Bells Story Time – Baby

Opening song

Sign language: Bell

Book: Baby Knows Best by Kathy Henderson, illustrated by Brita Granström

Baby Knows Best book cover

Song: (Tune: Shortnin’ Bread)
Mama’s little baby loves bouncin’, bouncin’
Mama’s little baby loves bouncin’ round.
Mama’s little baby loves bouncin’, bouncin’
Mama’s little baby loves bouncin’ round.

Lean to the left, lean to the right,
Now hug that baby nice and tight.
Lean to the left, lean to the right,
Now hug that baby nice and tight.

Daddy’s little baby loves wigglin’ wigglin’ . . .

Book: Jingle-Jingle by Nicola Smee

Jingle Jingle book cover

Rhyme: “When the Cat Goes Walking” (with mice puppets)
When the cat goes walking (tiptoe)
Her feet make no sound
But the bell around her neck
warns all the mice around (do the sign for bell)
If they don’t hear the bell,
then mice come out to play (puppets jump and dance)
But when they hear a “ring-a-ling”
then they run away (puppets run away)

Rhyme: Icky bicky soda cracker

Book: Ting-a-ling! by Siobhan Dodds

ting-a-ling

Song: Baby Hop (Tune: “Bunny Hop”)
Snuggle up together
Baby’s in your lap
Snuggle up together and clap, clap, clap

Snuggle up together
Baby don’t you nap
Snuggle up together and tap, tap, tap

You’re working out together
Baby don’t stop
You’re working out together now hop, hop, hop

Rhyme: Diddle diddle dumpling

Song (with bells): “Frere Jacques” – Raffi: The Corner Grocery Store

Song: “There’s a Bell on My Head” (Tune: “There’s a Spider on the Floor”)
There’s a bell on my head, on my head,
There’s a bell on my head, on my head,
Oh, let it be said, there’s a bell on my head,
There’s a bell on my head, on my head.

arm…It’s not doing any harm but there’s a bell on my arm,
hand…Oh, isn’t it grand, there’s a bell on my hand,
leg…Oh, help me, I beg, there’s a bell on my leg,
knee…Oh, can’t you see, there’s a bell on my knee,
toe…Oh, wouldn’t you know, there’s a bell on my toe,
(Credit: A Box Full of Tales by Kathy MacMIllan)

Song (bells): “Jingle Bell Rock” – Bobby Helms: Billboard Greatest Christmas Hits

Closing rhyme

Bell Story Time – Baby

Opening song

Sign language for bell

Book: Goodnight, Country by Susan Verlander

good night country

Rhyme: “When the Cat Goes Walking” (with mice puppets)
When the cat goes walking
Her feet make so sound
But the bell around her neck (do the sign for bell)
warns all the mice around
If they don’t hear the bell,
then mice come out to play (puppets jump and dance)
But when they hear a “ring-a-ling”
then they run away (puppets run away)

Song: “Wake Up Toes” – Joanie Bartels: Morning Magic

Book: Ting-a-ling! by Siobhan Dodds

ting-a-ling

Rhyme: “Arms Up 1-2-3”
Arms up 1-2-3
Arms out 1-2-3
Arms together 1-2-3
Arms down 1-2-3

Legs up 1-2-3
Legs out 1-2-3
Legs together 1-2-3
Legs down 1-2-3

Book: Jingle Bells – covers and layouts by Lesley Summers, all other illustrations by Sharon Williams

jingle bells

Rhyme: You put the oil in the pot and you let it get hot,
You put the popcorn in and you start to grin,
Sizzle, sizzle, sizzle, sizzle, sizzle, sizzle, sizzle, sizzle, POP! (wiggle baby, then lift)

Rhyme: Tick tock, tick tock, I’m a little cuckoo clock (swing baby side to side)
Tick tock, tick tock, stop!
What time is it? It’s one-o-clock.
Cuckoo! (lift baby)

Rhyme: Little clock, big clock

The little clock goes tick-tock, tick-tock, tick-tock (swing baby side to side while standing)
The big clock goes ding-dong, ding-dong, ding-dong (swing back front to back)

Song: “Frere Jacques” – Music for Little People: Toddler Favorites

Song: “There’s a Bell on My Head” (Tune: “There’s a Spider on the Floor”)

There’s a bell on my head, on my head,
There’s a bell on my head, on my head,
Oh, let it be said, there’s a bell on my head,
There’s a bell on my head, on my head.

There’s a bell on my arm…It’s not doing any harm but there’s a bell on my arm,

There’s a bell on my leg…Oh, help me, I beg, there’s a bell on my leg,

There’s a bell on my toe…Oh, wouldn’t you know, there’s a bell on my toe,

(Source: A Box Full of Tales by Kathy MacMIllan)

Song (with bells): “Jingle Bells” – The Wiggles: Wiggly, Wiggly Christmas

Closing rhyme

Bell Story Time – Toddler

Opening song

Sign language for bell

Book: The Doorbell Rang by Pat Hutchins

doorbell rang

Song: “Clap your Hands” – They Might Be Giants: Here Comes the ABCs

Book: Good Night, Country by Susan Verlander

good night country

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Rhyme: “When the Cat Goes Walking”
When the cat goes walking (tiptoe)
Her feet make no sound
But the bell around her neck
warns all the mice around (do the sign for bell)
If they don’t hear the bell,
then mice come out to play (jump and dance)
But when they hear a “ring-a-ling”
then they run away (run in place)

(Source: A Box Full of Tales by Kathy MacMIllan)

Song: “Bodies 1-2-3” – Ellen and Peter Allard: Sing it! Say it! Stamp it! Sway it! vol. 2

Book: Ting-a-ling! by Siobhan Dodds

ting-a-ling

Song: “There’s a Bell on My Head” (Tune: “There’s a Spider on the Floor”)
There’s a bell on my head, on my head,
There’s a bell on my head, on my head,
Oh, let it be said, there’s a bell on my head,
There’s a bell on my head, on my head.

There’s a bell on my arm…It’s not doing any harm but there’s a bell on my arm,

There’s a bell on my hand…Oh, isn’t it grand, there’s a bell on my hand,

There’s a bell on my leg…Oh, help me, I beg, there’s a bell on my leg,

There’s a bell on my knee…Oh, can’t you see, there’s a bell on my knee,

There’s a bell on my toe…Oh, wouldn’t you know, there’s a bell on my toe,

(Source: A Box Full of Tales by Kathy MacMIllan)

Song: “Frere Jacques” – Music for Little People: Toddler Favorites

Song: “Jingle Bells” – The Wiggles: Wiggly, Wiggly Christmas

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

Closing rhyme

Craft: J and Jingle Bells coloring sheet with foil bells

jingle bells jingle bells2