Wednesday, February 13, 2013

Baby Time Valentine's! 2-13-13

I figured a lot of babies would be at Valentine's Day parties, but it turns out a lot of them partied it up in Baby Time!  So cute!

34 babies
37 adults

I did a lot of the same activities with the Wiggle Worms (toddlers) yesterday, so here's a quick summary of today:

Rhymes / Finger Plays / Bounces

Humpty Dumpty:
Humpty Dumpty sat on a wall
Humpty Dumpty had a great fall
Humpty Dumpty fell in a puddle
Humpty Dumpty needs a big cuddle

Skidamarink a dinky dink
Skidamarinky doo
I love you
I love you in the morning (arms like a sun over your head)
and in the afternoon (lower arms)
I love you in the evening (lower arms)
and underneath the moon (sleep on hands)
Skidamarink a dinky dink
Skidamarinky doo
I love you!

Two Little Lovebirds

Two little lovebirds sitting on a hill
One named Jack
and one named Jill
Fly away, Jack
Fly away, Jill
Come back, Jack
Come back, Jill

Additional verses...

Snow / Fast / Slow

Cloud / Quiet / Loud

Book: All Kinds of Kisses by Nancy Tafuri.
Bouncing Song:  We danced to "Will You Be My Valentine?" - a song filled with lots of dancing, hugging, spinning, and hand holding.  So sweet to see the littlest babies in their caregivers' laps and the older babies bustin' a move!

Look at these cute twins!  I got to dance with this handsome fella for the song:

Prop Rhyme:  Under the heart there is.... ultimately, a Love Bug!

Music activity:  Instead of shakers, the babies flew plush bug rattles with scarves tied on as I played the song "Love Bug"

Tuesday, February 12, 2013

Wiggle Worms: Valentine! 2-12-13

It's been a while...  I have been helping out with storytimes at another branch which has really slowed down my blogging but today my kiddos were so much fun that I had to post!

Mr. Bear
Mr. Bear has been wearing his "Bee Mine" outfit in preparation for Valentine's Day

Animal Puppet Song: "Old MacDonald" from the Wiggleworms album.  Gotta love that tickle bug at the end.

Letter of the Day: Ll for ladybug (or love bug or love bird)


"Two Little Love Birds"

Two little love birds sitting on a  hill
One named Jack
and one named Jill
Fly away, Jack
Fly away, Jill
Come back, Jack
Come back, Jill

(Other verses)
Cloud / Quiet / Loud

Snow / Fast / Slow
Finger puppets are easy to make at home


All Kinds of Kisses by Nancy Tafuri. There are so many kinds of (noisy) kisses, but the best kiss is from someone who loves you!  This is one of my top 5 books for babies and toddlers.

After all those animal kisses, we blew some kisses to this family on the flannel board.  As the kids blew a kiss, Miss Michelle or I slapped a big kiss on the family member.

But it got really fun when we "blew" kisses too all the kids (stickers below)!!

Love Bugs:

Under the heart:  Under the blue heart is a purple heart. Under the purple heart is a green heart. Under the green heart is a pink heart.  Under the pink heart is a red heart.  Under the red heart is a .... Love Bug!
Just in time!.... We flew around the room with love bugs (plush rattles with scarves tied to them) while the song "Love Bug" played:

Happy Valentine's Day, little love bugs!