Wednesday, July 15, 2009

My Day - Storytime

An Action packed Hip Hoppin' 'n Singin' hour long Storytime!
(and just a bit of a tribute to Raffi! Bill Harley and David Holt)

In the still of the night when all is quiet...

Tick Tock Goes my Daddy's Big Clock

Tick tock, tick tock,
- rock back and forth at each word, with child in your lap
Goes my Daddy's big clock
Tick tock, tick tock,
Goes my Daddy's big clock

But my mommy's little clock
- pause...
Goes tick tick tick tick tick!

Are You Sleeping
rock, use bells or clap as you sing

Are you sleeping, are you sleeping,
Brother John, brother John.

Morning bells are ringing, morning bells are ringing
Ding ding dong, ding ding dong.

Brush Your Teeth
- check out the Raffi cd!
OPL link to the Cathy and Marcy collection for kids CD

When you wakeup in the mornin' at a quarter to one
and you want to have a little fun
You brush your teeth
chh, chh, chh, chh, cha, cha, cha, cha!

...two, and you just don't know what to do
...three, and want the biggest smile for me
...four, and someone's knockin' upon your door
...five, and you're so happy to be alive

My, oh my. What a night!
Are you sleepyheads ready to wake up?
I want today to be a FUN play day!

Oh no, it's raining outside.

It's Raining It's Pouring

It's raining it's pouring the old man is snoring
Went to bed and bumped his head,
And couldn't get up in the morning

Aha! I've got a great rainy day idea...
It's about time for a haircut

- don't do this at home on your own kids, unless you KNOW your scissors are 100% unaccessable!!

Johnny Get Your Haircut
- have kids 'scissor' hands, fingers, arms, legs
- Also fun to have helper kids , use their names and let them choose the action.

Johnny get your haircut, haircut, haircut
Johnny get your haircut, haircut, haircut
Just like me.

It's still raining.
Let's read books and have some lunch.
I need a helper, who will be my Pete

Pete's a Pizza by William Steig
OPL link
- red checkers (pepperoni), pieces of yellow paper (cheese), an empty baby powder container (flour) etc. :) p.s. I like to have all the kids lay down and I randomly pull an arm, or a leg for the pulling and stretching of the dough - also a random tickle at the right time!

Oh no! I'm so messy after all that pizza!

We are Clothes in the Washing Machine
- thanks Allison!

We are clothes in the washing machine
    -make a circle with your arms and wiggle the child inside
We wiggle and giggle until we are clean
Then our mama shakes us out to dry
    -lift child's arms up, hold hands and wiggle them front and back (sheets waving in the wind)
And hangs us on a clothesline high

It's STILL raining.
Okay, that stubborn sun.
I think it needs some coaxing.

Oh Mr. Sun
OPL link

Oh, Mister Sun, sun
Mister golden sun
Please shine down on me

Oh, Mister Sun, sun
Mister Golden sun
Hiding behind a tree

These little children are asking you
To please come out so they can play with you

Oh, Mister Sun, sun
Mister golden sun
Please shine down on me

The sun must have heard us.
Let's go outside!

Bumpin' Up and Down
Another Raffi song- I like to sit a child on my knees and bump, tip and lift (on 'Oh my Darlin')
OPL link

Bumping up and down in my little red wagon
Bumping up and down in my litte red wagon
Won't you be my darling!

...One wheel's off and the axle's broken
...Johnny's gonna fix it with his hammer
...Other wheel's off and the wagon's draggin'

Whew! We made it to our garden.

Pickin' Peas by Margaret Read MacDonald
OPL link
- have kids sing the refrain along with you, or if you really love it and get into it, teach them a little hand-clap or dance moves

That pesky rabbit!
I think we should go pick some cotton now,

Maybe we'll stuff that rabbit the next time!

Jump Down Turn Around

Jump down, turn around
Pick a bale of cotton.
Jump down, turn around
Pick a bale a day.

Oh, Sally
Pick a bale of cotton,
Oh, Sally
Pick a bale a day

That was some exhaustin' work!
I'm so hungry now.

I'm So Hungry
-thanks Kathe!
-have older kids help out on finding some fun rhymes

I'm so hungry, I'm so hungry
Yes I am, yes I am.
I could eat a lion,
Without even tryin'
Yum Yum Yum

... elephant - talkin' on the telephant
... giraffe - that would make me laugh

Enough just talkin' about eating.
Let's sit down and grab some grub...

Sitting Down to Eat (music)
- by Bill Harley (book) OPL link(I use my Folkmanis puppets for this. I stuff them, one by one, into a box (house) that is too small as the CD plays. When the caterpillar comes along I pick up the box and all the animals come sproinging out... and the house went BOOM!)

Well, at least we managed to grab a few bites to eat before that caterpillar nosed her way in.

Now for something I love to do after dinner. Just like David Holt taught's time for some hambone!

This Old Man
- I LOVE David Holt! My daughter and I have a blast trying to learn the stuff David teaches on his DVD Folk Rhythms / OPL link

This old man, he played one,
He played knick knack on my thumb
With a knick knack paddy whack
Give a dog a bone
This old man came rolling home

...two - on my shoe
...three - on my knee
...four - on the door
...five - on my hive
...six - on my sticks - up to heaven
...eight - on my gate
...nine - on my spine
...ten - once again!

Okay kid-a-roos , time for bath and bed.

Bath Time by Eileen Spinelli
OPL link

Woah! So much for a bath!
Oh well, it's still time for bed.

Five Little Monkeys
- have kids all stand up and jump around while you all sing!

Five little monkeys jumping on the bed
One fell off and bumped his head
Mama called the dr. and the dr. said,
No more monkeys jumping on the bed.

... repeat until there are no more monkeys...

Oh you silly, silly little monkeys.
I can see I'll need to sing you to sleep.

Sleep My Treasure
Let's Play Music - a MUST musical program for your 4 to 5 year olds, IMHO
- now rock slowly back and forth, if mama or daddy are near, have them come rock their children...

Sleep my treasure,
close to mother.
Hush my baby do,
To your cradle comes a moonbeam.
Shining just for you

...repeat for a father verse

 I had a wonderful day with you all.
Nighty night kiddos.

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