Manners Theme




Book List

Clifford's Manners - Normal Bridwell
It's a Spoon, Not a Shovel - Caralyn Buehner
Joshua's Book of Manners - Alona Frankel
Manners - Aliki
Mind Your Manners! - Peggy Parish
Monster Manners - Bethany Roberts
No Slurping, Little Pig!: A Book about Table Manners with Other - Sue Kueffner
Perfect Pigs: An Intro to Manners - Marc Brown and Stephen Krensky
Say Please - Virginia Austin
Table Manners - Gelett Burgess
The Berenstain Bears Forget Their Manners - Stan Berenstain
What Do You Say, Dear?: A Book of Manners for All Occasions - Sesyle Joslin



Songs & Fingerplays

Manners Verse

Hearts, like doors, open with ease
When we say thank you and if you please!

~Submitted by Nan :)

Table Manners - sung to "Frere Jacques"

Chewing quietly, chewing quietly
Do not slurp, do not slurp,
We must say excuse me,
We must say excuse me
When we burp,
When we burp.

~Submitted by Cheryl's Sweethearts ChildCare

Table Manners - Poem

The Goops they lick their fingers,
The Goops they lick their knives;
They spill their broth on the table cloth -
Oh they lead disgusting lives!
The Goops they chew while eating,
And loud and fast they chew;
That's why I'm glad I'm not a Goop - are you?

by G. Burgess
~Submitted by Cheryl's Sweethearts ChildCare

Friends - sung to "Twinkle, Twinkle Little Star"

We say, "Thank you. We say, "Please."
We don't interrupt, We don't tease.
We don't argue. We don't fuss.
We listen when folks talk to us.
We share our toys, we take our turn
Good manners are easy for us to learn.

~Submitted by Cheryl's Sweethearts ChildCare

How Nice I Am - sung to "How Dry I Am"

How nice I am; I've learned to be.
I raise my hand before I speak.

How nice I am; I've learned to be.
Sit in my chair most properly.

How nice I am; my best I do.
I use the words "please" and "thank you."

How nice I am; try to be kind.
I wait my turn and stay in line.

How nice I am; I've learned to be.
I say, "Sorry" and "Excuse me!"

~Submitted by Cheryl's Sweethearts ChildCare

Oh, Before I Eat My Meals - sung to "If You're Happy and You Know it, Clap Your Hands"

Oh, before I eat my meals, I wash my hands,
(scrub, scrub)
Oh, before I eat my meals, I wash my hands,
(scrub, scrub)
Oh, it's very smart I think,
Sends those germs right down the sink.
Oh, before I eat my meals, I wash my hands.
(scrub, scrub)

Oh, before I eat my meals, I set my place,
(set, set)
Oh, before I eat my meals, I set my place,
(set, set)
I set everything I need,
I feel very proud, indeed.
Oh, before I eat my meals, I set my place.
(set, set)

Oh, before I eat my meals, I pass the food,
(pass the plate)
Oh, before I eat my meals, I pass the food,
(pass the plate)
'Cause we know it's only fair
For us all to have our share
Oh, before I eat my meals, I pass the food.

~Submitted by Cheryl's Sweethearts ChildCare

Manners - sung to "I'm a Little Teapot"

I have super manners. Yes, I do.
I can say "Please," and "Thank You," too.
When I play with friends, I like to share.
That's the way I show I care!

~Submitted by Cheryl's Sweethearts ChildCare

"Every day is a busy day
With time for work and time for play
Taking turns with all these toys
Trying to help other girls and boys
We're all getting better at waiting awhile
And remembering people like us to smile!
Now one more thing we should try to be
Careful with things and you and me!"

~Submitted by Cheryl's Sweethearts ChildCare

Manners

We say, "Thank you."
We say, "Please."
We don't interrupt or tease.
We don't argue. We don't fuss.
We listen when folks talk to us.
We share our toys and take our turn.
Good manners aren't too hard to learn.
It's really easy, when you find.
Good manners means
JUST BEING KIND!

~Submitted by Cheryl's Sweethearts ChildCare

Manners Please

Never, Ever, Pick Your Nose!

Pick a flower
Pick a rose
Pick a treat
Or pick your toes (just kidding)

Pick some buttons
Pick some bows
Pick some jeans
Or fancy clothes

Pick some friends
Or pick some foes
But never, ever
PICK YOUR NOSE!!

YECH! By G. B. Lipson

~Submitted by Cheryl's Sweethearts ChildCare

3 Nice Mice - sung to "Three Blind Mice"

3 Nice Mice
3 Nice Mice
See how nice they are
see how nice they are

They're always polite when they nibble their cheese
They never forget to say thank you and please
They cover their noses whenever they sneeze
Ahhh ahhh ahhh-choo (pretend sneeze)
3 nice mice, 3 nice mice

~Submitted by Cheryl's Sweethearts ChildCare

"Every day is a busy day With time for work and time for play Taking turns with all these toys Trying to help other girls and boys We're all getting better at waiting awhile And rmembering peole like us to smile! Now one more thing we should try to be Careful with things and you and me!"

~Submitted by Cheryl's Sweethearts ChildCare

Pass the Peas, Please by Dina Anastasio.

It's super for your manners theme, so here are the words.....

If you run over a sand castle
Created by your brother
Kneel down and say, "I'm sorry."
Then just help him build another

When you see someone who's different,
Don't laugh. It isn't fair.
He might think you are different,
But he doesn't point and stare

If you're angry at a friend,
Don't punch or kick or shout.
Go for a walk and count to ten,
Then try to talk it out.

No one likes to lose a game,
But if you must, you must.
So if you lose, shake hands and say,
"We'll play again, I trust."

It's hard to keep a secret,
But secret telling's wrong.
Remember, friends who blab too much
Aren't friends for very long.

If your father's talking on the phone
When he should be playing ball,
Don't kick or sulk or whine, "Let's GO!"
That will not work at all.

Don't interrupt your uncle
When he's talking 'bout his car.
Even though it's boring -
Well, you know how uncles are!

When you're eating mashed potatoes,
And there's something you must say,
Please wait until you've swallowed.
The thought won't go away!

If your brother has a cupcake
That's he's saving for tomorrow,
Don't take a bite, not even one,
Or he'll be filled with sorrow.

If your neighbor won't stop talking,
And you feel a yawn come on,
Put your mouth behind your fingers,
Until your yawn is gone.

Don't eat spaghetti with your knife,
Your fingers or a spoon.
Use your fork, although it's hard.
You'll catch on pretty soon.

When you're outside playing soccer,
And kick someone in the knee,
Don't tell him that he's in your way.
Say, "Sorry. Pardon me."

Don't play with Grandma's dishes
If you father has forbid it.
but if you do, and if they break,
Don't say your sister did it!

We all leave toys and clothes around.
It's O.K. just once or twice.
But if a king and queen should come to call,
They might not think it's nice.

When someone's in the bathroom,
And won't get out, don't worry.
Just knock and say, "I'm waiting.
I must come in. Please hurry."

Don't play the drums or sing a song
When somebody is sick.
Just tiptoe by and give a wave,
And say, "Please get well quick."

When your sister's busy practicing,
And you really want to hide,
Don't cover your ears or make a face.
Just smile and go outside.

Towels that are soggy
Will not dry someone's back
So toss them in the laundry,
Or hang them on the rack.

When your sister gets a bicycle
And you just get a kite,
Don't say, "You like her better!"
Say, "Thank you. It's just right."

If a friend is having trouble,
And he falls and gives a yelp,
Don't laugh or point or call him names.
Say, "Are you hurt?" and "May I help?"

If there's something very special
That you'd really like to borrow,
Ask before you take it,
And bring it back tomorrow.

If your great-aunt gives you candy,
And your friends would like a lot,
It's nice to share a little,
Even though you'd rather not.

When you're going to a movie,
And the line is two blocks long,
don't butt in front. Go to the end.
Then calmly hum a song.

When you're sitting at the table,
And want some extra peas,
Don't shout out, "Gimme more of those."
Say, "Pass the peas, please."

~Submitted by Cheryl's Sweethearts ChildCare



Arts & Crafts

Cover Your nose & Mouth

Need: Large paper plate, Popsicle stick, paper, facial tissues, markers, yarn

Directions: Trace the children's hands on construction paper and cut them out. Have the children make a face on the paper plate. Cut strips of paper to use as arms. Glue the hands to the strips and the strips to the plate. Now glue a tissue over the mouth and then glue the hands over the tissue. Talk with children about how important it is to covering your mouth and nose when you sneeze.



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