“Letter L” preschool storytime

letter l

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 an “L” 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 – Let’s Sing a Lullaby with the Brave Cowboy by Jan Thomas

Song – Jim Gill’s “Spaghetti Legs

Laugh a Little
Laugh a little, laugh a little, ha, ha, ha.
Sing a little, sing a little, la, la, la.
Clap a little, clap a little, clap, clap, clap.
Dance a little, dance a little, tap, tap, tap.
Spin a little, spin a little, round and round.
Rest a little, rest a little, all fall down
Source: Preschool Express

Little Ball
A little ball, (make circle with fingers)
A bigger ball, (make circle with hands)
A great big ball I see.(make circle with arms)
Are you ready to count them?
One, (make circle with fingers)
Two,(make circle with hands)
Three!(make circle with arms)
Source: King County Library System

 Book – Would They Love a Lion? by Katy MacDonald Denton

If You Want to be a Lion
Tune:  “Happy and You Know It
If you want to be a lion, roar out loud
If you want to be a lion, roar out loud
If you want to be a lion,
If you want to be a lion
If you want to be a lion, roar out loud
If you want to be an elephant, swing your trunk
If you want to be rabbit, hop around
Source: Adapted Traditional

Song- Greg and Steve’s “Listen and Move

Book – A Closer Look by Mary McCarthy

Once there was a Ladybug
Tune: Mary had a Little Lamb
Once there was a ladybug,
Ladybug, ladybug.
Once there was a ladybug,
Who went outside to play.

She wanted to crawl around,
Crawl around, crawl around.
She wanted to crawl around
Crawling different ways.

Once a great big bird came by,
Bird came by, bird came by.
Once a great big bird came by,
So she flew away.
Source: Ahhh, I can’t find where I found this rhyme! If anyone knows, please leave me a comment so I can give credit. 

Song- Laurie Berkner’s “I Really Love to Dance

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: Engage your child in activities, such as rhyming and alliteration games, that direct her attention to the sounds in words. Rhyming can begin with Mother Goose rhymes and continue with rhyming picture books. Download the say it slow, say it fast game here: http://www.growupreading.org/slowfast.pdf

 

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