Horses


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: The Wild Little Horse by Rita Gray; Publisher: Dutton Children’s 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: Noni the Pony by Alison Lester; Publisher Beach Lane Books

 

Rhyme: Ten Galloping Horses

Ten galloping horses, (Hold up 10 fingers.)

Came through town, (Slap hands on legs like galloping.)

Five were white, (Hold up five fingers.)

And five were brown. (Hold up five fingers on the other hand.)

They galloped up, (Slap up toward top of thighs.)

They galloped down, (Slap hands toward knees.)

Ten galloping horses, (Hold up ten fingers.)

Came through town. (Slap hands on legs like galloping.)

Song: She’ll be Coming Around the Mountain

She'll be coming around the mountain when she comes
 She'll be coming around the mountain when she comes 

She'll be coming around the mountain
She'll be coming around the mountain
 She'll be coming around the mountain when she comes 

 

She'll be riding six white horses when she comes (whoa back)
She'll be riding six white horses when she comes (whoa back)
She'll be riding six white horses
She'll be riding six white horses
She'll be riding six white horses when she comes
 

And we'll all go out to greet her when she comes 

Yes, we'll all go out to greet her when she comes 

Oh, we'll all go out to greet her

We'll all go out to greet her
 We'll all go out to greet her when she comes.

 

Rhyme: I Gave My Horse an Apple

I gave my horse an apple (Pretend to give something.)

And she gave me a neigh. (Neigh!!!)

I gave my horse a carrot, (Pretend to give something.)

And she moved her head this way. (Move head up and down.)

I gave my horse a sugar lump, (Pretend to give something.)

She gave me a smile (Smile big.)

And then she took me for a ride,

For more than half a mile. (Slap hands on thighs like galloping.)


 
Song: Old MacDonald 

Old MacDonald had a farm— E-I-E-I-O! (Have child clap to the beat of E-I-E-I-O!)

And on this farm he had a horse—E-I-E-I-O!

With a neigh, neigh here, and a neigh, neigh there

Here a neigh, there a neigh, everywhere a neigh, neigh,

Old MacDonald had a farm—E-I-E-I-O!

 

Additional verses: (Add any animals and their sounds.)

…..And on this farm he some some cows (moo, moo)

…. And on this farm he had some sheep (baa, baa)

….And on this farm he had some chickens (cluck, cluck)

 

 

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.