story time

Thanksgiving Baby Story Time (2020) ONLINE

I got a lot of these songs and rhymes from the librarian where I did my practicum.

Welcome Song: Open Shut Them
Open, shut them,
Open, shut them,
Give a little clap, clap, clap!
Open, shut them,
Open, shut them,
Put them in your lap, lap, lap!
Creep them, crawl them,
Creep them, crawl them,
Right up to your chin, chin, chin!
Open up your little mouth …
But do not put them in!
Source: Jbrary

Song: Acka Backa Soda Cracker
Acka backa soda cracker, (bounce to rhythm)
Acka backa boo,
Acka backa soda cracker,
I love you! (kiss baby’s head or hug baby)

Acka backa soda cracker, (bounce to rhythm)
Acka backa boo,
Acka backa soda cracker,
Up goes you! (lift baby up)
Source: King County Library System

Book: Llama Llama Gives Thanks by Anna Dewdney

Song: Tick Tock
Tick tock, tick tock, I’m a little cuckoo clock. (swing baby side to side)
Tick tock, tick tock, now I’m chiming one o’clock.
Cuckoo! (lift baby into the air)

Two o’clock // Three o’clock
Source: King County Library System

Song: Row, Row, Row Your Boat

Song: The Itsy, Bitsy Spider

Book: Where is Baby’s Turkey? by Karen Katz

Song: The Grand Old Duke of York
The grand old Duke of York, (bounce baby)
He had ten thousand men!
He marched them up the top of the hill, (march baby up and down)
And he marched them down again.

And when you’re up, you’re up, (raise baby up)
And when you’re down, you’re down. (lower baby down)
And when you’re only halfway up, (hold baby at shoulder level)
You’re neither up nor down! (raise baby up and down quickly)

Song: Trot, Trot, Trot
Trot trot trot to London, (bounce baby)
Trot trot trot to Dover,
Look out baby you might fall over! (sway baby back and forth)

Trot trot trot to Boston, (bounce baby)
Trot trot trot to Lynn,
Look out baby you might fall in! (open legs and drop baby down)

Song: These Are Baby’s Fingers …
These are baby’s fingers, (touch baby’s fingers)
These are baby’s toes, (tickle baby’s toes)
This is baby’s belly button round and round it goes! (circle baby’s belly button)

These are baby’s ears, (touch baby’s ears)
This is baby’s nose, (touch baby’s nose)
This is baby’s belly button round and round it goes! (circle baby’s belly button and give a tickle)

Book: Thanks for Thanksgiving by Julie Markes; illustrated by Doris Barrette

Goodbye Song: Let’s Take Our Little Hands … (to the tune of The Wheels on the Bus)
Let’s take our little hands and go clap, clap, clap,
Clap, clap, clap,
Clap, clap, clap,
Let’s take our little hands and go clap, clap, clap,
Clap, clap, clap.

Feet … stomp // Fingers … tickle // Hands … wave bye

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