“Community Helpers” preschool storytime

community helpers

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 – Clothesline Clues to Jobs People Do by Kathryn Heling and Deborah Hembrook

Song – Mr. Eric’s “Smile at your Neighbor

This Little Helper
This helper builds our houses. (thumb)
This helper brings our mail. (pointer)
This helper teaches the children.
(middle finger)
And this one has groceries to sell.
(ring finger)
And this little helper, yes, it’s me
(pinky finger)
When I grow up, (Stretch arms above head)
Which will I be? (Point to self)
Source: Preschool Plan It

Book – Kitten Red, Yellow, Blue by Peter Catalanotto

If You’re Wearing any Blue
(Happy and You Know It)
If you’re wearing any blue, any blue
If you’re wearing any blue, any blue
f you’re wearing any blue
Put your finger on your shoe
If you’re wearing any blue, any blue
red…put your finger on your head
yellow…smile like a handsome fellow
brown…turn your smile into a frown
black…pat yourself on the back
white…jump up with all your might
Source: King County Library System

Hello, My Name is Joe
Hello, my name is Joe
I have a house and a dog and family
I work in a button factory
One day, my boss came up to me and said,
“Hey, Joe, are you busy?”
I said no.
Press the button with your right hand.
Repeat, adding with left hand, right and left feet, head
Final verse:
Hey, Joe, are you busy? I said YES.
Source: I knew this as an old camp song, but here is a GoNoodle version

Put Your Hands in the Air
Put your hands in the air,
And touch the ground.
Put your finger on your nose,
And your tongue all around.
Put your hands on your shoulders,
And your elbows on your knees.
Put your chin in your hands, and & say,
“Read me a story please.”
Source: King County Library System

Book – Biblioburro by Jeanette Winter

Song – They Might be Giants “Clap your Hands

Tommy Thumbs Up
Tommy thumbs up, Tommy thumbs down
Tommy thumbs dancing all over town
Dance them on your shoulders
Dance them on your head
Dance them on your knees
And tuck them into bed
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: Finding jobs and becoming well-adjusted adults and citizens would be difficult without knowing how to read! Practice reading together every day.

 

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