Toddler Storytime – Spring Session – Bunnies, Bunnies Everywhere!!!

               Spring is here!!!!!
We had lots of fun reading stories about bunnies AND acting out some bunny antics!

Here is a list of stories, rhymes, songs, and activities we shared – if you’d like a printed copy, click onto this link –     TODDLER songs-rhymes

OPENING SONGS:

Welcome Everyone!

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!

Clap everybody and say hello,

Clap everybody and say hello,

Clap everybody and say hello,

No matter what the weather….

Stamp everybody and say hello,

Stamp everybody and say hello,

Stamp everybody and say hello,

No matter what the weather….

Repeat chorus with

(Wiggle, Jump, Sing…)

(Kathy Reid-Naiman – Sing Around the Sun CD)

ACTION RHYME:

 Open Shut Them

Open shut them, open shut them (hands open and close)

Give a little clap clap clap (hands clap)

Open shut them, open shut them (hands open and close)

Place them in your lap, lap, lap. (place hands in lap)

Creep them crawl them, creep them crawl them (crawl fingers up both arms)

Right up to your chinny, chin, chin (tap fingers onto chin)

Open up your little mouth BUT (keep tapping and open mouth)

DO NOT LET THEM IN!!! (quickly place both hands behind back)

FIRST BOOK:  PEEK-A-BOO BUNNY

Bunny plays hide and seek with his friends!  But, can he find ANYBODY???  Not until they all jump out and say “Peek-a-Boo!”

 SONG:

 Roll Your Hands

 Roll, roll, roll your hands as fast as fast can be

Do it now, let me see, do it now with me.

Clap, clap, clap your hands as loud as loud can be

Do it now, let me see, do it now with me.

Tap, tap, tap your feet as softly as can be

Do it now, let me see, do it now with me.

Shake, shake, shake your feet as quickly as can be

Do it now, let me see, do it now with me.

Roll, roll, roll your hands as fast as fast can be

Do it now, let me see, do it now with me.

(Carol Hammett & Elaine Bueffel, Toddlers on Parade CD)

SECOND BOOK:  WHAT’S THE MATTER BUNNY BLUE?

Bunny Blue has lost his granny?  What’s a bunny to do?  Well his friends help and there is a very happy ending!

 FINGERPLAY:

(I used two little bunny finger puppets but you can use two fingers)

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Start this rhyme with both hands behind your back –

A little brown bunny jumped out of the ground

(bring out one finger – right hand)

He wriggled his whiskers and looked ALL AROUND

(wriggle the finger and sweep it around) )

Then a little white bunny who lived in the grass

Popped out his head and watched him pass.

(bring out second finger – left hand)

Then both little bunnies went

(move both fingers hop forward)

Hoppity hop

Hoppity hop

Hoppity hop

‘Til they came to a wall and had to STOP!

(both fingers stop moving)

Then both little bunnies turned right around

(turn both fingers around)

And they scampered on back to their holes in the ground!

( both fingers hop back until you can place them behind your back)

FLANNELBOARD

 Five Little Bunnies

 Five little bunnies standing by a door

One hopped away and then there were four.

Four little bunnies, sitting ‘neath a tree

Another hopped away and then there were three.

Three little bunnies looking at YOU

One hopped away and then there were two!

Two little bunnies soaking up the sun

Another hopped away and then there was one.

One lonely bunny looking very glum

He hopped away and then

there were none!

Bunnies Storytime

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

MOVEMENT SONG:

Row Your Boat

Row, row, row your boat

Gently down the stream

Merrily, merrily, merrily life is but a dream.

[Repeat with Twist, Bump, Sway & Wiggle]

(Full version of song on Wiggleworms CD – Songs for Wiggleworms)   

 VIDEO:

 Max and Ruby – Max’s Chocolate Chicken

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 went up the water spout

Down came the rain and washed the spider out!

Out came the sun and dried up all the rain

And the itsy bitsy spider went up the spout again!

Teddy Bear Turn Around

Teddy bear, teddy bear turn around

Teddy bear, teddy bear touch the ground

Teddy bear, teddy bear show your shoes

Teddy bear, teddy bear that will do!

Patty Cake

Patty cake, patty cake, baker’s man

Bake m a cake as fast as you can

Roll it and pat it and mark it with a B

And put it in the oven for baby and me!

You Are My Sunshine

You are my sunshine, my only sunshine

You make me happy when skies are grey

You’ll never know dear, how much I love you

And I love you more every day!

(Wiggleworms – Songs for Wiggleworms)

I’m a Little Teapot

 I’m a little teapot, short and stout

Here is my handle, here is my spout

When I get all full of steam I shout

Tip me over and pour me out!

Two Little Blackbirds

Two little blackbirds sitting on a hill

One named Jack and the other named Jill

Fly away Jack and fly away Jill

Come back Jack and come back Jill

 Goodbye

Well we’ve had some fun and now we’re done

Goodbye, goodbye

We had some fun and now we’re done

Goodbye to all the girls

Goodbye girls!

Well we’ve had some fun and now we’re done

Goodbye, goodbye

We had some fun and now we’re done

Goodbye to all the boys

Bye Boys!

Well we had some fun and now we’re done

Goodbye, goodbye

We had some fun and now we’re done

Goodbye to all the wiggleworms

Bye wiggleworms!

Well we had some fun and now we’re done

Goodbye, goodbye

We had some fun and now we’re done

Goodbye to EVERYONE!

By everyone!

(Wiggleworms – Songs for Wiggleworms)

STORYTIME’S OVER:

 Let’s raise our hands high (stretch hands up to ceiling)

And heave a sigh (sigh), storytime’s over, let’s wave bye-bye! (wave goodbye)

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