Infant Storytime – A Bit O’ Magic! – March 8, 2016

We had fun exploring MAGIC in today’s Infant Storytime!  Besides a wonderful book about a magic box and the “magic” of books…we performed a scarf trick and made some rabbits disappear.  (All with a little fairy dust of course!)  Here are the stories, songs & activities we shared:

OUR OPENING SONGS:

Welcome, Welcome

Welcome, welcome everyone,

Now we’re here, let’s have some fun

First we clap our hands just so,

Then we bend and touch our toes

Welcome, welcome, everyone

Now we’re here, let’s have some fun!

Clap Everybody and Say Hello!

sally go round the sun

Clap everybody and say hello,

Clap everybody and say hello,

Clap everybody and say hello,

No matter what the weather…

REPEAT verse with Stamp, Wiggle, Jump & Sing

(Kathy Reid-Naiman, Sally Go Round the Sun CD)


OUR BOUNCES:

 Tiny Little Babies  (Tune:  Shortnen’ Bread)

Tiny little babies love bouncin’ bouncin’

Tiny little babies love bouncin’, yeah!

Tiny little babies love bouncin’, bouncin’

Tiny little babies love bouncin’ yeah!

Sooo…bounce to the left, bounce to the right,

Now hug that baby nice and tight!

Tiny little babies love bouncin’ bouncin’

Tiny little babies love bouncin’, yeah!

The Grand Old Duke of York

The grand old Duke of York,

He had 10,000 men,

He marched them up to the top of the hill, (hold baby up in the air)

And he marched them down again! (bring baby down to lap)

And when they’re up, they’re up, (hold baby high again)

And when they’re down, they’re down, (bring baby back down to lap)

And when they’re only halfway up, (hold baby halfway up from lap)

They’re neither up (bring baby up)

Nor down! (bring baby back down to lap)


OUR BOOK:

book box

In My Book Box by Will Hillenbrand, an elephant explores the magic of a plain cardboard box.  Eventually it becomes a book box which transports him to other worlds through the magic of reading.  Very cute illustrations and simple text make this a good read aloud for babies.  The theme is also “magical” – books can take you to places you’ve never been and open up whole new worlds for exploration!


TRANSITION ACTIVITY:

From the Diaper Gym CD

My Little Hands

With my little hands I go clap clap clap

With my little feet I go tap tap tap

With my little arms I wave bye bye bye

With my little legs I kick high high high

With my little eyes I say peek-a-boo

With my little lips I say I love you!

 

With my little hands I go clap clap clap

With my little feet I go tap tap tap

With my little arms I wave bye bye bye

With my little legs I kick high high high

With my little eyes I say peek-a-boo

With my little lips I say I love you!


OUR FLANNEL ACTIVITY:

Five Magic Rabbits

(I used a black top hat and five flannel rabbits for this rhyme.)

Five magic rabbits in a tall black hat (pull rabbits out of hat and place on flannel board)

Along comes a magician who gives each one a pat (pat each rabbit with a makeshift magic wand)

He waves his magic wand high above their ears, (wave wand above rabbits)

Abracadabra, poof! One rabbit disappears (remove a rabbit from the board)

(Count down…4, 3, 2, 1)

Credit:  Storytime Katie/Youth Literature

pioneer-rabbit-magic-tricks


MIDWAY BOUNCE:

From the Wee Sing For Baby CD

wee sing

This is the Way the Ladies Ride

Trit Trot

Trot to boston



 

OUR NURSERY RHYME:

Jack Be Nimble

Jack be nimble

Jack be quick

Jack jumped over the candlestick

Jack_be_Nimble


OUR TICKLE:  These are baby’s fingers, these are baby’s toes, this is baby’s bellybutton, round and round it goes.


Our Magic Scarf Trick – The Color-Changing Scarf!

magic scarf


 

 

 

 

Psst…I used a trick scarf I purchased from Party City ~ the kids & adults loved it!


OUR CLOSING SONGS:

Twinkle, Twinkle Little Star

Twinkle Twinkle little star

How I wonder what you are.

Up above the world so high,

Like a diamond in the sky.

Twinkle, twinkle little star

How I wonder what you are…

Itsy Bitsy Spider

The itsy bitsy spider climbed up the water spout,

Down came the rain and washed the spider out!

Out came the sun that dried up all the rain

And the itsy bitsy spider climbed up the spout again!

Mr. Moon

toddlers on parade

Mr. Moon, Mr. Moon, you’re out too soon,

The sun is still in the sky…

So go back to your bed and cover up your head

And wait ’til the day goes by….


Goodbye Babies (in sign) – to the tune of  “Goodnight Ladies

Goodbye babies, goodbye babies, goodbye babies, it’s time to say goodbye.

 

 

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