Cat Story Time – Baby

Opening song (with cat puppet)

Sign language for cat

Book: Mama Cat has Three Kittens by Denise Fleming

mama cat has three kittens

Rhyme (with poster): Hey, diddle, diddle

Rhyme: Icky bicky soda cracker (bounce)
Icky bicky boo
Icky bicky soda cracker
Up goes you! (lift baby)

Rhyme: I have fur upon my back (Pat baby’s back)
I have whiskers just like that (Trace whiskers on baby’s cheeks)
I have ears–I flick them twice (Touch baby’s ears)
I have paws for catching mice! (Hold your hands in front of you like paws, then clap them together when you say “catching!”)
(Credit: Mel’s Desk)

Book: What Will Fat Cat Sit On? by Jan Thomas

what will fat cat sit on

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

Rhyme: Exercises, exercises
Let’s all do our exercises (lift baby’s arms, repeat with legs)
(Credit: Babies in the Library by Jane Marino)

Book: If You’re Happy and You Know It by David Carter

if youre happy

Rhyme: Let’s go riding in an elevator
First floor, second floor, third floor, fourth floor (slowly lift baby)
Down (bring baby back down)

Song (with shaky eggs): “Kitty Cat” – Laura Doherty: Kids in the City

kids in the city

Closing rhyme

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