Monday, November 15, 2010

Outreach Book Baby- Animals

This is a book baby we used for outreach. The order and number of the stories changes depending on the age and attention span of the group.

Book: What Will Fat Cat Sit On? by Jan Thomas

Peek-a-Moo! by Marie Torres Cimarusti

Book: Piggies by Audrey Wood

Book: Hooray for Fish by Lucy Cousins

Song: Old MacDonald Had a Farm. We used finger puppet animals with this one.

Fingerplay: Five Little Sea Creatures
Five little sea creatures

On the ocean floor;

The shark swam away

Now there are four.

Four little sea creatures

Living in the sea;

The octopus crept away

Now there are three.

Three little sea creatures

Wondering what to do;

“Good-bye,” said the starfish

Now there are two.

Two little sea creatures

Not having much fun;

Off swam the seahorse

Now there is one.

One little hermit crab

Sad and all alone,

Back came the starfish

Back came the sea horse

Back came the octopus

Back came the shark

Then all five went home

Rhyme: Slowly, Slowly

Slowly, slowly, very slowly

Creeps the garden snail.

Slowly, slowly, very slowly

Up the wooden rail.

(Walk hand slowly up baby’s tummy)

Quickly, quickly, very quickly

runs the little mouse.

Quickly, quickly, very quickly

All around the house

(Tickle baby throughout)

Rhyme: The Elephant

An elephant goes like this & that

(sway body)

He’s terribly big and terribly fat.

(raise arms from sides)

He has no fingers

(wiggle fingers)

He has no toes,

(point to toes)

But goodness gracious what a nose!

(hold arm in front of face like a trunk)

Rhyme: The Itsy Bitsy Spider

The itsy bitsy spider

climbed up the water spout.

Down came the rain

and washed the spider out.

Up came the sun

and dried up all the rain.

And the itsy bitsy spider

climbed up the spout again.

by Patrick