Nocturnal Animals

IntroductionWelcome by Miss Carole         
Action RhymeIf You’re Happy and You Know It
If you’re happy and you know it, howl at the moon,
If you’re happy and you know it, howl at the moon,
If you’re happy and you know it, and you really want to show it,
If you’re happy and you know it, howl at the moon.
Source: Sunflower Storytime
Nursery RhymeTwinkle Twinkle Little Star
BookThe Froggies Do Not Want to Sleep by Adam Gustavson
Finger Rhyme1, 2 Bats (via Bay Views ACL)
1, 2 bats say “Boo!”
3, 4 see bats soar.
5, 6 bats do tricks.
7, 8 bats fly straight.
9, 10 bats fly to their cave again.
Source: Door 2 Door Librarian
Weekly RhymeThis 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: Melissa Depper, a children’s librarian in the Denver metro area

We do it twice. Once with our traditional hand movements and second time with ASL.
BookEveryone Is Yawning by Anita Bijsterbosch
Action SongDuring the Night
During the night I know that,
Stars twinkle in the sky. (Flutter fingers high in the air)
Bats fly and swoop through the air.(Flap arms like wings)
Owls flap their wings before saying, “Who-Who.” (Tuck arms to the side and flap them)
Cats jump from place to place. Jump from place to place. (Jump)
Opossums climb up trees. (Pretend to climb)
Raccoons run across the grass. (Run in place)
Wolves howl at the moon. (Howl)
And I lie in my bed to sleep. (Place hands to the side of your head).
Source: Artsy Toddler Storytimes
Action RhymeInsect Song
Tune: The Wheels on the Bus
The firefly at night goes
blink, blink, blink,
Blink, blink, blink.
blink, blink, blink.
The firefly at night goes
blink, blink, blink,
All around the town! (Other Verses)

The ants in the grass go march, march, march…
The crickets in the leaves go chirp, chirp, chirp…
Source: Florida Library Webinars
Action RhymeOwl Freeze Game 
(modified from the song ‘Silly Dance Contest’ by Jim Gill)  
Fly any way you want to,
fly any way you please
Fly any way you want to,
but stop when I say Sleep!  

(continue with fly as high as you want to,
fly as fast as you want to,
then fly any way you want to again to end.)

Dance Song Around and Around by Carole Peterson
Dance Song Beep Beep by Mr. Eric & Mr. Michael
Closing SongsABC, Count to 15
Goodbye songSkidamarink
This was taken from a flapping owl craft. There are several different versions of it on the internet. However, I am unable to locate my original source with the red cheeks.

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