Storytime Theme: Christmas, Cookies and Carols

 

 

Our Christmas themed storytime started off with my asking everyone what letter Christmas started with. And then I asked what else starts with “C” (my name).  I told them since it was Christmas and I love the letter “C” because it beings my name and the word Christmas, that I wanted to celebrate other things beginning with “C”—like cookies and carols!

Books:

  • Jingle Cats by Michael McDermott (This book was written by a nine year old! But it is so cute and clever, you would never know it. Also, it is read to the tune of ‘Jingle Bells’ which fits in nicely to our theme this week.)
  • Duck & Goose: It’s Time for Christmas by Tad Hills (Duck & Goose are so cute. It is a simple book, but good for toddlers.)
  • Bear Stays up for Christmas by Karma Wilson (Kids love this book series. And I admit, I do, too!)
  • Turkey Claus by Wendi Silverado (Turkey only thinks he is safe after Thanksgiving. He’s still on the dinner menu unless he can make a wish to Santa on time!)
  • Gingerbread Christmas by Jan Brett (Again, a great book for our theme. And Jan Brett always has the nicest illustrations!)

Activity:

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Cookie Ornaments:  These little kits from Oriental Trading are about the easiest craft I have ever used!  All you have to do is peel the back off of the “frosting”, place the string in the middle, and put both on the cookie!

Graham Cracker Chalets:  This sounds fancier than a gingerbread house, but actually it is scads easier.  You just use a sandwich base of 2 graham crackers with icing in the middle.  Then attach two more crackers for sides, using icing to hold them in place.  Then decorate with gummy bears and m&ms.

Cookie Buffet:  We ate a variety of cookies and candy canes, along with apple juice to wash them down!

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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