What happens when you find a giraffe in your soup?  When your dog sleepwalks?  When you find an elephant and make him your pet?  Some very funny shenanigans!!!

We read stories about those subjects, sang a song with our egg shakers, participated in some action rhymes, a flannel board story and so much more.


There’s a Giraffe in My Soup


Lazy Dave


Hiding Phil



Five Little Monkeys Swinging in a Tree…

Five little monkeys swinging in a tree,

Teasing MR. Crocodile, you can’t catch me…you can’t catch me.

Then along came MR. Crocodile as quiet as can be

AND SNATCHED A MONKEY RIGHT OFF OF THAT TREE!   (Repeat rhyme and count down – 4, 3, 2, 1, NONE )

Monkey and alligator2



This is Big, Big, Big

Action Rhyme: “This Is Big”
This is big, big, big (stretch hands far to sides)
This is small, small, small (cup hands together)
This is short, short, short (hold palms close vertically)
This is tall, tall, tall (hold palms far apart vertically)
This is fast, fast, fast (roll hands quickly)
This is slow, slow, slow (roll hands slowly)
This is yes, yes, yes (nod head)
This is no, no, no (shake head)
Credit: Mel’s Desk

Open Shut Them

 Open, shut them, open, shut them,
Give a little clap, clap, clap.
Open, shut them, open, shut them,
Put them in your lap, lap, lap.

Creep them, crawl them,
Creep them, crawl them,
Right up to your chin, chin, chin.
Open up your little mouth,
But do not let them in.


(with egg shakers)

We’re Going to the Market

(from the CD by Kathy Reid-Naiman, I Love to Hear the Sounds)



Harry the Dirty Dog



Extend the fun at home!

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