Piggies are always fun storytime topic! And they are especially fun for infant storytime, because there are so many great rhymes and bounces involving pigs or “piggies” to do!
MOVEMENT: Welcome Song*
BOUNCE: To Market To Market*
Piggies by Audrey Wood and Don Wood
MOVEMENT: “Clap, Tap and Bend” from It’s Toddler Time by Carol Hammett and Elaine Bueffel
This little piggy went to market.
This little piggy stayed home.
This little piggy had roast beef.
This little piggy had none.
And this little piggy cried,
“Wee Wee Wee” all the way home.
BOUNCE: “Ladies Ride” from Wiggleworms Love You by Old Town School of Folk Music
Pepo and Lolo are Friends by Ana Martin Larranaga
Dickery Dickery Dare,
A pig flew up in the air!
The man in brown
Soon brought him down.
Dickery Dickery Dare.
TICKLE: Round and Round the Garden*
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:
Book: Pepo and Lolo and the Red Apple by Ana Martin Larranaga
Book: How Kind! by Mary Murphy
HOW IT WENT:
I really enjoyed this storytime, because there were so many ways of making it interactive. When reading Piggies I encouraged all the parents to do the motions with their child. We did Dickery Dickery Dare as a bounce where you lift the child up in the air. And of course we did This Little Piggy as a fingerplay along with the flannelboard. With all the bouncing and lifting, parents got a workout with their children today!
ATTENDANCE: 50 people
* For these songs, please see my page Storytime Movements & Music