Green Trees

IntroductionWelcome by Miss Carole     
OpeningTall As a Tree
Tall as a tree
Wide as a house
Thin as a pin
Small as a mouse
Source: King County Library System: Tell Me a Story
BookIf Snowflakes Tasted Like Fruitcake by Stacey Previn
Nursery Rhyme ActionTwinkle Twinkle Little Star
The kids will stretch their arms and legs out like a star.
While singing the song, the kids will cross their midline and touch one hand
the opposite foot and then repeating on the other side.
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.                             
Finger RhymeGreen Says Go (with scarves)
Green says, “Go!” (hold up the color green)
Go! Go! Go! (march in place)
Yellow says, “Slow!” (hold up color yellow)
Slow…slooow…sloooow (march slowly)
And red says, “Stop!” (hold up the color red)
(freeze)
(Hold up green) Go! Go! Go!
(Hold up yellow) Slow…sloooow…slooooow
(Hold up red) STOP!
(everybody freeze)!
Source: King County Library System: Tell Me a Story
Action RhymeCupcakes The cupcakes are here, the cupcakes are there
The cupcakes, the cupcakes are everywhere!

The cupcakes are up, the cupcakes are down
The cupcakes, the cupcakes are all around

The cupcakes are in, the cupcakes are out
The cupcakes the cupcakes are all about.
Source: One Little Librarian
Action RhymeLet’s Make Jam!
Tune: Ten Little Indians
Let’s all squish and squash some berries.
Let’s all squish and squash some berries.
Let’s all squish and squash some berries.
Now we’ve made some jam!  
Let’s all spread it on some bread now.
Let’s all spread it on some bread now.
Let’s all spread it on some bread now.
And now we’ll eat our jam!
Source: Totally for Twos: Stories and Songs
Action RhymeAndy Spandy Sugar and Candy Andy Spandy, sugar and candy
All pop up! (stretch tall)
Andy Spandy, sugar and candy
All pop down! (crouch down)
Andy Spandy, sugar and candy
All pop in! (hug yourself)
Andy Spandy, sugar and candy
All pop out! (jump up with arms outstretched) Source: https://kcls.org/content/andy-spandy-sugar-and-candy/
Dance SongTurkey Hop by Miss Carole
Dance SongJingle Bells and Stop by Miss Carole
Cool DownABCs, Count to 10
Goodbye SongSay Goodbye by Miss Carole
This craft was taken from several different inspirations, but we made it our own.