Owls

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: Owl Babies by Martin Waddell
Publisher: Candlewick Press

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: Night Owl by Toni Yuly
Publisher: Faiwel and Friends

Rhyme: The Owl 

There’s a wide-eyed owl (thumb and forefingers around eyes) 

With a pointed nose, (point to nose) 

Two pointed ears, (point to ears) 

And claws for toes. (fingers bent into claws) 

He sits high up in the tree, and he looks at me, and he looks at you, (point at a child in the group)

He flaps his wings, (flap arms) And says “Whoo, Whoo!” 

Song: LITTLE OWL (Tune: This Old Man)

Little Owl, in the tree,
He is winking down at me.
With a wink, wink, wink, wink,
All through the night,
Little Owl is quite a site!
Little Owl, in the tree,
He is hooting down at me.
With a hoot, hoot, hoot, hoot,
All through the night,
 Little Owl is quite a site!

Song: Owl (Tune: Pop Goes the Weasel)

An owl sat on the branch of a tree
Quiet as can be.
The moon came out,
The night was dark -
“Whoo!” “Whoo!” said the owl

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.