Monday, September 25, 2017

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Squirrel Action Rhyme - Rhymes for Kids

This week we're talking about squirrels and acorns, and I'm sharing a fun action rhyme for kids all about squirrels!

Our featured book for this week is Scaredy Squirrel (image below is an Amazon affiliate link):

This squirrel rhyme for kids is perfect to do after you read the story...and it's fun with one kiddo or a classroom! After you read the story, do the action rhyme 2-3 times, and then find a picture in the story and discuss one or two of the squirrel fun facts below!

Squirrel Action Rhyme for Kids:

I am a squirrel in a tall, tall tree.  
Stretch up tall toward the sky!
I like to look around and see, see, see!    
Make hands into binocular shapes and look around!

I am picking acorns for my lunch,
"Pick" invisible acorns out of the air.
I love the way they crunch, crunch, crunch!
Make exagerrated crunches with your mouth.

Sometimes I stretch my arms up to the sky,
Spread arms out wide.
Take a leap, and start to fly!
Jump and "fly" around the room!

Squirrel Fun Facts / Fun Discussion Topics:

1- Do "flying squirrels" really fly? (No, they glide.) Not all squirrels can glide, but some have an extra flap of skin that they can spread to glide.
2- Some squirrels live in trees and some live on the ground.
3- Some squirrels can smell food under a foot of snow!
4- Squirrels' front teeth never stop growing, just like mice!

To join in all the squirrel and acorn fun this week, visit the Weekly Virtual Book Club for Kids Facebook page and check out all the cohost activities below:

Acorn Sharing Game - Witty Hoots
Squirrel and Acorn Ten Frame Printables and Activities by JDaniel4's Mom
Acorn Fine Motor and Counting - Views From a Step Stool
DIY Song Cube with Fall Song Printable from My Storytime Corner
Acorn Discovery Table - Inspiration Laboratories
Acorn Color Sort- Teach Beside Me
Acorn Art - Messy Little Monster
Colorful Acorn Ramp Play for Toddlers- Toddler Approved
Help the squirrel find his acorn - Mama Smiles
Squirrel Brain Breaks- The OT Toolbox
Squirrel Action Rhyme - Preschool Powol Packets - Right HERE!!
Find the Acorns Printable Sight Word Game - Artsy Momma
Acorn Ordering and Sorting - Rainy Day Mum
Making Shapes With Acorns - To Be A Kid Again
Acorn Alphabet Sensory Jar Game- The Educators' Spin On It
Fall Sensory Bin Acorns & Squirrels Color Picture Match- Sea of Knowledge

Have you seen HEEP? It is a preschool homeschool curriculum! Learn more here!

Happy Educating,

I may share at any of these parties!

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