Like most of the country, it’s been really freakin’ cold here in Colorado this week. What that means for me, the preschool outreach librarian, is that the kids I see in storytime have not been able to play outside. THIS IS A BAD THING. Kids need recess. They need to run around. Young children, especially, get super squirrelly when they have to be inside too long.
So, when I was planning my rabbit-themed storytime (centered primarily around Bob Shea’s Don’t Play With Your Food, because he sent me a copy!), I knew I had to include some movement. Now, I know, I’m a big fan of the Sleeping Bunnies song that involves some wild and crazy hopping. But we did that last month. So.
This is a very long way of saying I stole Mollie Kay’s B-U-N-N-Y song and added hopping.
We talk about each letter and its sound, and then we sound out the word. BUNNY!
(Sung to the tune of B-I-N-G-O)
There was a rabbit I once knew
And Bunny was his name-o
And bunny was his name-o
Next, we turn over the first letter. What’s on the back? A bunny! And the word HOP.
So, we sing again, this time substituting a hop for the letter B.
Continue turning each letter and singing, until you’re left with nothing but hops. HOP! HOP! HOPHOPHOP!
This was a great movement activity that incorporated letter knowledge, letter sounds, phonological awareness, and just plain FUN. It’s also very similar to the version of B-I-N-G-O that I use!
Thanks, Mollie, for the idea!
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