Up in the Air Story Time – Toddler

Opening song

Sign language: Up

Book: Birds by Kevin Henkes, illustrated by Laura Dronzek

Cover of the book BIRDS by Kevin Henkes.

Action Rhyme: “Little Birds”
Little birds, little birds, jump up and down
Little birds, little birds, don’t make a sound
Little birds, little birds, tip-toe to me
Little birds, little birds, bend your knees
Little birds, little birds, peep, peep, peep
Little birds, little birds, sleep, sleep, sleep
Little birds, little birds, fly to the leaves
Little birds, little birds, sit down please

(Source: Greatest Resource Education Child Care)

Book: Little Cloud by Eric Carle

little cloud

Song: If you’re a Cloud and You Know it (Tune: “If You’re Happy and You Know It”)
If you’re a cloud and you know it float around (raise arms to side and sway)
If you’re a cloud and you know it then you’ll really want to show it,
If you’re a cloud and you know it float around.

If you’re a cloud and you know it make it rain, (move fingers down to ground like rain)
If you’re a cloud and you know it then you’ll really want to show it,
If you’re a cloud and you know it make it rain.

If you’re a cloud and you know it make it thunder, (stomp feet and slap legs)
If you’re a cloud and you know it then you’ll really want to show it,
If you’re a cloud and you know it make it thunder.

(Source: Storytime with Ms. Kelly)

Song: “Reach for the Ceiling” – Toddlers on Parade

Book: I Love Planes by Philemon Sturges, illustrated by Shari Halpern

i love planes

Song: “The Airplane Song” – The Laurie Berkner Band: Whaddya Think of That?

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

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

Closing rhyme

Craft: Paper plate hanging birds

paper plate bird