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Storytime: Monkeys

Books

Kiki’s Blankie by Janie Bynum
Two Little Monkeys by Mem Fox
Monkey and Me by Emily Gravett

Bananas for Lunch
A fat little monkey had bananas for lunch
He peeled and he ate them (peeling motion)
Munch, munch, much (eating motion)

1 banana, 2 bananas, 3 bananas, 4 (count on fingers)
He ate and he ate but he wanted more

He peeled and he ate and he peeled and he ate
5 bananas, 6 bananas, 7 bananas, 8

He peeled 2 more and continued to munch
And before he knew it, he ate the whole bunch!

Itsy Bitsy Monkey
Tune: Itsy Bitsy Spider
The itsy bitsy monkey climbed up the coconut tree (climbing motion)
Down came a coconut and bopped him on the knee (tap knee)
Along came his mama, who kissed away the pain (blow kiss)
And the itsy bitsy monkey climbed up the tree again
Source: King County Library System

Five Little Monkeys
Five little monkeys jumping on the bed (hold up 5 fingers)
One fell off and bumped his head (tap head)
Mama called the doctor and the doctor said (phone to eat)
“No more monkeys jumping on the bed!” (shake finger)

(count down)

Way Up High

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Way up high in the banana tree
Five little bananas smiled at me (hold up 5 fingers)
I shook that tree as hard as I could (shake hands)
Down fell a banana (wiggle fingers down
Mmmm, it was good (rub stomach)

(count down)

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Storytime: Letter M

Mouse’s First Snow by Lauren Thompson

Go Away, Big Green Monster! by Ed Emberley

Monkey and Me by Emily Gravett

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

ABC Magnets

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I like to start and end the Alphabet program by singing our ABCs. To start I put out all of the letter magnets and have the children tell me what letter is missing, that becomes our letter of the day. After we go through the letter and some words that start with it I invite each child up to take two letters off the board and put it into my bag. At first all the children like to swarm up and will grab as many letters as they possibly can, but after a few weeks they begin to understand that they must wait until they hear their name called. To help them stick with two letters only I count out loud (this program maxes out at 12 children so I know I will have enough letters). The children get very excited when it is their turn, plus this helps them learn patience and how to take turns!

Hickory Dickory Dock

Hickory, dickory dock

The mouse ran up the clock (race fingers up arm)

The clock struck one (clap once)

The mouse ran down (race fingers down arm)

Hickory dickory dock

Hickory, dickory dock

The mouse ran up the clock (race fingers up arm)

The clock struck two (clap twice)

The mouse said “BOO!”

Hickory dickory dock

Hickory, dickory dock

The mouse ran up the clock (race fingers up arm)

The clock struct three (clap three times)

The mouse said, “Whee!” (raise arms up)

Hickory dickory dock

Hickory, dickory dock

The mouse ran up the clock (race fingers up arm)

The clock struck four (clap four times)

The mouse said, “No more!” (shake finger)

Hickory dickory dock

Zoom Zoom Zoom

Zoom, zoom, zoom

We’re going to the moon

Zoom, zoom, zoom

We’re going to the moon

If you want to take a trip,

Climb aboard my rocket ship

Zoom, zoom, zoom

We’re going to the moon

In 5, 4, 3, 2, 1…

BLAST OFF!

Source: Jbrary

Five Little Monkeys Jumping on the Bed

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Five little monkeys jumping on the bed (bounce five fingers)

One fell off and bumped his head (tap head)

Mama called the doctor (pretend phone to ear)

And the doctor said, “No more monkeys jumping on the bed” (shake finger)

(count down)

Marching Around the Alphabet by Hap Palmer

This song has become a story time favorite! Every week the children line up on the outside of the alphabet rug and start to march with their adult. When the whistle blows the children stop, bend down and point out which letter they are standing on. I like to participate as well and sometimes I will ask a child what letter they stopped on and the color of the square.

Parachute

The children all grab on and we make some waves (fast, slow, big, small) then I ask the parents to hold on to the parachute. The adults lower the parachute and then pop it into the air, the children then go under (lots of happy squeals) and we gently shake the parachute over their heads. We do this 3 or 4 times, there is always one child that doesn’t want to come out but the parents are pretty good about it. Next I have the children hold on again and place foam letters on the parachute. We shake the parachute and watch the letters fly (again lots of happy squeals)!

ABCs

Craft

I always tell the parents to please do not do the craft for their child, feel free to help them use the glue stick but if they want to put an eye where the foot should be well then that’s just artistic license!

M is for Mouse!

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Storytime: Jungle

Monkey Truck by Michael Slack

If I Were a Jungle Animal by Tom & Amanda Ellery

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Five Little Monkeys Jumping on the Bed

Five little monkeys jumping on the bed (hold up 5 fingers and bounce them)

One fell off and bumped his head (touch head)

Mama called the doctor (pretend phone to ear)

And the doctor said “No more monkeys jumping on the bed” (shake finger)

(count down)

Funky Spunky Monkey (Tune: Itsy Bitsy Spider)

The funky spunky monkey climbed up the coconut tree (climbing motion)

Down came the coconut and bonked him on his knee (wave hand down and slap knee)

Along came his mama and kissed away his pain (blow a kiss)

So the funky spunky monkey climbed up the tree again (climbing motion)

Source: Jbrary

Five Elephants in the Bathtub

One elephant in the bathtub

Going for a swim (swimming motion).

Knock, knock (clap twice)

Splash, splash (slap knees twice)

Come on in (motion come in)

(count up)

Five elephants in the bathtub

Going for a swim

Knock, knock

Splash, splash

They all fall in (raise arms)

Source: Jbrary

I Went to the Jungle One Day (Tune: London Bridge)

This is a great song to use puppets with, the kids get really excited when you pull out a puppet.

I went to the jungle one day,

Jungle one day, jungle one day

I saw a lion on the way

And this is what he said… ROAR

(repeat with other animals)

 

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