Storytime Theme: Christmas is Here!

Believe it or not, it is that time of year again!  And this week’s storytime is kicking off the holidays with a lot of fun!  Not only did we read Christmas books, sang Christmas songs and made a Christmas craft, we had a visit from the big man himself!  We have a volunteer who loves to dress up as Santa and visit with the kids.  And the parents really enjoy the photo opportunity.  So, if you can do it at your library, I encourage you to do so!

Books:

Toddlers: 

  • Corduroy’s Christmas by Don Freeman  (Who doesn’t love a book with hide and seek flaps in it?  I’ll tell you who it isn’t—toddlers!)
  • Snowbear’s Christmas Countdown  by Therese Smythe  (This book is neat because it lists an activity that Snowbear did every day leading up to Christmas.  It’s a bit on the longer side, but is great because it introduces chronological sequences in a fun and entertaining way)

Pre K:

  • Dewey’s Christmas at the Library by Vicki Myron and Bret Witter  (These are fun books because they are set in side a library)
  • Froggy’s Best Christmas by Jonathan London (All about friendship and doing for others this Christmas)
  • Mooseltoe by Margie Palatini  (I love this book because as parents, we all want out kids to have the picture perfect Christmas, even when it is insane!)

Craft:

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3D Sticker Trees:  Oriental Trading Co. to the rescue again! These affordable kits come with 12 trees and sticker sheets per unit.  The parents slide the tree forms together and the kids decorate to their heart’s content.  No more broken ornaments or tangled lights!

Songs/Fingerplays:                                                                                                      

Christmas 1 song 2

We also sang “Jingle Bells” while playing along on actual jingle bell instruments!

This lesson plan is free and you have my permission to use it all you want.  I just ask that you give me a little love by crediting me on any blog or social media post.  Thank you!

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