Rabbits and Bunnies – Infant Storytime

Time for a new round of Infant Toddler Storytime!  We kicked off the spring session with some hippity hoppity fun.

SONG: Now it’s Time to Say Hello*
taken from jbrary

(to the tune of “Mary Had a Little Lamb”)
Now it’s time to say hello,
say hello, say hello,
Now it’s time to say hello,
And start our storytime.

MOVEMENT: Peek a Boo*

(to tune of Frere Jacques)
Peek-a-boo, Peek-a-boo (play peek-a-boo)
I see you, I see you (point at baby)
I see your little nose  (touch baby’s nose)
I see your tiny toes (touch baby’s toes)
Peek-a-boo.  Peek-a-boo. (play peek-a-boo again)

BOUNCE: To Market, To Market*

(Bounce baby on lap as you recite the rhyme)
To market to market to buy a fat pig
Home again, home again jiggity jig.
To market, to market to buy a fat hog
Home again, home again jiggity jog.
To market, to market to buy a plum bun
Home again, home again market is done.

SIGN LANGUAGE: Make the sign for Rabbit


Taken from My Smart Hands

BOOK:

Grandma Rabbitty’s Visit by Barry Smith

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

FLANNELBOARD:
Run Run Rabbit
Run Rabbit Run flannelboard cropped name

Pattern and Rhyme from 2’s Experience Felt Board Fun written by Liz & Dick Wilmes, illustrated by Janet McDonnell

 

There once was a fox.
A sly, silver fox.
Who was looking for a rabbit.

Run, run rabbit
Run, run rabbit
Run, run rabbit fast as you can.

Don’t let him catch you
Don’t let him catch you
Don’t let him put you in the rabbit stew.

We did this one as a bounce, so as the rabbit was running, the caregivers bounced their little ones on their laps.

BOUNCE: “Ladies Ride” from Wiggleworms Love You by Old Town School of Folk Music 

MOVEMENT: Patty Cake

BOOK:

Bedtime Bunnies by Wendy Watson

TICKLE: Round and Round the Garden*

Round and round the garden (circle finger around baby’s bellybutton)
Goes the teddy bear
A one step, a two step, (move fingers up the chest)
A tickle-y under there. (tickle under the chin)

MOVEMENT: “Itsy Bitsy Spider” from Children’s Favorite Songs Volume 3 from Walt Disney

NURSERY RHYME FLANNELBOARD:
Jack and Jill
JackandJillFlannelboard1 JackandJillFlannelboard2

Flannelboard from Little Folk Visuals

Jack and Jill
went up the hill,
to fetch a pail of water.
Jack fell down
And broke his crown.
And Jill came tumbling after
MOVEMENT: “Twinkle Twinkle Little Star” from Songs for Wiggleworms by the Old Town School of Folk Music

MOVEMENT:
Now it’s Time to Say Goodbye
taken from jbrary

(to the tune of “Mary Had a Little Lamb”)
Now it’s time to say goodbye,
say goodbye, say goodbye,
Now it’s time to say goodbye,
I’ll see you all next week.

 

 

ADDITIONAL MATERIAL IDEAS:
Little Mouse Little Mouse Flannelboard 1

Flannelboard:  Little Mouse, Little Mouse
I thought I could adapt my Little Mouse house flannelboard set and hide a bunny instead of a mouse and say:
“Little Rabbit, Little Rabbit
What color house do you inhabit?
Are you in the ______ house?”

This seemed slightly ridiculous, so I didn’t do it, but maybe it could work?

HOW IT WENT:
In the future, I probably shouldn’t take a vacation right before infant toddler time without a little more prep.  It worked out fine, but I think I would have been more together if I had started a little earlier.

We have an AppleTV hookup in our storyroom, so I was playing around with the idea of seeing if I could play my music over my iphone, so that I didn’t have to rush up and down the stairs to turn the cd player on and off.  But it doesn’t seem like we can play music with the projector turned off.  I’ll have to chat with our tech guys about this and see if they know some way of doing it.  Do you?

ATTENDANCE: 38 people

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

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