Storytime: Letter I


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


The Icky Sticky Frog by Dawn Bentley
Icky Little Duckling
by Steve Smallman
Inchworm and a Half by Elinor J. Pinczes       
The Little Island
by Margaret Wise Brown   
Issac the Ice-Cream Truck
by Scott Santoro  
Yummy Ice Cream: A Book About Sharing
by Emma Quay
Shaggy Dog and the Terrible Itch
by David Bedford   
Rhino’s Great Big Itch!
by Natalie Chivers  
Cocoa Ice
by Diana Appelbaum
Angelina Ice Skates
by Katharine Holabird     
Itty Bitty
by Cece Bell


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


Letter I Books

Manana Iguana by Ann Whitford Paul
Tickle, Tickle! Itch, Tickle. by Julie Olson
It Looked Like Spilt Milk by Charles G. Shaw
I Say, You Say Opposites! by Tad Carpenter


Rhyme: 9th portion of Animal Alphabet Rhyme

Song: ABC Song

Flannelboard: Chicka Chicka Boom Boom by Bill Martin Jr.

Action Rhyme: “Iguana, Iguana” (modified “Teddy Bear, Teddy Bear” ) (via Sunflower Storytime)
Iguana, Iguana, turn around
Iguana, Iguana,  touch the ground
Iguana, Iguana, reach up high
Iguana, Iguana, wink one eye
Iguana, Iguana,  touch your nose
Iguana, Iguana, touch your toes
Iguana, Iguana, slap your knees
Iguana, Iguana, sit down please

Flannelboard: “Ice Cream Colors” (via Storytime Katie)
We have ice cream, the best in town,
Let us begin with chocolate brown.
Now, let us scoop us some bubble-gum pink,
It is sweet and yummy, the best, some think.
Here is ice cream minty and green,
It is the creamiest I have ever seen.
Yellow ice cream is lemony and tart,
We like its taste from the very start.
Scoops of blueberry would make my day,
Look at all this ice cream, hip, hip hurray!
Red ice cream is a strawberry delight,
All these scoops are an amazing sight.
Vanilla white is a popular flavor,
It tastes very good to an ice-cream craver.
Purple ice cream really gives me a kick,
Good and yummy till the very last lick.
Ice cream, ice cream, what a cool sensation,
We love ice cream in any combination!

Rhyme: The Itsy Bitsy Spider
The itsy bitsy spider went up the waterspout
Down came the rain and washed the spider out
Out came the sun and dried up all the rain
And the itsy bitsy spider went up the spout again

CRAFT: Letter “Ii” Ice Cream Cones!

 Letter I Ice Cream

This week’s Letter “Ii” alphabet craft was created the same way as those from earlier, alphabet related storytimes: I drew a template and scanned the original. I printed multiple copies and cut out everything before storytime. Colored construction paper, crayons and markers were provided.


This week’s storytime sessions at GBL2 went fairly well.  The children had a bit of difficulty narrating opposites, but were able to identify most of the cloud-related images from It Looked Like Spilt Milk. Luckily, both groups of preschoolers from the child development center loved this week’s extension activities.


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