May 21st - May 27th
Songs, Rhythms, and Fingerplays:
In the Forest I See
In the forest I see...
One chipmunk climbing up a tree,
Two raccoons asleep in the sun,
Three squirrels nibbling acorns,
Four porcupines digging in the dirt,
Five beavers swimming downstream,
Six hedgehogs hiding in a cave,
Seven foxes barking at the moon,
Eight rabbits hopping here and there,
Nine wolves howling and yowling,
And ten moles burrowing in a hole.
Here is a cave (make a fist),
Inside is a bear (put thumb in),
Now he comes out
To get some fresh air (pop thumb out).
He stays out all summer
In sunshine and heat,
He hunts in the forest
For berries to eat (move thumb in a circle).
When snow starts to fall,
He hurries inside
To his warm little cave
And there he will hide (put thumb back in fist).
Snow covers the cave
Like a fluffy white rug,
Inside the bear sleeps
All cozy and snug (cover fist with other hand).