Rock, Rattle, and Rhyme is a storytime for 0-36 months. We share stories, rhymes, and songs for 20-25 minutes, and have free play time after.
Most of the content in this storytime came from Melissa, at Mel's Desk. Thanks!
Sing: Hey Hey How Do You Do
Rhyme: Open Shut Them
Book: Chicka Chicka Boom Boom by Bill Martin Jr.
Guessing Game: Little Bird, Are You in the Green Tree?
Rhyme: 5 Little Leaves (with inflatable leaves... sadly discontinued)
5 little leaves in the tall tall tree
As bright and pretty as they can be
Along came the wind
Blowing all around
And one bright leaf
Fell to the ground
Four little leaves...
Book: Max's Ride by Rosemary Wells
Flannel Rhyme: Blue is the Sky
Blue is the sky
Yellow is the sun
Silver are the stars
When the day is done
Orange is the leaf
Brown is the tree
Red is the apple
For you and me
Parachute Play: Gently play with the chute, then get out the leaves (fake ones I found at the dollar store) and make the leaves dance. Invite children to sit on the chute one by one if they'd like to be tossed with the leaves.
Fingerplay: This is Big Big Big
This is big big big (Hold arms out to side, gradually getting bigger)
This is small small small (Move hands closer together, gradually getting smaller)
This is short short short (Hold hands parallel to floor with palms facing each other)
This is tall tall tall (Reach one hand above head)
This is fast fast fast (Circle fists quickly)
This is slow slow slow (Circle fists slowly)
This is yes yes yes (Nod)
This is no no no (Shake head)
Sing: I'm a Book Baby