Cuddles

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: Kitty’s Cuddles by Jane Cabrera; Publisher: Holiday House

 

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: Little Mouse by Alison Murray; Publisher: Disney . Hyperion Books

 

Rhyme: There Were Five in the Bed

There were five in the bed                                                    (Hold up five fingers.)
 
And the little one said, “Roll over, roll over!”                   (Make rolling motion.)
 
So they are rolled over and one fell out.                          (Hold up one finger and make surprised face.)

 
Note: Count down to one.
 
There was one in the bed                                                 (Hold up one finger.)
 
And the little one said, “I’ve got it all to myself!”       (Spread out arms.) 

 

 



 

Song: Twinkle, Twinkle Little Star (Use ASL sign language while singing song or just do the actions below.)

Twinkle, twinkle, little star,               (Open and shut hands, then make ASL sign for ‘star’.)

How I wonder what you are!            (Point to side of head as if you’re wondering.)

Up above the world so high,             (Point up.)

Like a diamond in the sky!                (Point up to sky.)

Twinkle, twinkle, little star,              (Open and shut hands, then make ASL sign for ‘star’.)

How I wonder what you are!           (Point to side of head as if you’re wondering.)

 

Song

Diddle, diddle dumpling, my son John, 

Went to bed with his stockings on; 

One shoe off and one shoe on, 

Diddle, diddle dumpling, my son John 

 

Note: Feel free to change the name in this song/rhyme to your child’s name. Sing in any tune you like.

   

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.