Monday, April 29, 2013

Storytime - Brand New


Songs / Rhymes: “Good Morning”, “Hello, How Are You?”, “Open, Shut Them”, “If You’re Happy and You Know It”, “The Hokey Pokey: Feet Edition”, “Here We Go Up, Up, Up” with the parachute, “Ring Around the Rosie” with the parachute, “Row Boat, Row Boat” with the parachute, “Come Under My Umbrella” with the parachute, and “The More We Get Together”.

Felt Board: I reminded the class that we are in a new year: 2013. I placed the numbers on the felt board and handed each child their own number. When I pointed to the number on the board, those with that number came to the front to give it back to Miss Mollie.

Craft: There was no craft today. We played with the parachute instead.

The files for this felt board can be found here and here.


Songs / Rhymes: “Welcome to the Library”, “Hello, How Are You?”, “Open, Shut Them”, “If You’re Happy and You Know It”, “A Tooty-Tah”, and “The More We Get Together”.

Craft: Happy 2013! Materials: blue construction paper, purple die cut numbers, glitter, glue, tape, crayons, and scissors. The preschoolers colored their paper and then glued their numbers on. When they were finished, they added more glue and I sprinkled glitter on their pictures.

Songs Used

The Hokey Pokey with Feet
You put one foot in,
You take one foot out.
You put one foot in,
And you shake it all about.
You do the Hokey Pokey,
And you turn yourself around.
That’s what it’s all about!
Use other foot, knees, legs.
--Miss Mollie

Here We Go Up, Up, Up (with parachute)
--Lapsit Services for the Very Young II by Linda L. Ernst. New York: Neal-Schuman Publishers, Inc, 2001.
Ring Around the Rosie (with parachute)
Ring around the rosie
A pocket full of posie
Ashes, ashes, we all fall down!

Row Boat, Row Boat (with parachute)
Row boat, row boat go so slow (wave the chute slowly).
Row boat, row boat go so fast (shake the chute fast).
Row boat, row boat the waves are getting worse (shake fast again).
Row boat, row boat put it in reverse (stop the chute by pulling towards you).

Come Under My Umbrella (with parachute)
Come under my umbrella,
Umbrella, umbrella.
Gently wave the parachute up and down.
Come under my umbrella,
It’s starting to storm.
Move parachute faster.
There’s thunder and lightning
And wind and rain.
Come under my umbrella,
It’s starting to storm.

Tooty Ta
We do thumbs up, elbows back, feet apart, knees together, bottom up, head back, tongue out.


  1. A new parachute song! Yay! Does it go to a tune, or do you just chant it? With all the weather we get here, it will be a perfect addition.

  2. "Come Under My Umbrella" is sung to "The More We Get Together". It's such a fun song to do.