“Chickens” Toddler Storytime

Toddler chickens

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.)

Open Shut Them
Open, shut them, open, shut them,
Give a little clap, clap, clap.
Open, shut them, open, shut them,
Put them in your lap, lap, lap.
Creep them, crawl them,
Creep them, crawl them,
Right up to your chin, chin, chin.
Open up your little mouth,
But do not put them in.
Source: King County Library System

Book- Cock-a-Doodle-Moo! by Bernard Most

The Hens in the Coop
(The Wheels on the Bus)
The hens in the coop go
Cluck, cluck, cluck,
Cluck, cluck, cluck, cluck, cluck, cluck
The hens in the coop go
Cluck cluck cluck all around the farm.
The chicks in the yard go cheep…
The rooster on the fence goes cock a doodle doo…
Source: Harris County Public Library 

Five Eggs
Five eggs and five eggs
And that makes ten
Sitting on top is Mother Hen
Cluck cluck cluck Clap hands
What do I see?
Ten fluffy chickens
Yellow as can be.
Source: Mel’s Desk

Book – Hurry! Hurry! by Eve Bunting

Song: “I Know a Chicken” – Laurie Berkner

Shake, Shake, Shake
(Do your Ears Hang Low?)
Can you shake your egg up high?
Can you shake your egg down low?
Can you shake it side to side?
Can you shake it by your toe?
Can you shake it really fast?
Can you shake it really slow?
Can you shake your egg?
Source:  Storytimes and More

1, 2 Buckle My Shoe
1, 2 buckle my shoe
3, 4 shut the door
5, 6 pick-up sticks
7, 8 lay them straight
9, 10 a big, fat hen!
Source: Traditional

 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:   Young children love to make noise, and rhythm instruments can satisfy this desire while also exposing kids to music, patterns (early math), and rhythm (early speech and language learning). Make your own “egg shakers” using uncooked rice or beans in a child-proof prescription bottle!

 

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