In the Garden



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: Lola Plants a Garden by Ann McQuinn; Publisher: Charlesbridge

 

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: Plant the Tiny Seed by Christie Matheson; Publisher: Greenwillow Books

 

Rhyme: Mary, Mary Quite Contrary

Mary, Mary, quite contrary,

How does your garden grow?

With silver bells and cockleshells

And pretty maids all in a row.

 

Song: Let’s Make a Garden (Tune: Row, Row, Row Your Boat)

Dig, dig, dig the earth,                           (Make digging motion.)

Then you plant your seeds.                   (Pretend to plant seeds.)

A gentle rain,                                           (Flutter fingers down.)

And bright sunshine                               (Circle arms above head.)

Will help your flowers grow.                 (Hold 1 arm parallel to ground and move other hand up behind it with

                                                                     fingers extended to look like a flower growing.)

 

Rhyme: Dig a Little Hole

Dig a little hole                                   (Make digging motion.)

Plant a little seed                                (Pretend to plant seed.)

Pour a little water                               (Pretend to pour water.)                                  

Pull a little weed                                  (Pretend to pull weeds.)

Chase a little bug                                 (Pat hands quickly on lap.)

Heigh-ho, there he goes!                    (Put hand over brow watching the bug go.)

Give a little sunshine                           (Circle arms above head to make sun.)

Grow a little rose!                                ((Hold 1 arm parallel to ground and move other hand up behind it with

                                                                     fingers extended to look like a flower growing.)

 

Song: Oh Mr. Sun

Oh, Mr. Sun, Sun, Mr. Golden Sun,
Please shine down on me.
Oh Mr. Sun, Sun, Mr. Golden Sun,
Hiding behind a tree
These little children are asking you
To please come out so we can play with you.
Oh Mr. Sun, Sun, Mr. Golden Sun,
Please shine down on,
please shine down on,
 Please shine down on me.

 

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.