Toddler Storytime: Butterflies

This week’s featured books: 

51U79mweoWL._SX417_BO1,204,203,200_Arabella Miller’s Tiny Caterpillar by Clare Jarrett

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Senorita Mariposa by Ben Gundersheimer

Opening Song:

Now this is the time for storytime, storytime, storytime

This is the time for storytime

I’m glad you are here, I’m so glad you are here

Read: Arabella Miller’s Tiny Caterpillar by Clare Jarrett
Publisher: Candlewick Press

Songs: Open Shut Them 

Open, shut them, open, shut them (Open both hands and then make a fist)

Give a little clap, clap, clap. (Clap hands together)

Open, shut them, Open, shut them

Lay them on your lap, lap, lap. (Pat hands in lap)

Creep them, creep them, creep them, creep them (creep fingers from tummy up to mouth)

Right up to your chinny chin, chin

Open wide your little mouth… but do not let them in. (Open mouth wide & hide hands behind back)

Song: A Little Mouse is Creeping

A little mouse is creeping, creeping, creeping (Make creeping motion with hands)

A little mouse is creeping 

In the house... Shh… (Put index finger in front of mouth)

A little mouse is sleeping, sleeping, sleeping (Make sleeping motion)

A litter mouse is sleeping in the house. Shh…

An old grey cat comes creeping, creeping, creeping (Make creeping motion with hands)

An old grey cat comes creeping in the house

And they both run away!!! (Pat hands on lap really fast)

Read: Senorita Mariposa by Ben Gundersheimer
Publisher: Nancy Paulsen Books

Rhyme: My Friendly Caterpillar 

My friendly Caterpillar (Fingers crawl up arm.)

Made its chrysalis one day. (Close hands together.)

It turned into a butterfly (Open hands with thumbs hooked together.)

And quickly flew away. (Flap hands.) 

Song: The Butterfly song (Tune: "Up on the Housetop")

First comes a butterfly and lays an egg,

Out comes a caterpillar with six legs,

Oh, see the caterpillar spin and spin,

A little chrysalis to sleep in.

Oh, oh, oh wait and see 

Oh, oh, oh wait and see

Out of the chrysalis, my oh my

out comes a pretty butterfly.

Song: Caterpillar Song

I spin and spin my chrysalis

And take a rest inside.

When I come out,

I’m changed… indeed!

Look! I’m a butterfly!

Look, look! I’m a butterfly!

Song: If You’re Happy and You Know It

If you’re happy and you know it, clap your hands (clap, clap)

If you’re happy and you know it, clap your hands (clap, clap)

If you’re happy and you know, and you really want to show it

you’re happy and you know it, clap your hand. (clap, clap)

If you’re happy and you know it, pat your head (pat, pat)

If you’re happy and you know it, pat your head (pat, pat)

If you’re happy and you know it, and you really want to show it

If you’re happy and you know it pat your head. (pat, pat)

(Continue with other actions: beep your nose, wiggle your ears, etc.)

Closing Song:                                                                                                                                     

Now this is the end of storytime, storytime, storytime.

This is the end of storytime.

I’m glad you were here.

I’m so glad you were here.