Ice Cream – Preschool

Opening Song

Clap Everybody and Say Hello!

Clap everybody and say hello!
Clap everybody and say hello!
Clap everybody and say hello!
No matter what the weather!

Stomp everybody and say hello!
Stomp everybody and say hello!
Stomp everybody and say hello!
No matter what the weather!

Jump everybody and say hello!
Jump everybody and say hello!
Jump everybody and say hello!
No matter what the weather!

Books

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Just One More by Jennifer Hansen
Should I Share My Ice Cream by Mo Willems
Ice Cream Soup by Gail Herman
The Ice Cream King by Steve Metzger

Finger Rhymes

5 Little Ice Cream Cones
5 little ice cream cones so good to eat.
The first one said, “I’m a summer time treat,”
The second one said, “It’s such a hot day,”
The third one said, “I’m melting away.”
The fourth one said, “Don’t lose your top!”
The fifth one said, “Oh dear,”
KERPLOP!
Source:Library Goddess

One, Two, How Do You Do?
1, 2, how do you do?
1, 2, 3, clap with me
1, 2, 3, 4, jump on the floor
1, 2, 3, 4, 5, look bright and alive
1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, I give my ice cream cone lots of licks
1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, look up to heaven
1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, turn around and wait
1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, get in line!
Source: Miss Meg’s Storytime

Themed Rhymes

Ice Cream
Put your ice cream up high
Put your ice cream down low
Hold your ice cream & turn around
Put your ice cream up high
Put your ice cream down low
Put your ice cream on the ground.
Source: One Little Librarian

You can make ice cream cones or I used scarves.

Traditional Poem
I scream!
You scream!
We all scream for
ICE CREAM!

We started this rhyme off softly and progressed until we were shouting it.

Activity Songs

Chocolate by Songs for Wiggle Worms
Silly Dance Contest by James Gill
Get Yer Fiddle Out by Creepy Crawly Love

For the song “Get Yer Fiddle Out” I would stop the music and either holler “FREEZE” or “MELT”. I got this idea from Library Goddess.

Take Home Craft

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Source: The Measured Mom

Closing Activities

The Alphabet Song. We are learning it in sign language.
Counting to 25.

Closing Goodbye Song

See you later, alligator

See you later, alligator (Wave goodbye)
In a while, crocodile
Give a hug, ladybug (Hug yourself)
Blow a kiss, jellyfish (Blow a kiss)
See you soon, big baboon
Out the door, dinosaur (Point straight ahead)
Take care, polar bear
Wave goodbye, butterfly (Wave goodbye)

Observations

I did different books for my sessions. The kids always get a hoot out of yelling in the library with the “I Scream, You Scream” poem.

Ice Cream – Toddlers

Opening Song

Well Hello Everybody, Can You Touch Your Nose

Well hello everybody, can you touch your nose,
Touch your nose, touch your nose?
Well hello everybody, can you touch your nose,
touch your nose?

Well hello everybody can you touch your toes,
touch your toes, touch your toes?
Well hello everybody, can you touch your toes,
touch your toes?

Well hello everybody, can you rub your tummy,
rub your tummy, rub your tummy?
Well hello everybody, can you rub your tummy,
rub your tummy?

Books

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Just One More by Jennifer Hansen
Wemberly’s Ice-Cream Star by Kevin Henkes

Traditional Rhymes

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

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

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

Little Miss Muffet
Little Miss Muffet sat on a tuffet.
Eating her curds and whey.
Along came a spider and sat down beside her,
And frightened Miss Muffet away.

Finger Rhymes

5 Little Ice Cream Cones
5 little ice cream cones so good to eat.
The first one said, “I’m a summer time treat,”
The second one said, “It’s such a hot day,”
The third one said, “I’m melting away.”
The fourth one said, “Don’t lose your top!”
The fifth one said, “Oh dear,”
KERPLOP!
Source:Library Goddess

Themed Rhymes

Ice Cream
Put your ice cream up high
Put your ice cream down low
Hold your ice cream & turn around
Put your ice cream up high
Put your ice cream down low
Put your ice cream on the ground.
Source: One Little Librarian

You can make ice cream cones or I used scarves.

Activity Songs

Scream, You Scream, We All Scream for Ice Cream by Disney: Best of Silly Songs
Chocolate by Songs for Wiggle Worms
If You’re Happy and You Know It  by Indian Elephant Tea

Take Home Craft

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Source: The Measured Mom

Closing Activities

The Alphabet Song
Counting to 15.

Closing Goodbye Song

The Goodbye Train is Leaving
Oh the goodbye train is leaving see you soon, toot, toot.
Oh the goodbye train is leaving see you soon, toot, toot.
Oh the goodbye train is leaving, the goodbye train is leaving
Oh the goodbye train is leaving see you soon, toot, toot

Observations

This was a harder session to get through. Most of my kids had cabin fever and we barely got through the books. I decided up to amp up the music portion and dance like crazy. They really got a kick out of the Chocolate song.