Roll, roll, roll your hands, fast as fast can be!
Merrily, merrily, merrily, merrily, roll your hands like me.
Mix it up: Clap your hands, wiggle your hands, make them go slow
Opening Rhyme: Dance Your Fingers
Dance your fingers up, dance your fingers down.
Dance your fingers to the side, dance them round and round.
Dance them on your shoulders, dance them on your head.
Dance them on your belly and now put them to bed!
The sun makes the outside a warm place to play
It makes the flowers grow each day
The sun hides its face during the night
But during the day it shines so bright!
Book: To Be Like the Sun by Susan Marie Swanson
Rhyme: Farmer and the Seeds
The farmer plants the seeds, the farmer plants the seeds.
Sun begins to shine, rain begins to fall
Plants begin to grow, flowers smile at us
Book: Sunflower House by Eve Bunting
Rhyme: Different Homes
A sparrow’s home is a nest in a tree
An octopus home is a cave beneath the sea
In a hole in the ground, a little rabbit hides
A sunflower is where a gnome resides.
But the best home of all is the one that’s mine.
Book: Sunflower by Miela Ford
Rhyme: Lonely Sunflower
One lonely sunflower growing in the sun
Wants to play and have some fun
Then whoosh went the wind and scattered all the seeds
And now there’s lots of sunflowers playing in the breeze
Book: Riki’s Birdhouse by Monica Wellington
The trees are gently dropping leaves onto the ground
The flowers are all nodding, down and all around
The wind is blowing a chilly breeze
The birds are flying into the trees.
Closing Song: Thank You Clap
My hands say thank you with a clap, clap, clap.
My feet say thank you with a tap, tap, tap.
Clap, clap, clap.
Tap, tap, tap.
And now we say goodbye!
Craft: Coffee Filter Sunflowers
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