For more information on how I plan and prepare my preschool storytimes, check out this introduction post. I starred the materials used in the plan; multiple stars indicate use for more than one class.
ABCs on Wheels by Ramon Olivera
LMNO Peas by Keith Baker*
Oops Pounce Quick Run! by Mike Twohy*
Square Cat ABC by Elizabeth Schoonmaker
The Turn-Around Upside-Down Alphabet Book by Lisa Campbell Ernst*
Theme Extension Activities
Featured CD: Here Comes the ABCs*
Featured Track: #15 Who Put the Alphabet in Alphabetical Order?
Flannelboard: Chicka Chicka Boom Boom*
Letter of the Day: A*
Props: Foam Letters on the Parachute*
Repeating Extension Activities
- Five Little Monkeys Swinging in the Tree
- Head, Shoulders, Knees, and Toes
- Icky Sticky Bubble Gum*
- Movement Cube
How It Went
My storytime crowd was very talkative this morning! One of my kiddos announced that we were reading a ladybug book when I pulled out LMNO Peas and another kiddo immediately said, “No, it’s an ALPHABET book.” I immediately ended the argument by saying, “Well, maybe there is a ladybug, let’s keep our eyes out!” Little did I know! There’s a small ladybug on nearly every page spread in the book and my group had a great time looking for it. We spent a bit more time on this title, but it was time well-spent in my opinion!!
No storytime today, sadness! It was election day and our meeting room serves as our local polling place.