“Stars and Stripes” preschool storytime

preschool 4th

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 – Apple Pie 4th of July by Janet S. Wong

Song – “Irrational Anthem” – Jim Gill

Boom Bang
Boom, bang, boom, bang!
(clap hands like cymbols)
Rumpety, lumpety, bump!
(drum thighs like a drum)
Zoom, zam, zoom, zam!
(slide hands back and forth)
Clippety, clappety, clump!
(stomp on the floor)
Source: King County Library System 

The Finger Band
The finger band has come to town,
Come to town, come to town.
The finger band has come to town
so early in the morning.
This is the way we play the drums,
Play the drums, play the drums.
This is the way we play the drums
so early in the morning.
Play other instruments like flute, tuba
The finger band has gone away,
Gone away, gone away.
The finger band has gone away
so early in the morning
Source: Nuttin’ but Preschool

Book – We’re Going on a Picnic! by Pat Hutchins

Felt Board – Five Hungry Ants
Five hungry ants were marching in a line.
They came across a picnic where they could dine.
They marched into the salad. They marched into the cake.
They marched into the pepper. Uh-oh, that was a mistake.
Aa-aa-aa-choo!
Source: King County Library System

A Little Hot Dog
I had a little hot dog,
I popped it in a bun
I added some relish — Hot dogs are fun!
I spread on some ketchup,
And mustard, like I should.
Then I popped it in my mouth,
“Mmm, mmm good!”
Source: King County Library System

Book – Red, White, and Boom! by Lee Wardlaw

Wave the Flag (with scarves)
Wave, wave, wave the flag,
Hold it very high.
Watch the colors gently wave,
Way up in the sky.
March, march, march around,
Hold the flag up high.
Wave, wave, wave the flag,
Way up in the sky
Source: Harris County Public Library

Bubble Machine!

All Around the Library
All around the library
The children chased the bubbles.
The children laughed and had such fun.
Pop! Go the bubbles.
Source: Monroe County Library System

 Bubble Hop
1 bubble, 2 bubbles, 3 bubbles, top.
4 bubbles, 5 bubbles, 6 bubbles, hop.
7 bubbles, 8 bubbles, 9 bubbles, pop.
10 bubbles float down, time to stop.
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
Put paper plates, cups, and napkins along with plastic forks and spoons in a picnic basket. Lay out a blanket on the floor and arrange several stuffed-animal “picnic guests” around it. Ask your children to tell how many plates they will need to take out of the basket for the guests. Have them check their answer by putting a plate in front of each animal. Did they take out too many plates? Too few? Just the right number? Continue in the same manner using the remaining items in the picnic basket.
Source: Preschool Express

 

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