“Father’s Day” preschool storytime

preschool father's day

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 – Interrupting Chicken by David Ezra Stein 

Song – “Silly Dance Contest” Jim Gill

Felt Board – Daddy’s Ties

Book – Knuffle Bunny: a Cautionary Tale by Mo Willems

 Song: “Are You a Rabbit?” – Lunch Money 

If You Love Dad and You Know It
If you love Dad, and you know it
Clap your hands
If you love Dad, and you know it
Clap your hands
If you love Dad and you know it
And you really want to show it
If you love Dad, and you know it
Clap your hands
Give a hug, , blow a kiss, say I love you
Source: Adapted Traditional

Book – You can do Anything, Daddy! by Michael Rex

Hello, my Name is Joe
Hello, my name is Joe
I’ve got a house, and a dog, and a family,
I work in a button factory,
One day the boss came up to me and said
Hey Joe, Are you busy? I said no,
Push the button with your left hand.
Other verses, continuing with the first and building: 
Right hand, left foot, right foot, head, tongue
Source: I knew this as an old camp song, but here is a Jbrary clip.

Song: “Ziggy Says” by Ziggy Marley

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: Be a role model for your child. It is important for children to see both parents reading. When fathers read to their children (especially to their sons), it not only creates a bond but also boosts academic performance. 

 

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