Tuesday, February 23, 2010


Please can I go back to bed? Pretty please with sugar on top?

Whatever do you do if you wake up in the morning and all you want to do is go back to bed!

What do you do?

You go to bed of course!
But first, we need to have a bedtime bath...

Bath Time by Eileen Spinelli
OPL link

Oh dear, that was one FULL bathtub! Good thing mom know just what to do.
Ooooo - what cute little piggie toes you have my dear, what cute little piggie fingers you have too!

Piggies by Audrey Wood
(I do this as a fingerplay - it works wonderfully)
OPL link

Okay, time to get out and dry off.
Now what is it that we do?
You got it - we brush our teeth!

Brush Your Teeth
(I used a shark puppet to show some good teeth here!)
- check out the Raffi cd!
OPL link

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

Let me see those shiney clean teeth! Open wide!
Wow, I'm blinded! You all did a superb job brushing those teeth.
Now it's off to bed with some snuggy fuzzy pj's and a bedtime story.

Wide-Mouthed Frog by Faulkner
OPL link

Are you all snuggled in bed now?
You want more? How about a little song?

Slippery Fish

Slippery fish, slippery fish
- Slide palms backwards and forwards - slipping
Swimming through the water,
Slippery fish, slippery fish
Gulp! Gulp! Gulp!
-hands to face, dismay, surprise, shock

Oh, NO! I've been eaten by an...
Octopus, Octopus,
- arms out and slowly waving up and down like an octopus

Swimming in the water,
Oh, Octopus, Octopus...
Gulp! Gulp! Gulp!
-hands to face, dismay, surprise, shock

Oh, NO! I've been eaten by a...
Great big shark, great big shark
-arms open and shut from the elbow to the hands, fingers interlock when they meet for sharp teeth.

Swimming in the water
Great big shark, great big shark
Gulp! Gulp! Gulp!
-hands to face, dismay, surprise, shock

Oh, NO! I've been eaten by a ...
Humongous whale, humongous whale
-arms open and shut in a huge 'whale-mouth' motion

Swimming in the water,
Humongous whale, humongous whale
Gulp! Gulp! Gulp!
-hands to face, dismay, surprise, shock

Oh, NO!!! Oh ..
-look around, look...who ate it...

YOU ate it!
-look of utter surpise on your face as you gesture to a child

Speaking of Fish - I'm wanna kiss that little fish-fish face of yours!
Uh-oh, no kissing? Are you sure?

Pout Pout Fish by Deborah Diesen
OPL link

Five in the Bed
(I used a penguin, a shark, a frog, a pig, and for the little one - a hedgehog)

Five in the bed and the little one said,
Roll over, roll over
So they all rolled over and one fell out.
(puppets roll over and OFF the table/bed)

Are you asleep yet?
Me either.


How about now?
How long does it take to fall asleep?

Tick Tock

Tick tock
Tick tock
Tick tock
Goes my daddy's big clock.

But my mommy's little clock goes
tick tick tick tick tick!
(and TICKLE those kids!)

...repeat this one again, particularly if you see that it's new for a lot of the kids/parents

Are you out of bed little one?
You need a kiss?
Oh, how could we have forgotten a goodnight kiss!?

Kissy Kissy Baby

Kissy, Kissy, fingers,
Kissy, Kissy, toes,
Kissy, Kissy, baby,
On your kissy nose

I Love to kiss your fingers,
I Love to kiss your toes,
I Love to kiss my baby,
On your kissy nose!

Are you ready to go to sleep now?
Why not?
Ah, you are afraid there is a monster.

Go Away, Big Green Monster! by Edward Emberley
(flannel board story or book)
OPL link

Now no more monsters!
Let's rub your back and sing a quiet song

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

Good night now, sleep tight.



If Animals Kissed Good Night by Ann Paul
OPL link

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