Blogging From A to Z Challenge: Alligators

1 Apr

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During the month of April, I’ll be participating in the Blogging From A to Z Challenge.  My theme for the month is Storytime Plans From A to Z.  Each plan will have eight stories as well as four songs, fingerplays or rhymes to match the theme!  As you can see, I’ll try and attribute where I found all of this fun (and often you can find it in multiple places).  My goal is to make storytime planning a little easier on myself in the future and to make storytime planning for other librarians easy as well!

Book List:

  1. Snip! Snap! by Mara Bergman
  2. A Girl and Her Gator by Sean Bryan
  3. Egad Alligator! by Harriet Ziefert
  4. For Pete’s Sake by Ellen Stoll Walsh
  5. Oliver and His Alligator by Paul Schmid
  6. The Wide-Mouthed Frog by Keith Faulkner
  7. Warning! Do Not Open This Book by Adam Lehrhaupt
  8. The Crocodile Who Didn’t Like Water by Gemma Merino

 

Songs & Rhymes:

Row, Row, Row Your Boat
Row, row, row, your boat
Gently down the stream
If you see an alligator don’t forget to scream
AHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH!

5 Little Monkeys Sitting In a Tree
Five little monkeys sitting in a tree,
Teasing Mr. Crocodile: “You can’t catch me!”
Along comes Mr. Crocodile
As quiet as can be and…SNAP!

Four little monkeys sitting in a tree…
Three little monkeys sitting in a tree…
Two little monkeys sitting in a tree…

One little monkey sitting in a tree,
Teasing Mr. Crocodile: “You can’t catch me!”
Along comes Mr. Crocodile
As quiet as can be and….SNAP!

And away swims Mr. Crocodile as full as he can be!

Alligator, Alligator
Alligator Alligator (Make your arms into big jaws that open and close and do a clapping rhyme with your hands)
Long and Green
Alligator Alligator
Teeth so mean
Snapping at a fly (pretend to snap your jaws)
Snapping at a bee (pretend to snap)
Snapping at a frog (Pretend to snap)
but you can’t catch me! (jump back)

Alligator Pie
Alligator pie, alligator pie
If I don’t get some
I think I’m gonna cry.
Take away the green grass
Take away the sky
But don’t take away
My alligator pie.

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3 Responses to “Blogging From A to Z Challenge: Alligators”

  1. Christopher Ryan (@cryanweb) April 1, 2016 at 9:17 am #

    I like your ‘Row Row a Boat” version. I am sure my 5 year old daughter will laugh at that.

  2. Katie Fitzgerald April 1, 2016 at 2:42 pm #

    I rarely do story times anymore, but I still love posts like this! I’m going to try Alligator, Alligator with my two year old.

    • literacious April 1, 2016 at 4:40 pm #

      What you mean to say is that at home you are constantly doing storytimes now! How fun!

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