Tuesday, June 21, 2016

Preschool Storytime - Zoo

Opening
Hello Everybody, Yes Indeed by Carole Peterson HUM

Hello to your toes yes indeed yes indeed yes indeed
Hello to your toes yes indeed my darling
Knees – shoulders - friends


Books
Snappy Little Zoo by Dugald Steer
What's for Lunch by Ann Garrett

Songs
Bananas by Jim Gill for Music Play for Folks of All Stripes
Monkey Dance by Wiggles for Yummy Yummy
Kangaroos Hopping by Exercise Party



Felt animals pilfered from our
 Little Engine That Could set. 
Felt
Zoo Hide and Seek - repeat the chant and hide one of the characters, letting the children guess who is missing. 

Zoo keeper zoo keeper
What can we do
An animal is missing from the zoo


This cute rhyme that also works with my zoo animals set is from This Storytime's a Zoo by Abby the Librarian

I went to visit the zoo one day
Saw an elephant along the way! 
And what do you think I heard him say? [elephant noise]  

Drums
Coffee Can Drums
Sing along song with the kids trying the rhythm on their knees or with drums. We use plastic one pound coffee cans as drums. 


We’re Walking to the Drum by Kathy Reid-Naiman from I Love to Hear the Sounds

We’re walking we’re walking
we’re walking to the drum
we’re walking we’re walking
we’re walking now we’re done


Tip toeing
Stomping
Running


I Know a Giraffe - I feel I have been singing this song for a long time and I still don't know where I first heard it. 

I know a giraffe
he plays the drums
he wakes me up 
whenever bedtime comes
with a rat-a-tat, rat-a-tat, rat-a-tat, rat-a-tat

(repeat with the kids suggestions for types of animals or us all farm animals or all zoo animals depending on your theme) 

Closing
We Clap Our Hands Like This - Tune Farmer in the Dell. Borrowed from Opening/Closing Songs on Storytime Katie who borrowed it from Rhymes for Toddlers on Sunflower Storytime. 

We clap our hands like this

We clap out hands like this
We clap our hands with all of our friends
We clap our hands like this.


We blow a kiss like this

We blow a kiss like this
We blow a kiss with all of our friends
We blow a kiss like this.


We wave goodbye like this.
We wave goodbye like this.
We wave goodbye with all our friends.
We wave goodbye like this.


Crafts
The day's craft was a tiger paper bag puppet made using our ellison die cut. 

Laura
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