Jump and Bounce Story Time – Toddler

Opening song

Sign language for jump

Book: Bouncing Time by Patricia Hubbbell, illustrated by Melissa Sweet

bouncing time

Song: Five Green and Speckled Frogs (with plush frogs on a log)

five frogs

Song: Five Little Monkeys – Sharon, Lois, and Bram

Flannelboard chant: “Ten Little Grasshoppers”

One little, two little, three little grasshoppers,
Four little, five little, six little grasshoppers,
Seven little, eight little, nine little grasshoppers,
Ten grasshoppers in my yard.

Grasshoppers, grasshoppers, hopping all around me (slap thighs to rhythm)
Grasshoppers, grasshoppers, hopping all around me,
Grasshoppers, grasshoppers, hopping all around me,
Ten grasshoppers in my yard.

Ten little, nine little, eight little grasshoppers,
Seven little, six little, five little grasshoppers,
Four little, three little, two little grasshoppers,
One grasshopper in my yard.

Grasshopper, grasshopper, hopping all around me,
Grasshopper, grasshopper, hopping all around me,
Grasshopper, grasshopper, hopping all around me,
One grasshopper in my yard.

grasshopper

(credit: 2008 CSLP Manual)

Song: “If You’re Hoppy and You Know It”

If you’re hoppy and you know it give a jump,
If you’re hoppy and you know it give a jump,
If you’re hoppy and you know it then you really want to show it,
If you’re hoppy and you know it give a jump.
(Credit: Miss Sarah’s Storytime)

Book: Hop, Hop, Jump! by Lauren Thompson, illustrated by Jarrett Krosoczka

hop hop jump

Rhyme: Kangaroo Brown
Jump! Jump! Kangaroo Brown
Jump! Jump! Off to town
Jump! Jump! Up and down
Jump! Jump! Kangaroo Brown
(Continue with Hop!.. Leap!…)

Song: “I Like to Hop” – Brian Vogan & His Good Buddies: Born to Wiggle

Song: “Jumping and Counting” – Jim Gill: Jim Gill’s Irrational Anthem

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

Closing rhyme

Activity: Balls and bouncers in community room

jump and bounce playtime

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