Bathtime – Toddler Storytime

It seems so hard to make sure I’m keeping up with entering my storytimes. Figuring out how to get back into habits can be hard. But I want to make sure I am keeping this updated, because it is so helpful to have a log of different storytimes I’ve done.

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We took a dip into stories about bath time for this Toddler Storytime!

MOVEMENT: Welcome Song*

MOVEMENT:
“Clap Everybody and Say Hello” from Sally Go Round the Sun by Kathy Reid-Naiman

MOVEMENT:
The Grand Old Duke of York
Oh the Grand Old Duke of York (bounce baby on lap)
He had ten thousand men
He marched them up to the top of the hill (lift baby up)
And he marched them down again. (bring baby back down to lap)
And when they’re up, they’re up. (lift baby up)
And when they’re down, they’re down. (bring baby down)
And when they’re only halfway up (lift baby up halfway)
Their neither up  (lift baby up all the way)
nor down. (bring baby back down to lap.)

MOVEMENT: Open, Shut Them

BOOK:
Cousins-Maisy-Takes-a-Bath
Maisy Takes a Bath by Lucy Cousins

MOVEMENT:

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

MOVEMENT:
Roly Poly
(
to the tune of: “Frere Jacques”)
Roly poly, roly poly
Up, up, up
up, up, up
Roly roly poly
roly roly poly
down, down, down
down, down, down

Roly poly, roly poly
out, out, out
out, out, out
Roly roly poly
roly roly poly
in, in, in
in, in, in

Roly poly, roly poly
fast, fast, fast
fast, fast, fast
Roly roly poly
roly roly poly
slow, slow, slow
slow, slow, slow

I learned this rhyme from my colleague, but you can also see it done by the fabulous jbrary: https://youtu.be/oexBMxMKNFU

MOVEMENT:
Head, Shoulders, Knees and Toes

FLANNELBOARD:
5 Elephants in the BathtubFive Elephants in the Bathtub

Flannelboard pieces and rhyme from ArtFelt

1 elephant in the bathtub
going for a swim.
Knock, knock (clap hands for each knock)
Splash, splash (pat lap for each splash)
Come on in! (Wave hand invitingly)

2 elephants in the bathtub
going for a swim.
Knock, knock (clap hands for each knock)
Splash, splash (pat lap for each splash)
Come on in! (Wave hand invitingly)

3 elephants in the bathtub
going for a swim.
Knock, knock (clap hands for each knock)
Splash, splash (pat lap for each splash)
Come on in! (Wave hand invitingly)

4 elephants in the bathtub
going for a swim.
Knock, knock (clap hands for each knock)
Splash, splash (pat lap for each splash)
Come on in! (Wave hand invitingly)

5 elephants in the bathtub
going for a swim.
Knock, knock (clap hands for each knock)
Splash, splash (pat lap for each splash)
And they all fell in! (Knock all the elephants and tub off the flannelboard!)

MOVEMENT:

“Shake My Sillies Out” from More Singable Songs by Raffi

MOVEMENT:

“Two Little Blackbirds” from Fingerplays and Footplays for Fun and Learning by Rosemary Hallum and Henry “Buzz” Glass.

MOVEMENT: Itsy Bitsy Spider

BOOK:
Teckentrup-Get_Out_of_My_Bath
Get Out of My Bath! by Britta Teckentrup

MOVEMENT: Twinkle Twinkle

MOVEMENT: Storytime’s Over*

ADDITIONAL MATERIAL IDEAS:

Book: Time for a Bath by Phillis Gershator, illustrated by David Walker
Book: Wild! Bathtime by Courtney Dicmas
Book: Bears in the Bath by Shirley Parenteau, illustrated by David Walker
Book: Small Elephant’s Bathtime by Tatyana Feeney

ATTENDANCE: This feels like so long ago that I can’t remember.   I have to check my stats.

DATE PRESENTED: Tuesday, November 30, 2021 @ Lamanda

*To see the words to these movements and activities I use frequently, please visit my
A-capella Movements Section on my Storytime Movements and Music Page

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