February 23

There Was a Little Turtle

This is a great rhyme to use hand motions.

There was a little turtle.
(one hand over the other, wiggle thumb)

He lived in a box.
(make box with both hands)

He swam in a puddle,
(make circles in palm of hand)

And he climbed on rocks.
(climb fingers over other hand)

He snapped at a mosquito,
(snap thumb and fingers together)

He snapped at a flea,
(repeat snap)

He snapped at a minnow,
(repeat snap)

And he snapped at me.
(point to self)

He caught the mosquito,
(clap hands)
He caught the flea,
(clap hands)
He caught the minnow,
(clap hands)
But he didn’t catch me!
(point to self and shake head)

Try This

Today’s color is lime green.

Talk about all the things that grow! How many are lime green? There are birds that are lime green, and trees, and fruit (like limes!)

Read a book

book cover
Goodbye Summer, Hello Autumn by Kenard Pak

Here is a book recommendation for today. Check out the picture book collection at your local library, where there are lots of books to choose from! Find nearby libraries.

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