story time

Monkey Story Time (2018)

Welcome Song: Clap and Sing Hello (to the tune of The Farmer in the Dell)
We clap and sing hello,
We clap and sing hello,
With our friends at story time,
We clap and sing hello!

We tap and sing hello (tap knees) // We stretch and sing hello (stretch arms up) //
We wave and sing hello (wave)
Source: Storytime Katie

Song: I’m Bringing Home a Baby Bumblebee
I’m bringing home a baby bumblebee,
Won’t my mommy be so proud of me?
I’m bringing home a baby bumblebee,
BUZZ, BUZZ, BUZZ, BUZZ, BUZZ!

I’m bringing home a baby dinosaur,
Won’t my mommy hide behind the door? (hide behind hands)
I’m bringing home a baby dinosaur,
CLOMP, CLOMP, CLOMP, CLOMP, CLOMP! (hit knees)

I’m bringing home a baby crocodile,
Won’t my mommy wear a great big smile? (point to face)
I’m bringing home a baby crocodile,
SNAP, SNAP, SNAP, SNAP, SNAP! (snap arms)

I’m bringing home a baby grizzly bear,
Won’t my mommy pull out all her hair? (pretend to pull out hair)
I’m bringing home a baby grizzly bear,
GROWL, GROWL, GROWL, GROWL, GROWL! (hold up paws)
Source: King County Library System

Book: One Monkey Too Many by Jackie French Koller; illustrated by Lynn Munsinger

one monkey too many.jpg

Rhyming concept book about little monkeys who keep multiplying and causing chaos.

Song: Five Little Monkeys Jumping on the Bed

Rhyme/Wiggle: Bananas Unite
Bananas unite! (put hands together over head)
Bananas split! (hands at sides)
Go bananas! Go, go bananas!
Go bananas! Go, go bananas! (turn in circle moving hands up and down)
Bananas to the left! (jump left)
Bananas to the right! (jump right)
Peel your banana and, mmmmmmmmmmm, take a bite! (peel banana, take a bite)
Go bananas! Go, go bananas!
Go bananas! Go, go bananas! (turn in circle moving hands up and down)
Source: The Teacher’s Guide

Song/Puppet: Five Little Monkeys
Five little monkeys swinging from the tree,
Teasing Mr. Alligator, “You can’t catch me!”
Along comes Mr. Alligator, quiet as can be and …
SNAPS that monkey right out of that tree!

Four // Three // Two // One

But those monkeys are clever you see,
And they all found their way back to that tree!

Book: Five Little Monkeys Reading in Bed by Eileen Christelow

five little monkeys reading in bed.jpg

Rhyming book about five little monkeys who want one more story …

Egg Shakers: Shake It by Sally’s Music Circle

Song: Monkeys Swinging (to the tune of Skip to My Lou)
Monkeys swinging, swinging all day,
Monkeys swinging, swinging all day,
Monkeys swinging, swinging all day,
Swinging ’til I saaaaaaaaay — STOP!

Monkeys tickling, tickling all day //
Monkeys eating, eating all day //
Monkeys scratching, scratching all day //
Monkeys chatter, chatter all day
Source: Jen in the Library

Book: Little Gorilla by Ruth Bornstein

little gorilla

Everyone loves Little Gorilla. But then he gets big …

Song: Baby Shark
Baby shark do do do do do do (shark mouth with two fingers)
Baby shark do do do do do do
Baby shark do do do do do do
Baby shark

Other verses:
Mama Shark (shark mouth with hands connected at the wrists)
Daddy Shark (shark mouth with whole arms)
Grandma Shark (shark mouth like mama shark but with fists)
Grandpa Shark (shark mouth like daddy shark but with fists)
Shark attack (snap arms overhead)
Swim away (swimming motion with arms)
Safe at last (jazz hands)
Source: Adapted from Kindergarten Nation

Closing Song: It’s Time to Say Goodbye to All Our Friends (to the tune of She’ll Be Comin’ Round the Mountain When She Comes)
It’s time to say goodbye to all our friends, “Goodbye!” (tap knees)
It’s time to say goodbye to all our friends, “Goodbye!”
It’s time to say goodbye,
Wave your hands and wink your eye, (wave, wink)
Now it’s time to say goodbye to all our friends, “Goodbye!”
Source: Sunflower Storytime

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