Wild Pets – Toddlers

IntroductionPut Your Little Foot By Miss Carole
BookPiggies by Audrey Wood
Nursery RhymeThis Little Piggy
(with action rhymes)
This little piggy went to market, (shake one arm)
This little piggy stayed home, (shake the other arm)
This little piggy had roast beef, (shake one leg)
This little piggy had none. (shake the other leg)
This little piggy went …
Wee, wee, wee, (tickle belly)
all the way home!
BookPet the Pets: A Lift-the-Flap by Sarah Lynne Reul
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.
Librarian Action RhymeI’m Being Swallowed by a Boa Constrictor by Shel Silverstein
I’m being swallowed by a boa constrictor
I’m being swallowed by a boa constrictor
I’m being swallowed by a boa constrictor
And I don’t like it very much!

Oh no, oh no, he swallowed my toe,
he swallowed my toe

Oh gee, oh gee, he’s up to my knee,
he’s up to my knee

Oh fiddle, oh fiddle, he’s reached my middle,
he’s reached my middle

Oh bleck, oh bleck, he’s up to my neck,
he’s up to my neck

Oh dread, oh dread, he swallowed my…. schlirppp!
Source: One For the Books

I used a tunnel as a snake. I slowly moved it up until the “snake” ate me.
Action RhymeGot a Feather
(to the tune of Clementine with a die-cut feather)
Got a feather,
got a feather,
got a feather on my [nose, toe, etc.]
First I lost it,
then I found it
Got a feather on my [nose, toe, etc.]
Source: The Buckeye Librarian
Dance SongI Know a Chicken (with shake eggs)  
Dance SongSuper Shaker Song by Culture Queen
Cool DownABCs, Count to 15
Goodbye SongSay Goodbye

We made hedgehogs!

Inspiration Source: Glued to My Crafts

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