Opening: Shake My Sillies Out - Raffi
Book: Froggy Fable – John Lechner
(This won me over with it's illustrations)
Puppets: from Heron and Turtle – Valeri Gorbachev
(I used the first story where the two friends can't go on a walk due to their different speeds, so they take a boat ride instead.)
Book: Do Like Duck Does – Judy Hindley
Activity: Turtle Dance
You stick your right arm out, you stick your right arm in
You stick your right arm out, and you shake it while you spin.
You act just like a turtle and you tuck into your shell,
Everything head to tail!
Repeat with left arm, right leg, left leg, head, tail, and ‘it all’.
(A variation of the Hokey Pokey.)
Book: Foo, the Flying Frog of Washtub Pond - Belle Yang
(I used a blow up alligator balloon that I had trimmed the nose and tail of for Foo. He was puffed up and deflated following the story.)
Song: 5 Little Ducks
from the CD Rise and Shine by Raffi
Book: In the Small Small Pond – Denise Flemming
Flannel Board: Raindrops Fell All Around
There was a pond, a little pond.
The bluest pond, that you ever did see.
chorus: (sung all together)
And the raindrops fell all around all around. The raindrops fell all around.
And on that pond, there was a lilly pad, the greenest lilly pad, that you ever did see...
Chorus: The pad on the pond and the raindrops fell...
...And on that tongue, there was a dinosaur!, the biggest dinosaur, that you ever did see!
Chorus: The dinosaur on the bug and the bug on the tongue and the tongue on the frog and the frog on the flower and the flower on the pad and the pad on the pond and the raindrops fell all around all around, and the raindrops fell all around.
Activity: Streamers(as frog tongues)
(There was the idea of linking the streamers to the theme, but the kids really didn't care...they just played!)