Kangaroos!

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: Who are you Baby Kangaroo? By Stella Blackstone
Publisher: Barefoot 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: Pouch! By David Ezra Stein
Publisher: G.P. Putnam's Sons

Rhyme: Here Comes Kangaroo

Boing! Boing! Boing! Boing (Hop two fingers high in the air.)

Here comes kangaroo. (Hold both hands at chest level, curved like a kangaroo paw.)

Bing, bing, bing, bing, (Hop two fingers in small rapid hopping motions.)

Here comes baby, too. (Cup hands together as if holding a small animal.)

Song: The Happy Kangaroo Song

How are you, kangaroo? How are you?

Kangaroo, kangaroo, how are you?

I’m a happy kangaroo, how are you? How are you?

I’m happy too, kangaroo.

 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