Elephants

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: Tweak Tweak by Eve Bunting; Publisher: Clarion 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: Tiny Little Fly by Michael Rosen; Publisher: Candlewick Press

 

Rhyme: Elephant Walk

The elephant goes like this, like that.       (Move on all fours, slowly like an elephant)

He's terribly big.                                            (Stand up, reach arms high)
And he's terribly fat. (Stretch arms out to the sides)

He has no fingers,                                       (Make fists, hiding fingers.)

He has no toes,                                           (Wiggle toes)

But goodness gracious, 

What a nose!                                              (Point to nose)

 

Song: I’m an Elephant (Tune: I’m a Little Teapot)

I’m an elephant

Big and strong. 

My ears are floppy.

My trunk is long.

My trunk sips water and

Sprays like a hose.

I’m lucky to have such a nifty nose.

 

Rhyme: Five Elephants in the Bathtub

One elephant in the bathtub going for a swim.

Knock, knock.    (Clap, clap)

Splash, splash   (Tap hands on lap, one at a time.)

Come on in!      (Make big ‘come in’ gesture with arm.)

 

Note: Continue with 2 elephants, 3 elephants, 4 elephants

Last verse:

Five elephants in the bathtub going for a swim.

Knock, knock.

Splash, splash.

They all fell in!

 

Song: Elephants at Play

One elephant went out to play

Upon a spider’s web one day

She had such enormous fun

That she called for another elephant to come.     Oh elephant!

 

Note: Continue with 2,3,4 elephants

Last verse:

Five elephants went out to play

Upon a spider’s web one day

They had such enormous fun

But there were no more elephants to come.

 

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.