Storytime: Letter D


EARLY CHILDHOOD LITERACY SKILL: Letter Knowledge, Vocabulary & Narrative Skill


Do Your Ears Hang Low: A Love Story by Caroline Jayne Church
Do Like a Duck Does!
By Judy Hindley
Don’t Let the Pigeon Drive the Bus by Mo Willems    
How Do Dinosaurs Say Goodnight?
by Jane Yolen    
Dog’s Colorful Day: A Messy Story About Colors and Counting
by Emma Dodd
The Dot
by Peter Reynolds  
by Roger Duvoisin   
Dinosaur Roar
by Paul Stickland & Henrietta Stickland
Dog Loves Drawing by Louise Yates
Duck & Goose
by Tad Hills


  1. Intro
  2. Rhyme
  3. Song
  4. Read-a-Loud Book
  5. Flannelboard
  6. Read-a-Loud Book
  7. Flannelboard
  8. Movement Rhyme
  9. Movement Rhyme
  10. Read-a-Loud Book
  11. Craft


Letter D Books

Dancing Feet by Lindsey Craig
What’s Up, Duck?: A Book of Opposites by Tad Hills
No, David! by David Shannon


Rhyme: 4th portion of Animal Alphabet Rhyme

D is for Duck
She draws, paints, and doodles

Down by the pond she sees dancing poodles
A donkey drives by in a dark red truck
He drops off her ducklings who dive in some muck
Their dresses get dirty and they haven’t had dinner
But mama has drawn up a dish that’s a winner

Song: ABC Song

Flannelboard: Chicka Chicka Boom Boom by Bill Martin Jr.

Flannelboard: Five Little Dinosaurs (via Finger Folk by Marilyn Lohnes)

Five Little dinosaurs, trying hard to roar,
One went away, and then there were four.

Four Little dinosaurs, hiding near a tree,
One went away, and then there were three.

Three little dinosaurs, peeking out at you,
One went away, and then there were two.

Two little dinosaurs, ready now to run,
One went away, and then there was one.

One little dinosaur, not having any fun,
He went away, and then there were none.

Movement Rhyme:Dance Your Fingers Up” (via Best Kids Book Site)
Dance your fingers up, dance your fingers down
Dance your fingers to the side, dance them all around
Dance them on your shoulders, dance them on you head
Dance them on your tummy, and put them all to bed

Movement Rhyme: “Little Dragon” (via Jacksonville Public Library Blog)
Little Dragon counts to three,
Little Dragon bends one knee.

Little Dragon touches his toes,  
Little Dragon touches his nose.

Little Dragon makes a funny face,
Little Dragon runs in place.
Little Dragon lays on the floor,

Little Dragon starts to snore.

CRAFT: Letter ‘d’ Duck!

Letter D Duck Craft

This week’s lower-case letter ‘d” craft was inspired by an example I found via Pinterest. I created a template, scanned it into my computer, and printed a number of copies. At the last minute, I decided to print baby sized ducks. To make assembly easy, I pre-cut everything prior to storytime. I used left over construction paper for the background, and provided crayons and markers.


This storytime was a great success. The 20 preschoolers who attended storytime at GBL 2 really enjoyed the read-a-loud books and didn’t hesitate to make predictions or help narrate the stories. The extension activities went over well. Little Dragon was so successful we repeated the actions a second time. As for the craft, the baby ducks were a big hit, and the children created quite a ruckus with all their quacking.


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