Rainy Days!


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: May I Come In? by Marsha Diane Arnold
Publisher: Sleeping Bear Pres

 

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: Splish, Splash, Ducky by Lucy Cousins
Publisher: Candlewick Press

 

Rhyme: Plip, Plip,Plop

Plip, plip, plop
go the rain drops

Plip, plip, plop
go the rain drops

Plip, plip, plop
go the rain drops

(Clap hands with ‘plip, plip, plop ‘and wiggle fingers with ‘go the rain drops’.

 

Song: Five Little Ducks

5 little ducks went out one day

Over the hill and far away

When Mommy duck went 

Quack, quack, quack

4 little ducks came waddling back.

 

4 little ducks went out one day

Over the hill and far away

When Mommy duck went 

Quack, quack, quack

3 little ducks came waddling back.

 

3 little ducks went out one day

Over the hill and far away

When Mommy duck went 

Quack, quack, quack

2 little ducks came waddling back.

 

2 little ducks went out one day

Over the hill and far away

When Mommy duck went 

Quack, quack, quack

1 little ducks came waddling back.

 

1 little duck went out one day

Over the hill and far away

When Mommy duck went 

Quack, quack, quack

No little ducks came waddling back.

 

So Mommy duck went…

QUACK! QUACK! QUACK!

And 5 little ducks came waddling back.

 

Rhyme: Raindrops

Pitter, patter raindrops falling from the sky

Here is my umbrella to keep me safe and dry

When the rain is over, the sun begins to glow.

Little flowers start to bud,

And grow, grow, grow!

 

Read: Raindrops Fall All Around by Charles Ghigna
Publisher: Picture Window Books

 

Song:  Itsy Bitsy Spider

The itsy bitsy spider climbed up the waterspout.

Down came the rain

and washed the spider out.

Out came the sun

and dried up all the rain

and the itsy bitsy spider climbed up the spout again.

 

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.