Lap Sit Storytime

We use a lot of songs at our lap sit storytimes for 0-23 months old + caregivers. At the top of the list, you will find our most recent week's set list, followed by the opening and closing songs we use every week. At the bottom is a list of all songs we have in our rotation, their lyrics, and a link or video to where I learned the song (my personal favorites are marked with a *).


LAP SIT WEEK OF 2/4/2019
Opening Songs

Group Reading- Peek a Who? by Nina Laden



Itsy Bitsy Spider
Bunny Tickle
Go In and Out the Window
Grr Grr Went the Big Brown Bear
Popcorn Kernels
Do As I'm Doing
Closing Songs





OPENING SONGS

If You're Ready for a Story
(to the tune of "If You're Happy and You Know It")
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 (hello!)
If you're ready for a story, wave hello (hello!)
If you're ready for a story, if you're ready for a story
If you're ready for a story, wave hello (hello!)

This Is 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
Now 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!





CLOSING SONGS

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

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





COMPLETE LIST OF LAP SIT SONGS

1-10

123 Doggy's Got a Flea
1, 2, 3, doggy's got a flea
1, 2, 3, now it's on me
It's on my nose, it's on my toes
It's on my ear, it's over here!


A

A Clapping We Will Go
(to the tune of Farmer in the Dell)
A clapping we will go, a clapping we will go
Hi ho the derry-o, a clapping we will go
(repeat with stomping, rocking, tickling, etc.)

B

*Bouncing, Bouncing
Bouncing, bouncing baby on my knee
Bouncing, bouncing- 1, 2, 3!
(repeat with rocking clapping, etc.)


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?

Bunny Tickle
Round and round the garden
Hopped the little bunny
One hop, 2 hops
and a tickle on your tummy!


C

Can You Shake Along With Me?
Can you shake along with me, along with me, along with me?
Can you shake along with me?
Put your shaker on your [body part]!

Charlie Over the Water
*This is another song we'll say "baby" as the baby's name in storytime and then caregivers can sub in their own babies' names at home.
Baby over the water
Baby over the sea
Baby catch a blackbird
But can't catch me!


D

Do As I'm Doing
Do as I'm doing, follow follow me
Do as I'm doing, follow follow me
Shake up high, shake down low
Shake your scarf fast, shake your scarf slow
Do as I'm doing, follow follow me


E

*The 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 we go out the door-
We take the elevator up, take the elevator down
Take the elevator up, take the elevator down
Take the elevator up, take the elevator down
And we turn around


F

G

Go In and Out the Window
Go in and out the window, the window, the window
Go in and out the window as we've done before
Go this way and that way, and this way and that way
Go in and out the window as we've done before
Go up and down the ladder, the ladder, the ladder
Go up and down the ladder as we've done before
Go this way and that way, and this way and that way
Go up and down the ladder as we've done before
From the King County Library System, more verses can be found here.

H

Hands are Clapping
(to the tune of "Skip to My Lou)
Hands are clapping, clap clap clap
Hands are clapping, clap clap clap
Hands are clapping, clap clap clap
(repeat with toes are tapping/tap tap tap and eyes are hiding/peek a boo)

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
From the CD "Songs for Wiggleworms"

Hello Everybody
Well hello everybody, can you clap our hands?
Clap your hands, clap your hands?
Well hello everybody can you clap your hands?
Clap your hands?
(repeat with tap toes, touch nose, etc.)


*Hippo on a 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 cow, a cow, a cow got on the bus
And all, and all, and all the people said
Moooove over!
A sheep, a sheep, a sheep got on the bus
And all, and all, and all the people said
Move baaaack!


I

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

J

Jump Jump Kangaroo Brown
Jump jump kangaroo brown
Jump jump off to town
Jump jump up and down
Jump jump kangaroo brown
[repeat with clap, stomp, etc.]
From the Mamie Doud Eisenhower Public Library, list of rhymes found here.

K

L

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


M

N

O

Our Little Baby Loves Dancing
Our little baby loves dancing, dancing
Our little baby loves to boogie down
Our little baby loves dancing, dancing
Our little baby loves to turn around
Lean to the left, lean to the right
Hug that baby nice and tight


P

Popcorn Kernels
(to the tune of Frere Jacques)
Popcorn kernels, popcorn kernels
In the pot, in the pot
Shake them shake them shake them, shake them shake them shake them
'Til they pop! 'Til they pop!


Q

R

*Roly Poly
(to the tune of "Frere Jacques")
Roly poly, roly poly
Fast fast fast, fast fast fast
Roly roly poly, roly roly poly
Slow slow slow, slow slow slow
(repeat with any opposites like up and down, in and out, etc.)


S

She'll be Coming 'Round the Mountain
She'll be coming 'round the mountain when she comes
She'll be coming 'round the mountain when she comes
She'll be coming 'round the mountain, she'll be coming 'round the mountain
She'll be coming 'round the mountain when she comes
She'll be riding six white horses when she comes
She'll be riding six white horses when she comes
She'll be riding six white horses, she'll be riding six white horses
She'll be riding six white horses when she comes
We'll all come out to greet her when she comes
We'll all come out to greet her when she comes
We'll all come out to greet her, we'll all come out to greet her
We'll all come out to greet her when she comes


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


T

This Is the Way We Wash Our Hands
(to the tune of Here We Go 'Round the Mulberry Bush)
This is the way we wash our hands
Wash our hands, wash our hands
This is the way we wash our hands
So early in the morning


Tick Tock
Tick tock, tick tock, I'm a little cuckoo clock
Tick tock, tick tock now I'm striking one o'clock- cuckoo!
Tick tock, tick tock, I'm a little cuckoo clock
Tick tock, tick tock now I'm striking two o'clock- cuckoo! Cuckoo!
(repeat until tired)


Toast Is In the Toaster
The toast is in the toaster
It's getting very hot
Tick tock, tick tock
Pop, pop, POP!
(we bounced up and down on laps for baby time)


U

V

W

*What Shall We Do With Lazy Baby?
*The word "baby" can be substituted with your own baby's name to make this a fun, personalized song! And I use "she" here, but feel free to switch out for whatever your preferred pronoun is.
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
Heave ho and up she rises
Heave ho and up she rises
Heave ho and up she rises
Early in the morning


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 horn on the bus goes beep beep beep, beep beep beep, beep beep beep
The horn on the bus goes beep beep beep, all through the town

Wiggle Waggle Went the Bear
Wiggle waggle went the bear, catching bees in his underwear 
One bee out, one bee in- one bee bit him on his big bear chin!


Wiggle Wiggle Little Fingers
Wiggle wiggle little fingers
Wiggle wiggle in the air
Wiggle wiggle little fingers
Wiggle wiggle come down there


X

Y

Z

Zoom Zoom Zoom
Zoom zoom zoom, we're going to the moon
Zoom zoom zoom, we're going to the moon
IF you want to take a trip, climb aboard my rocket ship
Zoom zoom zoom, we're going to the moon
In 5, 4, 3, 2, 1... blastoff!

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