Book Babies – May 15, 2012

Fingerplay: Open Shut Them x2
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, creep them
Creep them, creep them
Right up to your chin, chin, chin
Open wide your smiling mouth
But do not let them in!

Fingerplay: The Itsy Bitsy Spider x2

Fingerplay: This Little Piggy x2

Story: Swing Like a Monkey (by Harriet Ziefert)

Activity: Shakers to music

Song: Old MacDonald Had a Farm
Today, Old MacDonald’s farm had a chicken, a cow, a pig and a rabbit

Song: Head, Shoulders, Knees and Toes x2

Fingerplay: This is Big Big Big x2
This is big, big, big
This is small, small, small
This is short, short, short
This is tall, tall, tall
This is fast, fast, fast
This is slow, slow, slow
This is yes, yes, yes
This is no, no, no

Song: Cuckoo
Tick-tock, tick-tock
I’m a little cuckoo clock
Tick-tock, tick-tock
It’s one o’clock
Cuckoo!
**we kept on going until we got to 6 o’clock, each verse getting progressively faster**

Activity: Peek-a-Boo with Scarves

Song: The Wheels on the Bus (with scarves)

Activity: Parachute to music

Fingerplay: Twinkle Twinkle Little Star x2
(first time singing, second time humming)