“ABCs” toddler storytime

toddler abc

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 – Chicka Chicka Boom Boom by Bill Martin, Jr. and John Archambault

Alpha-Beat
First clap your hands.
Then stomp your feet.
Everybody do the alphabet beat.
Apple, Apple, Apple – a – a – a,
Apple, Apple, Apple – a – a – a,
Wave your arms high.
Swing your arms low.
The alphabet beat is the way to go.
Blue, Blue, Blue – b – b – b
Blue, Blue, Blue – b – b – b
Move to the left. Move to the right.
The alphabet beat is way out of sight.
Car, Car, Car – c – c – c
Car, Car, Car – c – c – c
Now give a high five to a nearby friend.
The alphabet beat has come to the end!
Source: Storytime Katie

 

Scarf Play
Peek a Boo
Scarf Toss – 
1,2,3, wee! 1,2,3, wee!

Popcorn Song (tune of Frere Jacques)
Popcorn Kernels (wave scarves overhead)
In the pot (bunch them in their fists)
Shake them, shake them, shake them ’til they POP (Toss scarves up)
Source: Jbrary

To the tune “The Farmer in the Dell
My scarf goes up.
My scarf goes down.
My scarf goes round and round and round And round and round and round.
My scarf goes in.
My scarf comes out.
My scarf flies about, about, about.
Source: Oakland Schools

 

Book – Oops! Pounce! Quick! Run! – Mike Twohy

A is for alligator!
A is for alligator, chop, chop, chop!
B is for bouncing, hop, hop, hop!
C is for circle, round and round.
D is for dizzy, all sit down!
Source: King County Library System

 The ABC song

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: Choose a “Letter of the Day.”  Eat foods that begin with that letter, practice writing or tracing it, and find items that begin with it around the house!

 

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One thought on ““ABCs” toddler storytime

  1. Thank you!

    These are all very lovely, I would love to share them with the prince and princesses in my life. This will make many smile!

    Keep up the wonderful song writing,
    Natasha

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