Storytime: Bath Time

Opening Song
Hello Friends (with sign language)
Hello friends,
Hello friends,
Hello friends,
It’s time to say hello
Source: jbrary


Bubble Bath Pirates by Jarrett J. Krosoczka

Related Song/Rhyme
Rub-a-dub-dub, one child in the tub (hold up 1 finger)
Tell me what you see
One foot with toes (shake or touch foot)
A hand, a nose (shake hand, touch nose)
As clean as they can be

Rub-a-dub-dub, one child in a tub
Tell me what you see
Legs and arms (shake or touch body parts)
So clean and warm
Do they have a hug for me? (hug self)

Body Recognition (repeat weekly)
Roly Poly (Tune: Where is Thumbkin)
Roly poly, roly poly (roll arms)
Up, up, up (raise arms)
Up, up, up
Roly roly poly (roll arms)
Roly roly poly
Down, down, down (lower arms)
Down, down, down

Roly poly, roly poly
Out, out, out (extend arms out to side)
Out, out, out
Roly roly poly
Roly roly poly
In, in, in (bring arms in)
In, in, in

Roly poly, roly poly
Fast, fast, fast (roll arms quickly)
Fast, fast, fast
Roly roly poly
Roly roly poly
Slow, slow, slow
Slow, slow, slow
Source: King County Library System


Bears in the Bath by Shirley Parenteau








Stand Up and Stretch
After My Bath
After my bath I try, try, try
To rub myself until I’m dry, dry, dry (pretend to rub body with a towel)
Just think how much less time it would take
If I were a dog and could shake, shake, shake (shake body)

Rhyme (repeated weekly)
Hickory Dickory Dock
Hickory, dickory, dock (walk fingers up arm)
The mouse ran up the clock
The clock struck one (clap hands)
The mouse did run (walk fingers down arm)
Hickory, dickory, dock

Hickory, dickory, dock
The mouse ran up the clock
The clock struck two (clap twice)
The mouse said “BOO”
Hickory, dickory, dock

Hickory, dickory, dock
The mouse ran up the clock
The clock struck three (clap three times)
The mouse said “Whee”
Hickory, dickory, dock

Hickory, dickory, dock
The mouse ran up the clock
The clock struck four (clap four times)
The mouse said “No more”
Hickory, dickory, dock

Early Literacy Tip
You can make bath time fun and educational! By adding foam letters and bath crayons you are helping your child learn important early literacy skills. Foam letters will help your child learn the alphabet and bath crayons will help them develop the motor skills they need to be able to write.


Animal Baths by Bob Barner

Movement (repeated weekly)
If You’re Happy and You Know It

Nursery Rhyme/Finger Play
This is the Way (with scarves)
Pretend to wash body part with the scarves
This is the way we wash our face, wash our face, wash our face
This is the way we wash our face, when we take a bath
(toes, knees, ,tummy, etc)

Activity CD
Silly Dance Contest by Jim Gill

Stretch (repeat weekly)
Head, Shoulders, Knees and Toes


The Pigeon Needs a Bath by Mo Willems

Flannel Board









Elephants in the Bathtub
One elephant in the bathtub (hold up 1 finger)
Going for a swim (swimming motion)
Knock, knock (clap twice)
Splash, splash (tap knees twice)
Come on in (wave hand)

(count up to 5)

Five elephants in the bathtub
Going for a swim
Knock, knock
Splash, splash
They all fell in! (raise arms)
Source: Jbrary

Colored Elephants
If you have a (color) elephant,
A (color) elephant, a (color) elephant
If you have a (color) elephant
Put it on the board

Closing Song (repeated weekly)
Goodbye Friends (with sign language
Goodbye friends
Goodbye friends
Goodbye friends
It’s time to say goodbye



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3 responses to “Storytime: Bath Time

  1. Paula

    do yo make your flannelboards? The flannel at our local fabric store doesnt seem to “stick” –as in the top pieces fall off the background, noted its all polyester these days….do you have a trick for making the small pieces stay on? Flannel used to come in wool but cant seem to find any….thanks!


    • michele41389

      Hi Paula! I make all of my own flannelboards using felt purchased from local craft stores (usually Michaels or AC Moore). When I’m low on time I print out a picture, laminate it (I have a laminator but contact paper works as well) and put velcro on the back. I also find that a tilted flannelboard helps the pieces stay on better. I hope that helps!


  2. Paula

    Thanks! I’ve got to try one. In my head i have a blue background (ocean) with fish and other beach-y items for easy portable fun when sharing beach vacation with the grandkids!


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