“Bugs” toddler storytime

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 – Butterfly, Butterfly by Petr Horacek

Creepy Crawly
Once there was a creepy crawly
(Creep hands up from toes.)
Climbing up the castle wall-y.
Weather changed to stormy, squally
(Arms up, sway like a tree in the wind)
And the rain began to fall-y.
(Flutter fingers down)
Down from the castle wall-y
Fell the little creepy crawly.
Flump! (Hit the floor.)
Source: SPL Children

Insects on Me
To the tune “The Farmer in the Dell
A fly is on my face
A fly is on my face
Heigh-ho just watch me go
A fly is on my face.
Other verses:
A gnat is on my nose,
A hornet is on my head
A bee is on my back
Source: King County Library System

The Itsy Bitsy/Big Humongous Spider
The itsy bitsy spider climbed up the water spout
Down came the rain and washed the spider out
Out came the sun and dried up all the rain
And the itsy bitsy spider climbed up the spout again!

The big humongous spider climbed up the water spout
Down came the rain and washed the spider out
Out came the sun and dried up all the rain
And the big humongous spider climbed up the spout again!
Repeat with fast and slow, teensy weensyhttps://smile.amazon.com/Geekper-Bubble-Machine-Automatic-Durable/dp/B072Z9R4X6/ref=sr_1_8?s=toys-and-games&ie=UTF8&qid=1508357312&sr=1-8&keywords=bubble+machine
Source: Adapted Traditional

Book – Fly! by Karl Newsom Edwards 

A little flea went walking
A little flea went walking
To see what he could see.
But all that he could see,
Was baby’s little tummy!
(Tickle baby’s tummy)
Source: King County Library System

Here is the beehive, where are the bees?
Here is the beehive, where are the bees?
Hidden away were nobody sees
Watch and you will see them come out of their hives,
One, two, three, four, five,
Buzz, buzz, buzz.
Source: Tradtional

Bubbles – Trying  a new bubble machine

 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: Repeat, repeat, repeat. Babies learn through repetition because it gives them many chances to “figure things out.” When babies tell you they are interested in a book or even in a picture in a book, give them as long as they want to look at the picture or to hear the story over and over.

 

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