Bunny Pajama Time

More bunny fun at this month’s pajama storytime! It was a hit… 105 people! WOW.

PROGRAM
Entrance Music: Rockabye Baby! Lullaby Renditions of The Beatles
Opening Song: Let Everyone Clap Hands with Me (Pete Seeger)
Book: A Boy and His Bunny by Sean Bryan
Song: Laurie Berkner: Buzz Buzz (Pig on Her Head)
Book: Muncha! Muncha! Muncha! By Candace Fleming
Song: Little Bunny Foo Foo (Lyrics and Music here)
Fingerplay: Here’s a Bunny
Oral Story (using puppets and masks): “El Conejito” from Shake-It-Up Tales by Margaret Read MacDonald
Rhyme: Fun with Hands

AFTER PROGRAM VIDEO:
Walt Disney’s Silly Symphonies: The Tortoise and the Hare (~10 min)

“Here’s a Bunny”
Here’s a bunny with ears so funny,
(Make curved bunny ears with two fingers of one hand.)
And here is his hole in the ground.
(Make an open fist with the other hand.)
When a noise he hears,
He pricks up his ears
(Raise bunny-ear fingers straight and tall.)
And jumps in his hole in the ground.
(Tuck bunny-ear fingers into the fist.)

“Fun With Hands”
Suit actions to words.
Tune: “Row, Row, Row your boat”.

Roll, roll, roll your hands,
As slowly as can be.
Roll, roll, roll your hands,
Do it now with me.
Roll, roll, roll your hands,
As fast, as fast can be.
Roll, roll, roll your hands,
Do it now with me.
Clap, clap, clap your hands…
Shake, shake, shake your hands…
Stamp, stamp, stamp your feet…

Jump Up! Like a Bunny

Spring has sprung, and we’ve started up our next 8-week storytime session! In celebration of Easter coming up, we had a “hoppy” bunny storytime.

Stories Shared:
Bunny Fun by Sarah Weeks
A Boy and His Bunny by Sean Bryan
Little Rabbit’s Snacktime by Alan Baker

Rhymes (Can be found on Toddler Rhymes sheet.):
Twinkle Twinkle Little Star
Hands Up High
If You’re Happy and You Know It
I’m a Little Teapot

Bonus Rhyme:
Tired Bunnies (Flannel set can be found here.)
“Come my bunnies, it’s time for bed.”
That’s what Mother Bunny said.
“But first I’ll count you just to see
If you have all come back to me.
Bunny 1, Bunny 2, Bunny 3, oh dear!
Bunny 4, Bunny 5, yes, you’re all here!
You’re the sweetest things alive.
My bunnies 1, 2, 3, 4, 5.”

Bonus Song:
“Little Bunny Foo Foo”
Lyrics and melody can be found here.

Music:
Laurie Berkner: Buzz Buzz (Pig on Her Head)
Jim Gill Sings Moving Rhymes for Modern Times (Jump Up, Turn Around)

Bunnies

It’s Spring! We had a lot of fun making pop-up bunny puppets to go along with our Bunny storytime theme. We also distributed a new rhyme sheet. We’re taking a short, one-week break to re-energize…so, no storytime next week. I look forward to seeing all of my friends again on April 4!

Nursery Rhyme of the Week:
Tired Bunnies
“Come my bunnies, it’s time for bed.”
That’s what Mother Bunny said.
“But first I’ll count you just to see
If you have all come back to me.
Bunny 1, Bunny 2, Bunny 3, oh dear!
Bunny 4, Bunny 5, yes, you’re all here!
You’re the sweetest things alive.
My bunnies 1, 2, 3, 4, 5.”

Stories Shared:
Five Little Bunnies Hopping on a Hill by Steve Metzger
A Boy and His Bunny by Sean Bryan
Little Rabbit’s Snacktime by Alan Baker

Rhymes (Can be found on Toddler Tales Rhymes sheet. Extra copies available at the Library.):
If You’re Happy and You Know It
I’m a Little Teapot

Bonus Rhyme:
Here’s a bunny with ears so funny,
(Make curved bunny ears with two fingers of one hand.)
And here is his hole in the ground.
(Make an open fist with the other hand.)
When a noise he hears,
He pricks up his ears
(Raise bunny-ear fingers straight and tall.)
And jumps in his hole in the ground.
(Tuck bunny-ear fingers into the fist.)

Bonus Song:
“Little Bunny Foo Foo”
Lyrics and melody can be found here

Music:
Raffi’s Box of Sunshine
Laurie Berkner: Buzz Buzz (Pig on Her Head)
Carole Peterson: Sticky Bubble Gum and Other Tasty Tunes (Hokey Pokey)