May 13

Sing a Song

There Was a Little Turtle

There was a little turtle, (make a small circle w/hand)
He lived in a box, (make box w/hand)
He swam in a puddle (wiggle hands)
He climbed on the rocks. (stack hands on the other)
He snapped at a mosquito, (clap hands)
He snapped at a flea, (clap hands)
He snapped at a minnow, (clap hands)
He snapped at me. (clap hands)
He caught the mosquito, (clap hands)
He caught the flea, (clap hands)
He caught the minnow, (clap hands)
But he didn’t catch me! (shake index finger)

Watch

T is for Turtle – Sesame Street

Try This

Draw a picture of the little turtle from the finger play I Have a Little Turtle. Do the finger play when you’re finished drawing the picture! You can even cut out the picture of your turtle and clue it to a popsicle stick for a puppet for your finger play!

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.

  • Follow the Moon Home: A tale of One Idea, Twenty Kids, and a Hundred Sea Turtles by Philippe Cousteau & Deborah Hopkinson; illustrated by Meilo So
  • Over and Under the Pond by Kate Messner with art by Christopher Silas Neal

Explore More

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