Animal Strong Start

Animal Strong Start

This month’s Strong Start is going to be an animal theme:

Welcome Songs:
I wake up my hands with a clap, clap, clap, a clap, clap, clap, a clap, clap, clap.
I wake up my hands with a clap, clap, clap, and I wiggle my waggles away.
… nose with a beep, beep, beep
… eyes with a blink, blink, blink
… tummy with a rub, rub, rub
… feet with a stomp, stomp, stomp

Open and Shut Them, open and shut them give a little clap, clap, clap, open and shut them, open and shut them, put them in your lap, lap, lap. Creep them, creep them, creep them, creep them right up to your chin, chin, chin. Open up your little mouth but do not let them in!

Book: Jump by Scott M. Fischer

Action Rhyme: 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?

Flannel: Five Little Fish
Five little fish swimming by the shore,
Once got caught and then there were four.
Four little fish swimming in the sea,
One got caught and then there were three.
Three little fish swimming in the blue,
One got caught and then there were two.
Two little fish swimming in the sun,
One got caught and then there was one.
One little fish swimming for home,
Decided it was best to never roam.

Song: The waves in the sea go up and down…
The fish in the sea, go swim, swim swim…
The lobsters in the sea go pinch, pinch, pinch…
The sharks in the sea go chomp, chomp, chomp…

Book: I Spy Pets by Edward Gibbs

Action Rhyme w/monkey puppet:
Monkey, monkey in the tree, can you______ like me?
(jump around, swing your tail, scratch an itch, eat a banana, take a nap)

Song:
If you’re a lion and you know it say roar…
… cat say meow
… pig say oink
… dog say woof

Book: A Dog is a Dog by Stephen Shaskan

Closing Song: We wave goodbye like this, we wave goodbye like this. We clap our hands for all our friends, we wave goodbye like this.

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