Walkers–Body Awareness

Opening Song

We Clap and Sing Hello

We clap and sing hello,
We clap and sing hello,
With our friends at storytime,
We clap and sing hello!

We wave and sing hello,
We wave and sing hello,
With our friends at storytime,
We wave and sing hello!

We stomp and sing hello,
We stomp and sing hello,
With our friends at storytime,
We stomp and sing hello!

Traditional Nursery Rhyme

Humpty Dumpty

Nursery Rhyme with Body Movement

This Little Piggy

This little piggy went to the market. (shake one arm)
This little piggy stayed home. (shake other arm)
This little piggy had roast beef. (shake one leg)
This little piggy had none. (shake other leg)
And this little piggy ran wee, wee, wee,
all the way home. (tickle belly)

Book

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Where is Baby’s Belly Button? by Karen Katz

Rhymes

Where, Oh Where, Are Baby’s Fingers

Where, oh where, are baby’s fingers?
Where, oh where, are baby’s toes?
Where’s the baby’s bellybutton?
Round and Round it goes!

Where, oh where, are baby’s ears?
Where, oh where, is baby’s nose?
Where’s the baby’s bellybutton?
Round and round it goes!

Repeat Rhymes and Songs

Clap, Clap, Clap Your Hands

Clap, clap, clap your hands
Clap them now with me
Clap your hands, let me see
Clap your hands with me

Additional Verses
Beep, beep, beep your nose
Touch, touch, touch your shoulders
Tap, tap, tap your knees
Shake, shake, shake your feet

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.

The ABCs

Sensory

 Color, Color up and Down

Color, color up and down,
Color, color all around.
Color, color knees and toes,
Color, color on your nose.
Color, color on your tummy,
Color, color on your mommy.

We used scarves with this rhyme.

Action Songs

Head, Shoulders, Knees and Toes from Toddler Gym
Shake Your Sillies Out by The Wiggles

Closing Song

We Clap Goodbye Like This

We clap goodbye like this,
We clap goodbye like this,
With our friends at storytime,
We clap goodbye like this!

We wave goodbye like this,
We wave goodbye like this,
With our friends at storytime,
We wave goodbye like this!

We stomp goodbye like this,
We stomp goodbye like this,
With our friends at storytime,
We stomp goodbye like this!

Playtime

Walkers–October 2014

Opening Song

Hello Song
Tune: London Bridge

Hi, hello and how are you?
How are you? How are you?
Hi, hello and how are you?
How are you today?

Action Rhymes

Clap, Clap, Clap Your Hands
Tune: Row, Row, Row Your Boat

Clap, clap, clap your hands.
Clap them now with me.
Clap your hands, let me see.
Clap them now with me.

Additional Verses:
Tap,tap, tap your knees.
Shake, shake, shake your feet.
Touch, touch, touch your shoulders.

Patty-Cake
Patty-cake, patty-cake, baker’s man.
Bake me a cake as fast as you can.
Roll it, and pat it, and mark it with a “B,”
And put it in the oven for baby and men!

Doing the Chocolate Shake
Tune: Hokey Pokey

You squat right down (squat)
Up you stand (stand up)
Stamp your feet (stamp feet)
Shake your hands (shake hands)
Wiggle all over (wiggle)
And mix it real well (roll hands)
Doing the Chocolate Shake! (clap hands)
Yum! (reach up high)

Book

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Yummy Yucky by Leslie Patricelli

Flannel Board

Five little cookies, with frosting galore.
Mother ate the pink one, then there were four.

Four little cookies, two and two, you see,
Father ate the green one, then there were three.

Three little cookies, but before I knew,
Sister ate the blue one, then there were two.

Two little cookies, oh, what fun!
Brother ate the orange orange one, then there was one.

One little cookie, watch me run!
I ate the red one, then there none!

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Song

The Muffin Man Dance with Carole Peterson

Activity Cd

Shake Your Sillies Out by The Wiggles

Closing Rhyme 

This is big, big, big (hold arms out to the side)
This is small, small, small. (cup hands together)
This is short, short, short. (hold hands with palms facing together)
This is tall, tall, tall. (Reach one hand above head)
This is fast, fast, fast. (circle fists quickly)
This is slow, slow, slow. (circle fists slowly)
This is yes, yes, yes. (nods head)
This is no, no, no. (shake head).

Closing Song

Good-bye Song
Tune: London Bridge

Good-bye, good-bye,
We’ll see you soon,
See you soon, see you soon.
Good-bye, good-bye
We’ll see you soon,
On another day.
How are you today?

Observations

I substituted for my co-worker for her walkers’ program, as she got hitched this past weekend. She gave me a full program of different songs and activities, and I just picked which things I wanted to do.

The flannel board was my favorite part. As I read each line, I acted like I was eating the cookie.