Toddler Storytime: Baby Animals!

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: Baby Animals Playing by Suzi Esztherhas;
Publisher: Owlkids Books


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: Babies in the Bayou by Jim Arnosky
Publisher: Putnam’s Sons


Song: I Like Baby Animals (Tune: London Bridge)

I like baby animals,

Animals, animals.

I like baby animals,

I bet you like them too. 


Rhyme: Pat-a-Cake

 Pat-a-cake, pat-a-cake, baker’s man

Bake me a cake as fast as you can.

Roll it,

And pat it,

And mark it with a B,

And put it in the oven

For baby and me.

 

Rhyme: Two Little Bluebirds

Two little bluebirds

Up in a tree

Built a nest

For all to see

Along came the babies,

One, two, three… peep, peep, peep!

 

Song: Hands Are Clapping (Tune: Skip to My Lou)

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, fingers are wiggling, eyes are hiding “peek-a-boo”  


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.