Will you be my friend?



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: Will You Be My Friend? by Sam McBratney; Publisher: Candlewick Press

 

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: Maggie’s Ball by Lindsay Barrett George; Publisher: Greenwillow Books

 

Rhyme: Friends

Two little friends are better than one,  (Show sign for ‘friends’ then hold up 2 fingers on 1 hand and 1 finger on the other hand.)
 
And three are better than two                  (Show three fingers on left, and two on right.)
And four are much better still.               
(Hold up four fingers on right hand.)
 
Just think!
 What four little friends can do!

 

Song: Play with Me (Tune: Mary had a Little Lamb)
Will you come and play with me?
Play with me, play with me?
Will you come and play with me?
 Will you be my friend?

 

 Song: A Rig-a-Jig-Jig

As I was walking down the street, down the street, down the street,
A very good friend I chanced to meet,
Hi-ho, hi-ho, hi-ho!

A rig-a-jig-jig, and away we go, away we go, away we go!
 A rig-a-jig-jig, and away we go.

Hi-ho, hi-ho, hi-ho!

 

Song: New Friends

Make new friends, but keep the old               (Make ASL sign for ‘friend’ each time you say friend.)

One is silver and the other gold.                      (Make ASL sign for ‘silver’ and ‘gold’.)

 

Repeat as many times as you like.

 

 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.