Friends – Preschool

Opening Song

Clap Everybody and Say Hello!

Clap everybody and say hello!
Clap everybody and say hello!
Clap everybody and say hello!
No matter what the weather!

Stomp everybody and say hello!
Stomp everybody and say hello!
Stomp everybody and say hello!
No matter what the weather!

Jump everybody and say hello!
Jump everybody and say hello!
Jump everybody and say hello!
No matter what the weather!

Books

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We Forgot Brock! by Carter Goodrich
The Adventures of Beekle by Dan Santat
Pirate, Viking & Scientist by Jared Chapman

Fingerplay

Where Is Thumbkin?

Where is Thumbkin?
Where is Thumbkin?
Here I am!
Here I am!

How are you today, sir?
Very well, I thank you.
Run away.
Run away.

Where is Pointer?
Where is Middleman?
Where is Ringman?
Where is Pinkie?

Themed Rhymes

If You’re a Friend and You Know It

If you’re a friend and you know it clap your hands.
If you’re a friend and you know it clap your hands.
If you’re a friend and you know it and you really want to show it,
If you’re a friend and you know it clap your hands.

Friend of Mine 
Tune:”Mary Had a Little Lamb”

Will you be a friend of mine, friend of mine, friend of mine?
Will you be a friend of mine and [insert action word]
around with me?
jump…
bow…
clap…
dance…
Source: Johnson County Library

Two Little Friends

Two little friends are better than one,
(hold up two fingers on right hand, one on left)
And three are better than two.(three on left and two on right)
And four are much better still. (four on right hand)
Just think!
What four little friends can do!
Source: 35 Storytimes Kids Love by Diane Briggs, Thomas Briggs

Look at the Apple I have Found

Look at the apple I have found        (circle hands)
So round and rosy on the ground.
We will wash it and cut in two      (perform actions)
Half for me and half for you.        (hold out hands)
Source: Preschool Favorites: 35 Storytimes Kids Love by Diane Briggs, Thomas Briggs

Activity Songs

Milkshake Song by Songs for Wiggleworms
She’ll be Coming ‘Round the Mountain by Songs for Wiggleworms

Take Home Craft

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Beekle from The Adventures of Beekle! I took my inspiration from a marshmallow version.

Closing Activities

The Alphabet Song. We are learning it in sign language.
Counting to 20.

Closing Goodbye Song

See you later, alligator

See you later, alligator (Wave goodbye)
In a while, crocodile
Give a hug, ladybug (Hug yourself)
Blow a kiss, jellyfish (Blow a kiss)
See you soon, big baboon
Out the door, dinosaur (Point straight ahead)
Take care, polar bear
Wave goodbye, butterfly (Wave goodbye)

Observations

My preschoolers sat really well for this storytime. Like my toddlers, the milkshake song was a hit. They also love learning sign language. I had one girl proudly show me what she learned last week.

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