“Nursery Rhymes” preschool storytime

preschool nursery rhymes

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 – The Neighborhood Mother Goose by Nina Crews

Jack be Nimble
Jack be nimble, Jack be quick
Jack jump over the candle stick!
Jack jumped high, Jack jumped low.
Jack jumped over, and burnt his toe.
Jill be nimble, jump it too.
If Jack can do it, so can you.
Source:  Music Notes

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 

Book – To Market, To Market by Anne Miranda

Skip to my Lou
Skip, skip, skip to my Lou,
Skip, skip, skip to my Lou,
Skip, skip, skip to my Lou,
Skip to my Lou, my darlin’.
Source: Traditional

Song: Jim Gill’s “Stick to the Glue

Five Little Monkeys felt board
Five little monkeys swinging from a tree
Teasing Mr. Crocodile,
“You can’t catch me. You can’t catch me.”
Along comes Mr. Crocodile quiet as can be
And snapped that monkey right out of that tree!
Source: Traditional

One, Two, Buckle my Shoe
One, two, buckle my shoe;
Three, four, open the door;
Five, six, pick up sticks;
Seven, eight, lay them straight:
Nine, ten, a big, fat hen!
Source: Traditional

Book- Good Night, Sleep Tight by Mem Fox (was overdue so I couldn’t use!!!) So I used this instead:
When the Wind Blew

Song – Laurie Berkner’s “Airplane”

Tommy Thumbs Up 
Tommy Thumbs up (thumbs up)
and Tommy Thumbs down. (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: Nursery rhymes help children acquire language skills through rhyming, repetition, and vocabulary. Nursery rhymes also help preserve one’s culture. Tell your children nursery rhymes in whatever language you feel most comfortable!
Source: PBS

 

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