story time

Elephant Story Time (2019)

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 tap and sing hello (tap knees) //
We stretch and sing hello (stretch arms up) //
We wave and sing hello (wave)
Source: Storytime Katie

Song: The Grand Old Duke of York

Song: Eeny Meeny Miny Mo
Eeny meeny miny mo,
Let me hear your hands go,
Clap, clap, clap-clap, clap,
Clap, clap, clap-clap, clap!

Sounds so good, sounds so fine,
Let me hear it one more time!
Clap, clap, clap-clap, clap,
Clap, clap, clap-clap, clap!

Feet go stomp // Tongue go click // Mouth go shhh
Source: Storytime Outloud

Book: Elmer by David McKee


Colorful Elmer the elephant wants to fit in. But once he does, he finds out it’s not as much fun as standing out! This book is just short enough for a first book and the kids always like it.

Action Rhyme: An Elephant Has …
An elephant has a great big trunk, (use arm for trunk and swing back and forth)
That goes swinging to and fro.
And he has tiny, tiny eyes, (make binoculars with hands)
That show him where to go.
His great big ears go flopping, (put hands by ears to be elephant ears)
Flopping all around.
While his great big feet go stomping, (stomp feet)
STOMPING on the ground!
Source: Verona Story Time

Flannel/Song: One Elephant (to the tune of Five Little Ducks)
One elephant went out to play, 
On a spider’s web one day.
He had such enormous fun, 
That he called for another elephant to come.

Two // Three // Four 

Five elephants went out to play,
On a spider’s web one day.
The web went creak and the web went crack,
And all of the elephants went KERSPLAT!

I got this song from the children’s librarian where I did my practicum.

Book: Elecopter by Michael Slack


Rhyming book about a rescue “elecopter.”

Song: The Elephant Hokey-Pokey
You put your trunk in,
You put your trunk out,
You put your trunk in,
And you shake it all about!
You stomp around on big feet,
And turn yourself around.
That’s what it’s all about!

Ears in // Tail in // Whole self
Adapted from Librionyian

Egg Shakers: Shake It by Sally’s Music Circle

Book: Always by Emma Dodd


Very short rhyming book about parental love. 

Song: The Wheels on the Bus

Song: Skinnamarink

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