Storytime: Letter S


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


Starry Safari by Linda Ashman  
by Joanne Partis
Duck Sock Hop by Jane Kohuth         
The Big Storm: A Very Soggy Counting Book
by Nancy Tafuri  
Sheep on a Ship
by Nancy Shaw
Ship Ahoy!
by Peter Sis
Veggie Soup
by Dorthy Donohue
Growing Vegetable Soup by Lois Elhert
New Shoes, Red Shoes
by Susan Rollings
The Sun is my Favorite Star
by Frank Asch
How to Catch a Star
by Oliver Jeffers
The Seals on the Bus by Lenny Hort
Hide and Snake by Keith Baker


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


Letter S Books

Say What? by Angela DiTerlizzi
I Spy Under the Sea by Edward Gibbs
Sheep in a Jeep by Nancy Shaw
Do Pigs Have Stripes? by Melanie Walsh


Rhyme: 19th portion of Animal Alphabet Rhyme

Song: ABC Song

Flannelboard: Chicka Chicka Boom Boom by Bill Martin Jr.

Music & Movement Song: Sailing Sailing Over the Ocean (w/ Shakers & Eggs)

Finger Puppet Rhyme: “Two Squirrels” (modified Two Little Blackbirds)
Two squirrels sitting on a hill,
One named Jack, one named Jill.
Run away Jack, run away Jill.
Come back Jack, come back Jill.

Action Rhyme: Head, Shoulders, Knees and Toes (via
Head and shoulders knees and toes
Knees and toes
Head and shoulders knees and toes
Knees and toes
And eyes and ears
And mouth and nose
Head and shoulders knees and toes
Knees and toes

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

Music & Movement Song: You Are My Sunshine (w/ Shakers & Eggs)

CRAFT: Letter “Ss” Seahorse!

Letter S Seahorse Craft

Coming up with a Letter “S” related storytime craft was pretty simple. I used a drawing from page 6 of Seahorses: Everything About History, Care, Nutrition, Handling and Behavior by Frank Indiviglio for inspiration. I modified the tail to suit my needs. Colored card stock, crayons and markers were provided.


Friday’s back-to-back storytime sessions at the child development center went okay. The interactive nature of I Spy Under the Sea and Do Pigs Have Stripes really amphed up the preschoolers, so they had some difficulty quieting down and listening to the other two read-a-loud stories. The extension activities went over really well, and we performed each one a couple of times.


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