Z718.3 → Toddler Storytime: Mother's Day

Activity: Finding nametags

Opening songs:
Hands go up!
Open them, shut them

Book 1: I love my mommy / Giles Andreae

Song: "If you're happy and you know it!"

Fingerplay: "Five Little Monkeys"
Five little monkeys, jumping on the bed.
One fell off and bumped their head.
Mama called the doctor and the doctor said,
"No more monkeys jumping on the bed!"
      ... count down until 1

Book 2: Leap back home to me / Lauren Thompson

Fingerplay: "Two little blackbirds"
Two little blackbirds sitting on a wall,
One named Jack, the other named Paul.
Fly away Jack, fly away Paul.
Come back Jack, come back Paul!

Fingerplay/Song: "Where is Thumbkin?" [to the tune of Frere Jacques]
Where is Thumbkin? Where is Thumbkin?
Here I am. Here I am.
How are you today, sir.
Very well, I thank you.
Run away, run away.

Action Rhyme: "Dance your Fingers"
Dance your fingers up,
Dance your fingers down.
Dance your fingers side to side,
And dance them all around.
Dance them on your shoulders,
Dance them on your head,
Dance them on your tummy,
And put them all to bed.

Music: Skinnamarink / Sharon, Lois, and Bram. From: Sharon, Lois, & Bram Elephant Show Record.
For this section, I quickly taught the toddlers the basic actions - if you're not familiar with Sharon, Lois & Bram, check out this YouTube for the song actions - and then had them just go for it with the dancing.

Craft: Heart flowers

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