Here’s an alternative version of Row Row Row Your Boat.
We sang the classic version a few times first. Then I introduced an alligator to the mix. The verse is:
Row row row your boat,
gently down the stream,
if you see an alligator
don’t forget to scream.
I took several of my miscellaneous animal pictures (patterns from the Liz and Dick Wilmes book Felt Board Fingerplays) and put them on craft sticks.
Then I held up a picture of a rowboat (clip art glued to posterboard), and put the craft stick animals on my lap behind the boat photo.
We sang the song, and then from behind the boat photo I held up the alligator. Screams!
We sang the song again, and this time I held up a different animal. No screams, so we made the correct animal noise instead. And sometimes we screamed anyway, just for fun.
We did this one many times, it was a big storytime hit.
Cate at Storytiming is hosting Flannel Friday today (thank you, Cate!). Be sure to visit the beautiful Flannel Friday Pinterest account. So Tomorrow has past roundups and the future hosting schedule, as well.