Wednesday, February 4, 2015

Storytime - Birds


Grumpy Bird by Jeremy Tankard - This is a cute, short story about a bird who wakes up grumpy. When his other animal friends ask him what he's doing, he always replies (with more and more agitation), "I'm walking!". But soon, with his friends behind him, he finds that he's not quite so grumpy anymore! This was short enough for toddlers and you can make the story interactive by having the kids say, "I'm walking!" with you.

Big Fat Hen by Keith Baker - Based on the classic rhyme "One, Two, Buckle My Shoe", this brightly illustrated (and big in size!) book is great for babies and toddlers.


Two Little Blackbirds

Two little blackbirds sitting on a hill (hide hands behind back)
One named Jack and one named Jill (bring out one pointer finger then the other)
Fly away Jack, fly away Jill (hide one pointer finger, then the other)
Come back Jack, come back Jill (bring out one pointer finger, then the other)

Continue with:

...Two little blackbirds sitting in the named fast (bring out fingers quickly), one named slow (bring out fingers slowly)
...Two little blackbirds sitting very named quiet (say quietly), one named loud (say loudly)

The Birds Everywhere
(Tune: The Wheels on the bus)

*I do this with different bird puppets, but you could use a flannel as well*

The (insert bird name) everywhere go (insert bird noise)
(insert bird noise) (insert bird noise)
The (insert bird name) everywhere go (insert bird noise)
All day long!
Adapted from this source

Can You Shake Your Egg With Me?
(Tune: London Bridges)

Can you shake your egg with me?
Shake your egg along with me
It's as easy as can be
Now put it on your knee!

(Repeat with head, tummy, etc.)

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