Pig Story Time – Toddler

Opening song

Sign language for pig

Book: How Big is a Pig? by Claire Beaton

how big is a pig

Song: “The Tail of a Pig” (Tune: “The Wheels on the Bus”)

The tail of a pig curls round and round… (circle finger round and round)
All through the mud.

The mouth of a pig goes oink, oink, oink… (put hand in front of mouth like a snout)
All through the mud.

The snout of a pig goes root, root, root…(act with snout and hands like you are rooting through the mud)
All through the mud.

The hooves of a pig go run, run, run… All through the mud.

The ears of a pig go twitch, twitch, twitch… All through the mud.

(Credit: Recipes for Reading blog)

Book: The Long-Nosed Pig by Keith Faulkner, illustrated by Jonathan Lambert

long-nosed pig

Rhyme: “To Market, To Market”
To market, to market (march slowly in place)
To buy a fat pig.
Home again, home again (hop)
Jiggety jig.
To market, to market (march slowly in place)
To buy a fat hog.
Home again, home again (hop)
Jiggety jog.

Song: “I’m a Little Piggy” (Tune: “I’m a Little Teapot”)
I’m a little piggy
Short and stout
Here are my ears (point to ears)
And here is my snout (point to nose)
When I see the yummy food in my pail (put hand up over eyes like you are looking)
I oink, oink oink (oink!)
and wiggle my tail (wiggle your piggy tails!)

(Credit: Recipes for Reading blog)

Book: Piggy Pie Po (#3) by Audrey and Don Wood

piggy pie po

Song: “Old McDonald” (with puppets)

Song: “Pig on her Head” – Laurie Berkner: The Best of the Laurie Berkner Band

Song: “Clap your Hands” – They Might Be Giants: Here Comes the ABCs

Song: “Icky Sticky Bubble Gum” – David Landau: Kids and Kitties

Closing song

Craft: Peppa Pig coloring sheet


Nursery Rhyme Story Time – Baby

Opening song

Book: Twinkle, Twinkle, Little Star by Jane Cabrera (sung, skipped the second verse)


Rhyme: “One, two, buckle my shoe”
One, two, buckle my shoe (clap, tap shoes)
Three, four, shut the door (clap four times)
Five, six, pick up sticks (clap, wiggle fingers)
Seven, eight, lay them straight (clap, pat floor)
Nine, ten, a big fat hen (clap, widen arms)

Song: “Itsy Bitsy Spider”

Book: Humpty Dumpty illustrated by Annie Kubler


Poster: Little Bo Peep

Rhyme: “Arms Up 1-2-3”
Arms up 1-2-3
Arms out 1-2-3
Arms together 1-2-3
Arms down 1-2-3

Legs up 1-2-3
Legs out 1-2-3
Legs together 1-2-3
Legs down 1-2-3

Book: Little Miss Muffet illustrated by Joni Jacobs


Song: “Pop Goes the Weasel” – Sharon, Lois and Bram: Mainly Mother Goose

Rhyme: You put the oil in the pot and you let it get hot,
You put the popcorn in and you start to grin,
Sizzle, sizzle, sizzle, sizzle, sizzle, sizzle, sizzle, sizzle, POP! (wiggle baby, then lift)

Rhyme: Tick tock, tick tock, I’m a little cuckoo clock (swing baby side to side)
Tick tock, tick tock, stop!
What time is it? It’s one-o-clock.
Cuckoo! (lift baby)

Book (choral): Big Fat Hen by Keith Baker

Big Fat Hen

Song (with shaker eggs): “Ba Ba Black Sheep” – Caspar Babypants: Sing Along

Closing rhyme