“Frogs” 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 – Beware of the Frog by William Bee

Song: “Mr. Eric’s Jumping Song” – Mr. Eric

Felt Board
Five green and speckled frogs
Sat on a speckled log
Eating the most delicious bugs – yum, yum!
(rub tummy)
One jumped into the pool
Where it was nice and cool
Then there were four green  speckled frogs.
Glumph, glumph.
Source: Traditional

Book – The Croakey Pokey by Ethan Long

A Fly is on my Toe
A fly is on my toe,
a fly is on my toe,
hi-ho, just watch me blow (whoo, whoo)
a fly is on my toe
Repeat with other body parts, such as nose, elbow, knee, belly, etc.
Source: King County Library System

Mmm Ahh went the Little Green Frog
Mmm ahh went the little green frog one day.
Mmm ahh went the little green frog.
Mmm ahh went the little green frog one day.
And they all went mmm, mmm, ahh.
But…
We know frogs go (clap) shanananana.
(clap) shanananana. (clap) shanananana.
We know frogs go (clap) shanananana.
They don’t go mmm, mmm, ahh.
Source: Traditional

 

Song: “When the Saints go Marching In” – Mr. Eric

Book – Big Frog Can’t Fit In – Mo Willems

Mr Bullfrog
Mr. Bullfrog Little Green Frog
(pretend to be a frog)
Here’s Mister Bullfrog (make a fist)
Sitting on a rock (put fist on flat palm)
Into the water he jumps (jump fist up)
Kerplop! (clap once loudly)
Source: Perry Public Library

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: Take a trip to the aquarium or a pet store to look at the frogs. See if you can find them in nature! Talk about tadpoles and metamorphosis.

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