Toddler Time: Bears



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: Bear Snores On by Karma Wilson; Publisher: Margaret K. McElderry 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: Brown Bear, Brown Bear, What Do You See by Bill Martin Jr.; Publisher: Henry Holt and Company

 

Song: Bear is Sleeping

Bear is sleeping. Bear is sleeping.
Wake him up! Wake him Up!
Come and say hello, bear. Come and say hello, bear.
Time to eat, time to eat.

 

Rhyme: Bear Eats Honey

A bear eats honey                                      (Pretend to eat.)

He thinks it’s yummy in his tummy.        (Rub tummy.)

But the bees don’t think it’s funny!

Buzzzzzzzzzzz!                                             (Wiggle fingers and make buzzing sound.)
 

Rhyme: Five Little Bears

One little bear
Wondering what to do
Along came another
 Then there were two!

Two little bears
Climbing up a tree
Along came another
 Then there were three!

Three little bears
Ate an apple core
Along came another
 Then there were four!

Four little honey bears
Found honey in a hive
Along came another
 Then there were five!

SongHands Are Clapping (Tune: Skip to My Lou)
Hands are clapping, clap, clap, clap
Hands are clapping, clap, clap, clap
Hands are clapping, clap, clap, clap
Clap your hands, my darling!
Toes are tapping, fingers are wiggling, eyes are hiding “peek-a-boo”
 

 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.