story time

Bubbles & Bath Time Story Time (2017)

Welcome Song: Clap and Sing Hello (to the tune of The Farmer in the Dell)
We clap and sing hello,
We clap and sing hello,
With our friends at story time,
We clap and sing hello!
We wave and sing hello // We stomp and sing hello
Source: Storytime Katie

Song: Ten Little Bubbles (to the tune of 10 Little Indians)
One little, two little, three little bubbles,
Four little, five little, six little bubbles,
Seven little, eight little, nine little bubbles,
Ten little bubbles go POP! (clap)

Pop, pop, pop the bubbles, (clap hands rapidly)
Pop, pop, pop the bubbles,
Pop, pop, pop the bubbles,
Ten little bubbles go POP! (clap over head)

Book: Harry the Dirty Dog by Gene Zion; pictures by Margaret Bloy Graham

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Harry hates baths so he hides his scrub brush and runs away from home. Harry has many (dirty) adventures but then he misses his family. But how will they recognize him now? I was going to read Squeaky Clean by Simon Puttock & Mary McQuillan …

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… but my group skewed much younger today so I started with Harry instead.

Flannel: Five Elephants in the Bathtub
One elephant in the bathtub going for a swim (paddle arms)
Knock, knock (slap knees)
Splash, splash (clap twice)
Come on in! (motion with both hands to come in)
*elephant trumpet*

Two // Three // Four
Five elephants in the bathtub going for a swim
Knock, knock
Splash, splash
They all fell in!
Modified from Storytime Katie

Song/Scarves: Popcorn Kernels (to the tune of Frere Jacques; sing each line twice)
Popcorn kernels, (wave scarves overhead)
In the pot. (make scarves ‘disappear’ by bunching them in their fists)
Shake them, shake them, shake them, (shake)
’til they POP! (throw scarves into the air)
Source: Jbrary

Song/Scarves: One Bright Scarf (to the tune of 10 Little Indians)
One bright scarf waiting for the wind to blow, (hold in hand)
Wiggle it high, (wiggle above head)
Wiggle it low, (wiggle by knees)
Shake it fast, (shake fast)
Shake it slow, (shake slow)
Put it behind your back. (put scarf behind your back)
Where did it go? (bring out empty hands; shrug)
Source: Jbrary

Song/Scarves: We Wave Our Scarves Together (to the tune of For He’s a Jolly Good Fellow)
We wave our scarves together,
We wave our scarves together,
We wave our scarves together,
Because it’s fun to do!

We wave them high, (sing/wave high)
We wave them low, (sing/wave low)
We wave them in the middle,
Because it’s fun to do!

We throw our scarves together,
We throw our scarves together,
We throw our scarves together,
Because it’s fun to do!

We throw them high, (throw/sing high)
We throw them low, (throw/sing low)
We throw them in the middle,
Because it’s fun to do!
Source: Jbrary

Song: This is the Way …
This is the way we wash our face,
Wash our face, wash our face.
This is the way we wash our face,
So early in the morning.

Wash our toes // Wash our tummies // Wash our hair
Source: Librarian Lisa

Book: The Pigeon Needs a Bath by Mo Willems

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I love the flies buzzing around pigeon telling him he smells.

Song: Bubbles All Around (to the tune of Twinkle, Twinkle Little Star)
Bubbles floating all around, (flutter hands over head)
Bubbles fat and bubbles round. (hold arms out by sides; hold arms in circle over head)
Bubbles on my toes and nose, (point to toes; point to nose)
Blow a bubble, up it goes! (pretend to blow bubble; throw arms up in the air)
Bubbles floating all around, (flutter hands over head)
Bubbles falling to the ground. (flutter hands down to the ground)
Source: Everything Preschool 

Egg Shakers: Shake It by Sally’s Music Circle

Book: Bubble Bath Pirates! by Jarrett J. Krosoczka

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Two little pirates and their mama have a raucous bath time full of splashes and pirate talk.

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

Closing Song: It’s Time to Say Goodbye to All Our Friends (to the tune of She’ll Be Comin’ Round the Mountain When She Comes)
It’s time to say goodbye to all our friends, “Goodbye!” (tap knees)
It’s time to say goodbye to all our friends, “Goodbye!”
It’s time to say goodbye,
Wave your hands and wink your eye, (wave, wink)
Now it’s time to say goodbye to all our friends, “Goodbye!”
Source: Sunflower Storytime

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