We had a ROARING good time at last week’s dinosaur storytime!
MOVEMENT: Welcome Song*
MOVEMENT: “Clap Your Hands” from Wiggleworms Love You by Old Town School of Folk Music
MOVEMENT: Open Shut Them*
MOVEMENT: “Roll Your Hands” from Toddlers on Parade by Carol Hammett and Elaine Bueffel
MOVEMENT: Itsy Bitsy Spider
All Around the Swamp
(to tune of “The Wheels on the Bus”)
Pteranodons’ wings went flap, flap, flap. (flap arms like wings)
Flap, flap, flap. Flap, flap, flap
Pteranodons’ wings went flap, flap, flap.
All around the swamp.
Other verses:Tyrannosaurus Rex went grr grr grr… (make T-Rex arms and say grr)
Triceratops’s horns went poke poke poke… (make horns on the top of head with fingers)
Apatosaurus’s neck went stretch, stretch, stretch… (stretch arms up)
Stegosaurus’s tail went spike spike spike (place palms together and swing hands back and forth)
MOVEMENT: “Row, Row, Row Your Boat” from Songs for Wiggleworms by the Old Town School of Folk Music
MOVEMENT: “Two Little Blackbirds” from Fingerplays and Footplays by Rosemary Hallum and Henry “Buzz” Glass
MOVEMENT: Storytime’s Over*
ADDITIONAL MATERIALS IDEAS:
Ten Terrible Dinosaurs by Paul Stickland
I Dreamt I was a Dinosaur by Stella Blackstone
Dinosaur Roar! by Paul & Henrietta Stickland
Dini Dinosaur by Karen Beaumont
DVD: “How Do Dinosaurs Say Good Night?”
HOW IT WENT:
I love Dinosaur vs. Bedtime but I need to remember that it can be hard on the voice. I need to hold back my roaring just a bit to get through all the storytimes on Tuesdays.
ATTENDANCE: 10 am: 41 people 11 am: 38 people
* For these songs, please see my Storytime Movements & Music page