Storytime: Letter L

DOOR 2 DOOR STORYTIME

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

BOOKS TO DISPLAY

Leo the Lightening Bug by Jame Muscarello
Lots of Spots
by Lois Ehlert
The Very Lazy Ladybug by Isobel Finn & Jack Tickle
The Good Luck Cat
by Joy Harjo  
Little White Rabbit
by Kevin Henkes  
I Love Bugs
by Emma Dodd
Lola at the Library
by Anna McQuinn    
Would They Love a Lion?
By Kady MacDonald Denton
Leap Back Home to Me by Lauren Thompson  
Howard B. Wigglebottom Learns to Listen
by Howard Binkow
Lucky’s Little Feather
by Peggy Van Gurp     
Little Oink
by Amy Krouse Rosenthal
Jumbo’s Lullabye by Laura Krauss Melmed  
Leaves! Leaves! Leaves!
By Nancy Elizabeth Wallace

BASIC TIMELINE

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

READ-A-LOUD BOOKS

Letter L Books

The Red Lemon by Bob Staake
Leaves
by David Ezra Stein
Do Lions Live on Lily Pads? by Melanie Walsh

ACTIVITIES

Rhyme:12th portion of Animal Alphabet Rhyme

Song: ABC Song

Flannelboard: Chicka Chicka Boom Boom by Bill Martin Jr.

Finger Puppet Rhyme: “Two Little Ladybugs” (modified Two Little Blackbirds)
Two Ladybugs sitting on a hill,
One named Jack, the other named Jill.
Fly away Jack, fly away Jill.
Come back Jack, come back Jill.

Flannelboard: Five Little Llamas (modified)

Five little llamas jumping on the bed,
One fell off and bumped his head.
Mama called the doctor and the doctor said,
“No more llamas s jumping on the bed!”

Four little llamas jumping on the bed,
One fell off and bumped his head.
Mama called the doctor and the doctor said,
“No more llamas jumping on the bed!”

Three little llamas jumping on the bed,
One fell off and bumped his head.
Mama called the doctor and the doctor said,
“No more llamas jumping on the bed!”

Two little llamas jumping on the bed,
One fell off and bumped his head.
Mama called the doctor and the doctor said,
“No more llamas jumping on the bed!”

One little llama jumping on the bed,
One fell off and bumped his head.
Mama called the doctor and the doctor said,
“No more llamas jumping on the bed!”

Action Rhyme: I Have Ten Little Fingers (via Los Gatos Public Library)

I have ten little fingers, and they all belong to me (hold hands out in front)
I can make them do things, would you like to see?

I can shut them tight. (make a fist)
I can open them wide (spread fingers out)
 
I can put them together (clasp hands together)
 
I can make them hid (put hands behind back)
I can make them fly high (raise hands and wiggle fingers over head)
   
I can make them fly low (lower hands to feet and wiggle fingers)

I can fold them like this and hold them just so. (fold hands in lap)

CRAFT: Letter “Ll” Lizard

Letter L Lizard

This week’s storytime craft was a no brainer, and the drawing came out well if I do say so myself. I scanned the original, printed multiple copies, and cut out everything before storytime. Colored construction paper, crayons and markers were provided.

REVIEW:

Storytime went fairly well. The Red Lemon and Do Lions Live on Lily Pads? were well received. Unfortunately, Leaves was not a hit, and the preschoolers were restless during the story. Luckily, the extension activities and the craft were a hit.

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