Blogging A to Z: Sing-a-long Books

22 Apr

Letter S

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!

Booklist:

  1. One is a Drummer by Roseanne Thong
  2. Pete the Cat: I Love My White Shoes by Eric Litwin
  3. Down By the Station by Jennifer Riggs Vetter
  4. Cows in the Kitchen by June Crebbin
  5. Jazz Baby by Lisa Wheeler
  6. There Was a Tree by Rachel Isadora
  7. Punk Farm by Jarrett J. Krosoczka
  8. The Seals on the Bus by Lenny Hortgoodrea

Songs & Rhymes:
Five Elephants in the Bathtub
One elephant in the bathtub
Going for a swim
Knock, knock (clap twice)
Splash, splash (slap knees twice)
Come on in! (motion with both hands to come in)

(count up from 1-5)
Five elephants in the bathtub
Going for a swim
Knock, knock (clap twice)
Splash, splash (slap knees twice)
It all fell in! (knock the felt pieces down)

Are We There, Yeti?

The Hokey Pokey
You put your right foot in
You put your right foot out
You put your right foot in
And you shake it all about.
You do the Hokey-Pokey
And you turn yourself around.
That’s what it’s all about.

You put your left foot in
You put your left foot out
You put your left foot in
And you shake it all about.
You do the Hokey-Pokey
And you turn yourself around.
That’s what it’s all about.

Head, Shoulders, Knees and Toes
Well, you knock, knock, knock and I say, “Come in.”
You open the door and you take a big spin. Slap your heels and you slap your knees.
Why don’t you do the Head and Shoulders with me?

Head, shoulders, knees and toes, knees and toes. Head, shoulders, knees and toes, knees and toes. And eyes and ears and mouth and nose, head, shoulders, knees and toes, knees and toes.

Second verse is the same as the first.
Well, you knock, knock, knock and I say, “Come in.”
You open the door and you take a big spin. Slap your heels and you slap your knees.
Why don’t you do the Head and Shoulders with me?

Head, shoulders, knees and toes, knees and toes. Head, shoulders, knees and toes, knees and toes. And eyes and ears and mouth and nose, head, shoulders, knees and toes, knees and toes.

Neck, elbows, hips and feet, hips and feet. Neck elbows, hips and feet. And thighs and rears and lips and teeth, neck, elbows lips and teeth, lips and teeth.
One more time!

Well, you knock, knock, knock and I say, “Come in.” You open the door and you take a big spin.
Slap your heels and you slap your knees. Why don’t you do the Neck and Elbows with me.

Neck, elbows, hips and feet, hips and feet. Neck elbows, hips and feet. And thighs and rears and lips and teeth, neck, elbows lips and teeth, lips and teeth.

Neck, elbows, hips and feet (hips and feet). Neck, elbows, hips and feet (hips and feet). Neck, elbows, hips and feet (hips and feet).

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One Response to “Blogging A to Z: Sing-a-long Books”

  1. Capt Jill April 23, 2016 at 1:30 am #

    Cool! I’m happy to see another big fan of reading, it’s great what you’re doing to turn the young ones on to it.
    I just posted yesterday about reading for ‘R’. 🙂
    Have fun with the A to Z

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