Squirrels

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: The Busy Little Squirrel by Nancy Tafuri
Publisher: Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers

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: Squirrel’s Fall Search by Anita Loughery
Publisher: QEB Publishing

Rhyme: Five Little Squirrels

Five little squirrels with acorns to store

One went to sleep and then there were four!

Four little squirrels hunting acorns in a tree.

One fell down (Ouch!) and now there are three!

Three little squirrels wondering what to do.

One wondered off and now there are two!

Two little squirrels tossing acorns for fun.

One got tired, and now there is one!

One little squirrel playing in the sun,

She ran back home, now there are none.

Song: Frisky Squirrel (Tune: The Grand Old Duke of York)

Oh, the frisky little squirrel

He gathers nuts and seeds.

He hides them for the winter months

So, he’ll have all he needs.

Chorus:

So, up-up-up he goes

And down-down-down he comes.

He runs around-goes up and down.

His work is never done. (Repeat chorus.)

Rhyme: Brown Squirrel

Brown squirrel, grey squirrel

Shake your bushy tail!

Brown squirrel, grey squirrel

Shake your bushy tail!

Wrinkle up you little nose

Hold an acorn between your toes

Brown squirrel, grey squirrel

Shake your bushy tail.

(Repeat changing color of squirrel.)

Song: Squirrel Song (Tune: She’ll be Coming Around the Mountain)

I’ll be gathering all the acorns this Fall!

I’ll be gathering all the acorns this Fall!

I’ll be gathering all the acorns, I’ll be gathering all the acorns,

I’ll be gathering all the acorns this Fall!


I will put them all inside my little home.

I will put them all inside my little home.

I will put them all inside, I will put them all inside,

I will put them all inside my little home!

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.