Our Winter Storytimes have begun with Ms. Eileen hosting a large group of 4 and 5 year olds this morning, reading books about snow and snow friends and making adorable snow people to take home. She'll have another group on Friday and in the meantime my 2s, 3s, and 4s will be making easy bird feeders to help out our feathered friends during these cold months and we'll read some books about Silly Birds including perpetual storytime favorite, Minerva Louise. This theme also gives me a chance to break out Jack and Jill, the two little blackbirds. Several years ago I modified the typical Jack and Jill finger play to great a storytime staple. In case you are wondering, here are the words:
Two little blackbirds sitting on a hill
One named Jack and one named Jill
Fly away Jack, Fly away Jill,
Come back Jack, Come back Jill.
Two little blackbirds sitting on a cloud (Quiet and Loud)
Two little blackbirds sitting on a toe (High and Low)
Two little blackbirds sitting on another toe (Fast and Slow)
Two little blackbirds sitting on a gate (Early and Late)
Two little blackbirds very good friends,
Even though they are very different
And that's how this ends.