Safari



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: Warthog: A Counting Adventure by Birdie Black; Publisher: Nosy Crow

 

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: Riddle Diddle Safari by Diane Shore; Publisher: Amicus Ink

 

Rhyme: I’m a Lion
 I love to sleep out in the sun (rest cheek on hand)
 And chase other animals just for fun (run in place)
 In the jungle I’m number one! (point to self, then lift up pointer finger like number 1)
 I’m a (ROAR!)…
 LION!

 

SongI Went on Safari One Day (Tune: London Bridge)

I went on safari one-day, safari one-day, safari one-day

I saw a monkey on the way and this is what he said, “oh-oh—oh-oh”

I went on safari one-day, safari one-day, safari one-day

I saw a lion on the way and this is what he said, “roar”

I went on safari one-day, safari one-day, safari one-day

I saw a snake on the way and this is what he said, “hiss”

 

Read: Sun Flower Lion by Kevin Henkes; Publisher:  Greenwillow Books

 

 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.