Party-Babies

Books

I Love Birthdays by Anna Walker
Baby Party by Rebecca O’Connell


Bounces, Rhymes & Fingerplays

Make a Cake
Mix the batter, stir the batter make a stirring motion with one arm/hand
Shake some flour in make a shaking motion with one arm/hand
Mix the batter, stir the batter make a stirring motion with one arm/hand
Place it in a tin pretend to pour
Sprinkle in some chocolate chips pretend to sprinkle
Put it in to bake open both hands, palms up, and slide them forward
Then open wide the oven door pretend to open door
And out comes the cake! open both hands, palms up, and slide them forward

Music

The More We Get Together by Raffi
For this song I showed the parents the ASL signs for more, together, happier, and friend. We practiced first without music and then added the music in.

Party-Toddlers

Parties are so much fun with so many different ways to celebrate. I took the opportunity with this storytime to teach the ASL that accompanies “The More We Get Together”. We practiced the ASL first before adding the music in.

Books

Baby Party by Rebecca O’Connell
Groovy Joe: Dance Party Countdown by Eric Litwin
A Birthday For Cow by Jan Thomas

Flannel Boards

Puppets

Rhymes & Fingerplays

Birthday Cake
Ten candles on a birthday cake hold up hands with palms facing out and fingers extended
All lit up for me wiggle fingers
I’ll make a wish and blow them out
Watch and you will see. blow and bend fingers down

Make a Cake
Mix the batter, stir the batter make a stirring motion with one arm/hand
Shake some flour in make a shaking motion with one arm/hand
Mix the batter, stir the batter make a stirring motion with one arm/hand
Place it in a tin pretend to pour
Sprinkle in some chocolate chips pretend to sprinkle
Put it in to bake open both hands, palms up, and slide them forward
Then open wide the oven door pretend to open door
And out comes the cake! open both hands, palms up, and slide them forward

Music

Can’t Wait To Celebrate by Jim Gill
The More We Get Together by Raffi
Milkshake Song by Old Town School of Folk Music