“Drive-ins, Diners, and Drives” preschool storytime

diners preschool

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 – 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: Jbrary

Coffee
This song sounds like a train slowly starting to move and then chug-chug-chugging along!
Use your arms as train wheels that slowly rotate into action.
Coffee, coffee, coffee (say the words and move your arms very slowly)
Fish and chip, fish and chips, fish and chips (a little faster)
Cheese and crackers, cheese and crackers, cheese and crackers (even faster)
Meat and potatoes, meat and potatoes, meat and potatoes (faster still!)
Soup! Soup! Soup!  (Mimic a train whistle)
Source: King County Library System

Book – Too Pickley by Jean Reidy

Song – They Might be Giants “Clap Your Hands 

If You like your Eggs Scrambled
(Tune: If You’re Happy and You Know It)
If you like your eggs scrambled, clap your hands
If you like your eggs scrambled, clap your hands
Yes, they’re yummy and they’re yellow
So you’ll be a happy fellow
If you like your eggs scrambled, clap your hands
If you like your eggs fried, jump up high…
If you want bacon with your eggs, wiggle your legs…

If you want toast instead, nod your head (Mmmm-hmmm).
Yes, it’s yummy and it’s great
So you’ll be glad that you ate
If you want toast instead, nod your head.
Source: King County Library System

Jello in the Bowl
Jello in the bowl, Jello in the bowl,
Wibble, wobble, wibble, wobble,
Jello in the bowl.
Cookies in the tin, cookies in the tin,
Shake ‘em up, shake ‘em up,
cookies in the tin
Candles on the cake, candles on the cake,
Blow ‘em out, blow ‘em out,
Candles on the cake.
Source: King County Library System

Book – Soup Opera by Jim Gill (with audio – I teach the kids to sing, “I can’t eat the soup!” before we start so we can sing along. 

Flip Flap Jack (to the tune of Aiken Drum)
There was a man made of food, made of food, made of food
There was a man made of food
And his name was Flip Flap Jack.
His head was made of a pancake, a pancake, a pancake
His head was made of a pancake,
And his name was Flip Flap Jack.
His eyes were made of blueberries, blueberries, blueberries
His eyes were made of blueberries
And his name was Flip Flap Jack.
Repeat the phrasing with ears/oranges, nose/strawberry, mouth/sausage, hair/whipped cream, body/waffle, arms/bananas, legs/bacon, feet/French toast, bellybutton/raspberry
Source: Adapted traditional

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: Magnetic letters are available at toy stores. Put them on the refrigerator or let your child use them on a cookie sheet at home or while travelling. Children learn by using their senses, including their sense of touch.

 

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