“Letter U” preschool storytime

letter u

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 “U” 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 – A Unicorn Named Sparkle by Amy Young

I Wish I were a Unicorn
(Tune of “If You’re Happy and You Know It”)
Oh, I wish I were a lovely unicorn.
Oh, I wish I were a lovely unicorn.
Oh, I’d frolic and I’d play.
And I’d dream the day away.
Oh, I wish I were a lovely unicorn.
Source: DLTK Teach

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

Book – Up, Tall, and High (But Not Necessarily in that Order) by Ethan Long

Way Up High in the Apple Tree
Way up high in the apple tree
Some little apples smiled at me
I shook that tree as hard as I could
Down fell the apples
Mmmm they were good
Source: King County Library System

Umbrellas Go Up
Umbrellas go up, umbrellas go down
When rain clouds are dark,
All over the town.
One raindrop and two
Two raindrops and three
My up and down umbrella, is up over me.
Four raindrops and five
Six raindrops and seven
Raindrops are tumbling,
Down from the heaven.
Drip, drip, drip, drip! I am dry as can be
My up and down umbrella, is up over me!
(With each “up” throw your arms over your head and jump up.  With each “down” bring your arms down to your sides)
Source: King County Library System

Song – “Leaky Umbrella” by Jim Gill

Book – What Color is your Underwear? by Sam Lloyd

Ugly Underwear
(Tune: If You’re Happy & You Know It)
Oh, I’m glad I don’t have ugly underwear;
Oh, I’m glad I don’t have ugly underwear!
It would make me switch and twitch;
And maybe even itch;
Oh, I’m glad I don’t have ugly underwear!
Source: DLTK Teach

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: U is for uninterrupted sustained silent reading! Each day, a child needs some quiet time to “read” independently. (Pre-readers can look at pictures/ look at wordless picture books.) Set up a time and place for this for the whole family!

  • Teaching Early Literacy by Diane Barone et al

 

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