RovingFiddlehead KidLit

Bath Storytime

January 20, 2013

Bathtime: A fun theme anytime of the year.

Opener:
My hands say hello with a clap, clap, clap
My feet say hello with a tap, tap, tap
Clap, clap, clap
Tap, tap, tap
Roll your hands and wave hello!
Source: Mel’s Desk (I think)

scrubba dub

Scrubba Dub by Nancy Van Laan

Elephants in a tub

Five Elephants in a Bathtub via Future Librarian Superhero
One ele­phant in the bath­tub
Going for a swim.
Knock, Knock, (Clap twice)
Splash, Splash, (Slap knees twice)
Come on in! (Motion with both hands to come in.)

Two ele­phants ele­phants in the bath­tub… etc.

Five ele­phants ele­phants in the bath­tub
Going for a swim.
Knock, Knock,
Splash, Splash,
They all fell in!

captain bob

Captain Bob Sets Sail by Roni Schotter

Five Little Piggies Rolling in the Mud
Five little pigs rolling in the mud,
Squishy-squashy, felt so good.
The farmer took one pig out.
Oink, Oink, Oink, the pig did shout.
(Count with 4,3,2, and so forth…)

No little pigs rolling in the mud,
They all looked clean and good.
The farmer turned his back and then,
Those pigs rolled in the mud again!

aintgonnapaint

I Ain’t Gonna Paint No More by Karen Beaumont.

This is the Way We Wash  (Tune: Here We Go Round the Mulberry Bush)
This is the way we wash our hands,
Wash our hands, wash our hands,
This is the way we wash our hands,
When we take a bath.

This is the way we scrub our face…
This is the way we wipe our ears…
This is the way we scrub our toes…
This is the way we wash our hair…

bubble bath pirates

Bubble Bath Pirates by Jarrett Krosoczka. My favourite bathtime book. The incongruity of the freshly-scrubbed rambunctious boys being allowed to eat fudge ice cream after a bath always makes me smile.

Movie: Pig’s Wedding by Helme Heine. (Sad that our copy of King Bidgood’s in the Bathtub bit the dust)

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