Toddler Time: Bugs!


Opening Song:

Now this is the time for storytime, storytime, storytime

This is the time for storytime

I’m glad you are here, I’m so glad you are here


Read: The Very Quiet Cricket by Eric Carle; Publisher: Philomel Books


Songs: Open Shut Them 

Open, shut them (Open both hands and then make a fist)

Open, shut them

Give a little clap, clap, clap. (Clap hands together)

Open, shut them

Open, shut them

lay them on your lap, lap, lap. (Pat hands in lap)

Creep them, creep them, creep them, creep them (creep fingers from tummy up to mouth)

Right up to your chinny chin chin

Open wide your little mouth… but do not let them in. (Open mouth wide & hide hands behind back)


Song: A Little Mouse is Creeping

A little mouse is creeping, creeping, creeping (Make creeping motion with hands)

A little mouse is creeping 

In the house... Shh… (Put index finger in front of mouth)

A little mouse is sleeping, sleeping, sleeping (Make sleeping motion)

A litter mouse is sleeping in the house. Shh…

An old grey cat comes creeping, creeping, creeping (Make creeping motion with hands)

An old grey cat comes creeping in the house

And they both run away!!! (Pat hands on lap really fast)


Read: I Love Bugs! By Philemon Sturges; Publisher: Harper Collins


Rhyme: The Cricket

In the garden by the thicket,

Listen to the little cricket.

One, two, three, four –

Now it sounds like many more!

 

Song: Bugs (Tune: Frere Jacques)

Big bugs, small bugs, big bugs, small bugs,

See them crawl, see them crawl.

Creepy, creepy, crawling, never, never falling.

Bugs, bugs, bugs. Bugs, bugs, bugs.


Song: Insect Song (Tune: The Wheels on the Bus)

The firefly at night goes blink, blink, blink

blink, blink, blink, blink, blink, blink

The firefly at night goes blink, blink, blink

All day long!


(Continue with: The bees in the flowers go buzz, buzz, buzz; The ants in the grass go march, march, march; The cricket on the leaf go chirp, chirp, chirp, the caterpillar in the field goes creep, creep, creep)


Song: If You’re Happy and You Know It

If you’re happy and you know it, clap your hands (clap, clap)

If you’re happy and you know it, clap your hands (clap, clap)

If you’re happy and you know and you really want to show it

you’re happy and you know it, clap your hand. (clap, clap)

If you’re happy and you know it, pat your head (pat, pat)

If you’re happy and you know it, pat your head (pat, pat)

If you’re happy and you know it, and you really want to show it

If you’re happy and you know it pat your head. (pat, pat)

(Continue with other actions: beep your nose, wiggle your ears, etc.)


Closing Song:                                                                                                                                                      

Now this is the end of storytime, storytime, storytime.

This is the end of storytime.

I’m glad you were here.

I’m so glad you were here.