Storytime Theme: Spring is in the Air!

This past week I hosted two school groups on a field trip to the library! This storytime had numerous talking points and was very fun while still being super educational!  Plus, I may or may not have worn butterfly wings on my head, which is always fun!IMG_5439

Books:

  • Spring Song by Barbara Seuling (This is beautifully illustrated and opens conversation about what animals we see in the spring.)
  • I See Spring by Charles Ghigna (Using this book, we discussed weather associated with spring. I also broke out my rain stick and we each took turns with it.)
  • Spring is Here by Will Hillenbrand (This book is all about Mole trying to wake Bear from his deep hibernation. Of course, this opens up the talk about different hibernating animals and what signs would let them realize spring is here.)

Activity:

roy g biv

ROY G BIV rainbows: I introduced the kids to my friend, Roy G. Biv!  Of course, they were confused, so we broke down each letter using my chart.  I had the kids repeat after me two times.  Then we started our rainbows.  To help the kids learn the order, we did the activity as a group, reviewing what each letter meant and only attaching one color at a time.  This really tested their multi step patience skills, but they did remarkably well!  After attaching the color strips to the half paper plate, all they need to do is flip it over and make their clouds fluffy by gluing on cotton balls!

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Songs/Fingerplays:                                                                                              

 spring songs 3spring songs 2spring songs 1

 

 

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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