Turtle Story Time – Toddler

Opening song

Sign language: turtle

Book: Turtles by Emily Green


Puppet rhyme: “There was a little turtle”
There was a little turtle
who lived in a box
he swam in the puddles
he climbed on the rocks
He snapped at a mosquito
He snapped at a flea
He snapped at a minnow
He snapped at me
He caught the mosquito
He caught that flea
He caught that minnow
But he didn’t catch me!
(Source: JBrary)

Song: “Turtle, Turtle” (Tune: “Twinkle Twinkle Little Star”)
Turtle, turtle moves so slow,
Crawling, crawling, watch him go.
At the pond he looks around,
See his head move up and down.
Turtle, turtle wants to swim,
Now he slides and dives right in!
(Source: PreschoolExpress)

Book: I Spy Pets by Edward Gibbs

I Spy Pets book cover

Song: “Fast and Slow” – Laurie Berkner: Rocketship Run

Song: “The Butterfly Song” – David Landau: Rocket to the Moon

Book: Totty by Paola Opal


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: paper turtle with head that slides in and out from Scholastic Printables