Nesting Birds


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: Bird Builds a Nest by Martin Jenkins
Publisher: Beach Lane 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: The Jelly Bean Tree by Toni Yuly;
Publisher: Feiwel and Friends


Song: The Pretty Little Bluebird (Tune: If You’re Happy…)

See the pretty little bluebird in the tree, (Point up to tree)

She looks for food like wiggle worms and seeds, (shield eyes with hands and look around)

When cat comes out to play, (Make creeping motions with hands for cats)

She quickly flies away. (flap arms)

The pretty little bluebird in the tree. (Point up to tree)

Rhyme: Five Little Robins

Five little robins

Lived in a tree

Father, mother, and babies three

Father caught a worm,

Mother caught a bug

And three little babies said, “Yum! Yum! Yum!!!”

 

Rhyme: If I Were a Bird

If I were a Bird, I’d sing a song 

And fly about the whole day long (cross thumbs and flap hands like wings)

And when the night comes, go to rest,

Way up high in my cozy nest. (cup hands together to form nest)

 

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.