Music & Movement Storytime: Time to Rhyme!

Music & Movement Storytime:
Time to Rhyme!

Thursday, September 22, 2022


Books We Read

Cover image of the book Alphabreaths
Book Cover Image One-osaurus, Two-osaurus by Kim Norman
Book Cover Image Rhyming Dust Bunnies by Jan Thomas

Storytime Outline

Warm Up: Mr. Sun by Raffi

Hello Song (using ASL): Hello Friends

Letter of the Week (with Yoga Pose & Breath Exercise): Letter B

We shared yoga poses and a breathe exercise from the books: The ABCs of Yoga for Kids by Teresa Power and Alphabreaths: The ABCs of Mindful Breathing by Christopher Willard and Daniel Rechtschaffen.

Book: One-osaurus, Two-osaurus by Kim Norman

Mystery Box: We had instruments in our mystery box today.
Tip: Make your own tambourine-type instrument at home using paper plates, staples, and beans!

Instrument Song: 

We play and we play and we stop
We play and we play and we stop
We play and play and play and we play
We play and we play and we stop

(Repeat: tap, shake, jump, march)

Instrument Song: “The Mice Go Marching” by Hap Palmer

Book: Rhyming Dust Bunnies by Jan Thomas

Activity: Hickory Dickory Dock (with puppets)

You can customize this song by using different stuffed animals and creating new rhyming sounds.

Hickory dickory dock, the mouse ran up the clock
The clock struck one, dun, dun, dun, hickory dickory dock

Hickory dickory dock, the bird ran up the clock
The clock struck two, doodly doo, hickory dickory dock

Hickory dickory dock, the cat ran up the clock
The clock struck three, fiddley dee, hickory dickory dock

Song: “Jumping and Counting” by Jim Gill

Circle Time: Simon Says

We played a few rounds of Simon Says to practice the rules. Then we danced to the song “Simon Says” by The Wiggles.

Circle Time Song: “Simon Says” by The Wiggles

Goodbye Song (using ASL):  Goodbye Friends