Senses Story Time – Toddler

Opening song

Sign language for touch and smell.

Rhyme: “Open, Shut Them”
Open, shut them
Open, shut them
Give a little clap, clap, clap!
Open, shut them
Open, shut them
Put them in your lap, lap, lap
Creep them, creep them
Creep them, creep them
Way up to your chin
Open up your little mouth,
But do not let them in!

Book: Cold, Crunchy, Colorful by Jane Brocket

cold crunchy colorful

Song: “The Sensey Pokey”
You put your seeing eyes in, you put your seeing eyes out,
You put your seeing eyes in and you shake them all about
You do the Sensey Pokey and you turn yourself around
That’s what it’s all about

(Sniffing nose, Hearing ears, Touching hands, Tasting tongue)

(Credit: Storytime Hooligans)

Rhyme: “A Nose”
A nose breathes in
A nose breathes out
A nose can smell and wiggle about.
A nose can blow
A nose can sneeze
Achoo! That’s what noses can do!

“For this next book, we’re going to see what our eyes can do with a little game of ‘I Spy.’ Do you think you can help me figure out what all the animals are?”

Book: I Spy Under the Sea by Edward Gibbs

i spy under the sea

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

“Can you find your head? Your shoulders? Your knees? And your toes? We’re also going to find some of our sensing parts for this next song. Let’s sing it together!”

Song: “Head, Shoulders, Knees and Toes”

 “What kinds of sounds did you hear this morning? Birds singing? Dogs barking? Cars going by on the street? We’re going to read a book about the different things that Polar Bear hears. Feel free to read along if you know the words!”

Book: Polar Bear, Polar Bear, What Do You Hear? by Bill Martin Jr., illustrated by Eric Carle

polar bear polar bear what do you hear

Song: “Monkey Dance” – The Wiggles: Yummy Yummy

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

Craft: Mr. Potato Head paper craft