Storytime: Letter P


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


Pet Wash by Dayle Ann Dodds  
Where’s Pup?
By Dayle Ann Dodds
Pizza at Sally’s by Monica Wellington        
Pete’s a Pizza
by William Steig
Hi, Pizza Man!
by Virginia Walter  
Panda Bear, Panda Bear
, What Do You See? by Bill Martin Jr.  
Hush Little Polar Bear
by Jeff Mack
Polar Bear, Polar Bear, What Do You Hear? by Bill Martin Jr.  
by Marie Torres Cimarusti
by David Ezra Stein
The Three Horrid Little Pigs
by Liz Pichon
Toot & Puddle by Holly Hobbie
Pepo and Lolo are Friends
by Ana Martin Larranaga


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


Letter P Books

Panda and Polar Bear by Mathew J. Baek
Bubble Bath Pirates! By Jarrett Krosoczka
One Pup’s Up by Marsha Wilson Chall


Rhyme: 16th portion of Animal Alphabet Rhyme

Song: ABC Song

Flannelboard: Chicka Chicka Boom Boom by Bill Martin Jr.

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

Fingerplay: “Two Mother Pigs” (via SurLaLune Storytime)
Two mother pigs lived in a pen (show thumbs)
Each had four babies, and that made ten (show fingers & thumbs)
These four babies were black as night (thumb in palm, wiggle fingers)
These four babies were black and white (switch hands, repeat)
But all eight babies loved to play
And they rolled and rolled in the mud all day (roll hands)
At night, with their mother, they curled up in a heap (clasp hands)
And squealed and squealed till they fell fast asleep

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

Polar Bear, Polar Bear, slap your knees
Polar Bear, Polar Bear,  sit down please

Flannelboard: “Five Pirates on a Treasure Chest” (via Mega Storytime)
Five pirates on a treasure chest, one jumped off and four are left.
Four pirates on a treasure chest, one slid off and three are left.
Three pirates on a treasure chest, one fell down and two are left.
Two pirates on a treasure chest, one was pushed off and one is left.
One pirate on a treasure chest, he climbed down and none are left.
No pirates on the treasure chest, yo-ho-ho and now it’s all mine!

CRAFT: Letter “Pp” Pencil!

Letter P Pencil

For this week’s storytime craft, I drew a quick sketch of a #2 pencil shaped like a lower-case letter P. I scanned the original, and then printed a large number of copies. I cut the copies down to size, and supplied the children with crayons, markers and colored construction paper.


Both storytime sessions went fairly well. The first group of preschoolers from the child development center had some difficulty focusing on the read-a-loud books. Rather than fight it, I switched things up and added additional extension activities–all of which were performed multiple times. The second set of preschoolers was more focused (thanks to having just come back from recess), so they really enjoyed the read-a-loud stories, particularly Bubble Bath Pirates.  This week’s simple craft went over well. Although, I’m kind of over alphabet related crafts at this point. I can’t wait to finish this storytime series!


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