“Colors” toddler storytime

toddler colors

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 – Cat’s Colors by Jane Cabrera

Little Mouse, Are You in the House? felt board
Source: King County Library System

 

Two Little Blackbirds
Two little blackbirds sitting on a hill.
One named Jack and one named Jill.
Fly away Jack, fly away Jill.
Come back Jack, come back Jill.
Source: Traditional

Book – Brown Bear, Brown Bear, What do You See? by Bill Martin Jr. 

 Baa Baa Black Sheep (with felt board)
Baa, baa, black sheep,
Have you any wool?
Yes, sir, yes, sir
Three bags full

One for my master,
One for my dame,
One for the little boy
Who lives down the lane.

Baa, baa, black sheep,
Have you any wool?
Yes, sir, yes, sir
Three bags full
Repeat with other color sheep
Source: Adapted traditional

Fishies (felt board)

There are so many fishies
In the deep blue sea
What color fishie do you see?
­______, _____, this one’s ______
This little fishie is _______
Source: Nancy Stewart

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: Provide lots of opportunities to explore many kinds of materials that can be sorted and categorized by size or shape. These include small plastic toys such as animals and vehicles, Unifix cubes (or other “manipulatives”), blocks, or other small objects such as coins, stamps, cups, and bottle caps. Have children explore different ways sort objects into similar groups. The groups, or categories, could be general concepts such as “hard things” “soft things” or something personal, such as “things that were gifts,” “things I found.”
Source: íColorín Colorado!

 

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