Frogs – Preschool Storytime

What did the frog say when the librarian suggested a book?
“I already READIT, READIT, READIT”

Here’s hoping people thought this storytime was better than that joke.

MOVEMENT: Welcome Song*

MOVEMENT: “Jump Jump” from I’m a Rock Star by Joanie Leeds and the Nightlights

BOOK:
RibbitbyFolgueira

Ribbit! by Rodrigo Folgueira

MOVEMENT: “Shake My Sillies Out” from More Singable Songs for the Very Young by Raffi

FINGERPLAY:
Here’s Mr. Bullfrog (make a thumbs up with hand)
sitting on a rock.
Along comes a little boy (make a walking motion with the index & middle finger of other hand)
Mr. Bullfrog jumps, KERPLOP! (thumb makes a diving motion down)

FLANNELBOARD:
Five Green and Speckled FrogsFiveGreenAndSpeckledFrogsFlannelboardFive green and specked frogs
Sat on a hollow log.
Eating some most delicious bugs.
Yum! Yum!
One jumped into the pool,
Where it was nice and cool
Now there are four green speckled frogs.
Ribbit! Ribbit!

Continue counting down until no green speckled frogs are left.

THEMED MOVEMENT:
“Gunk Gunk”
Gunk, Gunk went the little green frog one day,
Gunk, Gunk went the little green frog.
Gunk, Gunk went the little green frog one day,
and his eyes went blink, blink, blink.

Gunk, Gunk went the little green frog one day,
Gunk, Gunk went the little green frog.
Gunk, Gunk went the little green frog one day,
And his knees went wiggle, wiggle wiggle.
And his eyes went blink, blink,blink.

Continue, adding on the lines:
And his tongue went stretch, stretch, stretch.
And his legs went hop, hop, hop.
And his ears went listen, listen, listen. (if you are doing a story after).

BOOK:
WideMouthedFrogbyFaulkner
The Wide-Mouthed Frog: A Pop-Up Book by Keith Faulkner

VIDEO:
ChickaChickaBoomBoomDVD
“The Foolish Frog” from Chicka Chicka Boom Boom…and lots more learning fun!

MOVEMENT: Storytime’s Over*

ADDITIONAL MATERIAL IDEAS:
FrogInABogbyWilsonJumpFrogJumpbyKalan
FroggyGetsDressedbyLondonRainyDayPuddlebyNakabayashi
Book: A Frog in the Bog by Karma Wilson
Book: Jump, Frog, Jump! by Robert Kalan
Book: Froggy Gets Dressed by Jonathan London (or any other Froggy book)
Book: The Rainy Day Puddle by Ei Nakabayashi (for younger children)
Flannelboard: The Fearsome Beast

THOUGHTS ON THIS STORYTIME:
This was a fun storytime!  The kids seemed to have a lot of energy today, so I decided to focus more on songs and activities than on  stories.  The Wide-Mouthed Frog is always a hit, though.  And since we just got in

ATTENDANCE: 42 (adults and children)

*To see the words to these movements and activities I use frequently, please visit my A-capella Movements Section on my Storytime Movements and Music Page

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