Time for a Walk!

BPL - FFY: Songs and Rhymes: Spring- Time for a Walk, Female Black toddler outdoor in the spring

The sun is shining, it's warm and the flowers are blooming. It's time to go outside, take a neighborhood walk, and, afterwards, enjoy some stories, songs and rhymes.


Babies

Book Jacket: Big Dog and Little Dog Going for a WalkBig Dog and Little Dog Going for a Walk
by Dav Pilkey
ISBN: 9780152003524
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Rhyme: "Walking Kitty Cats"
 
We are little kitty cats (walk fingers on baby's palm or belly)
Walking round and round, (walk fingers in a circular motion)
We have cushions on our feet  
And never make a sound.  

Song: "Duke of York"
 
The Grand Old Duke of York (bounce baby gently)
He had 10,000 men  
He marched them up a hill (raise baby up)
And he marched them down again (lower baby)
And when you're up, you're up (raise baby up)
And when you're down, you're down (lower baby)
And when you're only halfway up, (raise baby halfway up)
You're neither up, (raise baby up)
Nor down! (lower baby)

Video: "Duke of York"


Toddlers

Book Jacket: I Went WalkingI Went Walking
by Sue Williams, illustrated by Julie Vivas
ISBN: 0152007717
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Song: "Here We Go"
 
Here we go walking fast (march quickly)
Here we go walking slow (march in place slowly)
Here we go walking round and round (march in circle)
'Round the block we go (back to original position)
   
Extra Verses:  
We hold hands walking fast... (swing hands)
We climb stairs walking fast... (climbing stairs motion)
We watch cars going fast... (look left and right)

Preschoolers

Book Jacket: Silly SallySilly Sally
by Audrey Wood
ISBN: 9780152019907
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Song: "Rig-a-Jig-Jig"
This song is best done with a partner.  Video of song.
 
As I was walking down the street (march in place)
Down the street, down the street  
A very good friend I happened to meet. (shake partner's hand)
Hi, ho! Hi, ho! Hi, ho!  
   
A rig-a-jig-jig and away we go (walk in small circle with partner)
Away we go, away we go.  
A rig-a-jig-jig and away we go  
Hi, ho! Hi, ho! Hi, ho!  
   
Sing it again with a different partner.
Song: "Here We Go to the Zoo"
 
Here we go to the zoo in the park, (march in place or around the room)
The zoo in the park, the zoo in the park;  
Here we go to the zoo in the park  
So early in the morning.  
   
This is the way the elephant walks, (Join your hands together and swing arms
in imitation of elephant's trunk)
The elephant walks, the elephant walks;  
This is the way the elephant walks,  
So early in the morning.  
   
This is the way the big bear walks, (imitate lumbering walk of bear)
The big bear walks, the big bear walks;  
This is the way the big bear walks,  
So early in the morning.  
   
This is the way the kangaroo hops, (hop like a kangaroo)
The kangaroo hops, the kangaroo hops;  
This is the way the kangaroo hops,  
So early in the morning  
   
Fill in additional verses with your favorite zoo animals.