Saturday, September 26, 2009

Flannels, Songs and Story Extensions

Book That Works Well As A Storytelling Script
Wombat Stew by Marcia Vaughan

Books That Translate Into Flannel Stories
Bilby Moon by Margaret Spurling
Jump Along by Neil Morris
Kersplatypus by Susan K. Mitchell
Little New Kangaroo by Bernard Wiseman
Snap! by Marcia Vaughan

A-Hunting We Will Go
(Australian Version)
A-hunting we will go,
A-hunting we will go
The Rainbow Snake will eat some cake,
And then we’ll let him go!

The Bandicoot will play the flute…
The fat Wombat will wear a hat…
The Platypus will dance for us…
The Cockatoo will wave at you…


Cuddly Koalas
(Tune of: “Frere Jacques”)

Cuddly koalas, cuddly koalas
Possums too, possums too
Wallabies and wombats, wallabies and wombats
Kangaroos, kangaroos

Five Little Kookaburras Sitting in a Tree
Five little kookaburras sitting in a tree,
Teasing Mr. Crocodile, "You can't catch me!"
Along comes Mr. Crocodile quiet as can be,
SNAP! - that kookaburra out of that tree!
Countdown until none are left..

Hop, Hop, Hop Kangaroo
(Tune of "Skip to My Lou")
Hop, hop, hop, kangaroo
Hop, hop, hop, kangaroo
Hop, hop, hop, kangaroo
Hopping around Australia.

Baby in a pocket safe and snug
Baby in a pocket safe and snug
Baby in a pocket safe and snug
Hopping with her mama.

A Kangaroo, A Kangaroo
(Rhythm of A-Ram-Sam-Sam)

A Kangaroo , A Kangaroo
A Frilly Necked Lizard and a Kangaroo
A Kangaroo , A Kangaroo
A Frilly Necked Lizard and a Kangaroo
Koala, Koala
A Frilly Necked Lizard and a Kangaroo
Koala, Koala
A Frilly Necked Lizard and a Kangaroo

Kookaburra
Kookaburra sits in the old gum tree
Merry, merry king of the bush is he
Laugh kookaburra! Laugh kookaburra!
Happy as can be.

Kookaburra sits in the old gum tree,
Eating all the gumdrops he can see,
Stop Kookaburra, stop Kookaburra,
Leave some there for me.

Kookaburra flies from the old gum tree
Flapping his wings for all to see.
Laugh kookaburra! Laugh kookaburra!
Flying oh so free.

Kookaburra land in the old gum tree
Fluttering his wings for all to see.
Laugh kookaburra! Laugh kookaburra!
Happy as can be.

This is the Way The Kangaroo Hops
(Tune: "Mulberry Bush")
This is the way the kangaroo hops
The kangaroo hops, the kangaroo hops
This is the way the kangaroo hops
So early in the morning.

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1 Comments:

Blogger Enterprise Library Stoy time said...

Thanks for these cute ideas! I wanted to do a storytime with an Austrailian theme and your ideas helped a lot! I am excited to plan one now! My brother will be playing his didgeridoo for us!

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