Dinosaurs – Toddler Storytime

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*

BOOK:
DinosaurVsBedtimebyShea
Dinosaur vs. Bedtime
by Bob Shea

MOVEMENT: “Roll Your Hands” from Toddlers on Parade by Carol Hammett and Elaine Bueffel

MOVEMENT: Itsy Bitsy Spider

COUNTING SONG:*
10Dinosaurs
Dinosaurs

FLANNELBOARD:
All Around the Swamp
FiveDinosaurs
(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

BOOK:
DinosaursDinosaursbyBarton
Dinosaurs Dinosaurs by Byron Barton (read by our new LI)

MOVEMENT: “Two Little Blackbirds” from Fingerplays and Footplays by Rosemary Hallum and Henry “Buzz” Glass

VIDEO:
Peppa Pig Muddy Puddles DVD
“Mr. Dinosaur is Lost” from Peppa Pig: Muddy Puddles and Other Stories

MOVEMENT:  Storytime’s Over*

ADDITIONAL MATERIALS IDEAS:
TenTerribleDinosaursbyStickland IDreamtIWasaDinosaurbyBlackstone DinosaurRoarbyStickland DiniDinosaurbyBeaumont 

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?”
HowDoDinosuarsSayGoodNightDVD

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

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