Squirrels-Babies

Books

City Animals by Simms Taback
I Can Run by Murray Head

Bounces, Rhymes & Fingerplays

Frisky Squirrel
tune: The Grand Old Duke of York

Oh, the frisky little squirrel
He gathers nuts and seeds.
He hides them for the winter months
So he’ll have all he needs.

Refrain:
Oh, up-up-up he goes
And down-down-down he comes.
He runs around – goes up and down.
His work is never done. (repeat refrain)

This Little Squirrel
This little squirrel said, “Let’s run and play!”
This little squirrel said, “Let’s hunt nuts today!”
This little squirrel said, “Yes, nuts are good.”
This little squirrel said, “Yes, my favorite food.”
This little squirrel said, “Come climb this tree.” run fingers up other arm, quickly
And crack these nuts: one, two, three! clap hands three times

Two Little Squirrels
Two little squirrels sitting on a hill
One named Jack, the other named Jill
Run away Jack, run away Jill
Come back Jack, come back Jill

Cloud/quiet & loud
Pole/fast & slow;
Sky/Low & High

Music

Grey Squirrel by Kathy Reid-Naiman
This song has four different colors for the squirrels: grey, brown, black, red. Each time a new color is introduced it gets a little faster. We bounce the babies on our knees and touch our toes and nose in the appropriate place.</dd?

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