Body themes are so much fun because you can use great, interactive books!
SONG: Now it’s Time to Say Hello*
taken from jbrary
MOVEMENT: Peek a Boo*
BOUNCE: Trot Trot to Boston*
Trot, trot to Boston (Bounce child gently on lap
Trot, trot to Lynn.
Look out baby
Don’t fall in! (gently let baby “fall” between your legs)
SIGN LANGUAGE: sign for “BODY”
Toes, Ears, & Nose! A Lift-the-Flap Book by Marion Dane Bauer, illustrated by Karen Katz
MOVEMENT: “Clap, Tap and Bend” from It’s Toddler Time by Carol Hammett and Elaine Bueffel
(Pattern and Rhyme taken from Felt Board Fingerplays by Liz & Dick Wilmes, art by Janet McDonnell)
Here comes little bird
He’s landing on your HEAD.
Bye bye little bird.
Bye! Bye! Bye!
BOUNCE: “Ladies Ride” from Wiggleworms Love You by Old Town School of Folk Music
MOVEMENT: Patty Cake
Look at the Baby by Kelly Johnson
TICKLE: Round and Round the Garden*
MOVEMENT: Now it’s Time to Say Goodbye
taken from jbrary
ADDITIONAL MATERIAL IDEAS:
Book: Piggies by Audrey Wood and Don Wood
Book: We’ve All Got Bellybuttons! by David Martin, illustrated by Randy Cecil
Flannelboard: Where is Your Belly Button?
HOW IT WENT:
So, I went to do a different tickle this week, and…. my brain just stopped. I totally forgot the words. I started the tickle and then nothing. I laughed it off, and we just did the same tickle we’ve been using for the past three weeks, but it was a little embarrassing. However, it can happen, and you’ll be fine! The parents laughed, but with me and not at me. However, it did leave me flustered enough that I forgot to do a Nursery Rhyme Flannelboard! I promised to practice and come back with the new one next week.
All the books worked really well in this storytime. Thank goodness for lap-sized board books – because I can read things like Toes, Ears & Nose with a group and have it be large enough to see.
ATTENDANCE: 47 people (adults and kids)
* For these songs, please see my page Storytime Movements & Music