Mother’s Day-Babies

Books

Are You My Mommy by Joyce Wan
Are You My Mommy by Mary Murphy
The Mommy Book by Todd Parr
Mommy Hugs by Karen Katz

Bounces, Rhymes & Fingerplays

Mama and Papa and Uncle John
Mama and Papa and Uncle John
Went to the market one by one
Mama fell off, Papa fell off
But Uncle John Went on and on

My Family
This is mama, kind and dear. point to thumb
This is papa, standing near. point to pointer finger
This is brother, see how tall! point to middle finger
This is sister, not so tall. point to ring finger
This is baby, sweet and small. point to pinky finger
This is the family, one and all! wiggle all fingers

Where is Family
Where is Mommy? Where is Mommy?
Here I am! Here I am!
How are you today, ma’am? Very well I thank you.
Run away, run away!

Daddy…Brother…Sister…Baby…Family

Mother and Baby Match

I got the idea for this flannel board from Jen. I used photos on actual animals instead of felt because I wanted children to have realistic images to put with the proper names. Everything was printed on card stock and laminated for durability since I have children come up to help me and do the actual matching of animals as I read the rhyme. There is Velcro on the back to get it to stick to the felt board.

Mother and Babies Match

Start with one baby animal on the flannelboard.

This baby makes a mooing sound
When his mother’s not around.
Calf is the name of this baby.
What is his mother called?
COW!

Add the mother to the flannelboard after the audience answers.

Barking…puppy…dog
Meowing…kitten…cat
Quacking…duckling…duck
Oinking…piglet…pig
Growling…cub…bear
Roaring…cub…lioness
Cheeping…chick…hen