Circus Story Time – Baby

Opening song

Sign language: Clown, Lion, Elephant

Book: Circus Parade by Harriet Ziefert, illustrated by Tanya Roitman

Circus Parade book cover

Rhyme: Away up high in the apple tree (lift baby)
I saw a little baby smiling at me
I shook that tree as hard as I could (shake gently)
Down came the baby (bring down)
Mmm, was she good! (Kiss)

Rhyme: Trot, trot, trot to Boston (gently bounce baby on your knees)
Trot, trot, trot to Lynn.
Look out baby
You’re going to fall in. (lower knees)

Book: Circus by Lois Ehlert (abridged)

Circus book cover

Song: “Popcorn” – Laura Doherty: Shining Like a Star

Song: “Elephant Rhyme” – Sharon, Lois & Bram: One Elephant Went Out to Play

Fingerplay: Five little lions

Song: Did you ever see a baby, a baby, a baby?
Did you ever see a baby go this way and that? (lean side to side)
Go this way and that way and this way and that way (lean front to back, side to side)
Did you ever see a baby go this way and that? (lean front to back)

Rhyme: Balloon goes up (lift)
Balloon goes down (lap)
Balloon goes up to reach the clouds (lift high)
Storm rolls by (wiggle side to side)
Babe rocks down (sway to lap)
Made it home, safe and sound (hug and kiss)
(Credit: Leah Portz)

Big Book: The Circus is in Town by Claude Belanger, illustrated by Philip Webb

The Circus is in Town book cover

Song (shaky eggs): “Colonel Hathi’s March” – Disney Studio Chorus: Disney’s Greatest Hits Disc 3

Closing rhyme