The Cat, The Dog, Little Red, The Exploding Eggs, The Wolf, and Grandma by Diane and Christyan Fox
The Great Fairy Tale Disaster by David Conway
Snow White and the 77 Dwarfs by Davide Cali
The Three Bears by Byron Barton
Waking Beauty by Leah Wilcox
Flannelboard: “Five Knights In Shining Armor”
Props: “The Three Little Pigs”
Puppets: “Two Little Dragons”
Two little dragons sitting on a hill
One named Jack, one named Jill
Fly away Jack, one named Jill
Come back Jack, come back Jill
(Cloud/quiet & loud; Pole/fast & slow)
Credit: Modified from childhood
How It Went
At this location, I do two storytimes and each group has their own theme/storytime. Today’s group was the Pre-K and school age classrooms. I read to 45 people total.
This particular facility selects themes for me to do ahead of time to tie into their curriculum.
This theme is rich in books for older kids. I highlighted some new to me titles (Snow White and the 77 Dwarves which they LOVED) and revisited some old favorites (Waking Beauty). By far, the most successful part of the day was when I did a Three Bears trio with the Barton book, the The Great Fairy Tale Disaster and the storytelling prop from Melissa & Doug. They had a great time hearing the tale multiple ways and then retelling the story to me using the prop.