Story Time Round Up!

Welcome to Story Time Round Up!, a new weekly feature with all the songs, stories and flannels that we used in story time during the week. Whether you couldn't make it to story time and wanted to catch up on what you missed, or you loved that one song but don't remember the words, you and your child are sure to find something fun in Story Time Round Up!

Tuesday, June 5
Song: "Good Morning Dear Earth"
Good morning dear earth,
Good morning dear sun,
Good morning tall trees,
And the flowers, every one.

Good morning to the animals,
The birds and the bees,
Good morning to you,
And good morning to me.

Flannel: "Little Mouse"
Little mouse, little mouse,
Are you in the __________ (name the color) house?

Finger Play: "10 Little Fingers"
I have 10 little fingers,
And they all belong to me,
I can make them do things,
Would you like to see?

I can shut them up tight,
I can open them wide,
I can put them together,
I can make them all hide.

I can reach them up high,
I can bend them down low,
I can fold them together,
And set them just so.

Papa, Please Get the Moon for MeBook: Papa, Please Get the Moon for Me by Eric Carle

Finger Play: "Two Little Blackbirds"
Two little blackbirds sitting on a hill,
One named Jack,
And one named Jill.

Fly away Jack,
Fly away Jill,
Come back Jack,
Come back Jill.

Flannel: "Five Little Ducks"
Five little ducks went out one day, over the hill and far away,
Momma Duck cried "quack, quack, quack, quack" but only four little ducks came back

(Repeat for three, two, one and zero.)

One Momma Duck went out one day, over the hill and far away,
Momma Duck cried "quack, quack, quack, quack" and all of her baby ducks came back.

Song: "Head, Shoulders, Knees and Toes"

Song: "Grand Old Duke of York"
Oh the grand old Duke of York,
He had 10,000 men,
He marched them up to the top of the hill,
And he marched them down again.

And when you're up, you're up,
And when you're down you're down,
And when you're only halfway up,
You're neither up nor down!

He rolled them over left,
He rolled them over right,
He rolled them over upside down,
Oh what a silly sight!

The Napping HouseBook: The Napping House by Audrey Wood

Flannel: "I Had a Rooster"
Song available on:
Pickin' and Grinnin': Great Folks Songs for Kids

Song: "Turn Around"
Song available on:
Getting to Know Myself

Wednesday, June 6
Pajama Story Time


Song: "We Clap and Say Hello"
We clap and say hello,
We clap and say hello,
With our friends at story time,
We clap and say hello!

stomp...wiggle...

Flannel: "Where, Oh Where Had My Little Dog Gone"
Little dog, little dog,
What did you decide?
Do you think the ______ (name object) is a good place to hide?

Song: "The Wheels on the Bus"

Flannel: "Five Astronauts Went Out to Play"
One astronaut went out to play,
Upon a great big moon one day,
He had such enormous fun,
That he called for another astronaut to come!

(Repeat for two, three, four and five.)

Five astronauts went out to play,
Upon a great big moon one day,
They had such enormous fun,
But there weren't any astronauts left to come!

Goodnight Goodnight SleepyheadBook: Goodnight Goodnight Sleepyhead by Ruth Krauss

Finger Play: "Big, Big, Big"
(originally from Mel's Desk)
This is big, big, big,
This is small, small, small,
This is short, short, short,
This is tall, tall, tall.
This is fast, fast, fast,
This is slow, slow, slow
This is yes, yes, yes
And this is no, no, no!

Song: "Open, Shut Them"
Open, shut them
Open, shut them
Give a little clap, clap, clap!

Open, shut them,
Open, shut them,
Put them in your lap, lap, lap!

Creep them,
Crawl them,
Creep them,
Crawl them
Right up to your chin, chin, chin.

Open wide your little mouth
But do not let them in!

Flannel: "Let's Go Out on a Summer Night"

Don't Let the Pigeon Stay Up LateBook: Don't Let the Pigeon Stay Up Late by Mo Willems

Song: "Turn Around"
Song available on:
Getting to Know Myself

Thursday, June 7
Monsters!


Song: "Good Morning Dear Earth"

Finger Play: "I Had a Little Turtle"
I had a little turtle,
He lived in a box,
He swam in the river,
And he climbed on the rocks,
He snapped at a mosquito,
He snapped at a flea,
He snapped at a minnow
And he snapped at me!

He caught that mosquito,
He caught that flea,
He caught that minnow,
But he couldn't catch me!

Book: Maggie and the Monster by Elizabeth Winthrop

Flannel: "Five Green and Speckled Frogs"
Five green and speckled frogs,
Sat on a speckled log,
Eating the most delicious bugs
Yum, yum, yum!

One frog jumped in the pool,
Where it was nice and cool,
Now there are four speckled frogs,
Glug, glug, glug, glug!

(Repeat for three, two, one and none.)

Go Away, Big Green Monster!Book: Go Away, Big Green Monster! by Ed Emberley

Song: "Shake Your Sillies Out"
Song available on: A Child's Celebration of Silliest Songs

Book: If You're a Monster and You Know It by Rebecca and Ed Emberley

Finger Play: "Five in the Bed"
There were five in the bed,
And the little one said,
Roll over, roll over!
So they all rolled over and one fell out.

(Repeat for four, three and two.)

Ah it feels good to have so much space!

Flannel: "A Munching Monster"
(Poem by Marian Swinger)

Song: "Turn Around"
Song available on: Getting to Know Myself

Make and Take Craft: Build Your Own Monster
Build Your Own Monster