Trees

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: Little Tree by Loren Long; Publisher: Philomel 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: Squirrels Leap, Squirrels Sleep by April Sayre; Publisher: Henry Holt and Company

 

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: Be A Tree

Stand on your tiptoes and reach for the sky. 

Wave both your arms as a breeze passes by.

Wiggle like leaves green and bright.

Smile as you grow in the warm sunlight.

 

Song: The Trees are Growing (Tune: Farmer in the Dell)

The trees are growing tall (Raise arms above head, fingers touching.)

The trees are growing tall.

With soil and rain and sunny days,

The trees are growing tall.

 

The trees are growing roots, (Spread out fingers and take hands down toward ground.)

The trees are growing roots.

With soil and rain and sunny days,

The trees are growing roots.

 

The trees are growing branches. (Stretch arms out.)

The trees are growing branches,

With soil and rain and sunny days,

The trees are growing branches.

 

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.