February 23

Sing a Song

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)

Watch

I Had a LIttle Turtle

Try This

Today’s color is lime! Go to the grocery store and buy some limes to taste and to add to drinks. You can even have a whole meal with lime colored food and drink – try guacamole, green veggie chips, and green juice!

Read a Book

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

  • Green by Laura Vaccaro Seeger
  • From Egg to Sea Turtle by Lisa Owings

Explore More

See the February Activity Calendar for many more fun, educational activities you and your child can do anytime!