Squirrels – Preschool

 

Introduction Good Morning
Books   Shake the Tree! A Minibombo Book by Chiara Vignocchi

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Action Rhyme Grey Squirrel
Grey squirrel, grey squirrel
Swish your busy tail!
Grey squirrel, grey squirrel
Swish your busy tail!
Wrinkle up your funny nose
Hold a nut between your toes
Grey squirrel, grey squirrel
Swish your busy tail.Source: Small Town Story Time Lady
Book Squirrels by Derek Zobel
Sign Language Squirrel
Finger Rhyme This Little Squirrel
This little squirrel said, “Let’s run and play!”
This little squirrel said, “Let’s hunt nuts today!”
This little squirrel said, “Yes, nuts are good.”
This little squirrel said, “Yes, my favorite food.”
This little squirrel said, “Come climb this tree.” (run fingers up other arm, quickly)
And crack these nuts: one, two, three! (clap hands three times)Source: Sunflower Storytime
Action Song Scamper Little Squirrel
Scamper, scamper little squirrel (run in place)
Up the tree, (reach up high)
And down again. (touch the ground)
Grab an acorn. (Pretend to grab something with one hand).
Grab that peanut. (Pretend to grab something with the other hand).
Stuff them in your puffy cheeks. (Point to your cheeks as you puff them out)
Swish your tail (wiggle your bottom)
Look around (look around with one hand above eyes)
Coast is clear, scamper up the tree again. (run in place)

Source: Artsy Toddler Storytimes: A year Worth of Ready-To-Go Programming

Dance Song Squirrel
There was a little squirrel.
He ran up a tree.
When he turned around
He threw a nut at meSource: CanTeach
Dance Song   Let Us Chase the Squirrel
Dance Song  I’m a Nut (a cappella)
Traditional Song ABC, Count to 10
Goodbye Song Skidamarink

Craft

Craft: Scaredy Squirrel hat! Mrs Wills’ Kindergarten was my source.

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Squirrels – Toddler

We celebrated national squirrel day!

Introduction  Hello Hello!
Action Rhyme The Squirrel
Sneaky, squeaky (tiptoe)
Hippity, hop, (hop)
Up he goes (stretch arms up)
To the tree top.
Whirly, twirly (spin around)
Round and round
Down he scampers (sit down)
To the ground.
Source: Circle Time Activities, Grade Preschool
Book The Sneaky, Snacky Squirrel 

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Flannel Acorns
Down around the corner by the big oak tree
Sat five little acorns looking so yummy
Along came a squirrel with a big bushy tail.
He took one acorn and ran off down the trail.
(4,3,2,1).Source: One Little LibrarianIMG_3668
Book  Shake the Tree! A Minibombo Book by Chiara Vignocchi

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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

Second Rhyme We Do:
Very, Very Tall 

Nursery Rhyme  Little Miss Muffet
Little Miss Muffet
Sat on a tuffet,
Eating her curds and whey;
Along came a spider
Who sat down beside her
And frightened Miss Muffet away.
Sign Language Squirrel
Action Rhyme Grey Squirrel
Grey squirrel, grey squirrel
Swish your busy tail!
Grey squirrel, grey squirrel
Swish your busy tail!
Wrinkle up your funny nose
Hold a nut between your toes
Grey squirrel, grey squirrel
Swish your busy tail.
Source: Small Town Story Time Lady
Action Song Nuts
Put your acorns UP, put your acorns DOWN
Hold your acorns and turn around!
Put your acorns UP, put your acorns DOWN
Put your acorn down on the groundSource:One Little Librarian
I modified the version from squirrels to acorn. Just a recommendation, I originally said “nuts” and realized it didn’t work as well….

I gave the kids egg shakers for this portion.

Dance Song  I’m a Nut (a cappella)
Dance Song  Let Us Chase the Squirrel
Traditional Song ABC, Count to 5
Goodbye Song Skidamarink

Craft: Scaredy Squirrel hat! Mrs Wills’ Kindergarten was my source.

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