Toddler Storytime: Birds


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: Birds by Kevin HenkesPublisher: Greenwillow Books

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: Little Green by Keith BakerPublisher: Harcourt, Inc.

Song: Birdies in the Treetops

The birdies in the treetops sing their song,

The froggies in the pond croak all along,

The sheep baa baa, and the cows moo moo,

So why shouldn’t I, why shouldn’t I sing along too?

Song: Bluebird, Bluebird

Bluebird, bluebird through my window,

Bluebird, bluebird through my window,

Bluebird, bluebird through my window,

Oh, won’t you be my friend!

Rhyme: 

If I were a Bird, I’d sing a song
And fly about the whole day long (Flap arms like wings)
And when the night comes, go to rest,
Way up high in my cozy nest .(Cup hands together to form nest)

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.