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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Hippos – Preschool

 

Introduction Good Morning
Action Rhyme Harriet Hippo
Harriet Hippo just happened to sneeze,
And all of a sudden, she fell to her knees.
It’s hard to get up
When you’re built like a truck,
But Harriet did it with ease.
Source:King County Library System
Book Hippos are Huge! by Jonathan London
22747810It’s a Baby Hippopotamus by Kelly Doudna
10560656Hippospotamus by Jeanne Willis
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Board Rhyme 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 That’s Not a Hippopotamus by Juliette MacIver
29066412Hello, Hippo! Goodbye, Bird! by Kristyn Crow
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Sign Language Hippo
Action Rhyme A Hippopotamus(tune of “If you’re happy and you know it”)

Oh, I wish I was a hippopotamus.
Oh, I wish I was a hippopotamus.
Oh I’d hop and I’d dive,
Do a happy little jive.
Oh, I wish I was a hippopotamus.
Source: DLTK’s Growing Together

Action Song The Hippopotamus Song
Stompin through the jungle is the hippopotamus.
Boom! Boom!
With sandpaper skin from top to bottom,
Oh, how I love that hippopotamus. Boom! Boom!Swimmin’ in the river is the hippopotamus.
Splish, splash,
Boom! Boom!
Oh, how I love that hippopotamus.
Splish, Splash
Boom! Boom!Chasing all the monkeys is the hippopotamus.
Eee, eee
Splish, splash,
Boom! Boom!
Oh, how I love that hippopotamus.
Eee, eee
Splish, splash,
Boom! Boom!

Eating all the mangoes is the hippopotamus.
Munch, munch
Eee, eee
Splish, splash,
Boom! Boom!
Oh, how I love that hippopotamus.
Munch, munch
Eee, eee
Splish, splash,
Boom! Boom!

Sleeping in the jungle is the hippopotamus.
Snore, snore
Munch, munch
Eee, eee
Splish, splash,
Boom! Boom!
Oh, how I love that hippopotamus.
Snore, snore
Munch, munch
Eee, eee
Splish, splash,
Boom! Boom!
Source: Something Musical Happened at the Library: Adding Song and Dance to Children by Robert Reid

 Action Song  BusA hip, a hip, a hippopotamus
Got on, got on, got on the city bus
And all, and all, and all the people said—you’re squishing me!A cow, a cow, a cow,
Got on, got on, got on the bus
And all, and all and all the people said—MOOOVE over!A snake, a snake, a snake,
Got on, got on, got on the bus
And all, and all and all the people said—Ssssssssit over!

A sheep, a sheep, a sheep got on the bus
Got on, got on, got on the bus.
And all, and all, and all the people said –BAAAAck up!
Source: Secretary of State

Dance Song Silly Dance Contest
Closing Songs ABC, Count to 15
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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