Cold day today, babies! It’s a good time to pretend to be a big, warm bear in a cozy den!
OPENING SONG: Hello Song*
OPENING FINGERPLAY: Open Them Shut Them*
BOOK: Mama’s Little Bears by NANCY TAFURI
GUESSING GAME: Little Bear, Where is Your Mommy?
Since the bears in Mama’s Little Bears look for their mommy, we did the same thing with this flannel. Four “mommy” animals go on the flannel board, then one by one we match the baby animals to their mommies. “Little Bear, can you find your Mama Bear?”
ACTION SONG: Where Is Thumbkin?
FLANNEL SONG: A Hunting We Will Go*
Today we did bear/chair, fox/box, mouse/house, owl/towel
BOOK: Walking Around the Garden by JOHN PRATER
TICKLE: Round and Round the Garden
Round and round the garden
Like a teddy bear
Walk fingers over baby’s tummy
One step, two steps,
Tickle you under there!
Tickle baby’s armpit!
BOOK: Teddy Bear Teddy Bear by ANNIE KUBLER
FLANNEL SONG: Roll Over!
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!