Frog Story Time – Toddler

Opening song

Sign language: frog

Book: Frogs by Emily Green

Song (with puppet): “Little Tadpole” (Tune: “Frere Jacques”)
Little tadpole, Little tadpole
Lost his tail, lost his tail.
Now he has two feet
Now he has four feet
Look a frog! Look a frog!

Song: “Can you leap like a frog?” – Greg & Steve: Kids in Action

Book: If You’re Hoppy by April Pulley Sayre, illustrated by Jackie Urbanovic

Song (with prop): “Five green and speckled frogs”

Rhyme:
Crazy crabs walk sideways, (have kids step sideways)
What a silly way to go
Snails slip slide forwards (slide feet forward, slowly)
And that is very slow
Ducks waddle, waddle,  (waddle waddle)
And that is funny too,
Bullfrogs hop, hop hop (hop)
And that’s the best way to go!

Book: The Wide-Mouthed Frog by Keith Faulkner, illustrated by Jonathan Lambert

Song: “This is the way we clap our hands” – Kimbo Educational: Teach a Toddler

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

Closing song

Craft: frog headbands (idea from Meg Hossler on pinterest)

Bounce and Jump Story Time – Preschool

Opening Song

Book:  Hop, Hop Jump! by Lauren Thompson, illustrated by Jarrett J. Krosoczka

hop hop jump

Song (with puppets): Five Green and Speckled Frogs

five frogs

Song: “Jump, Jump” – Joanie Leeds and the Nightlights: I’m a Rock Star

Book: Bounce by Doreen Cronin, illustrated by Scott Menchin

bounce

Flannel: Ten Little Grasshoppers

One little, two little, three little grasshoppers,
Four little, five little, six little grasshoppers,
Seven little, eight little, nine little grasshoppers,
Ten little grasshoppers in my yard.

Grasshoppers, grasshoppers, hopping all around me (slap thighs to rhythm)
Grasshoppers, grasshoppers, hopping all around me,
Grasshoppers, grasshoppers, hopping all around me,
Ten little grasshoppers in my yard.

Ten little, nine little, eight little grasshoppers,
Seven little, six little, five little grasshoppers,
Four little, three little, two little grasshoppers,
One little grasshopper in my yard.

Grasshopper, grasshopper, hopping all around me,
Grasshopper, grasshopper, hopping all around me,
Grasshopper, grasshopper, hopping all around me,
One little grasshopper in my yard.

grasshopper

Song: “I Like to Hop” – Brian Vogan & His Good Buddies: Born to Wiggle

Book: The Wide-Mouthed Frog by Keith Faulkner, illustrated by Jonathan Lambert

wide mouthed frog

Song: “Jumping and Counting” – Jim Gill: The Irrational Album

Craft: frog headbands (idea from Meg Hossler on pinterest)

frog headband

Water Story Time- Day Care

Welcome Song: All Through the Pond (Tune: “The Wheels on the Bus”)

All the little frogs went “Ribbit, ribbit, ribbit
ribbit, ribbit, ribbit,
ribbit, ribbit, ribbit.”
All the little frogs went “Ribbit, ribbit, ribbit,”
All through the pond.
(ribbit = simulate jumping by patting hands on thighs or knees)
All the little ducks went “Quack, quack, quack”
(duck bill with both hands)
All the little fish went “Glub, glub, glub”
(fins on top of head, big cheeks for the glub sound)

Book: All the Water in the WorldGeorge Ella Lyon, Katherine Tillotson

all the water in the world

Book: Life in the PondCraig Hammersmith

life in a pond

Song: “Five Green and Speckled Frogs

Five Green and Speckled Frogs
Sat on a speckled log
Eating some moist, delicious bugs
Yum, yum! (rub belly)
One jumped into the pool
Where it was nice and cool (fan self)
Then there were four green speckled frogs.
Four green and speckled frogs…
…Then there were no green speckled frogs.

Book: Hooray for Fish, Lucy Cousins

hooray for fish

Video Story: Fish is Fish, Leo Lionni

fish is fish

Frogs Storytime – Daycare group

We had a special request for a storytime in between Spring and Summer sessions for a daycare group (ages 3-5). We offered the program at 9:30 am and 1:30 pm on Friday, June 6.

Finger Play: Baby Frogs (Tune: Mary Had a Little Lamb)

Tadpoles are little baby frogs          (pinch fingers and thumb for size)
Baby frogs                                         (pinch)
Baby frogs                                         (pinch)
Tadpoles are little baby frogs          (pinch)
And they can swim like fish.            (pantomime swimming)

Tadpoles grow four stretchy legs    (stretch arms and legs)
Stretchy legs
Stretchy legs
Tadpoles grow four stretchy legs
So they can hop, hop, hop               (pat hands up and down into lap)

Book: 999 Tadpoles  by Ken Kimura

Song/Flannel Toy: 5 Little Speckled Frogs

Book: The Wide Mouthed Frog by Keith Faulkner

Song/Movement: Hop Hop Went the Little Green Frog

Hoppp hop went the little green frog one day                      (hop in place)
Hop hop when the little green frog!
Hop hop went the little green frog one day
And his legs went boing, boing, boing!                                  (tap legs)

Glunnnnk glunk went the little green frog one day              (Stick out tongue to catch food)
Glunk glunk went the little green frog!
Glunk glunk went the little green frog one day
And his eyes went blink, blink, blink!                                     (BIG blinks!)

Munnnch munch went the little green frog one day           (Open and close mouth)
Munch munch went the little green frog!
Munch munch went the little green frog one day
And his mouth went gulp, gulp, gulp!                                   (BIG gulps!)

Splaaaaash splash went the little green frog one day        (Splash motion with hands)
Splash splash went the little green frog!
Splash splash went the little green frog one day
And he swam, swam, swam away!                                        (Slow swimming arms)

Book/Movement: Jump!  by Scott M. Fischer

We had the kids clap every time they heard the word “jump,” but could have them jump too.