Rhyming

TODDLER PROGRAM

OPENING SONG: If You’re Happy and You Know It

OPENING RHYMES:

BOOK 1: Rhyming Dust Bunnies by Jan Thomas

PROP: Yarn Dust Bunny
I found this little dust bunny prop on a storytime blog called Miss Alison is Blogging. It was just too cute I had to make one to go along with the book! Her blog gives you step-by-step instructions and pictures on how to make them!

FINGERPLAY: Two Little Dust Bunnies
Two little dust bunnies, underneath the bed
One named Ted, and one named Ned
(uh oh…here comes the vacuum!)
Run away Ted!  Run away Ned!
(Ok, it’s gone now, whew)
Come back Ted, Come back Ned.

(Repeat)

Credit: Our very own Leah created this funny fingerplay! 🙂 She also made these to go along with it! The instructions above from Miss Allison is Blogging can be used to make miniature dust bunnies to go on fingers.

ACTION RHYME: Dust Bunny, Dust Bunny
Dust Bunny, Dust Bunny                                            Dust Bunny, Dust Bunny
Turn around                                                                  Jump up now!
Dust Bunny, Dust Bunny                                            Dust Bunny, Dust Bunny
Touch the ground                                                         Take a bow

Dust Bunny, Dust Bunny                                            Dust Bunny, Dust Bunny
Find your nose                                                              Arms up high
Dust Bunny, Dust Bunny                                            Dust Bunny, Dust Bunny
Dance on your toes!                                                     Wave good-bye!

FLANNEL ACTIVITY: Rhyming Dust Bunny Flashcards
Leah made these flashcards using Jan Thomas’s website. These make for a great flannel board activity that introduces rhyming words. Put up 2 cards (for toddlers make sure they are very easy words) and hold up another and ask the group which word it rhymes with. Repeat the words so they can see how they rhyme and sound the same.

BOOK 2: Llama Llama Mad at Mama by Anna Dewdney

ClOSING RHYME: Tickle the Clouds

CLOSING SONG: Skinnamarink

CRAFT: Llama Legs
I found this idea from the blog Brimful Curiosities.  Once you have found a llama picture to use, go ahead and cut out the llama without any legs and have the children color and decorate them. The clothespins work great as legs and the children love how they can stand on their own!

-Mollie

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