Storytime: Alligator

This storytime was for families, I had 8 children all between the ages of 1 to 6. This program is held at night and children come in this PJs, because of this we always end the storytime by passing out felt stars, singing Twinkle Twinkle Little Star and Star Light, Star Bright. Due to the wide range in ages I try to use 3-4 shorter books and lots of action songs.

Books:

Snip Snap! What’s That? by Mara Bergman

Very Boring Alligator by Jean Gralley

Doodle Bites by Polly Dunbar

There’s an Alligator Under my Bed by Mercer Mayer

 

 

 

 

 

 

 Alligator Rap

Tap, tap, tap (clap 3 times)

Do the alligator rap

Swish your tail in time (shake bottom)

To the alligator rhyme

Spread those scaly claws (hold up hands)

On your alligator paws

Stomp your scaly feet (stomp feet)

To the alligator beat

Tap, tap, tap (clap 3 times)

Do the alligator rap!

Alligator, Alligator Turn Around

Alligator, alligator turn around

Alligator, alligator touch the ground

Alligator, alligator dance on your toes

Alligator, alligator touch your nose

Alligator, alligator jump up now

Alligator, alligator take a bow

Alligator, alligator stomp your feet

Alligator, alligator take a seat

Source: Jbrary

Five Little Monkeys Swinging in a Tree

Five little monkeys swinging in a tree (hold up 5 fingers)

Teasing Mr. Alligator “You can’t catch me, no you can’t catch me” (shake finger)

Along comes Mr. Alligator, as quiet as can be (put hands together and move slowly)

And snatch that monkey right out of the tree (clamp down hands)

…count down

Five Little Alligators

This could be turned into a flannel board but I ran out of time to make one!

One little alligator swimming in a pool (hold up 1 finger, make swimming motion)

Another comes along and now there are two (hold up 2 fingers)

Two little alligators swimming by a tree (swimming motion)

Another comes along and now there are three (hold up 3 fingers)

Three little alligators swimming near the shore (swimming motion)

Another comes along and now there are four (hold up 4 fingers)

Four little alligators swim, splash and dive (swimming motion)

Another comes along and now there are five (hold up 5 fingers)

Five little alligators having lots of fun

Mama calls, “It’s time for bed!” (cup hands over mouth)

and now the fun is done

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