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SUMMER OPEN-ENDED RHYME STORIES

                  

LITTLE BEE
Buzz, buzz, buzzing around,
Little bee what have you found?

I found _______on the ground.
I found _______, buzzing around.
                                    Jean Warren
(Let children take turns filling in the blanks.)
 

YELLOW SUN
Big yellow sun shinning on me.
What summer things can you see?

When I look all around me.
_____ and _____ are what I see.
                                    Jean Warren
(Let children take turns filling in the blanks with summer things.)

 
SUN ON THE BEACH
Sun on the beach.
Sun on the sand.
Sun on the _____.
Sun on my hand.

Sun on the _____.
Sun on the pail.
Sun on the ____.
Sun on the whale.
            Jean Warren
(Let children take turns filling in the blanks with beach items.)
 

BUTTERFLY
Butterfly, butterfly flying everywhere.
What do you spy up in the air?

I spy a _____ down on the ground.
It is the ______ I have found.
                        Jean Warren
(Have children take turns filling in the blanks. First blank needs a noun, the second blank needs a adjective.)

 
FLOWER COLORS
Butterfly, butterfly, flying around.
What color flower, have you found?

I found ______ flowers oh so sweet.
I found ______ flowers, what a treat!
                                    Jean Warren
(Have children take turns filling in the blanks with flower colors.)
 

HOT PIE
Georgie Porgie baked a pie.
It was ______, that’s no lie.

When the pie was nice and hot.
Georgie put some ______ on top!
                                    Jean Warren
(Have children take turns filling in the blanks.  First blank needs a type of pie,
second blank needs a topping (or whatever).

 
GOING ON A PICNIC
Going on a picnic, let me see,
What kind of picnic things will we need?

I’ll bring ______ and _______, too.
That’s what I’ll bring, how about you?
                                    Jean Warren
(Let children take turns thinking of things to take on a picnic.)
 

RUB-A-DUB-DUB
Rub-a-dub-dub two kids in the tub.
Who do you think they be?

_______& _______ are in the tub
Out on the big blue sea!
                                    Jean Warren
(Let children take turns naming two children.)

 
CAN YOU MAKE A CHERRY PIE?
Can you make a _______ pie
_______boy/girl, ______ boy/girl?
Can you make a _______ pie
Charming ________?

I can make a _______ pie
Fast as a cat can wink an eye.
I’m a young thing
And bake just like my mother!
                        Adapted Traditional
(Sing the song to a different child each time and then let that child answer.)
 

BABY ANIMALS
Little baby _____, out in the sun.
Eating ______, yum, yum, yum!
                                    Jean Warren
(Let children take turns naming an animal and what they eat before you all say the rhyme.)