Letter T!

The Plan


Chicka Chicka Boom Boom by Bill Martin, Jr.
Freight Train by Donald Crews
It’s a Tiger by David LaRochelle
Little Blue Truck by Alice Schertle
Tap Tap Bang Bang by Emma Garcia

Extension Activities

Flannelboard Puzzle: Letter “T”

Flannelboard: Clickety-Clack

Fingerplay: “Eeny Meeny Miny Mo”
Credit: Childhood

Fingerplay: “Five Little Nails”
Five little nails, standing straight and steady
Here I come with my hammer ready!
Bam, bam, bam! That nail goes down.
Now there’s just four nails to pound.
(count down)
Credit: Mel’s Desk

Fingerplay: “This Little Train”
The little train ran up the track (run fingers up arm)
Toot, toot, toot (make train noises)
And then it came toot-tooting back (run fingers down arm)
Toot, toot, toot (make train noises)
Credit: SurLaLune Storytime

Fingerplay: “Way Up High in the Apple Tree”
Way up high in the apple tree
I saw two apples smiling at me
I shook that tree as hard as I could
And down came the apples
And mmm, they were good!
Credit: Childhood

Song: “Down By the Station”
Credit: Childhood


We made tiger masks! I cut these out of paper plates and attached popsicle sticks. I did not bring my example and was so pleased when the kids had purple and pink and green tigers instead of just orange!

How It Went

This was a super awesome storytime. I loved all the books and had a ton of kids who repeated the last word or two as I turned the page. (I adore when that happens and it’s so good for them to practice vocabulary and to build their early literacy skills!) The best book was obviously, “It’s a Tiger!” which is such a natural read-aloud — I really encourage all storytime providers who like to be loud to look into it!

3 comments on “Letter T!

  1. Vicki Kouchnerkavich
    September 10, 2012 at 3:08 pm #

    I just want to say thank for the “letter” story times that you are posting. I have used them quite often with visits to local pre-schools & the 4-Yes program that we have here in my small rural town. The kids have enjoyed the Letter Puzzles too. Your “T” post also rescued me from doing something I have been trying to get away from. Selecting a book to read to fit a particular theme that doesn’t work. I was trying to create a Pickle story time, but there just are great books to share with young ones on this topic-at least in my cooperative. I’m switching to your T theme and I so appreciate your comments on “How it went”. Keep posting and I’ll keeping borrowing!

    • Katie
      September 19, 2012 at 9:41 am #

      You’re so welcome!

      Using the letters (and colors series too) really helped me pick good quality books that I loved. I think it has made me a better storytime librarian for sure! Enjoy the “T” theme and I’m glad that the “How It Went” section helps you — it definitely helps me!


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