Storytime Theme: Best Friends

This week we are discussing friendships in storytime.  We are talking about making new friends, as well as how to keep old ones!

Books:

Toddlers: 

  • Little Quack’s New Friend by Lauren Thompson (This one shows us how to make friends by not rejecting others because they are different.)
  • Biscuit Finds a Friend by Alyssa Satin Capucilli  (This is an easy reader with a simple message of helping others.)

Pre K:

  • How Do Dinosaurs Play With Their Friends? by Jane Yolen (Are they mean?  Do they pout?  Or do they know how to be a good friend?)
  • It’s Mine! by Leo Lionni (Part of friendship is togetherness and sharing.  This book explores those concepts.)
  • Just Me & My Friend by Mercer Mayer  (Little Critter and his friend cause a bit of mayhem!)

Craft:

friendship tree

Friendship Tree Project:  After discussing how friends work together, we did just that by adding our fingerprints to a Friendship Tree.  This will be laminated and hung in the library for all to see a visual representation of the friendships we created during storytime!  Also, we colored pages of Clifford and Winnie the Pooh with their friends!

AFTER:

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Songs/Fingerplays:                                                                                                      

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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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