Wednesday, March 23, 2016

Lap Sit Week of 3/21

It's Spring! I'm so excited to look forward to warmer weather (and maybe even opening our story room door to the outside!) Here's what we were up to this week:

If You're Ready For a Story
If you're ready for a story clap your hands (clap clap)
If you're ready for a story clap your hands (clap clap)
If you're ready for a story, if you're ready for a story
If you're ready for a story clap your hands (clap clap)
If you're ready for a story stomp your feet (stomp stomp)
If you're ready for a story stomp your feet (stomp stomp)
If you're ready for a story, if you're ready for a story
If you're ready for a story stomp your feet (stomp stomp)
If you're ready for a story wave hello
If you're ready for a story wave hello
If you're ready for a story, if you're ready for a story
If you're ready for a story hello

Big Big Big
This is big big big, this is small small small
This is short short short, this is tall tall tall
This is fast fast fast, this is slow slow slow
This is yes yes yes, this is no no no

ABCs

Open/Shut Them
Open shut them, open shut them
Give a little clap clap clap
Open shut them, open shut them
Put them in your lap lap lap
Creep them crawl them, creep them crawl them
Right up to your chinny chin chin
Open wide your little mouth-
But do not let them in!

Book #1: Where Is Baby's Belly Button? by Karen Katz (group reading)

Slowly Slowly
Slowly slowly, very slowly creeps the garden snail
Slowly slowly, very slowly up the garden rail
Quickly quickly, very quickly runs the little mouse
Quickly quickly, very quickly to his little house

Itsy Bitsy Spider
The itsy bitsy spider went up the water spout
Down came the rain and washed the spider out
Out came the sun and dried up all the rain
And the itsy bitsy spider went up the spout again

Mr. Sun
Mr. Sun, Sun Mr. Golden Sun please shine down on me
Mr. Sun, Sun Mr. Golden Sun hiding behind a tree
All these children are asking you
To please come out so they can play with you
Mr. Sun, Sun Mr. Golden Sun please shine down on me
[for sign language version, try this guide]

Book #2: Mouse's First Spring by Lauren Thompson

Wheels on the Bus
The wheels on the bus go round and round, round and round, round and round
The wheels on the bus go round and round, all through the town
The kids on the bus go up and down, up and down, up and down
The kids on the bus go up and down, all through the town
The grownups on the bus go shh shh shh, shh shh shh, shh shh shh
The grownups on the bus go shh shh shh, all through the town

Lift One Foot
Lift one foot and then the other
Lift one foot and then the other
Lift one foot and then the other
Lift them both together
Lift one arm and then the other
Lift one arm and then the other
Lift one arm and then the other
Lift them both together  

Hippopotamus on a City Bus
A hip, a hip, a hippopotamus
Got on, got on, got on a city bus
And all, and all, and all the people said
You're squishing us!
A sheep, a sheep, a sheep got on a bus
And all, and all, and all the people said
Move baaaack!
A cow, a cow, a cow got on a bus
And all, and all, and all the people said
Moooove over!

What Shall We Do with Lazy Baby?
What shall we do with lazy baby?
What shall we do with lazy baby?
What shall we do with lazy baby?
Early in the morning
Roll her on the bed and tickle all over
Roll her on the bed and tickle all over
Roll her on the bed and tickle all over
Early in the morning

Bubbles in the Air
There are bubbles in the air, in the air
There are bubbles in the air, in the air
There are bubbles in the air
There are bubbles in the air
There are bubbles in the air, in the air
There are bubbles way up high, way up high
There are bubbles way up high, way up high
There are bubbles way up high
Way up high in the sky
There are bubbles way up high, way up high
There are bubbles way down low, way down low
There are bubbles way down low, way down low
There are bubbles way down low
And they tickle on your toes
There are bubbles way down low, way down low

Bubbles 

Goodbye Song
Storytime is over now, over now, over now
Storytime is over now- see you next time!

Thursday, March 17, 2016

Lap Sit Week of 3/14/2016


If You're Ready For a Story
If you're ready for a story clap your hands (clap clap)
If you're ready for a story clap your hands (clap clap)
If you're ready for a story, if you're ready for a story
If you're ready for a story clap your hands (clap clap)
If you're ready for a story stomp your feet (stomp stomp)
If you're ready for a story stomp your feet (stomp stomp)
If you're ready for a story, if you're ready for a story
If you're ready for a story stomp your feet (stomp stomp)
If you're ready for a story wave hello
If you're ready for a story wave hello
If you're ready for a story, if you're ready for a story
If you're ready for a story hello

Big Big Big
This is big big big, this is small small small
This is short short short, this is tall tall tall
This is fast fast fast, this is slow slow slow
This is yes yes yes, this is no no no

ABCs

Open/Shut Them
Open shut them, open shut them
Give a little clap clap clap
Open shut them, open shut them
Put them in your lap lap lap
Creep them crawl them, creep them crawl them
Right up to your chinny chin chin
Open wide your little mouth-
But do not let them in!

I Kissed the Baby! by Mary Murphy

Hands Are Clapping
Hands are clapping, clap clap clap
Hands are clapping, clap clap clap
Hands are clapping, clap clap clap
Clap your hands my darling
Toes are tapping, tap tap tap
Toes are tapping, tap tap tap
Toes are tapping, tap tap tap
Tap your toes my darling

Itsy Bitsy Spider
The itsy bitsy spider went up the water spout
Down came the rain and washed the spider out
Out came the sun and dried up all the rain
And the itsy bitsy spider went up the spout again

Bumping Up and Down
Bumping up and down in my little red wagon
Bumping up and down in my little red wagon
Bumping up and down in my little red wagon
Won't you be my darling?
One wheel's off and the axel's broken
One wheel's off and the axel's broken
One wheel's off and the axel's broken
Won't you be my darling?

Tick Tock

Book #2: I Say, You Say Colors by Tad Carpenter

Bounce Our Babies to the Top
We bounce and bounce and bounce and stop
We bounce and bounce and bounce and stop
We bounce and bounce and bounce and stop
We bounce our babies to the top
We rock and rock and rock and stop
We rock and rock and rock and stop
We rock and rock and rock and stop
We rock our babies to the top
We tickle and tickle and tickle and stop
We tickle and tickle and tickle and stop
We tickle and tickle and tickle and stop
We tickle our babies to the top

The Arms Go Up and Down
The arms go up and down
The arms go up and down
High-ho the derry-o
The arms go up and down
The legs go up and down
The legs go up and down
High-ho the derry-o
The legs go up and down

Bubbles in the Air
There are bubbles in the air, in the air
There are bubbles in the air, in the air
There are bubbles in the air
There are bubbles in the air
There are bubbles in the air, in the air
There are bubbles way up high, way up high
There are bubbles way up high, way up high
There are bubbles way up high
Way up high in the sky
There are bubbles way up high, way up high
There are bubbles way down low, way down low
There are bubbles way down low, way down low
There are bubbles way down low
And they tickle on your toes
There are bubbles way down low, way down low

Bubbles 

Goodbye Song
Storytime is over now, over now, over now
Storytime is over now- see you next time!

Lap Sit Week of 3/7/2016

If You're Ready For a Story
If you're ready for a story clap your hands (clap clap)
If you're ready for a story clap your hands (clap clap)
If you're ready for a story, if you're ready for a story
If you're ready for a story clap your hands (clap clap)
If you're ready for a story stomp your feet (stomp stomp)
If you're ready for a story stomp your feet (stomp stomp)
If you're ready for a story, if you're ready for a story
If you're ready for a story stomp your feet (stomp stomp)
If you're ready for a story wave hello
If you're ready for a story wave hello
If you're ready for a story, if you're ready for a story
If you're ready for a story hello

Big Big Big
This is big big big, this is small small small
This is short short short, this is tall tall tall
This is fast fast fast, this is slow slow slow
This is yes yes yes, this is no no no

ABCs

Open/Shut Them
Open shut them, open shut them
Give a little clap clap clap
Open shut them, open shut them
Put them in your lap lap lap
Creep them crawl them, creep them crawl them
Right up to your chinny chin chin
Open wide your little mouth-
But do not let them in!

Book #1

Head and Shoulders Baby
Head and shoulders baby 1-2-3
Head and shoulders baby 1-2-3
Head and shoulders, head and shoulders
Head and shoulders baby 1-2-3
Knees and toes baby 1-2-3
Knees and toes baby 1-2-3
Knees and toes, knees and toes
Knees and toes baby 1-2-3

Hands Are Clapping
Hands are clapping, clap clap clap
Hands are clapping, clap clap clap
Hands are clapping, clap clap clap
Clap your hands my darling
Toes are tapping, tap tap tap
Toes are tapping, tap tap tap
Toes are tapping, tap tap tap
Tap your toes my darling

Bounce Our Babies to the Top
We bounce and bounce and bounce and stop
We bounce and bounce and bounce and stop
We bounce and bounce and bounce and stop
We bounce our babies to the top
We rock and rock and rock and stop
We rock and rock and rock and stop
We rock and rock and rock and stop
We rock our babies to the top
We tickle and tickle and tickle and stop
We tickle and tickle and tickle and stop
We tickle and tickle and tickle and stop
We tickle our babies to the top

Book #2

Roly Poly
Roly poly, roly poly
out out out, out out out
roly roly poly, roly roly poly
in in in, in in in
Roly poly, roly poly
fast fast fast, fast fast fast
roly roly poly, roly roly poly
slow slow slow, slow slow slow

Elevator Song
The city is great and the city is grand
There's a whole lot of people on a little piece of land
And we live way up on the 57th floor
So here's what we do when go out the door
We take the elevator up, take the elevator down
We take the elevator up, take the elevator down
We take the elevator up, take the elevator down
And we turn around

Bubbles in the Air
There are bubbles in the air, in the air
There are bubbles in the air, in the air
There are bubbles in the air
There are bubbles in the air
There are bubbles in the air, in the air
There are bubbles way up high, way up high
There are bubbles way up high, way up high
There are bubbles way up high
Way up high in the sky
There are bubbles way up high, way up high
There are bubbles way down low, way down low
There are bubbles way down low, way down low
There are bubbles way down low
And they tickle on your toes
There are bubbles way down low, way down low

Bubbles

Goodbye Song
Storytime is over now, over now, over now
Storytime is over now- see you next time!

Flannel Friday- 5 Little Flowers

I don't think I've ever been so proud of myself! My Monday morning 3 year old group is very small, but LOVES songs with finger puppets. We've already done 5 Little Fishes and 5 Little Monkeys, but I couldn't find any other examples anybody had done. I knew I wanted a spring-themed set, so I made my own 5 Little Flowers! And, if anybody remembers my crocodile from 5 Little Monkeys, I think you'll agree that my puppet making skills have improved:



I just used a free hand flower shape for the finger puppets and based my hand puppet on a couple ones I've previously made. 

The rhyme goes:

5 little flowers growing in the ground
Teasing Mr. Bumblebee- we can't be found!
Along comes Mr. Bumblebee with a bzzzing sound-
And SNAPS! that flower right out of the ground!

I know it's not scientifically accurate for bees to snap flowers out of the ground, but this group of 3 year olds are just so excited something to snap a finger puppet off their hands that I couldn't resist. Let me know if you have any questions- or any ideas for more finger puppet sets!

Wednesday, March 2, 2016

Lap Sit Week of 2/29/2016

Hello March! Here's what we were up to at lap sit this week:

If You're Ready For a Story
If you're ready for a story clap your hands (clap clap)
If you're ready for a story clap your hands (clap clap)
If you're ready for a story, if you're ready for a story
If you're ready for a story clap your hands (clap clap)
If you're ready for a story stomp your feet (stomp stomp)
If you're ready for a story stomp your feet (stomp stomp)
If you're ready for a story, if you're ready for a story
If you're ready for a story stomp your feet (stomp stomp)
If you're ready for a story wave hello
If you're ready for a story wave hello
If you're ready for a story, if you're ready for a story
If you're ready for a story hello

Big Big Big
This is big big big, this is small small small
This is short short short, this is tall tall tall
This is fast fast fast, this is slow slow slow
This is yes yes yes, this is no no no

ABCs

Open/Shut Them
Open shut them, open shut them
Give a little clap clap clap
Open shut them, open shut them
Put them in your lap lap lap
Creep them crawl them, creep them crawl them
Right up to your chinny chin chin
Open wide your little mouth-
But do not let them in!

Book #1: Baby Love by Angela Di Terlizzi

Itsy Bitsy Spider
The itsy bitsy spider went up the water spout
Down came the rain and washed the spider out
Out came the sun and dried up all the rain
And the itsy bitsy spider went up the spout again

Head and Shoulders Baby
Head and shoulders baby 1-2-3
Head and shoulders baby 1-2-3
Head and shoulders, head and shoulders
Head and shoulders baby 1-2-3
Knees and toes baby 1-2-3
Knees and toes baby 1-2-3
Knees and toes, knees and toes
Knees and toes baby 1-2-3

Roly Poly
Roly poly, roly poly
out out out, out out out
roly roly poly, roly roly poly
in in in, in in in
Roly poly, roly poly
fast fast fast, fast fast fast
roly roly poly, roly roly poly
slow slow slow, slow slow slow

Bounce Our Babies to the Top
We bounce and bounce and bounce and stop
We bounce and bounce and bounce and stop
We bounce and bounce and bounce and stop
We bounce our babies to the top
We rock and rock and rock and stop
We rock and rock and rock and stop
We rock and rock and rock and stop
We rock our babies to the top
We tickle and tickle and tickle and stop
We tickle and tickle and tickle and stop
We tickle and tickle and tickle and stop
We tickle our babies to the top

Book #2: One, Two, Baa, Moo by Jonathan Litton

Bumping Up and Down
Bumping up and down in my little red wagon
Bumping up and down in my little red wagon
Bumping up and down in my little red wagon
Won't you be my darling?
One wheel's off and the axel's broken
One wheel's off and the axel's broken
One wheel's off and the axel's broken
Won't you be my darling?

Hands Are Clapping
Hands are clapping, clap clap clap
Hands are clapping, clap clap clap
Hands are clapping, clap clap clap
Clap your hands my darling
Toes are tapping, tap tap tap
Toes are tapping, tap tap tap
Toes are tapping, tap tap tap
Tap your toes my darling

Changing Diapers
Changing diapers, changing diapers
Lots of fun, lots of fun
You're no longer stinky, you're no longer stinky
Nice clean bum, nice clean bum

Bubbles in the Air
There are bubbles in the air, in the air
There are bubbles in the air, in the air
There are bubbles in the air
There are bubbles in the air
There are bubbles in the air, in the air
There are bubbles way up high, way up high
There are bubbles way up high, way up high
There are bubbles way up high
Way up high in the sky
There are bubbles way up high, way up high
There are bubbles way down low, way down low
There are bubbles way down low, way down low
There are bubbles way down low
And they tickle on your toes
There are bubbles way down low, way down low

Bubbles 

Goodbye Song
Storytime is over now, over now, over now
Storytime is over now- see you next time!

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