Cheese Storytime – Toddlers

 

Introduction  Hello Hello!
Books Grandpa and Me by Karen Katz

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Action Rhyme I Wiggle
I wiggle my fingers. I wiggle my toes.
I wiggle my ears. I wiggle my nose.
I wiggle my shoulders. I wiggle my chin.
I stretch my arms wide and pull them back in.
I wiggle my elbows. I wiggle my knees.
I hop like a bunny. I smile and say, “Cheese!”
Now I have no more wiggles left in me
And I sit on the floor as still as can be.Source: Colorado Libraries for Literacy 
Book Brownie and Pearl: Grab a Bite by Cynthia Rylant

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Traditional Rhymes This is Big Big Big
This is big big big
This is small small small
This is short short short
This is tall tall tall
This is fast fast fast
This is slow slow slow
This is yes yes yes
This is no no no
Source: Mel’s Desk

Second rhyme we do:
Very, Very Tall 

Nursery Rhyme Hickory Dickory Dock
Hickory Dickory Dock, (crouch down)
The mouse ran up the clock. (stand up with hands overhead)
The clock struck one, (clap once)
The mouse ran down! (couch back down)
Hickory Dickory Dock.
Sign Language  Cheese
Action Song Crawly Creepy Little Mouse
Crawly creepy little mouse, (tiptoe fingers up leg)
From the barn in the house.
In the pantry under the shelf! (tiptoe fingers up to chin)
Found some cheese and helped himself.
Nibble nibble nibble nibble! (tickle)
Dance Song Say Cheese! (Let’s Take a Picture)
Dance Song
Traditional Song ABC, Count to 10
Goodbye Song Skidamarink

Craft

My source of inspiration came from Magic Sewing Hands felt craft. However, instead of using felt, I used cardboard and paper. I loved that this craft worked on eye and hand coordination.

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