story time

Duck Story Time

I had 29 people at story time today! Luckily, it went very well and everyone seemed to really enjoy themselves.

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: Dimity Duck by Jane Yolen & Sebastien Braun

dimity duck.jpg

Song: Six Little Ducks by Raffi (played off of my phone)

Action Rhyme: All the Little Ducklings
All the little ducklings,
line up in a row. (hold arms out to sides)
Quack, quack, quack, (quack with hands)
and away they go! (wave arm up and down)

They follow their mother,
Waddling to and fro. (waddle)
Quack, quack, quack, (quack with hands)
And away they go! (wave arm up and down)

Down to the big pond, (hold arms out in a circle)
Happy as can be. (smile)
Quack, quack, quack, (quack with hands)
They are full of glee! (throw arms in the air)
Adapted from Sunflower Storytime

Song: Song cube (I’m a Little Teapot)

Book: Giggle, Giggle, Quack by Doreen Cronin; pictures by Betsy Lewin

giggle giggle quack.jpg

This book got a lot of giggles from both the kids AND the adults in the audience. A real crowd pleaser!

Song: The Ducks Says Hello
The duck says hello (clap)
The duck says hello (clap)
Quack, quack, quack, quack, (quack with hands)
The duck says hello. (clap)
Source: King County Library System

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: I Am a Little Duck
I am a little duck and I go, “Quack, quack, quack.” (clap, clap, clap)
I wiggle my tail in the back, back, back. (wiggle back and forth)
I swim in the water and go, “Quack, quack, quack.” (paddle hands; clap, clap, clap)
And I wiggle my tail in the back, back, back. (wiggle back and forth)
Source: King County Library System

Egg Shakers: Shake It by Sally’s Music Circle

Song: Song cube (Twinkle, Twinkle Little Star)

Book: Little Quack by Lauren Thompson; illustrated by Derek Anderson

little-quack

A couple weeks ago I had a request for a train song and then the child wasn’t there the week we sang it. He was finally back today so we sang it again. 😀

Song: Down by the Station
Down by the station,
Early in the morning (hold arms overhead for sun)
See the little pufferbellies all in a row. (hands over eyes)
See the station master turn his little handle. (turn handle)
Puff, puff, (slap knees)
Toot, toot, (pull train whistle)
Off we go!

Song: Mr. Sun
Oh Mr. Sun. Sun. Mr. golden sun, (arms over head)
Please shine down on me. (move hands back and forth and down)
Oh Mr. Sun. Sun. Mr. golden sun, (arms over head)
Hiding behind a tree. (hide face behind hands)
These little children are asking you. (point to the children)
To please come out so they can play with you. (gesture ‘come here’ with hands)
Oh Mr. Sun. Sun. Mr. golden sun. (arms over head)
Please shine down on me. (move hands back and forth and down)

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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