Felt Poem: 5 Little Turtles
One turtle with nothing to do
Called for his friend, then there were two.
Two turtles strolling by a tree,
Saw their buddy, now there are three.
Three turtles, a log for their floor,
Made room for a pal, now there are four.
Four turtles warming in the sun,
Saw a fifth friend, and said, "what fun!"
Preschool Song: I Had a Little Turtle
After running circle time with two and three year old children just recently, I have been reminded how much they like the song, "I Had a Little Turtle".
I had a little turtle, his name was Tiny Tim
I put him in the bathtub, to see if he could swim
He drank up all the water,
He ate up all the soap
And now my tiny turtle has a bubble in his throat
|Sign for Turtle|
I use to sing the song when I taught Baby Signs as I could incorporate the sign for turtle, water, bath and bubbles. With the felt pieces, the signs and the song itself, it keeps the children's interest. I sing it a couple of times, and the older children quickly learn the words.
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Turtle Preschool Theme