Bugs – Infant Storytime

MOVEMENT: Welcome Song*

MOVEMENT: Peek-a-Boo*

BOUNCE: Icky Bicky Soda Cracker*

I Love Bugs
 by Philemon Sturges

MOVEMENT: “Clap, Tap and Bend” from It’s Toddler Time by Carol Hammett and Elaine Bueffel

Bug in a Rug
Template & Story from Felt Board Fingerplays by Liz and Dick Wilmes

Place all the bugs on the board and name each one.  Then put the rug up.  Tell the kids that you are going to play a game and hide one of the bugs under the rug.  They close their eyes, and you hide one bug.  Tell them to open them, then say,

Bug in a Rug
Bug in a Rug
Who is that
Bug in a Rug?

Have the children guess.  Repeat the game until it gets old.

BOUNCE: “Smooth Road to London Town” from A Smooth Road to London Town: Songs from the Parent-Child Mother Goose Program by Kathy Reid-Naiman

Snug as a Bug 
by Michael Elsohn Ross

TICKLE: Round and Round the Garden*

Little Miss Muffet
Flannelboard from Little Folk Visuals

MOVEMENT: “Itsy Bitsy Spider” from Children’s Favorite Songs Volume 3 from Walt Disney

MOVEMENT: “Twinkle Twinkle Little Star” from Songs for Wiggleworms by the Old Town School of Folk Music

MOVEMENT: Storytime’s Over*

One Little Blueberry by Tammi Salzano 

This was a fun storytime theme.  I really liked using I Love Bugs! but Snug as a Bug didn’t seem to work as well.  It was a good book, but a more quiet one.  I need to find some other good books to use for this theme.

ATTENDANCE: 41 people

* For these songs, please see my page Storytime Movements & Music

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