Storytime: Bedtime

I couldn’t have a weekly evening story time without doing a bedtime theme!

Book

The Napping House by Audrey Wood

Here is a Baby
Here is a baby (hold up index finger)
Ready for a nap
Lay her down in her mother’s lap (place finger in palm)
Cover her up so she won’t peek (curl fingers around index finger)
Rock her till she’s fast asleep (rock hand)

Five in the Bed
You can use any animal with this song, I used dinosaurs because it was what I had on hand. Plus – what kid doesn’t love dinosaurs?!?

dinobed

There were five in the bed
And the little one said,
“Roll over, roll over” (roll arms)
So they all rolled over and one fell out (clap)

(count down)

There was one in the bed
And the little one said,
“I’ve got it alllll to myself!” (stretch out arms)

Book

Llama Llama Red Pajama by Anna Dewdney

Go to Sleep
(Tap body parts)
Go to sleep little toes, you’ve worked hard all day
Go to sleep little legs, you’ve run hard and played
Go to sleep little hands, you’re always so busy
Go to sleep little arms, being small isn’t easy
Go to sleep little ears, there’s so much to hear
Go to sleep little one, there’s nothing to fear

Source: County of Los Angeles Public Library

Twinkle Twinkle
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

Book

Some Babies Sleep by Cynthia Cotten

Zoom, Zoom, Zoom
Use as a lap bounce for little ones and have parent lift them on blast off.
Zoom, zoom, zoom (rub hands together in the air)
We’re going to the moon
Zoom, zoom, zoom
We’re going to the moon
If you want to take a trip (pretend to climb imaginary ladder up arm)
Climb aboard my rocket ship
Zoom, zoom, zoom
We’re going to the moon
in 5, 4, 3, 2, 1 (count down on fingers)
BLAST OFF! (raise arms)

Source: Jbrary

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