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Storytime: Fruit

Books:

“Blueberry Mouse” by Alice Low
“The Little Mouse, The Red Ripe Strawberry and the Big Hungry Bear” by Don & Audrey Wood

Picked a Berry (Tune: Clementine)
Picked a blueberry, picked a blueberry (picking motion)
That was growing in the sun (circle arms above head)
Then I washed it and I ate it (pretend to eat)
And I picked another one

(repeat with other berries such as strawberries, blackberries, etc)

Source: Jbrary

Five Red Strawberries
I love usingĀ a bear puppet to gobble the strawberries off the flannel board!

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Five red strawberries, sweet to the core
Bear came and ate one, then there were four
Four red strawberries, sitting in a tree
Bear came and ate one, then there were three
Three red strawberries, shining in the sun
Bear came and ate one, then there was one
One red strawberry, left all alone
Bear came and ate one, then there were none!

Source: Sunflower Storytime

Fruit Salad Salsa by Laurie Berkner Band
Get those egg shakers out and start moving!

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The Apple Tree by Carole Peterson
I have done this song with and without the music, both work great!

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Way up high in the apple tree (point up)
1 little apple smiled at me (hold up 1 finger)
I shook that tree as hard as I could (shaking motion)
Doooown came the apple (wiggle fingers down)
Mmmmm, it sure looks good!

(repeat)

2 little apples under the tree (hold up 2 fingers)
1 for you and 1 for me (point to children, then self)
2 little apples crunch, crunch, crunch (pretend to eat)
2 little apples, lets eat them for our lunch
YUM!

Five Red Apples
This flannel board is based on “Ten Red Apples” by Pat Hutchins. I have a lot of toddlers and was afraid I’d lose them if I went through the whole book so I adapted it to work for my group.

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Five red apples hanging on a tree
Yippee, yippee, fiddle-dee-dee
Cow comes to take one
Chomp, chomp, chomp
Moo, Moo and fiddle-dee-dee
“Cow” cries the farmer, “save one for one”

Four red apples hanging on a tree
Yippee, yippee, fiddle-dee-dee
Horse comes to take one
Chomp, chomp, chomp
Neigh, neigh and fiddle-dee-dee
“Horse” cries the farmer, “save one for me”

Three red apples hanging on a tree
Yippee, yippee, fiddle-dee-dee
Pig comes to take one
Chomp, chomp, chomp
Oink, oink and fiddle-dee-dee
“Pig” cries the farmer, “save one for me”

Two red apples hanging on a tree
Yippee, yippee, fiddle-dee-dee
Duck comes to take one
Chomp, chomp, chomp
Quack, quack and fiddle-dee-dee
“Duck” cries the farmer, “save one for me”

One red apple hanging on a tree
Farmer cries “Yippee, there’s one left for me!

Then farmer’s wife comes along…

No red apples, my oh my
No red apples to bake in a pie
Boo, hoo and fiddle-dee-dee
“Wait” cries the farmer, “another apple tree!”

Idea came from: Read It Again!

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Music & Movement: Week 1

I’ve been dying to start a Music & Movement program. I love dancing, (badly) singing and playing with instruments. I couldn’t wait until this program started. Since I wasn’t sure exactly how many kids or what age I would get I kept it very low key. I ended up with 2 kids, both age 2. I went with the flow of what these kids wanted to do, they were both great little guys and I hope they come back next week (with more friends)!

Come Along and Sing With Me (Tune: Mulberry Bush)
Come along and sing with me
Sing with me, sing with me
Come along and sing with me
On this happy day
(clap, march, stretch)

Jumping and Counting by Jim Gill
Nothing is better than the face of a two year old waiting to jump!

Shake Your Sillies Out by Raffi

Egg Shakers

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Who doesn’t love brand new shakers!

Going to Kentucky
I was going to Kentucky, going to the fair
To see the senorita with the flowers in her hair
Oh, shake it, shake it, shake it
Shake it if you can
Shake it like a milkshake
And do the best you can
Oh, wobble to the bottom
Wobble to the top
And turn around and turn around until you make a stop!

Shake Your Shakers (Tune: London Bridge)
Shake your shakers in the air
Shake it here, shake it there
Shake your shakers in the air
Shake your shakers
Shake it high and shake it low
Shake it yes, shake it no
Shake it high and shake it low
Shake your shakers
Shake it up and shake it down
Shake your shakers on the ground
Shake it up and shake it down
Shake your shakers
Shake it near and shake it far
Drive your shaker like a car
Shake it near and shake it far
Shake your shakers
Shake it fast and shake it slow
Shake it stop, shake it go
Shake it fast and shake it slow
Shake your shaker

Song Cube

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The song cube was as exciting as I hoped it would be, the children started jumping up and down when they saw it landed on the bus.

Musical Instruments

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Next I put the music on shuffle and let the kids and their parent have free rein. It was a lot of fun to see the children experimenting with the different instruments, even the parents were getting into it.

Summary: The children were a little younger than I was hoping for and since there were only two it was a very laid back program. I look forward to it growing in the future.

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