Bug Story Time – Baby

Opening song

Book: I Love Bugs by Emma Dodd

i love bugs

Rhyme: Here is a beehive. Where are the bees?
Hidden away where nobody sees.
Soon they come creeping out of the hive (have one bee peek out)
1-2-3-4-5! BUZZ! (bring each finger out as you count)
(make your bees fly all around the hive)

Rhyme: X marks the spot (draw on baby’s back)
Dot, dot, dot,
Up and down, around and around,
Oooooh! (tickle)

Song: “On my Toe there is a Flea” – John Martin Feierabend: Frog in the Meadow

Rhyme: Rickety rickety rocking horse (bounce)
Over the hills we go,
Rickety rickety rocking horse
Giddy-up, giddy-up, whoa! (hug baby)

Song: (Tune: Are You Sleeping?)
Caterpillar, caterpillar, caterpillar, caterpillar (Wiggle fingers of one hand)
In the tree, in the tree (Spread arms like branches)
First you wiggle this way (Wiggle hand left)
Then you wiggle that way (Wiggle hands right)
Look at me, look at me (Point to self)

Book: Caterpillar’s Wish by Mary Murphy

caterpillars wish

Song: (Tune: Shortnin’ Bread)
Mama’s little baby loves bouncin’, bouncin’
Mama’s little baby loves bouncin’ round.
Mama’s little baby loves bouncin’, bouncin’
Mama’s little baby loves bouncin’ round.

Lean to the left, lean to the right,
Now hug that baby nice and tight.
Lean to the left, lean to the right,
Now hug that baby nice and tight.

Rhyme: Hurry, scurry little mouse
Stars down at your toes.
Hurry, scurry little mouse
Past your knees he goes.
Hurry, scurry little mouse
Past where your tummy is.
Hurry, scurry little mouse
Gives you a mousy kiss.

Rhyme: The little clock goes tick-tock, tick-tock, tick-tock (swing baby side to side)
The big clock goes ding-dong, ding-dong, ding-dong (swing back front to back)

Book (choral reading): The Very Busy Spider by Eric Carle

very busy spider

Song (with shaky eggs): “Crazy Blue Beetle” – Caspar Babypants: Hot Dog!

hot dog

Closing rhyme

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