Clothes

TODDLER STORYTIME

OPENING SONG: The More We Get Together

FINGERPLAYS:

Two little feet go tap, tap, tap,  (tap feet)
Two little hands go clap, clap, clap. (clap hands)
A quick little leap up from my chair, (stand up quickly)
Two little arms reach high in the air. (stretch arms high)
Two little feet go jump, jump, jump, (jump)
Two little fists go thump, thump, thump. (pound fists)
One little body goes round and round, (spin around)
And one little child sits quietly down. (sit down)

BOOK 1: Whose Shoes? by Anna Grossnickle Hines

SONG: Hats, Mittens, Shoes and Socks
(Tune: Head, Shoulders, Knees and Toes)
Before singing this song, ask children to touch their shirts, pants, shoes, socks.  Ask “Where do we wear hats? Mittens? Belts? etc”

Hats, mittens, shoes and socks,
Shoes and socks.
Hats, mittens, shoes and socks,
Shoes and socks.
Pants and belt, and shirt and tie.
Hats, mittens, shoes and socks,
Shoes and socks.

FLANNEL SONG: Teddy Wore His Red Shirt
(Tune: Mary Wore Her Red Dress)
For this one, you could dress up an actual teddy bear and change the articles of clothing to fit what you have, or you can make it as a flannel board.  Pattern available from The Flannel Board Storytelling Book by Judy Sierra.

Teddy wore his red shirt, red shirt, red shirt,
Teddy wore his red shirt all day long.
Teddy wore his blue pants….
Teddy wore his green socks….
Teddy wore his yellow hat…..
Teddy wore his black shoes…..

BOOK 2: Under My Hood I Have a Hat by Karla Kuskin

SONG/CD: Black Socks (MP3 download available)
from the CD Scat Like That by Cathy Fink and Marcy Marxer

Black socks, they never get dirty,
The longer you wear them the stronger they get!
Sometimes I think I should wash them,
But something keeps telling me
No, no, not yet!
(not yet, not yet)

BOOK 3: A Fox Got My Socks by Hilda Offen

CLOSING SONG: We Wave Goodbye Like This

CRAFT: Dress a paper scarecrow in his hat, shoes, shirt and overalls.  Glue on some pieces of straw and you’ve got a wonderful fall decoration!  Templates available here:  Scarecrow body and Scarecrow clothes.  For a non-fall theme, leave out the straw and use him as a boy or a farmer; give the body ears and he becomes a teddy bear; or use the body as a gingerbread man template.

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