Scooters: Getting Dirty

This week we had a Getting Dirty theme. Presumably when digging into (reading) mud or the garden like our previous storytimes you will eventually get dirty! This was more about taking baths than getting dirty but in all three books the kids start out dirty. We did a lot of washing and rubber duck spotting (in the books).

Opening Song

(see first post for lyrics)


Book: Bath Time by Charles Reasoner


(I handed out scarves from Mother Goose on the Loose & we dried ourselves with them)

Dry your ears

Dry your nose

Dry your fingers

Dry your toes

Dry your shoulders

Dry your hair

We are dirty everywhere!


Book: Let’s Wash Up! by Patricia Geis


(with same scarves, to the tune of Here we Go Round the Mulberry Bush)

This is the way we wash our face, wash our face, wash our face

This is the way we wash our face so early in the morning

Brush our teeth…

Brush our hair…


Book: Caillou: Bath Time by Joceline Sanschagrin

I handed out little rubby duckys at this time and let the kids take them home. Then we sang Five Little Ducks went out One Day. They totally loved this song for some reason. I had five little magnet board ducks that I made disappear and I’m telling you, that was amazing to them in itself.


Five little ducks went out one day,

over the hill and far away.

Mother duck said,

Quack quack quack quack.

But only four little ducks came back.

Four little ducks… and so on.


Can you kick with two feet two feet two feet

Can you kick with two feet? Kick kick kick

Can you nod with one head…

Can you wave with two arms…

Can you kiss with two lips…

Once storytime was over this is the craft we did. Rubber duckys! Duckies? What’s the right spelling for ducky/ies? Ours were in a bathtub instead of what looks like a lake in this picture.



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