Story Tubes

I’m always looking for fun ways to add a visual element to my storytimes. I recently made these story tubes to use in my baby storytime. I found different variations on Pinterest. You could use story tubes for almost any song that counts down from five, such as Five Little Monkeys, Five Green and Speckled Frogs, etc. I started with frogs and ducks because my I’m using a Spring theme this month with the babies.

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“Five green and speckled frogs

sat on a speckled log

eating the most delicious bugs.

One jumped into the pool

where it was nice and cool,

now there are four green speckled frogs.”

-by Raffi, on the album Singable Songs for the Very Young (1976)

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“Five little ducks went out to play

over the hills and far away.

But when mama duck said, “Quack, quack, quack,”

four little ducks came running back.”

Quick Tip: If you’re ever running low on storytime inspiration, or you’re just looking for a few new songs to sing, I would suggest visiting the Jbrary YouTube channel: Jbrary – Five Green and Speckled Frogs. Lindsey and Dana have a number of wonderful songs to share, complete with lyrics and motions.

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