Birds, Part 2


This week’s featured books:  Little Green by Keith Baker

                                                    Whose Chick Are You? by Nancy Tafuri

 

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: Little Green by Keith Baker; Publisher: Harcourt, Inc.

 

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: Whose Chick Are You? By Nancy Tafuri; Greenwillow Books

 

RhymeIf I were a Bird
If I were a Bird, I'd sing a song (Make ASL sign for bird.)
And fly about the whole day long (Flap arms like wings.)
 
And when the night comes, go to rest,
Way up high in my cozy nest. (Cup hands together to form nest.)

 

Song: Birdies in the Treetops

The birdies in the treetops sing their song,

The froggies in the pond croak along,

The sheep baa, baa and the cows moo, moo,

So why shouldn’t I, why shouldn’t I sing along too?

 

Rhyme: Two Little Blackbirds

Two little blackbirds sitting on a hill.

One named Jack. The other named Jill.

Fly away Jack. Fly away Jill.

Come back Jack. Come back Jill.

 

Song: Bluebird, Bluebird Through My Window

Bluebird, bluebird through my window,

Bluebird, bluebird through my window,

Bluebird, bluebird through my window,

Oh, bluebird aren't you tired? 

 

Sing more verses using different colored birds.

 

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.