“Dancing” Preschool Storytime

Dancing Preschool

Opening Song
I wiggle my fingers. I wiggle my toes.
I wiggle my ears. I wiggle my nose.
I wiggle my shoulders. I wiggle my chin.
I stretch my arms wide and pull them back in.
I wiggle my elbows. I wiggle my knees.
I hop like a bunny. I smile and say, “Cheese!”
Now I have no more wiggles left in me
And I sit on the floor as still as can be.
Source: Storytime with Jason

Book – Hilda Must be Dancing by Karma Wilson

Song: The Learning Groove’s “Dance Freeze Melt”

Mama’s Little Baby Loves Dancing
Mama’s little baby loves dancing, dancing
Mama’s little baby loves getting down
Mama’s little baby loves dancing, dancing
Mama’s little baby loves to turn around!
You lean to the left
You lean to the right
You hug that baby nice and tight
Source: King County Library System

Felt Board – Five Enormous Dinosaurs
Five enormous dinosaurs, letting out a roar,
One danced away, and then there were four!
Twist, twist, twist, twist,
Twist, twist, twist, twist… Roar!
Four enormous dinosaurs, crashing down a tree,
One skipped away, and then there were three!
Skip, skip, skip,skip,
Skip, skip, skip, skip… Roar!
Three enormous dinosaurs, eating tiger stew,
One twirled away, and then there were two!
Twirl, twirl, twirl, twirl,
Twirl, twirl, twirl, twirl… Roar!
Two enormous dinosaurs, resting in the sun,
One shook away, and then there was one!
Shake, shake, shake, shake,
Shake, shake, shake, shake… Roar!
One enormous dinosaur, now the day is done,
He wiggled away, and then there were none!
Wiggle, wiggle, wiggle, wiggle,
Wiggle, wiggle, wiggle, wiggle… Roar!
Source: King County Library System (variation 2)

Book – I Got the Rhythm by Connie Scholfield-Morrison

Song – The Learning Groove’s “Mi Cuerpo hace Musica”

Walking Walking (tune of Frere Jacques)
Walking walking. Walking walking.
Hop hop hop. Hop hop hop.
Running running running. Running running running.
Now let’s stop. Now let’s stop.
Source: Super Simple Learning (I love their extra verses!)

Book – Baby Danced the Polka by Karen Beaumont

Song: “Silly Dance Contest” by Jim Gill

Tommy Thumbs Up
Tommy Thumbs up and (thumbs up sign)
Tommy Thumbs down. (both thumbs down)
Tommy Thumbs dancing all over town. (dance thumbs)
Dance ‘em on your shoulders. (bounce them on shoulders)
Dance ‘em on your head. (bounce them on head)
Dance ‘em on your knees. (bounce them on knees)
And tuck them into bed ! (fold arms, hiding hands)
Source: King County Library System

Goodbye
Bread and butter, marmalade and jam
Let’s say good-bye as high as we can
Good-bye! (in high, squeaky voice)
Bread and butter, marmalade and jam
Let’s say good-bye as low as we can
Good-bye! (in a deep voice)
Bread and butter, marmalade and jam
Let’s say good-bye as fast as we can
Good-bye! (very quick)
Bread and butter, marmalade and jam
Let’s say good-bye as slow as we can
Good-bye! (very slowly and drawn out)
Bread and butter, marmalade and jam
Let’s say good-bye as quiet as we can
Good-bye! (in a whisper)
Bread and butter, marmalade and jam
Let’s say good-bye as loud as we can
GOOD-BYE! (yelling)
Source: Jbrary

Early Literacy Tip: By integrating movement and literacy, children use more of their senses to retain information. Movement stimulates the brain and memory.
Source: United Way

 

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