Storytime: Spring
308 views | +0 today
Follow
Storytime: Spring
The following storytime activities are for children ages 4-5. This storytime is all about waking animals up for spring. In addition children will be practicing sequence of events, fine motor skills, socialization, and body movement.

Read Aloud:
The librarian will read the title and the author of the book while showing the children the front cover. To activate any prior knowledge the children may have about spring the librarian will ask the children to raise their hands and tell her one thing that they think they already know about spring. The librarian will call on a few children to hear what they have to say. After activating their prior knowledge the librarian will read aloud Wake Up, It’s Spring by Lisa Campbell Ernst.

Sequence of Events:
Following the read aloud the librarian will have colored cutouts of each animal from the story. On the back of each animal there will either be a magnet or a piece of Velcro. The librarian will ask the children to help her put the animals in order starting with who the sun woke up first. This activity should either be done on a magnetic board or a Velcro board. The children may need a picture walk to help them put the animals in the correct order.

Video:
The children have been sitting on the rug for long enough now. It is time to get their bodies up and moving! Play the sing along video Spring is Here by The Learning Station. Children will love this sing along as it is repetitive and interactive.

Sun Plates:
Using a few simple materials children will create sun plates to help wake things up for spring. Children will use yellow and black crayons to color their plates and add a smiley face. After their face is colored they can use glue sticks to glue on the precut orange and yellow triangles for the sun’s rays. They can also glue on googly eyes and pink circle cutouts for the sun’s rosy cheeks.

Closing:
Have the children sit in a circle on the rug. Allow each child to present their sun (one at a time). After all of the children have presented their suns play Oh, Mr. Sun. The children can dance with their suns to the song. Finally, tell the children that they may now take their suns home and use them to help wake things up for spring just like the sun did in the story Wake Up, It’s Spring!
Curated by Katie Mauro
Your new post is loading...
Your new post is loading...
Scooped by Katie Mauro
Scoop.it!

Read - Wake Up, It's Spring! By Lisa Campbell Ernst

Read - Wake Up, It's Spring! By Lisa Campbell Ernst | Storytime: Spring | Scoop.it
" One day the earth gets a warm wake-up call from the sun -- it's Spring Earth tells a little worm, and before long the happy gossip tra...
Katie Mauro's insight:

Wake Up, It's Spring is a wonderful read aloud that helps children recall sequence of events.

more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Katie Mauro
Scoop.it!

Paper Plate Sun Craft

Paper Plate Sun Craft | Storytime: Spring | Scoop.it
Katie Mauro's insight:

Sun plates are a great way for children to enjoy practicing their fine motor skills.

more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Katie Mauro
Scoop.it!

Watch and sing along to - Spring is Here - by The Learning Station

Popular children's dance song about spring, "Spring is Here" with lyrics. From the CD, "Seasonal Songs in Motion" Seasonal Songs in Motion CD Download: http:...
Katie Mauro's insight:

Spring is Here is a great repetitive and interactive song for children.

more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Katie Mauro
Scoop.it!

Oh, Mr. Sun - Traditional Children's Music

Oh, Mr. Sun - Traditional Children's Music | Storytime: Spring | Scoop.it
Katie Mauro's insight:

Oh, Mr. Sun will again get the children moving and smiling as they head off to help wake things up for spring.

more...
No comment yet.