Hippos – Toddler

Introduction   Hello Hello!
Book Kiss, Kiss by Margaret Wild
276554Seven Little Hippos by Mike Thaler
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Flannel A Hippopotamus Sandwich
A hippo sandwich is easy to make.
All you do is simply take
One slice of bread,
One slice of cake,
Some mayonnaise
One onion ring,
One hippopotamus
One piece of string,
A dash of pepper —
That ought to do it.
And now comes the problem…
Biting into it!
Source: Shel Silverstein

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Book Hippos go Berserk by Sandra Boynton
815985Hidden Hippo by Joan Gannij
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Traditional Rhyme 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
Nursery Rhyme It’s Raining; It’s Pouring
It’s raining; it’s pouring.
The old man is snoring.
He bumped his head when he went to bed,
And he didn’t get up til the morning.It’s raining; it’s pouring.
The old woman is snoring.
She went to bed and bumped her head,
And she couldn’t get up in the morning.It’s raining; it’s pouring.
The children are snoring.
They went to bed and bumped their heads,
And they couldn’t get up in the morning.
Sign Language Hippo
Action Rhyme The Feet of a Hippo Go Thump, Thump, Thump
(tune: “The Wheels on the Bus”)
The feet of a hippo go thump, thump, thump,
Thump, thump, thump,
Thump, thump, thump.
The Feet of a hippo go thump, thump, thump,
All day long.The nose of a hippo goes snort, snort, snort,
Snort, snort, snort,
Snort, snort, snort.
The nose of a hippo goes snort, snort, snort,
All day long.The tail of a hippo goes swish, swish, swish,
Swish, swish, swish,
Swish, swish, swish.
The tail of a hippo goes swish, swish, swish,
All day long.
Source: One Little Librarian
Action Song An Elephant Came to Play, Play, Play
An elephant came to play, play, play (repeat back)
He’s Big and fat and gray, gray, gray. (repeat back)A rhino came to play, play, play. (repeat back)
She’s big and fat and gray, gray, gray. (repeat back)A hippo came to play, play, play. (repeat back)
He’s big and fat and gray, gray, gray. (repeat back)
Source: More Family Storytimes: Twenty-Four Creative Programs for All Ages by Rob Reid
Dance Song Walking, Walking by Songs for Wiggleworms
Dance Song Dancing Feet by Miss Carole
Traditional Song ABC, Count to 10
Goodbye Song Skidamarink

Craft: My source came from housingaforest.com. However, the picture was only available on pinterest. I could not locate it on the original site.

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