Toddler Time: Bears



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: Bear Counts by Karma Wilson; Publisher: Margaret K McElderry 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: Where, Oh Where, is Baby Bear? By Ashley Wolff; Publisher: Beach Lane Books


Song: Where, Oh Where is Baby Bear

Where, oh where is baby bear

Where, oh where is baby bear

Where, oh where is baby bear

Way down yonder in the mossy log


Rhyme: Two Little Bear Cubs

Two little bear cubs went out one day

Over the meadow where they could play.

When they got hungry, they could not wait

They smelled some honey and ate and ate.


Song: Did You Ever See a Brown Bear

Did you ever see a brown bear, a brown bear, a brown bear?

Did you ever see a brown bear?

Catching a fish!

Did you ever see a brown bear, a brown bear, a brown bear?

Did you ever see a brown bear?

Eating some honey… Yum! Yum!


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.