with arms)
Snow on the trees (hold arms out like tree branches)
Snow on the green grass (wave hands over the ground like you’re touching grass)
And snow on me! (point to self)

Snow on my mittens (hold up hands; wiggle fingers)
Snow on my nose (touch nose)
Snow on my head (touch head)
And snow on my toes (touch toes)

Twirling, swirling, whirling down (spin in circle)
Down and down and down and down (bring hands down and touch the ground)
Source: Sunflower Storytime

Song: Song cube (Twinkle, Twinkle Little Star)

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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