Toddler Storytime: Whales


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: Flash the Fish by Paul Kor; Publisher:  Dial Books for Young Readers


Songs: Open Shut Them 

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

Open, shut them

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: Puffin Peter by Petr Horacek; Publisher: Candlewick Press


Song: A Big Blue Whale

A big blue whale, a big blue whale

Little sea scallops and a big blue whale

A big blue whale, a big blue whale

Little sea scallops and a big blue whale

Sea otter, sea otter, little sea scallops and a big blue whale.

Sea otter, sea otter, little sea scallops and a big blue whale.


Rhyme: Once I Caught a Fish

1, 2, 3, 4, 5

Once I caught a fish alive.

6, 7, 8, 9, 10

Then I let it go again.

Why did you let it go?

Because it bit my finger so.

Which finger did it bite?

This little finger on the right.


Song: I’m a Big Whale (Tune: Clementine)

I am swimming, I am swimming,

I am swimming in the sea

I’m a big whale and I am swimming

I am swimming in the sea.

I am singing….

I am spouting...

 

Song: The Whale

The whale is swimming out to sea,

Out to sea, out to sea,

The whale is swimming out to sea

Early in the morning.

The whale is diving far below,

Far below, far below,

The whale is diving far below,

Early in the morning.

The whale is coming up for air,

Up for air, up for air,

The whale is coming up for air,

Early in the morning.

Song: Baby Baluga

Baby beluga in the deep blue sea,

Swim so wild and you swim so free.

Heaven above and the sea below,

And a little white whale on the go.

Baby beluga, baby beluga,

Is the water warm?

Is your mama home, with you so happy?

Way down yonder where the dolphins play,

Where you dive and splash all day,

Waves roll in and the waves roll out.

See the water squirtin’ out of your spout.

Baby beluga, oh, baby beluga,

Sing your little song, sing for all your friends.

We like to hear you.

When it’s dark, you’re home and fed.

Curl up snug in your waterbed.

Moon is shining and the stars are out.

Good night, little whale, good night.

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.