Horses – Infant Storytime

MOVEMENT: Welcome Song*

MOVEMENT: Peek-a-Boo*

BOUNCE: Ride a Little Pony*

Giddy-up! Let’s Ride! by Flora McDonnell

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

I Gave My Horse An Apple
Template and idea from In the Children’s Room
Rhyme from here

I gave my horse an apple,
(pretend to give something)
And she gave me a neigh.
I gave my horse a carrot,
(pretend to give something)
And she moved her head this way.
(move head up and down)
I gave my horse a sugar lump,
(pretend to give something)
She gave me a smile.
(smile big)
And then she took me for a ride,
For more than half a mile.
(slap hands on thighs like galloping)

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

by Nicola Smee

TICKLE: Round and Round the Garden*

Humpty Dumpty
Humpty Dumpty Flannelboard 1Humpty Dumpty Flannelboard 2
Pattern and Rhyme from Mother Goose’s Playhouse by Judy Sierra

Humpty Dumpty sat on a wall.
Humpty Dumpty had a great fall.
All the king’s horses
And all the king’s men
Couldn’t put Humpty Dumpty together again.

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*

Horses is an especially fun storytime theme to use with infants, because there are so many bounces you can do with the kids!  I tried using my flannelboard See, See which I think is the weirdest flannelboard I’ve made.  It didn’t go over well, so I didn’t even include it in this line up.

ATTENDANCE: 39 people

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

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