“Frogs” Toddler Storytime

frogs toddler

Opening Rhyme
(to the tune of The Farmer in the Dell)
We’re all here today. We’re all here today.
Let’s clap our hands and sing together.
Hip, hip, hooray!
Source: (To be honest, my library was using this before I started so I’m not sure where the previous librarian found it, but it looks like a modified version of Jean Warren’s Preschool Express song here.)

Hello, Hands. Good-bye, Hands.
Hello, hands. (Wave hands in front of face.)
Good-bye, hands. (Hide hands behind back.)
Hello, hands. Good-bye, hands.
My hands were feeling shy today. (Keep hands hidden.)
But now they’re feeling better! (Bring hands out, wave frantically, and smile HUGE.)
Repeat with feet, face, etc.
Source: King County Library System

Book – Where are you, Little Frog? by Kayleigh Rhatigan

Five green and Speckled Frogs
Five green and speckled frogs
Sat on a speckled log
Eating the most delicious bugs – yum, yum!
(rub tummy)
One jumped into the pool
Where it was nice and cool
Then there were four green  speckled frogs.
Glumph, glumph.
Source: Traditional

The Frog Lives in the Pond
(The Farmer in the Dell)
The frog lives in the pond,
His tongue is oh so long.
It reaches high to catch a fly
And then he sings this song.
Ribbit, ribbit, ribbit
Ribbit, ribbit, ribbit
Heigh, ho just watch him go
His tongue is oh so long!
Source: Preschool Express

Book – AH HA! by Jeff Mack

Three Little Froggies
Three little froggies sitting on a well. (cup hands)
One peeked in and down he fell.
(raise 1 finger)
Froggies jumped high,
(raise hands & wave)
Froggies jumped low.
(lower hands near floor)
Froggies jumped everywhere to & fro! (wave arms all over)
(Continue rhyme: Two little froggies, etc.)
Source: King County Library System

Bullfrog
Here’s Mr. Bullfrog
Sitting on a rock.
Along comes a little boy.
Mr. Bullfrog jumps,
KERPLOP!
Source: King County Library System

Bubbles – best bubble machine ever! (IMHO, of course)

Rainbows in my Bubbles
(Tune of She’ll be Coming Round the Mountain)
I’ve got rainbows in my bubbles, yes, I do
I’ve got rainbows in my bubbles, yes, I do
When I look up towards the sun,
They’ve got rainbows every one.
I’ve got rainbows in my bubbles, yes, I do.
Source: Preschool Express

Good-bye Song
(Tune of Ten Little Indians)
Wave with one hand, then with the other
Wave with one hand, then with the other
Wave with one hand, then with the other
Wave with both feet now
Repeat with other body parts
Source: King County Library System

Play Time!

Early literacy tip:  Follow your child’s lead. Toddlers can learn almost any concept through their everyday activities. If your child loves to be active, she will learn about fast and slow, up and down, and over and under as she plays on the playground. If she prefers to explore with her hands, she will learn the same concepts and skills as she builds with blocks.
Source: Zero to Three

 

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