Get your wiggle on, babies!
OPENING SONG: Hello Song*
OPENING FINGERPLAY: Open Them Shut Them*
BOOK: This Little Piggy illus by ANNIE KUBLER
ACTIVITY: This Little Piggy
FLANNEL SONG: A Hunting We Will Go*
I tried to use a few wiggly things today: We did the pig because of This Little Piggy, then also Ants, Bug, and Mouse.
ACTIVITY: See The Little Mousie
See the little mousie
Walk fingers up baby’s tummy
Walking up the stair
Looking for a warm nest
There, oh there!
Tickle baby’s armpit!
GUESSING GAME: Little Worm, Where Are You?
Little Worm, are you behind the blue flower? etc.
BOUNCE: I’m a Little Beetle
I wrote this for a bugs storytime a couple years ago.
I’m a little beetle and I wiggle all day
Bounce or rock baby on your lap
But if you get too close to me I’ll FLY away!
On “fly,” lift baby up!
I’m a little ladybug…
I’m a little bumblebee…
STORY: Mr Wiggle and Mr Waggle
I learned this story first at a Pam Schiller workshop, but it’s also in “What’ll I Do With the Baby-O?” by Jane Cobb
BOOK: Clap Hands by HELEN OXENBURY
LITERACY TIP: Print Motivation
Books like these, which have lists of activities or lists of items, are great books for babies because there’ isn’t a really strong narrative. That makes it easy to read as many or as few pages as keep your baby’s interest. Stopping books when babies are done listening is a great way to keep your book sharing experiences positive and not stressful.
ACTION SONG: If You’re Happy and You Know It
ACTION RHYME: This is Big Big Big*
CLOSING SONG: Sneeze Game*
*Check out the My Baby Storytime page for the words and/or citations for these weekly activities!