Tuesday, October 6, 2015

Preschool Storytime - Clothes and Getting Dressed

Sit Down, Stand Up Song by Rick Goldin
Everybody stand up
Everybody sit down
Now stand up again
And turn around
Keep standing up
But not for long

Cause this is the sit down stand up sit down stand up sit down song

Using the song from 10 Preschool Songs About Colors by Teaching Mama we stood up for our shirts, pants and shoes. 


Pete the cat : I love my white shoes by Eric Litwin
Thumpity Thump gets dressed by Cyndy Szekeres
Which shoes would you choose? by Betsy R Rosenthal


Put Your Fingers In the Air by Carole Peterson from Baloney
Dance Freeze Melt by Mr. Eric and Mr. Micheal from Rockin' Red
Shake Your Scarves by by Johnette Downing from The Second Line - Scarf Activity Songs

Felt Board

Mitten Matching
Mitten Matching
I used to work with a wonderful named Marilyn who made amazing felt sets.  One idea that I loved was a mitten matching game to teach shapes and patterns among other things.  A coworker helped me make 16 pairs of felt mittens.  I gave each child a mitten and put the matching mittens in a bag. I drew out a mitten one at a time and had the child come forward to make a pair on the velcro board.  

Ravioli (Tune: Alouette) - From Storytime Hooligans Clothing Storytime which references the King County Library System

Ravioli, ravioli,
Ravioli, that’s the stuff for me.
Do you have it on your sleeve?
Yes, I have it on my sleeve.
On your sleeve?
On my sleeve.
(repeat with other body parts or articles of clothing, e.g. Do you have it on your chin? Do you have it in your shoes? etc.)

Wishy Washy Washer Woman - From Macaroni Soup by Carol Peterson.

Waaay down in the valley where nobody goes
There's a wishy washy washerwoman washing her clothes
She goes wishy washy up, she goes wishy washy down
She goes wishy washy up, she goes wishy washy down
That's how the wishy washy washerwoman washes her clothes!

drying her clothes, she goes whoo-eee!
folding her clothes, she goes side, side
eating Oreos, she goes dunk, ummm

Borrowed from Scarf Songs and Rhymes for Storytime on Jbrary.
One Bright Scarf - (adapted from 10 Little Fingers at Storytime Rocks)

One bright scarf waiting for the wind to blow (hold in hand)
Wiggle it high (wiggle scarf above head)
Wiggle it low (wiggle scarf by knees)
Shake it fast (wiggle scarf quickly)
Shake it slow (wiggle scarf slowly)
Put it behind your back
Where did it go? (bring out empty hands)

Wind, Oh Wind - King County Library System

wind oh wind oh wind oh wind I say
what are you blowing away today?
Scarves scarves scarves I say
I’m blowing the scarves away today

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 our 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


We have two paper doll die cuts from Ellison that make people and clothing for a firefighter, police officer and paramedic.  I used many colors of paper and let the kids make what or whomever they liked, dressed in any manner they saw fit.  You'll see my example to the right. The kids wanted to know why I had an alligator.


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