OPENING SONG: Can’t Wait to Celebrate


BOOK 1: What Pet to Get? by Emma Dodd


Can you hop like a rab­bit?
Can you jump like a frog? Can you wad­dle like a duck?
Can you wag your tail like a dog?
Can you fly like a bird?
Can you swim like a fish?
Can you sit back down and be still like this?

Source: Library Storytime

ACTION RHYME: If You’re a Pet and You Know It

If you’re a dog­gie and you know it,
Say, “Woof, woof”.
If you’re a dog­gie and you know it,
Say, “Woof, woof”.
If you’re a dog­gie and you know it,
And you really want to show it,
If you’re a dog­gie and you know it,
Say, “Woof, woof”.

Repeat with kitty/meow, fishy/blub, hamster/run in place, bird/tweet.

Source: Storytime with Miss Mollie

SONG: B-I-N-G-O by Carole Peterson from the album H.U.M.

SONG:  Pet Song by Silly Sally from the album Get Moving and Singing with Silly Sally

FLANNEL RHYME: Five Fancy Fish

Five fancy goldfish at the pet store,
I’ll buy one for my mummy, and now there are FOUR.
Four fancy goldfish looking at me,
I’ll get one for my daddy, and now there are THREE.
Three fancy gold fish in a fishbowl they outgrew,
I’ll get one for my grandma, and that leaves TWO.
Two fancy goldfish, scales shining in the sun,
I want one for my grandpa, and now there is just ONE.
One fancy goldfish swimming just for fun,
I’ll take this one home with me, and now there are NONE!

Source: Loons & Quines

Five Fancy Fish Template

BOOK 2: Dog in Charge by K.L. Going

BOOK 3: The Pigeon Wants a Puppy by Mo Willems
We didn’t have time for this one but it’s also a very cute book for this theme!

CLOSING RHYME: Tickle the Clouds

CLOSING SONG: Skinnamarink

CRAFT: Goldfish Fishbowl
Take home your very own pet goldfish 🙂 This craft is easy and fun for all ages- a big hit with my group! Use regular size paper plates for fishbowl. To make the goldfish use the Five Fancy Fish template. For the pebbles at the bottom I used Rice Krispy cereal instead of beans- so they can have a snack too 🙂

Source: Daisy Cottage Designs



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