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Monday, March 27, 2017

Community Helpers

9-1-1
(Tune: " Mary Had a Little Lamb")

9-1-1 is the number to call,
number to call, number to call.
9-1-1 is the number to call
When you need some help.

...add other things like:
 - when there is a fire
 - when someone is sick.


Five Strong Policemen

Five strong policemen standing by a store.
One became a traffic cop, and then there were four.

Four strong policemen watching over me.
One took home a lost boy, and then there were three.

Three strong policemen dressed  all in blue,
One stopped a speeding car, and then there were two.

Two strong policemen, how fast  they can run!
One caught a bad man, and then there was one.

One strong policemen saw some smoke one day.
We called the firement who put out the fire right away.


Traffic Policemen

The traffic policeman holds up his hand. (hold up hand, palm forward)
He blows the whistle,  (pretend to blow whistle)
He gives the command. (hold up hand again)
When the cars are stopped (hold up hand again)
He waves at me.
Then I may cross the street you see.  (wave hand as if indicating to go)


Dial 9-1-1

Dial 9-1-1
You'll hear them say
That helps on the way.
If you need help, you know what to do --
Call the police and the fireouse too.
Just dial 9-1-1, that's what you do.
Dial 9-1-1.


I'm a Police Officer

I'm a police officer
With my star,
I help people
Near and far.

If you have a problem,
Call on me,
and I will be there
One, two, three.


If You Get Lost

If you get lost someplace in town,
Don't talk to a stranger.  (shake head)
Look for a police officer
To keep you out of danger.

Tell her what your name is
And where your home is too. (nod head)
She will help you get back home,
Or bring your mom and dad to you.


Friends in the Neighborhood

One mail carrier (hold up 1 finger)
Driving down her route. (pretend to steer wheel)

Two firefighters (hold up 2 fingers)
Putting fires out (pretend to sweep hose)

Three trash collectors (hold up 3 fingers)
For the trash you've tossed (pretend to toss trash)

Four police officers (hold up 4 fingers)
Help you when you're lost. (hold arms out, palms up

All our friends in the neighborhood (put arms out to the side)
Helping you out -- isn't that good?  (point to children then nod)


Pick Up the Trash

Here comes the truck (sweep hand from left to right)
Rumbling down the street (slap hands quickly on legs)
Put on the brakes (pull back with both hands)
Jump to your feet (jump)
Lift the can up high (lift arms overhead)
And dump trash in (lower arms straight out in front of you)
Crush it and smash it (Clap on "crush" and "smash")
Then to the next bin (march in place)
One house, then two (hold up one finger, then two)
Till the street's all done (sweep hands out to each side)
On to the next street (march in place)
Now wasn't that fun? (Nod head)


Hurry Hurry
(Tune:  10 Little Indians)

Hurry, hurry, drive the fire truck
Hurry, hurry, drive the fire truck
Hurry, hurry, drive the fire truck.
ERRRRRRR!

Hurry, hurry, ring the bell
Hurry, hurry, ring the bell
Hurry, hurry, ring the bell
Ding ding ding, ding ding.

Hurry, hurry climb the ladder
Hurry, hurry climb the ladder
Hurry, hurry climb the ladder
climb, climb, climb, climb, climb.

Hurry, hurry squirt the water
Hurry, hurry squirt the water
Hurry, hurry squirt the water
splash, splash, splash, splash, splash.


Little Firefighter
(tune:  I'm a Little Teapot)

I'm a little firefighter on the go
Here is my helmet, here is my hose.
When I see a fire hear me shout
Turn on the water and put the fire out.


The Firefighter

This firefighter rings the bell (thumb)
This firefighter hold the hose so well. (index)
This firefighter slides down the pole (middle)
This firefighter chops a hole (ring)
This firefighter climbs higher and higher (pinky)
And all the firefighters put out the fire!


Firefighter

Five brave firefighters
Sleeping so, (hold up a hand with fingers flat across palm)
The fire bell rings,
Down the pole they go.  (open the hand and make a downward motion)

Jump in the fire truck
Hurry down the street
Climb up the ladder  (make fingers climb)
Feel the fire's heat. (wipe sweat from your brow)

Five brave firefighters (hold up 5 fingers)
Put the fire out (make a wiping motion)
Hip! Hip! Hooray!
All the people shout! (shout)


Firefighters
(tune: Pop Goes the Weasel)

Down the street the engine goes
The firemen fight the fire
Up the ladder with their hose
Out goes the fire.


The Firemen Song
(tune: The Farmer in the Dell)

The firemen are brave,
The firemen are brave,
Heigh-ho what do you know,
The firemen are brave.


Fire Safety
Tune: Frere Jacques

Never, never play with matches
If you do, if you do
You might burn your fingers
You might burn your fingers
That won't do, that won't do.

Never, never play with fire
If you do, if you do
You might burn your house down
you might burn your house down.
That won't do, that won't do.

Never, never play with fire
If you do, if you do,
You might burn the forest
You might burn the forest
That won't do, that won't do.



Construction Theme

Construction Song
(Tune: The Farmer in the Dell")

The backhoe scoops the dirt,
The backhoe scoops the dirt,
Hey ho! Look at it go!
The backhoe scoops the dirt.

The dozer moves he dirt,
The dozer moves the dirt.
Hey-ho! Look at it go!
The dozer moves the dirt.

The loader dumps the dirt.
The loader dumps the dirt.
Hey-Ho! Look at it go!
The loader dumps the dirt.

The dump truck bumps away.
The dump truck bumps away.
Hey-ho! Look at it go!
The dump truck bumps away.

The cement mixer spins.
The cement mixer spins.
Hey-ho! Look at it go!
The cement mixer spins.

The crane moves up and down.
The crane moves up and down.
Hey-ho! Look at it go!
The crane moves up and down.

Friday, December 2, 2016

2017 Resolution

I'm going to try....I'm going to try really, really hard to start posting in this blog again.  I miss it, and I miss doing it.  I wanted to keep up with it, which I see will be 2 years since I last posed, but these past couple of years have been crazy busy in other areas of my life, and this blog took a definite backseat.

So, we'll see....will I be back in January 2017?  I vote yes!  

Tuesday, January 20, 2015

"Snuggle Up" Storytime

BOOKS

Llama Llama Red Pajama, by Anna Dewdney


I Dare You Not to Yawn, by Helene Boudreau


Kiki's Blankie, by Janie Bynum


SONGS/FINGERPLAYS

Fuzzy Wuzzy Blanket

Oh I wish I was a fuzzy wuzzy blanket
That is what I'd truly like to be
"Cuz if I was a fuzzy wuzzy blanket
Everyone would snuggle up with me!

I Have a Fuzzy Blanket

I have a fuzzy blanket
To Snuggle in at night
I wrap it all around me
And pull it warm and tight.

FLANNEL BOARD

I once had a blanket.
It was fluffy and new.
I once had a blanket,
And its color was __________ (blue).
I once had a blanket,
The prettiest I’ve seen.
I once had a blanket,
And its color was ________ (green).
I once had a blanket,
Soft as a pillow.
I once had a blanket,
And its color was _______ (yellow).
I once had a blanket,
At the foot of my bed.
I once had a blanket,
And its color was ________ (red).
I cut out rectangles of felt in the four colors to use on the flannel board.  I talked about rhyming words before hand (Llama Llama book has some rhyming words that we "practiced" ahead of time).  I ask the kids to guess what color they think it is in the rhyme. 
We also did "10 in the Bed" Flannel Board song/activity. We had done it before.  

Image result for bLANKET COLORS FLANNEL BOARD
There were 10 in the bed and the "red" one said, roll over, roll over, so they all rolled over and ____ fell out.

I have the kids name the color of bear that rolls off, and continue on until all that is left on the bed is the red one, and he says "ahhh, alone at last!"

CRAFT/ACTIVITY

"Quilt" out of cardstock and construction paper

 Just drew a grid on a piece of cardstock. These are 3x3 squares, so then cut 3x3 pieces of colorful construction paper. I also cut some of the 3x3 construction paper squares into triangles, so that the older kids could have a little more 'challenge'.  They could glue them onto the cardstock however they wanted, but I did challenge the little bit older kids to think about some type of pattern with the shapes and colors.
 I had Baby Llama pictures printed out on cardstock to glue to a  craft stick, that that Baby Llama could then cover up under their new quilt.

Tuesday, January 13, 2015

Return to Regularly Scheduled Storytimes - Winter is Here!

BOOKS:

When I planned this storytime, we were SUPPOSED to have snow!  But, alas, it has pretty much all melted and disappeared.  We had to use our imaginations I suppose.

The two books we read today were:



and



I had never read Footprints in the Snow before.   I really like it.  It's a cute story about a misunderstood wolf, and has a good ending for predicting.  My older kids in storytime, the ones who attend preschool, etc., "got" the end of the book better than the younger kids.  Something to keep in mind with toddlers, etc.

SONGS/FINGERPLAYS:

Five Little Snowmen Riding on a Sled
Five little snowmen riding on a sled
(hold up five fingers – lay them on your palm “sled”)
One fell off and bumped his head
(one finger falls off – rub hand)
I called Frosty and Frosty said
(talk on pretend telephone)
“No more snowmen riding on a sled!”
(shake finger “no”)
Four little snowmen…
Three little snowmen…
Two little snowmen…
One little snowmen…
End with --
Tell those snowmen it’s time to freeze (or melt) instead!
(Pretend to freeze/melt)

Five Little Snowmen
Five little snowmen (hold up 5 fingers)
Standing in a row
Each with a hat (touch head)
And a big red bow! (tie bow under chin)
Out came the sun
And it stayed all day
And one little snowman (hold up one finger)
Melted away. (finger bends down)
Four little snowmen…
Three little snowmen…
Two little snowmen…
One little snowman…

Sledding
(tune: Row, row, row your Boat)
Crunch, crunch,
Crunch, crunch, crunch
Up the hill so slow (walk fingers up arm)
Sliding, sliding, sliding, sliding (slide hand down arm)
Down the hill we go!

Snowflakes
(tune: Twinkle Twinkle)
Snowflakes snowflakes dance around
(twirl around)
Snowflakes snowflakes touch the ground
(touch the ground)
Snowflakes snowflakes in the air
(arms up)
Snowflakes snowflakes everywhere
(wave arms around)
Snowflakes snowflakes dance around
(twirl around)
Snowflakes snowflakes touch the ground
(touch the ground)

Building a Snowman

First the body, then the head
(pretend to make snowman)
A big black hat and a scarf of red
(point to head and wrap scarf)
Coal pieces for eyes, a carrot nose
(point to eyes, then nose)
And a mouth of pebbles in a smiling row!
(smile and point to mouth)


CRAFT/ACTIVITY:


http://www.littlefamilyfun.com/2013/12/egg-carton-snowman-craft.html

*I didn't put anything for the buttons because I figured they were just too little of pieces for my kiddos.  We used wiggly eyes instead.

I try to have some sort of handout for the kiddos to take home with them, some type of activity.  Today was a simple snowman dot to dot, with a coloring picture on the other side.


http://www.kidspot.com.au/kids-activities-and-games/Printable-activities+45/Winter-dot-to-dot-Medium-1+12884.htm