Preschool Storytime – Alligators and Crocodiles- April 2, 2014

Welcome back everyone! This week we will be listening stories about Alligators- Oh my!

Opening song- So Happy You’re Here- Hap Palmer

Book- “Snip Snap! What’s That? – Mara Bergman – Three siblings are frightened by the wide mouth, long teeth, and strong, jaws of the alligator who has crept up the stairs – until they decide they have had enough.

Front Cover

Flannelboard – Alpha-Gator Story


Book – “There’s an alligator under my bed” by Mercer Mayer – The alligator under his bed makes a boy’s bedtime a hazardous operation, until he lures it out the house and into the garage.



Song- Five Little Monkeys Swinging in a Tree

Five Little Monkeys

Five little monkeys swinging from a tree,
(Hold up five fingers.)
Teasing Mr. Alligator, “Can’t catch me.”
Along came Mr. Alligator quiet as can be,
And snatched a monkey right out of that tree!

(As you continue, hold up appropriate
number of fingers on hand.)
Four little monkeys . . .
Three little monkeys . . .
Two little monkeys . . .
One little monkey . . .

(After the last monkey, stick thumbs in ears and tease.)
Say, “Missed me, missed me.
Now you gotta kiss me!”

Book – “Crocodile Beat” – by Gail Jorgensen -There’s a party going on down by the river! All the animals are there–ducks and elephants, monkeys and birds, even bears and a snake. They’re all dancing, singing, and stomping their feet, with King Lion himself leading the song!



Book- “The Lady with the Alligator Purse”- Nadine Bernard Westcott -The old jump rope/nonsense rhyme features an ailing young Tiny Tim

The Lady with the Alligator Purse


Song- The Best of Laurie Berkner Band – I Know a Chicken

I know a chicken (I know a chicken)
And she laid an egg (and she laid an egg)
Oh I know a chicken (I know a chicken)
And she laid an egg (and she laid an egg)
Oh my goodness (oh my goodness)
It’s a shaky egg! (it’s a shaky egg!)
Shake your eggs!

The Best of the Laurie Berkner Band, The Laurie Berkner Band


Closing song – Shout and Whisper by Hap Palmer


shout and whisper hap palmer

– Miss Ellen

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