“Food” toddler storytime

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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 – Too Pickley

Here is an Apple
Here is an apple (make a circle with thumb and pointer
And here is an apple (make circle with other thumb and pointer)
And a great big apple I see (make circle with arms)
Now let’s count the apples we’ve made,
1–2–3 (repeat above actions)
Source: King County Library System

Criss cross applesauce
Criss cross applesauce,
Spiders running up your back.
Cool breeze,tight squeeze,
Now you’ve got the shivers.
Source: King County Library System

 Pat-a-cake
Pat-a-cake, pat-a-cake, baker’s man,
Bake me a cake as fast as you can.
Roll it, and pat it, and mark it with a “B”
And put it in the oven for Baby and me!
Source: Traditional

Pizza Pickle Pumpernickel
Pizza, pickle, pumpernickel(wiggle fingers)
My little one shall have a tickle!
One for his/her nose (tickle nose)
And one for his/her toes (tickle toes)
And one for his/her tummy where the hotdog goes! (tickle tummy)
Source: Library Meow

Book – Noisy Breakfast by Ellen Blonder

Toast in the Toaster
I’m toast in the toaster
I’m getting very hot
Tick tock, tick tock, up I pop
Source: King County Library System

I’m a Little Teapot
I’m a little teapot short and stout
Here is my handle, here is my spout.
When I get all steamed up, hear me shout.
“Tip me over and pour me out!”
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: Take a familiar song and change the words. Insert your child’s name or favorite toy as it fits. For example, a Mother Goose nursery rhyme such as “London Bridge is Falling Down” could be “Terry’s Teddy is falling down.” The tune of “Here We Go Round the Mulberry Bush is great for revising as you do your daily activities. “This is the way we brush our teeth” or “this is the way we pick up toys” can change a dull routine into a fun game.

 

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