Messy and Clean Story Time – Preschool

Introduction: Talk about things that are messy (mud, paint, toys, etc) and about helping clean up.

Opening song

Book: Those Messy Hempels by Vanessa Hie, illustrated by J. Alison James

those messy hempels

Song: “Wash your Head, Shoulders, Knees and Toes” – Joanie Bartels: Bathtime Magic

Book: Hogwash by Karma Wilson, illustrated by Jim McMullan


Flannel: Five Clean and Squeaky Pigs (Tune: “Five Green and Speckled Frogs”)


Five pigs so squeaky clean
Cleanest you’ve ever seen
Wanted to go outside and play
Oink! Oink!
One jumped into the mud
Landed with a big THUD
Then there were four clean squeaky pigs.
(Credit: Mel’s Desk)

Book: Pete the Cat: I Love My White Shoes by James Dean & Eric Litwin

pete the cat i love my white shoes

Song: “Shake Your Sillies Out” – The Wiggles: Yummy, Yummy

Book: Dog’s Colorful Day: A Messy Story about Colors and Counting by Emma Dodd

dogs colorful day

Movie: I Stink by Kate and Jim McMullan

i stink
Craft: Dog’s Colorful Day craft project, glue Dog to a rainbow background and glue colorful spots on him.


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