Storytime Theme: Using Our Manners


Next week is Thanksgiving! I talked to the children about how this is the time of year we all get together to have a giant meal and see family.  And that this is also the time of year we start hearing our parents say things like, “Don’t chew with your mouth open!”/ “Don’t sit like that!”/ “Don’t stare!”/”Don’t pick your nose at the dinner table!”  So, to help them out during this difficult time, we read books that had to do with using our manners! *wink*


  • Oops! Sorry! by Richard Morgan
  • Nobunny’s Perfect by Anna Dewdney (This book lets kids know manners are a work in progress.)
  • Suppose You Meet a Dinosaur by Judy Sierra (This is a social story that lets kids practice proper social cues disguised as a child talking with a dinosaur.)
  • No Slurping, No Burping by Lorelay Bove (The kids liked this one because the Dad is the trouble maker and not the child!)
  • No Biting, Louise by Margie Palatini (Louise loves to nibble on everything, but finally gets the picture that isn’t a good thing to do.)


The Manners Turkey:  Since there is no Storytime next week, we had to squeeze a turkey craft in this week.  I used clip art of a turkey with no tail feathers.  I scored a line around each turkey’s head so that our “manners” feathers could be slid behind his head.  Next, I made a bunch of tail feathers using Publisher.  For the younger kids I went ahead and typed out some good manner reminders.  For the older kids, I left a blank space.  This allowed the child and parent to discuss with each other and collaborate on what manners they wanted to list.






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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