“Guess the silly – and gross – theme!” preschool storytime

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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 – One Day in the Eucalyptus, Eucalyptus Tree by Daniel Bernstrom

I’m being eaten by a boa constrictor
I’m being eaten by a boa constrictor
And I don’t like it very much
Oh no! He’s got my toe!
Oh Gee! He’s got my knee!
Oh My! He’s got my thigh!
Oh Fiddle! He’s got my middle!
Oh Heck! He’s got my neck!
Oh Dread! He’s got my – GULP
Source: Shel Silverstein. Here’s a video from Miss Nina.
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Song: Laurie Berkner’s “I Feel Crazy so I Jump in the Soup

Book: Old MacDonald had a Dragon by Ken Baker

Dragon, Dragon
Dragon, dragon, dance around
Dragon, dragon, touch the ground
Dragon, dragon, scratch your head
Dragon, dragon, point to red
Dragon, dragon, shut the door
Dragon, dragon, give a great big roar
Source: King County Library System

Felt Board – Pigs and Pancakes

Form the Corn
First you form the corn
Form, form the corn
Then you husk the corn
Husk, husk the corn
Then you pop the corn
Pop, pop the corn
Form, peel, mash potatoes
Form, peel, squeeze the orange
Form, pick, squish the squash
Form, dice the onion, cry
Form, peel, go bananas
Source: GoNooodle Moose Tube

Book – Bark, George! by Jules Feiffer

Five Little Monkeys Jumping on the Bed
Five little monkeys jumping on the bed
One fell off and bumped her head
Mama called the doctor, and the doctor said,
No more monkeys jumping on the bed!”
Continue until there are no monkeys left.
Source: Traditional

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: Humor is movement. Humor is language. Humor is socialization. Humor is “brain food.” Not only does humor provide a learning experience, it is also an important part of “feeding” brain development. When a child (or anyone) laughs, the flow of blood increases to the brain. How do you feel after a good laugh? Usually we feel energized and alert. Humor can set the stage for learning by helping children release tension and focus on the task at hand. Humor increases the brain’s receptivity to learning. So tell jokes and riddles, be silly, dance a jig-you will be creating the perfect climate for learning.
Source: Scholastic

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And if you haven’t guessed, there sure are a lot of books about things being eaten and then spewed back up. Happy storytiming!

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