As I was planning for my infant toddler storytime sessions, I was also working on a storybox to send around to the branches. Since my theme for the storybox was eggs, I thought I would just use all the hard work I did twice and do an egg infant and toddler storytime theme as well.
MOVEMENT: Welcome Song*
BOUNCE: Ride a Little Pony*
Hurry Hurry by Eve Bunting
MOVEMENT: “Clap, Tap and Bend” from It’s Toddler Time by Carol Hammett and Elaine Bueffel
Five Eggs and Five Eggs
Template and Rhyme taken from Storytime Katie who got it from Mel’s Desk
Five eggs and five eggs
(Add a clutch of eggs each time you say “five eggs”)
And that makes ten
Sitting on top
(Add the hen)
Is Mother Hen
Cackle cackle cackle
(Clap hands as you say Cackle!)
What do I see?
Ten fluffy chickens
(Flip over each clutch of eggs.)
Yellow as can be.
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
First the Egg by Laura Vaccaro Seeger
TICKLE: Chicken in the Barnyard*
Hickety Pickety My Black Hen
Template and Rhyme from Mother Goose’s Playhouse by Judy Sierra
Hickety pickety, my black hen, (place hen on board)
She lays eggs for gentlemen. (place gentlemen on board)
Gentlemen come every day
To see what my black hen doth lay.
Sometimes nine and sometimes ten,
Hickety, pickety, my black hen.
How many eggs did the hen lay today? (place either 9 or 10 eggs on board)
Count the eggs with the audience.
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*
ADDITIONAL MATERIAL IDEAS:
Whose Chick Are You? by Nancy Tafuri
HOW IT WENT:
Eggs is a great theme for a spring storytime! Everything went well and I would use all these again.
ATTENDANCE: 33 people
* For these songs, please see my page Storytime Movements & Music