Fox Story Time – Everybody

Opening Song

Book: How to Find a Fox by Nilah Magruder

Song: If you’re a fox and you know it, Swish your tail.
If you’re a fox and you know it, Swish your tail.
If you’re a fox and you know, Then you’ll really want to show it.
If you’re a fox and you know it,  Swish your tail.

…wiggle your nose  …show your claws…

Book/Fox Flannel: Hattie and the Fox by Mem Fox, illustrated by Patricia Mullins

Hattie and the Fox book cover

Songs: “Foxy Loxy”
Foxy Loxy touch your toes.
Foxy Loxy touch your nose.
Foxy Loxy pat your head.
Foxy Loxy go to bed.
Foxy Loxy wake up now.
Foxy Loxy take a bow.
Foxy Loxy touch the ground.
Foxy Loxy turn around.
Foxy Loxy sit back down.
Foxy Loxy don’t make a sound.

Book: My Little Fox by Rick Chrustowski

Flannel: “A-Hunting We Will Go”
A-hunting we will go,
A-hunting we will go.
We’ll take a fox,
Put him in a box,
And then we’ll let him go.
Other Verses:
Bear… sit her in a chair
Frog… put him on a log
Mouse… put her in a house
Whale… tickle his tail
Goat… put him in a boat.

(Credit: Jen in the Library)

Song: “Shake My Sillies Out” –  Raffi: The Raffi Singable Songs Collection

Song: “Clap Your Hands” – They Might Be Giants: Here Come the ABCs

Closing Rhyme

Craft:

 

Fox Story Time – Baby

Opening Song

Sign language: Fox (o.k. quivering at end of nose)

Book: Do Like a Duck Does! by Judy Hindley, illustrated by Ivan Bates

Do Like a Duck Does! book cover

Song/Puppets: “Duck and Cow” – Brian Vogan and His Good Buddies: Born to Wiggle

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’ etc.

Rhyme: Here we go up, up, up

Big Book: Hattie and the Fox by Mem Fox, illustrated by Patricia Mullins

Hattie and the Fox book cover

Song: They’re a Part of Me (Tune: “The Wheels on the Bus”)
I can make my hands go clap, clap, clap
Clap, clap, clap
Clap, clap, clap
I can make my hands go clap, clap, clap
They’re a part of me.

I can make my feet go stomp, stomp, stomp, etc…
I can make my hands wave bye, bye, bye…

Book/Puppet/Song: What Does the Fox Say? by Ylvis, illustrated by Svein Nyhus

What Does the Fox Say? book cover

Rhyme: Hurry scurry little mouse

Finger Puppets: The Gingerbread Man

Song (shaky eggs): “Gingerbread Man” – Stuart Stotts and Tom Pease: Celebrate

Closing Rhyme

Fox Story Time – Preschool

Opening Song

Book: Do Like a Duck Does! By Judy Hindley, illustrated by Ivan Bates

Do Like a Duck Does! book cover

Song: “Duck and Cow” – Brian Vogan and His Good Buddies: Born to Wiggle

Finger Puppets: The Gingerbread Man

Song: “Gingerbread Man” – Stuart Stotts and Tom Pease: Celebrate

Big Book/Fox Flannel: Hattie and the Fox by Mem Fox, illustrated by Patricia Mullins

Hattie and the Fox book cover

Song (shaky eggs): “I Know a Chicken” – Laurie Berkner: Whaddaya Think of That?

Closing Rhyme

Craft: “F” is for fox. Letter “F” turned into fox body with ears, eye, nose, and tail.