Sunday, June 4, 2017

Bedtime Favorites Stories

Bedtime Favorites Stories 

Bedtime is a fun time to share special stories about getting ready for bed, and sleeping! Here are some of my favorite bedtime stories to share with your little ones!

READ: Books

Goodnight, Gorilla By Peggy Rathmann

 Tuck Me In By Dean Hacohen
10 minutes Till Bedtime By Peggy Rathmann
The Going to Bed Book By Sandra Boynton
What! cried Granny an Almost bedtime story By Kate Lum
If Animals Kissed Goodnight By Ann Whitford Paul

Cornelius P Mud Are You Ready for Bed? By Barney Saltzberg
How Do Dinosaurs Say Goodnight? By Jane Yolen
Llama Llama Red Pajama By Anna Dewdney
Sleepy, Oh So Sleepy By Denise Fleming
Goodnight Moon By Margret Wise Brown
Sleepy ABC By Margret Wise Brown
The Sleepy Little Alphabet By Judy Sierra  
Kiss Goodnight By Amy Hest 
Goodnight, Goodnight Construction Site By Sherri Duskey Rinker
Beep, Beep! Go to Sleep By Todd Tarpley
Steam Train, Dream Train By Sheery Duskey Rinker
Bedtime Chickies By Janee Trasler
Goodnight Owl By Greg Pizzoli
Goodnight Lula By Paulette Bogan

If your happy and you know it – (clap your hands, stomp your feet, shout hooray)

ABC song (colored egg shakers)
Itsy Bitsy Spider (colored egg shakers)

Twinkle Twinkle Little Star

5 little monkeys jumping on the bed – pieces printable

10 in the bed rhyme/song--felt board links from see links below

There were 10 in the bed and the little one said,
‘Roll over, roll over.’ (roll hands)
So they all rolled over and 1 fell out. Boom!
Then there were 9 in the bed and the little one said,
‘Roll over, roll over.’ (roll hands)
Last verse
Then there was 1 in the bed and the little one said,
‘Good night!’
Can’t wait to celebrate #2 Jim Gill Blue CD

Bean Bag Rock #3 on the bean bag CD

Sing with us (Here we go round Mulberry Bush)
Note: (if you group is not large)
Come along and sing with us
Sing with us, sing with us
Come along and sing with us
So early in the morning
Continue with….
…clap with us (clap hands)
…stomp with us(stomp feet)
…Tap with us(use sticks)
….read with us(open and close hands like a book)

Silly Dance Contest with colored scarves  ( Jim Gill Yellow CD)

#4 Clap your hands CD- Wee Sing Childrens Songs and Fingerplays (see below)
  • Clap you hands- slowly as you can  & quickly as you can
  • Shake you hands slowly&quickly
  • Roll your hands slowly&quickly
  • Rub your hands slowly &quickly
  • Wiggle your fingers slowly&quickly
  • Pound your fists slowly &quickly
 Use colored scarves and dance to I took a Bath in the Washing Machine# 4 on Jim Gill CD

or # 31 Shimmie Shake on Wiggles CD

I Love to dance #10 on the Laurie Berkner blue CD with scarves

Use parachutes with the kids ( if you want) you can also use a large flat sheet or tablecloth too!

  • Lift it up and down
  • Cover our shoes
  • Lift the parachute high and let go
  • Kids go under
  • Shake balls and make popcorn


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