November 5, 2018 | strande
Did you miss our Hippopotamus Storytime this week? Don't worry, here's what you missed, plus a few more suggestions to have a hippopotastic storytime at home!
THE FEET OF A HIPPO GO...(tune: "The Wheels on the Bus")
The feet of a hippo go thump, thump, thump,
Thump, thump, thump; thump, thump, thump.
The feet of a hippo go thump, thump, thump, all day long.
The nose of a hippo goes snort, snort, snort,
Snort, snort, snort; snort, snort, snort.
The nose of a hippo goes snort, snort, snort, all day long.
The mouth of a hippo opens so very wide,
So very wide; so very wide
The mouth of a hippo opens so very wide, all day long.
The tail of a hippo goes swish, swish, swish,
Swish, swish, swish; Swish, swish, swish.
The tail of a hippo goes swish, swish, swish, all day long.
We read the first poem, "I've Lost my Hippopotamus." See if you can find the lost hippo.
Five little hippos going for a stroll [hold up five fingers]
One tripped on a rock and started to… ROLL. [roll your hands as fast as you can]
She somersaulted down the road and landed in a heap [roll your hands, then pat your thighs]
How many hippos are left on the street? [count down until all the hippos are in heaps on the street]
See if you can spot the factual parts in this book, after reading the Hippopotamus title above.
More Songs and Stories to Enjoy
HIPPOS IN THE BATHTUB
One Hippo in the bathtub going for a swim (make swimming arms)
Knock, knock (clap hands)
Splash, splash, (slap knees)
Come on in! (keep adding hippos until the bathtub is full)