story time

Bunny 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: It’s Not Easy Being a Bunny by Marilyn Sadler; illustrated by Roger Bollen

it's not easy being a bunny.jpg

Little P. J. Funnybunny is tired of being a bunny so he tries out some other animal families to see if he likes them better. Of course, there’s no place like home.

Action Rhyme: Little Bunny
There was a little bunny who lived in the wood. (hold up two fingers)
He wiggled his ears as a good bunny should. (wiggle fingers on head)
He hopped by a squirrel. He hopped by a tree. (hop, hop)
He hopped by a duck. And he hopped by me. (hop, hop)
He stared at the squirrel. He stared at the tree. (stare, stare)
He stared at the duck. (stare)
But he made faces at me! (make faces)
Source: Storytime Katie

I had the flannel pieces this time to point to and stare at. It didn’t make much of a difference. But the kids still loved to make silly faces at the end!

Song: Song cube (The Wheels on the Bus)

Song: Song cube (I’m a Little Teapot)

Flannel: Five Little Bunnies
One little bunny,
Wondering what to do,
Another bunny came along,
And then there were two.

Two little bunnies,
Hopping like me,
Another bunny came along,
And then there were three.

Three little bunnies,
Jumping around outdoors,
Another bunny joined them,
And then there were four.

Four little bunnies,
So fluffy and alive,
Another bunny joined them,
And then there were five.

Five little bunnies,
Ready for some fun,
Hopped away in the
Warm, spring sun.
Source: SurLaLune Storytime

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

Book: The Little Rabbit Who Liked to Say Moo by Jonathan Allen

the little rabbit who liked to say moo

A little bunny adopts other animals’ sounds since rabbits don’t have a sound of their own to make. Then he decides on his favorite.

Song: Ten Little Bunnies
One little, two little, three little bunnies, (count on fingers)
Four little, five little, six little bunnies,
Seven little, eight little, nine little bunnies,
Ten bunnies twitch their noses. (twitch your nose)

Then we count backwards to one and sang “shook his tail.”
Source: Librarian Lisa’s Storytimes

Egg Shakers: Shake It by Sally’s Music Circle

Book: Time for a Hug by Phillis Gershator and Mim Green; illustrated by David Walker

time for a hug.jpg

Sweet little book about a mama and baby rabbit who go about their day’s activities but always have time to stop for a hug. I read this to my baby boy and even though it doesn’t have anything to do with rabbits (aside from rabbits being the main characters), it was so sweet I wanted to read it for story time. The kids weren’t as moved as I was. 😀

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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