December Babytime Rhymes

Happy Holidays! Just a reminder, our last Babytime for 2010 will be Monday December 13 @ 9:30.

Up, down, Turn Around

Up, down

Turn around

Touch the sky

And touch the ground

Wiggle your fingers

Wiggle your toes

Wiggle your shoulders

Say, “Hello!”

Where is Baby? (Tune of Frere Jacques)

Where is baby? Where is baby?

There you are! There you are!

We’re so glad to see you.

We’re so glad to see you.

Yes we are! Yes we are!

Roly Poly

Roly-Poly

Up, up, up

Roly-Poly

Down, down, down.

Roly-Poly

In, in, in

Roly-Poly

Out, out out

Snowflakes are Falling

Snowflakes are falling

One fell on my head.

One fell on my nose.

One fell on my hand,

The other fell on my toe!

Jack in the Box

Jack is quiet.  Shhhh

In his box

Lift the lid (lift arm)

And up he pops! (pop up)

This is the Way…

This is the way we clap our hands,

Clap our hands, clap our hands

This is the way we clap our hands,

So early in the morning!

Other Verses:

  • This is the way we stomp our feet…
  • This is the way we reach and stretch…
  • This is the way we say hello…

Mother & Father & Uncle Jon

Mother & Father & Uncle Jon

went to town one by one.

Mother fell off (lean left)

& Father fell off (lean right),

 but Uncle Jon went on & on & on & on!

Shaky Eggs (To the Tune of Jingle Bells)

Shake your egg, shake your egg

Shake your shaky egg

If you have the color (Blue)

Shake your shaky egg, oh!

Other Colors:

  • Red
  • Yellow
  • Green

The Grand Old Duke of York

Oh, the Grand Old Duke of York,

He had ten thousand men,

He marched them up to the top of the hill

And marched them down again!

And when they were up, they were up,

And when they were down, they were down,

And when they were only halfway up

They were neither up nor down!

Popcorn

Popcorn, popcorn sizzling in the pan

Shake it up, shake it up, bam, bam, bam.

Popcorn, popcorn now it’s getting hot

Shake it up, shake it up, pop, pop, pop!

Twinkle Twinkle Little Star

Twinkle, twinkle little star

How I wonder what you are

Up above the world so high

Like a diamond in the sky

Twinkle, twinkle little star

How I wonder what you are

Up, down, Turn Around

Up, down

Turn around

Touch the sky

And touch the ground

Jiggle your tummy

Blink your eyes

Blow a kiss and say goodbye!

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Bears, Oh My!

We read, “The Little Mouse, the Red Strawberry and the Big Hungry Bear” by Don Wood, told with a little help from our friend Mr. Squeakers. Little Mouse finds  a red ripe strawberry, but comes to find he is not the only who loves to eat red, ripe strawberries. What will little mouse do-you’ve got to read it to find out! Miss Lizzie told us the Native American Tale, “Grandfather Bear is Hungry,” where Grandfather Bear awoke in early spring to find not a lot of food, but the kindness of a chipmunk. Gerald & Piggie were at it again in, “I am Going!” by Mo Willems.

The Wheels on the Bus

The wheels on the bus go round n’ round

Round n’ round, round n’ round

The wheels on the bus go round n’ round

All through the town

Other Verses:

  • Door on the bus goes open & shut
  • Money on the bus goes clink, clink, clink
  • Horn on the bus goes beep, beep, beep
  • Wipers on the bus go swish, swish, swish
  • Driver on the bus goes “move on back,” “move on back,” “move on back”
  • Windows on the bus go up & down, up & down, up & down
  • People on the bus go bumpity bump, bumpity bump, bumpity bump
  • Babies on the bus go wah, wah, wah
  • Grownups on the bus say, “I love you!” “I love you!” “I love you!”
  • Kitties on the bus go meow, meow, meow
  • Doggies on the bus go woof, woof, woof
  • Cow on the bus goes moo, moo, moo

 Itsy Bitsy & Great Big Spider

The itsy bitsy spider

went up the water spout.

Down came the rain and

washed the spider out.

Out came the sun and

dried up all the rain,

and the itsy bitsy spider

went up the spout again

Did you know the itsy bitsy spider has a big brother?! Replace ‘itsy bitsy’ with ‘great big spider’-remember to make a big spider with your arms!

The fun did not stop at stories; we made bear finger die-cut puppets. You can find a similar project @ http://www.kidsandtraffic.mq.edu.au/educators/fingerpuppets.htm

Our next Stories & Craft will be December 7 & 8th @ 10:15. Tickets handed out @ 10-come early to get a spot!

Firefighter Storytime

Big shout out and thanks to the Queen Creek Firefighters for making a special guest appearance at our “Stories & Craft” this week! We read some books on firefighters and fire safety such as:

We sang “5 Little FireFighters” & “10 Little Firemen”

5 Little Firefighters                                                            

Five little fire fighters sit very still ( hold up five fingers)
Until they see a five on top of the hill
Number one rings the bell, ding-dong. (bend down thumb)
Number 2 pulls his big boots on.(bend down pointer finger)
Number 3 climbs on the truck right away.(bend down middle finger)
Number 4 joins him, no one can wait. (bend down ring finger)
Number 5 drives the truck to the fire. (bend down little finger )
The big yellow flames go higher and higher. (spread arms)
Whooo-ooo!  Whooo-ooo!  Hear the fire truck say (imitate siren)

Ten Little Firemen
Ten little firemen sleeping in a row, (extend both hands, fingers curled)
Ding dong goes the bell  (pull bell cord with one hand)
And down the pole they go
 (close both fists, put one on top of other, slide down pole)
Off on the engine, oh, oh, oh. (steer engine with hands)
Using the big hose, so, so, so.
When all the fire’s out, home so-o slow
(steer engine with hands)
Back to bed, all in a row.
(extend both hands with fingers curled)
As all of the cars get out of the way.
Shhh!  goes the water from the fire hose spout, 
(rub palms together)
And quicker than a wink the fire is out!(clap hands. )

Be sure to check out the QC safety Fair Nov. 6 10-1pm. This is a Free Event, for more info. visit http://ow.ly/34KLr

Fire Safety for Kids-Activities, trucks, cartoons and more @ http://www.sparky.org/

Our next Stories & Craft will be November 16th and 17th @ 10:15 am! Tickets handed out to the first 65 people at 10am. Come early to get a spot!

November Babytime Rhymes

Up, down, Turn Around

Up, down

Turn around

Touch the sky

And touch the ground

Wiggle your fingers

Wiggle your toes

Wiggle your shoulders

Say, “Hello!”

Acka Backa

Acka backa soda cracker,

Acka backa boo!

Acka backa soda cracker

I love you!

Acka backa soda cracker,

Acka backa boo!

Acka backa soda cracker,

Up goes you!

Two Little Blackbirds

Two little blackbirds sitting on a hill

One named Jack, the other named Jill

Fly away Jack, fly away Jill

Come back Jack, come back Jill!

Other versions:

Soft/loud, fast/slow

Wheels on the Bus

The wheels on the bus go

 round n’ round, round n’ round, round n’ round. The wheels on the bus go round n’ round,

 all through the town.

Verses:

  • The door on the bus goes open & shut
  • The horn on the bus goes beep-beep-beep

10 Little Bubbles

One little, two little, three little bubbles

Four little, five little, six little bubbles

Seven little, eight little, nine little bubbles

Ten little bubbles go POP, POP, POP

Roly Poly

Roly-Poly

Up, up, up

Roly-Poly

Down, down, down.

Roly-Poly

In, in, in

Roly-Poly

Out, out out

Old MacDonald

Old MacDonald had a farm, ee-i-ee-i-oh

And on that farm he had cow, ee-i-ee-i-oh

With a moo, moo here & a moo there

Here a moo, there a moo, everywhere a moo, moo

Old MacDonald had a farm, ee-i-ee-i-oh

Other animals:

  • Pig
  • Horse

Driving in my car

I’m driving in my car

I’m driving in my car

Beep-beep-toot-toot

I’m driving in my car

Other Verses:

I’m driving really fast…

I’m driving really slow…

Skinnamarink

Skinnamarink-a-dinky-dink.

Skinnamarink-a-doo I-love-you (I love you)

Skinnamarink-a-dinky-dink.

Skinnamarink-a-doo. I-love-you

I love you in the morning and in the afternoon

I love you in the evening and underneath the moon-ohh

Skinnamarink-a-dinky-dink.

Skinnamarink-a-doo. I-love-you!

Looby Loo

Here we go looby loo

Here we go looby light

Here we go looby loo

All  on a Saturday night

You put your right hand in,

You put your right hand out,

You give your hand a shake, shake, shake

And turn yourself about

Other Verses:

  • Left hand
  • Right foot
  • Left foot
  • Whole self

Autumn Leaves are Falling Down

Red leaves are falling down,

Falling down,

Falling down

Red leaves are falling down

Onto the ground

Other Leave Colors:

  • Orange
  • Brown
  • Yellow

Leaves Are Falling

Leaves are falling.

One fell on my nose.

Leaves are falling.

One fell on my toes.

Leaves are falling.

One fell on my head.

Leaves are falling

Yellow, orange, and red.

Note: You can use leaf cut outs to make these songs interactive & help develop babies eye tracking skills. Here is a site with a nice leaf template: http://www.chicaandjo.com/2009/11/12/fall-leaf-table-runner-and-napkin-rings/

Up, down, Turn Around

Up, down

Turn around

Touch the sky

And touch the ground

Jiggle your tummy

Blink your eyes

Blow a kiss and say goodbye!

Spooky Story…Just for Grown-Ups

It came from IKEA

“Lets go to IKEA.” That’s how it started. IKEA, home of low prices, bright colors, Swedish meatballs, and an unspeakable evil that awaited us. My family decided to take a quick trek out to IKEA. Lunch and naptime were looming ahead, but we figured we’d be in and out fast, 30 minutes, top. Besides, I had restocked the diaper bag with some snacks before we left, just in case. What could possibly go wrong?

We were halfway through the store when I noticed it. Sniff-sniff. “Do you smell that?” “No,” replied my husband. We continued walking. Around this time my daughter started to wiggle and fuss in my arms. “Its o.k. honey, we’re almost done and we have crackers in the car to snack on until we get home. Won’t that be yummy?” We quickened our pace, sensing a meltdown if we didn’t get to those crackers pronto.

Again I was struck by the potent aroma. Sniff-sniff “What is that smell?!”  Looking around for the source I was met by a face beaming up at me with the sudden realization; my bundle of joy had just made a bundle of joy.  “Can you get the diaper bag out of the car?” That’s when it happened. “What, I thought you brought the diaper bag?!” We were stuck at IKEA with no diapers, no snacks and a fussy, poopy child! Nooooo!!!