Little Hatchlings



This week’s featured books:  My Goose Betsy by Trudi Braun

                                                    What Will Hatch? by Jennifer Ward

 

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: My Goose Betsy by Trudi Braun; 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: What Will Hatch? by Jennifer Ward; Publisher: Bloomsbury

 

RhymeEggs in a Nest
Here’s an egg in a nest up in a tree.     (Make fist with right hand and place in palm of cupped left hand.)
What’s inside? What can it be?            (Shrug shoulders.)
Peck, peck, peck,
Peep, peep, peep.
Out hatches a little bird,                       (Wiggle fingers of fisted hand.)
Cute as can be!

 

 

 

 


 

Song: I’m a Little Gosling (Tune: I’m a Little Teapot)

I’m a little gosling, (crouch down inside your egg)
Ready to hatch,
Pecking at my shell, (Pecking motion) 
Scratch, scratch, scratch! (scratching motion)
When I crack it open,
Out I’ll jump (jump out of shell)
Fluff my feathers,
 Peep! Peep! Peep! 

 

Rhyme: Two Little Geese

Two little geese floating on a pond.

One named Jack, and the other named Jill.

Swim away Jack.

Swim away Jill.

Come back Jack.

Come back Jill.

    

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.