Eggs: Infant Storytime

For our first Infant Storytime of the spring session, we read books about eggs.


Books We Shared

Our first story, Egg by Kevin Henkes, showed four eggs, one of which isn’t hatching, but it’s about to yield a big surprise!

Our second book, Except If by Jim Averbeck, continued the theme of the unpredictable surprises of eggs, as well as exploring the many different kinds of creatures who hatch from them.


Flannel Board Story

Five Little Eggs

I borrowed these from Jennifer Driscoll, who got the idea from Preschool Favorites by Diane Briggs on page 138.

There are five little eggs
And what do we see
They’re about to crack open
“My goodness me,”
said Mother Hen.

The first egg cracks open
And what do we see
It’s a little purple dinosaur
Looking at me.

The second egg cracks open
And what do we see
It’s a funny little platypus
Looking at me.

The third egg cracks open
And what do we see
It’s a snappy little alligator
Looking at me.

The fourth egg cracks open
And what do we see
It’s a little green turtle
Looking at me.

The fifth egg cracks open
And what do we see
It’s a little yellow chicken
Looking at me.

“My baby!”
said the mother hen,
as happy as can be.

“Mommy!” said the chick.
“Did you meet all my sisters and brothers?”
“What!” shrieked Mother Hen,
“My goodness me.”


Five Little Easter Eggs

Rhyme from Loving2Learn

Five little Easter eggs,
lovely colors wore,
mother ate the blue one
and then there were four.
Four little Easter eggs,
two and two you see,
daddy ate the red one
and then there were three.
Three little Easter eggs,
before I knew,
sister ate the yellow one
and then there were two.
Two little Easter eggs,
oh what fun,
brother ate the purple one
and then there was one.
One little Easter egg,
see me run,
I ate the green one
and then there were none.


Rhymes & Bounces & Songs We Shared without Music

We sing a lot of songs during storytime!  You’ll find lyrics to those songs without music here.

Round and Round the Garden (Easter version)

Round and Round the Garden, goes the Easter Bunny, (draw a circle on baby’s tummy and tickle)
one hop, two hops, (gentle pokes)
Tickle your funny bunny! (tickle baby)

Eyes, Nose, Cheeky Cheeky Chin

(to the tune of :”Goodnight Ladies”)
Eyes, nose, cheeky cheeky chin. (touching parts of baby’s face)
Eyes, nose, cheeky cheeky chin.
Eyes, nose, cheeky cheeky chin.
Cheeky cheeky cheeky cheeky chin!

Icky Bicky Soda Cracker Bounce

Icky Bicky Soda Cracker (bounce baby gently on knees)
Icky Bicky Boo
Icky Bicky Soda Cracker
Up Goes You! (lift baby into air)

Icky Bicky Soda Cracker (bounce baby gently on knees)
Icky Bicky Boo
Icky Bicky Soda Cracker
I love you! (bring baby in for a cuddle)

Going on a Treasure Hunt
Going on a treasure hunt, X marks the spot (draw an X on baby’s tummy)
Big circle, little circle (draw)
Dot, dot, dot. (gently poke baby’s tummy)
Spiders crawl up your tummy (tickle with fingers)
Bite, bite, bite! (gently pinch baby)
Snakes slither up your tummy (drag fingers)
Bite, bite, bite! (gently pinch baby)
Tight squeeze, (hug baby)
Cool breeze. (hug baby)
Now you’ve got the chillies! (tickle baby)

Storytime’s Over
Hands up high! (Put your hands in air)
Now give a big sigh (sigh and bring hands down)
Our storytime’s over
So wave bye-bye (wave)


Music from CDs We Shared

I love to sing and dance to music.  Here are some of the songs and cds used in storytime.


“Clap Everybody and Say Hello” from Sally Go Round the Sun by Kathy Reid-Naiman

Clap everybody and say hello, (clap hands)
Clap everybody and say hello,
Clap everybody and say hello,
No matter what the weather.

Stamp everybody and say hello, (stomp feet)
Stamp everybody and say hello,
Stamp everybody and say hello,
No matter what the weather.

Wiggle everybody and say hello, (wiggle baby)
Wiggle everybody and say hello,
Wiggle everybody and say hello,
No matter what the weather.

Jump everybody and say hello, (lift baby up high)
Jump everybody and say hello,
Jump everybody and say hello,
No matter what the weather.

Sing everybody and say hello, (wave hi)
Sing everybody and say hello,
Sing everybody and say hello,
No matter what the weather.


“Hello & How Are You?” from Wiggleworms Love You by Old Town School of Folk Music. We basically just shook our shaker eggs to this because it has a great rhythm! This song is basically the same each verse, but in three languages: English, French and Spanish.

Hello, hello, hello and how are you?
I’m fine, I’m fine, and I hope that you are too
Hello, hello, hello and how are you?
I’m fine, I’m fine, and I hope that you are too

Now everybody clap your hands (clap)
clap your hands, clap your hands
Now everybody clap your hands
Come on and clap your hands

Bonjour, bonjour (hello, hello)
Un petit mot d’amour (a loving word:)
Bonjour, bonjour
Bonjour pour tous les jours! (hello for every day!)

Now everybody stomp your feet (stomp)
stomp your feet, stomp your feet
Now everybody stomp your feet
Come on and stomp your feet

Hola, hola (hello, hello)
Hola y ¿cómo estás? (hi and how are you?)
Estoy bien, muy bien (I’m well, very well)
y espero que tú tambien (and I hope you are too)

Now everybody wave hello (wave)
wave hello, wave hello
Now everybody wave hello
Hello, hello, hello


“Skidamarink” from Wiggleworms Love You by Old Town School of Folk Music

Skidamarink a dink, a dink, (bounce baby to rhythm)
Skidamarink a doo
I love you
Skidamarink a dink, a dink,
Skidamarink a doo
I love you

I love you in the morning and in the afternoon
I love you in the evening and underneath the moon, Oh,

Skidamarink a dink, a dink,
Skidamarink a doo
I love you


“Twinkle Twinkle Little Star” from Walt Disney’s Children’s Favorite Songs Volume 1

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.


Additional Activities

We also did a game of guessing the animals who were partially shown through the hole in an I Spy box:


Continue the Fun

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AnnMarie Hurtado

I'm a youth services librarian working in the Children's Room at the Pasadena Central Library. I purchase juvenile nonfiction books for all sites, juvenile Spanish books for all sites, and juvenile DVDs for the Central Library. I do a lot of programs with school-age kids, including Lucha Libros, writing workshops, STEAM Careers in Pasadena, and other STEAM/science programs. I teach 1-2 sessions of Infant/Toddler Storytime each year. I love what I do, working with kids of all ages to inspire them to learn and use their curiosity and imaginations. Outside of my work at the library, I am also the author of a book, 36 Workshops to Get Kids Writing: From Aliens to Zebras.

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