“Numbers” preschool storytime

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 – Count the Monkeys! by Mac Barnett

Song: Mr. Eric’s “Dance Number Three

Five Hungry Ants felt board
Five hungry ants marching in a line,
Came upon a picnic where they could dine.
They marched into the salad,
They marched into the cake,
They marched into the pepper…
Uh oh! That was a mistake!
A..a..a..choo!
Four hungry ants…
Three hungry ants…
Source: King County Library System

 Two Little Penguins
Two little penguins sitting on the ice (Hold up index fingers)
One bows once, the other bows twice (Make fingers bow)
Waddle, little penguins, waddle away
(Put finger behind back)
Come back penguins, time to play
(Bring fingers back to front)
Source: King County Library System

Book – Let’s Count Goatsby Mem Fox

If You Want to be a Goat,
If you want to be a goat, head butt like this
If you want to be a goat, head butt like this
If you want to be a goat
If you want to be a goat
If you want to be a goat, head butt like this
If you want to be an elephant, swing your trunk
If you want to be an alligator, snap your jaw
If you want to be a giraffe stand up tall
Source: Adapted Traditional

Song – Jim Gill’s “Jumping and Counting

Felt Board – Dog’s Colorful Day based on the book by Emily Dodd 

Book – Pete the Cat and his Four Groovy Buttons by Eric Litwin

A Ram Sam Sam
A ram sam sam
A ram sam sam Guli guli guli guli guli
Ram sam sam
A rafi, a rafi,
Guli guli guli guli guli
Ram sam sam
Source: Storyblocks

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: Talk about numbers, orderings, correspondences, and patterns as you read picture books. Read the book through first, and then reread it to discuss the mathematical ideas. Name groups of things children see on the pages with numbers and shape names, such as, “Look at those three beautiful flowers. What shape are those petals?” After sharing stories that invite children to compare sizes, such as chairs, bowls, and beds in “Goldilocks and the Three Bears,” invite children to order sticks or blocks by lengths. Then give them further opportunities to classify by sorting buttons, bottle caps, and leaves.
Source: Scholastic 

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