Hands Are for Clapping
This story time focuses on music and movement.
Picture Books: If You’re Happy and You Know It by David Carter, Tanka Tanka Skunk! by Steve Webb, Hoppity Skip Little Chick by Jo Brown, Little White Duck by Walt Whippo, Can You Make a Scary Face? By Jan Thomas, Giraffes Can’t Dance by Giles Andreae, Can You Cuddle Like a Koala? by John Butler, Hickory Dickory Dock by Keith Baker, Move! by Steve Jenkins, Harriet Dancing by Ruth Symes, How Can You Dance? by Rick Walton, Scoot! by Cathryn Falwell, Boing by Nick Bruel, If You’re Happy and You Know It – Jungle Edition by James Warhola, Run Jump Whiz Splash by Vera Rosenberry, Ten in the Bed by Jane Cabrera, Old MacDonald Had a Farm by Ann Owen, I’ve Been Working on the Railroad by Ann Owen, Down by the Station by Will Hillenbrand, Wiggle by Doreen Cronin, Stretch by Doreen Cronin, Too Much Noise by Ann McGovern
Two Little Feet Go Tap
(make motions match words)
Two little feet go tap, tap, tap,
Two little hands go clap, clap, clap.
A quick little leap up from my chair,
Two little arms reach high in the air.
Two little feet go jump, jump, jump,
Two little fists go thump, thump, thump.
One little body goes round and round,
And one little child sits quietly down.
Clap Your Hands
(make motions match words)
Clap your hands,
Touch your toes,
Turn around and
Put your finger on your nose.
Flap your arms,
Reach up high,
Wiggle your fingers and
Stretch to the sky!
Johnny Works With One Hammer
(pound one leg with fist while chanting)
Johnny works with one hammer, one hammer, one hammer.
Johnny works with one hammer, now he works with two.
(pound both legs with both fists while chanting)
Johnny works with two hammers, two hammers, two hammers.
Johnny works with two hammers, now he works with three.
(pound both legs and stamp one foot)
Johnny works with three hammers, three hammers, three hammers.
Johnny works with three hammers, now he works with four.
(pound both legs and stamp both feet)
Johnny works with four hammers, four hammers, four hammers.
Johnny works with four hammers, now he works with five.
(pound both legs, stamp both feet, nod head)
Johnny works with five hammers, five hammers, five hammers.
Johnny works with five hammers, now his work is done.
“If You’re Happy and You Know It” by Disney (Birthday Songs CD)
“Turn Around and Dance” by Mr. Al (Put Your Groove On CD)
“Goodnight Kiss” on Fairy Tales CD
“I Can Do It” by Moey (Moey’s Music Party CD)
Shaker Egg: This craft is easy, inexpensive and fun. Put a small amount of dry rice in a plastic egg and close with decorative stickers and a little extra tape if needed. Turn on the music, shake and DANCE!
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