Caterpillars

This week’s featured books: Waiting for Wings by Lois Ehlert

                                                    Ten Little Caterpillars by Bill Martin Jr.

 

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: Waiting for Wings by Lois Ehlert; Publisher: Harcourt, Inc.

 

Songs: Open Shut Them 

Open, shut them, open, shut them (Open both hands and then make a fist)
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: Ten Little Caterpillars by Bill Martin Jr.; Publisher: Beach Lane Books

 

Rhyme: My Friendly Caterpillar 

My friendly Caterpillar (Fingers crawl up arm.)

Made its chrysalis one day. (Close hands together.)

It turned into a butterfly (Open hands with thumbs hooked together.)

And quickly flew away. (Flap hands.) 

 

 

 

 

Song: The Butterfly song (Tune: "Up on the Housetop")

First comes a butterfly and lays an egg,

Out comes a caterpillar with six legs,

Oh, see the caterpillar spin and spin,

A little chrysalis to sleep in.

 

Oh, oh, oh wait and see 

Oh, oh, oh wait and see

Out of the chrysalis, my oh my

out comes a pretty butterfly.

 

SongCaterpillar Song

I spin and spin my chrysalis

And take a rest inside.

When I come out,

I’m changed… indeed!

Look! I’m a butterfly!

Look, look! I’m a butterfly!

 

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.