Toddler Time: Sleepy Storytime!

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: Sleepy, Oh So Sleepy by Denise Fleming
Publisher: Henry Holt and Company

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: Good Night Like This by Mary Murphy;
Publisher: Candlewick Press

Song: Five in the Bed (Tune: Ten in the Bed)

There were five in the bed and the little one said, "Roll over, roll over."
So they all rolled over and one fell out, ouch!

There were four in the bed, and the little one said, "Roll over, roll over."
So they all rolled over and one fell out, ouch!

There were three in the bed, and the little one said, "Roll over, roll over."
So they all rolled over and one fell out, ouch!

There were two in the bed, and the little one said, "Roll over, roll over."
So they all rolled over and one fell out, ouch!

there was one in the bed, and the little one said, "I’ve got the whole bed all to myself”

Hooray!!!

Song: This is the Way We Yawn & Stretch (Tune: Mulberry Bush)

This is the way we yawn and stretch,
Yawn and stretch, yawn and stretch.
This is the way we yawn and stretch,
On our way to bed.

This is the way we take a bath…
This is the way we read a book…
This is the way we hug and kiss…
This is the way we close our eyes…

Rhyme: Star Light, Star Bright

Star light, star bright
The first star I see tonight
I wish I may, I wish I might
Have the wish I wish tonight

Song: Twinkle, Twinkle

Twinkle, twinkle, little star
How I wonder what you are
Up above the world so high
Like a diamond in the sky
Twinkle, twinkle little star
How I wonder what you are

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.