Number One!

The Plan


Count On It! One by Dana Meachen Rau
One Boy by Laura Vaccaro Seeger
One Duck Stuck by Phyllis Root
One Mitten by Kristine O’Connell George
One Spooky Night by Kate Stone

Extension Activities

Flannelboard: “Farmer in the Dell”

Action Rhyme: “One Little Flower, One Little Bee”
One little flower, one little bee.
One little blue bird, high in the tree.
One little brown bear smiling at me.
One is the number I like,
you see.
Credit: Lit2Go

Song & Stick Puppets: “Baa Baa Black Sheep”
Baa baa black sheep, have you any wool?
Yes sir, yes sir, three bags full.
One for the farmer, one for the dame
One for the little boy who lives down the lane.
Credit: Childhood


We are working on a number book. I had teen volunteer fold construction paper in half, then hole-punched three holes in the covers and each page in the book. Each week, we color a new number picture together at daycare!

How It Went

One was a harder number to find books for than I thought it would be. I found a lot of books that counted up to ten and I really wanted books to highlight each number instead of be a cumulative series of counting books over and over again. “One Spooky Night” was the biggest hit, as I did this storytime right before Halloween.

10 comments on “Number One!

  1. libraryquine
    January 14, 2013 at 9:27 am #

    Are you planning a series of number storytimes? If so, I imagine the numbers between 3 and 10 might be tricky?

    • Katie
      January 14, 2013 at 5:53 pm #

      I’ve actually already completed number seven and am planning eight tonight! It took a little bit of out-of-the-box thinking, but a lot of great results!

  2. libraryquine
    January 14, 2013 at 9:28 am #

    I think this is great storytime plan tho!

    • Katie
      January 14, 2013 at 5:54 pm #

      Thank you!

  3. Abby Johnson (@abbylibrarian)
    January 14, 2013 at 5:42 pm #

    What a cute idea! I agree, the numbers 3-10 (with the exception of 5) might be tricky, but you’re so creative that I wouldn’t put it past you! 😉

    • Katie
      January 14, 2013 at 5:54 pm #

      Number three, five, and seven were SO EASY. Six took a bit of work, as did four. I’m starting on planning eight tonight and then only nine left!

  4. libraryquine
    January 14, 2013 at 10:12 pm #

    Katie, so sorry! I should never have doubted you (obviously I was thinking of me rather than you)!

    • Katie
      January 14, 2013 at 10:57 pm #

      No, I didn’t take it that way at all! I was also worried things would get murky after three! Can’t wait to share my selections with everyone. 😀

  5. libraryquine
    January 14, 2013 at 10:15 pm #

    Oh, I recently read ‘nine naughty kittens’ by Lisa Jennings. 😊

    • Katie
      January 14, 2013 at 10:58 pm #

      Thanks! I will look it up tomorrow.

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