We had fun reading stories about some very “interesting” pets…there was a pet elephant (yes, a pet elephant), a lithe, slim cat who suddenly grew very, very BIG, an orphaned dog who found a home with seven pesky cats AND some squeaky clean pigs who got into some dirt and ended up a bit mottled. There were also some rhymes, songs and movement games we added to the mix. All in all, we had a pet-tastic storytime!
Here are some of the stories, songs, activities & rhymes we shared:
Opening songs: Welcome Song, Hello Friends (in sign…sung to the tune of Hello Ladies), Clap Your Hands (Wiggleworms)
Action Rhymes & Movement: Open Shut Them, This is Big…, My Head My Shoulders My Knees My Toes
Closing Songs: Itsy Bitsy Spider, Big Gigantic Spider, Twinkle, Twinkle Little Star, ABC (Baby Loves Jazz CD) & Goodbye Friends (in sign…sung to the tune of Goodbye Ladies)
Five Pigs So Squeaky Clean
Five pigs so squeaky clean
Cleanest you’ve ever seen
Wanted to go and play outside
One jumped into the mud,
Landed with a BIG THUD!
Now there are four pigs so squeaky clean.
(Four, three, two, one)
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