“Letter J” preschool storytime

letter j

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

Alphabet Monster (with puppet)
I’m the Alphabet Monster
And nothing tastes better
To the Alphabet Monster
Than eating a letter.
Today I will eat a “J” if I may
With the million more letters
I munch every day.
I’m hungry now. What shall I do?
I think I’ll eat a “y” an “o” and a “u” . . . . . . That means YOU!
Source: Storyblocks (adapted)

Book – Jump! by Scott M. Fischer

Jumping Joey
Jumping Joey went a jumping joyfully to town
Jumping Joey got so tired
Jumping up and down
Jumping Joey asked his mother,
“Could I have a ride?”
Jumping Joey’s mother answered,
“Sure, just jump inside!”
Source: King County Library System

Song – Jim Gill’s “Jumping and Counting

Book – Sheep in a Jeep by Nancy Shaw

Jack in the Box
Jack in the box
Stays down in his box
il somebody opens the lid
SURPRISE!
Source: King County Library System

Whoops, Johnny!
Source: King County Library System

Book – Jazzy in the Jungle by Lucy Cousins

Song: The Learning Groove’s “Mr. Eric’s Jumping Song

Peanut Butter and Jelly
First you take the peanuts
And you crunch ’em,
You crunch ’em
For your peanut, peanut butter
And jelly
Peanut, peanut butter
And jelly

Then you take the grapes
And you squish ’em,
You squish ’em
For your peanut, peanut butter
And jelly
Peanut, peanut butter
And jelly

Then you take the bread
And you spread it

Then you take your sandwich
And you eat it
Source: Traditional

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

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: Cumulative stories (like The House that Jack Built, or Jump, Frog, Jump!) give your child a chance to join and build the story as you go. This is a wonderful way to show the print has meaning when you run your finger under the words that are being repeated.

 

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