Big Bear, Small Mouse by Karma Wilson Busy, Busy Mouse by Virginia Kroll Honk! Splat! Vroom! by Barry Gott If You Give A Mouse A Cookie by Laura Joffe Numeroff Little Mouse and the Big Cupcake by Thomas Taylor Mice by Rose Fyleman Mouse Count by Ellen Stoll Walsh Mouse Paint by Ellen Stoll Walsh The Mouse Who Ate the Moon by Petr Horacek One More Hug for Madison by Caroline Jayne Church There’s A Bear on My Chair by Ross Collins
King County Library System has a great video showing the motions of this song. I show everyone the motions first before adding in the music.
Three Blind Mice by Caspar Babypants
I only recently discovered this song and cant believe I had never heard of it before. It starts off with the traditional rhyme before getting silly. I took out the shaky eggs and we danced along. For each verse in turn we run..dance…jump…climb…sleep.
Charley Harper’s Book of Colors by Zoe Burke Colors: A Bugs Pop-up Concept Book by David A. Carter Duckie’s Rainbow by Frances Barry I Say, You Say Colors! by Tad Carpenter Making Colors: A Pop-Up Book by James Diaz One Yellow Lion by Matthew Van Fleet
Bounces, Rhymes & Fingerplays
Chook Chook Chook, chook, chook, chook, chook, clap Good morning, Mrs. Hen. How many chickens have you got? Madam, I’ve got ten. hold up ten fingers Four of them are yellow. hold up four fingers on left hand And four of them are brown. hold up four fingers on right hand And two of them are speckled red, hold up thumbs The nicest in the town. hold arms out wide
Dickery Dare Dickery dickery dare bounce on knees The pig flew up in the air lift child up The man in brown soon brought him down bring down Dickery dickery dare bounce on knees
Ten Galloping Horses Ten galloping horses rode through the town Five were white and five were brown Five rode up and five rode down Ten galloping horses rode through the town
This is a great little song by Raffi. I like how it takes the tradition rhyme and turns it sideways. I’ve done this song with both babies and toddlers with success. They like seeing the animals come alive through the song. As you go through the song, the animals can cluck, baa, moo, and buzz right along. got all my puppets for this song from Folkmanis Puppets. The color of my puppets don’t necessarily match the song. I don’t dwell on it and the kids so far haven’t noticed.