Critters to Count



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: Turtle Splash! Countdown at the Pond by Cathryn Falwell; Publisher; Greenwillow 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: Over in the Meadow A Counting Rhyme by Olive a Wadsworth; Publisher: NorthSouth

 

Rhyme: There Was a Little Turtle

There was a little turtle (put hands together in a fist)
He lived in a box (make a box with both hands)
He swam in a puddle (make swimming motions)
He climbed on the rocks (use your fingers to climb up your arm)
He snapped at a mosquito (clap hands)
He snapped at a flea (chomp with your mouth)
He snapped at a minnow (clap hands)
He snapped at me (Make surprised face)
He caught the mosquito (grab with your hand)
He caught the flea (grab with your hand)
He caught the minnow (grab with your hand)
 But he didn't catch me (shake finger and head for no) 

 

Song: Five Green and Speckled Frogs

Five green and speckled frogs sitting on a speckled log
Eating some most delicious bugs – YUM, YUM!
One jumped into the pool where it was nice and cool
 Now there are four speckled frogs.

Four green and speckled frogs sitting on a speckled log
Eating some most delicious bugs – YUM, YUM!
One jumped into the pool where it was nice and cool
 Now there are three speckled frogs.

Three green and speckled frogs sitting on a speckled log                                                                                                           
Eating some most delicious bugs – YUM, YUM!
One jumped into the pool where it was nice and cool
 Now there are two speckled frogs.

Two green and speckled frogs sitting on a speckled log
Eating some most delicious bugs – YUM, YUM!
One jumped into the pool where it was nice and cool
 Now there’s just one speckled frog.

One green and speckled frog sat on a speckled log
Eating some most delicious bugs -- YUM YUM!
One jumped into the pool where it was nice and cool
 Now there are no speckled frogs.

 

Song: Row, Row, Row Your Boat

Row, row, row, your boat

Gently down the stream

Merrily, merrily, merrily, merrily

Life is but a dream!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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.