Slow and Fast Story Time – Toddler

Opening song

Sign language: fast, slow

Book: Hi, Harry! by Martin Waddell, illustrated by Barbara Firth

hi harry

Rhyme: Roly poly, ever so slowly, roly poly, faster, faster, faster (roll arms)

Rhyme: Green says, “Go!” (march quickly)
Go! Go! Go!
Yellow says, “Slow!” (march slowly)
And red says, “Stop!” (stop and freeze)
Go! Go! Go! (march fast)
Slow…slow…slow (march slowly)
and STOP! (stop)
(Credit: Toddler Storytime)

Book: Slow Snail by Mary Murphy

slow snail

Rhyme: Garden snail
Slowly, slowly, very slowly, creeps the garden snail. (Move hands down legs)
Slowly, slowly, very slowly, up the wooden rail. (Move hands up legs)
Quickly, quickly, very quickly, runs the little mouse, (Down legs)
Quickly, quickly, very quickly, in his little house. Squeak! (Up legs and body, make ears)

Rhyme: This is big, big, big Hold arms out to side
This is small small small Cup hands together
This is short short short Hold hands with palms facing each other
This is tall tall tall Reach one hand above head
This is fast fast fast Circle fists quickly
This is slow slow slow Circle fists slowly
This is yes yes yes Nod
This is no no no Shake head
(Credit: Mel’s Desk)

Book: Quick Duck by Mary Murphy

quick duck

Song (with shaky eggs): “Slow and Fast” by Hap Palmer: Rhythms on Parade

Song (with shaky eggs): “Shaky Shaky” by The Wiggles: Yummy Yummy

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

Closing rhyme

Craft: Small paper plate snail with tissue paper squares