Five Red Strawberries

Five red strawberries, sweet to the core.
Bear came and ate one (nom nom) and then there were four.

Four red strawberries, growing near a tree.
Bear ate another one (nom nom) and then there were three.

Three red strawberries, for you and you and you.
Bear came and ate another (nom nom) and then there were two.

Two red strawberries, sitting in the sun.
Bear ate the biggest one (nom nom) and then there was one.

One red strawberry, where five had been before.
Bear ate the last of them (nom nom) and then there were no more.

No more strawberries, whatever will bear do?
He’ll have to go berry picking with all of you!



Animal Opposites: A Pop-Up Book by Petr Horacek
I Say, You Say Opposites! by Tad Carpenter
Opposites:A Bug Pop-up Concept Book by David A. Carter

Bounces, Rhymes & Fingerplays

Roll, Roll, Sugar Babies
Roll roll sugar babies roll hands
Roll roll sugar babies
Push push hands outward and lean forward
Pull pull hands back and lean backward
Clap clap clap Clap!

Up and down
Left and right

This Is Big
This is big, big, big stretch hands far to sides
This is small, small, small cup hands together
This is short, short, short hold palms close vertically
This is tall, tall, tall hold palms far apart vertically
This is fast, fast, fast roll hands quickly
This is slow, slow, slow roll hands slowly
This is yes, yes, yes nod head
This is no, no, no shake head

Merry Go Round Ride
Ride with me on the merry-go-round
Around, around, around, around roll arms
Up go the horses, up lift baby
Down go the horses, down lower baby
You ride a horse that’s white
I’ll ride a horse that’s brown
Up and down, up and down bounce
Around, around, around, around

Grand Old Duke of York
The grand old Duke of York,bounce baby
He had ten thousand men.
He marched them up to the top of the hilllift baby up
And he marched them down again.lower baby
And when they were up, they were up.lift baby up
And when they were down, they were down.lower baby
And when they were only half-way up,lift baby up half way
They were neither up nor down.lift baby up and down

Open, Shut Them
Open, shut them. Open, shut them.
Give a little clap, clap, clap.
Open, shut them. Open, shut them.
Put them in your lap, lap, lap.

Big and small. Big and small.
Big, big, big, big. Small, small, small.
Big and small. Big and small.
Big, big, big, big. Small, small, small.



Little White Rabbit by Kevin Henkes
The Runaway Bunny by Margaret Wise Brown
Wee Little Bunny by Lauren Thompson
Hush, Little Bunny by David Ezra Stein
What Does Bunny See? by Linda Sue Park
Good Night, Bunny by Lauren Thompson

Flannel Boards

Five Little Bunnies
Magic Rabbits

Rhymes & Fingerplays

Here is a Bunny
Here is a bunny with ears so funny hold up index and middle fingers for ears
And here is his hole in the ground make a circle with the other hand
At the first sound he hears, he pricks up his ears extend two fingers
And hops in the hole in the ground fingers jump into the hole

Little Bunny
There was a little bunny
Who lived in the wood make finger ears
He wiggled his ears wiggle fingers
Like a good bunny should
He hopped by a squirrel hop fingers
He hopped by a tree
He hopped by a duck
And he hopped by me!
He winked at the squirrel point to eye
He winked at the tree
He winked at the duck
But he made faces at me! wiggle nose