Storytime: Letter V


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


Beep, Beep, Vroom Vroom! By Stuart J. Murphy
This is the Van That Dad Cleaned
by Lisa Campbell Ernst
Virginnie’s Hat by Dori Chaconas         
The Vowel Family: A Tale of Lost Letters
by Sally M. Walker  
The Very Busy Day
by Diane Hendry
The Very Noisy Night
by Diane Hendry
The Very Small
by Joyce Dunbar
Mr. Bear’s Vacation by Debi Gliori  
Mona the Vampire
by Sonia Holleyman  
Zin! Zin! Zin! A Violin
by Lloyd Moss
What in the World is a Violin?
by Mary Elizabeth Salzmann


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


Letter V Books

Olivia Saves the Circus
Growing Vegetable Soup by Lois Elhert
I Love Vacations by Anna Walker  


Rhyme: 22nd portion of Animal Alphabet Rhyme

Song: ABC Song

Flannelboard: Chicka Chicka Boom Boom by Bill Martin Jr.

Action Rhyme: V is for Volcano (via The Measured Mom)
I’m a little vacuum,
Hear me vroom,
Over the floor and
All across the room.

When I get all revved up,
See me work,
Cleaning up the carpet,

And sucking up the dirt.

Flannelboard: The Vegetable Song (via Preschool Education)
Carrots, Peas, and Brococcoli,
Vegetable are good for me.
For my snack and in my lunch,
Veggie sticks are great to munch.

Carrots, Peas, and Broccoli,
Vegetables are good for me.
(sung to the tune of “Twin
kle, Twinkle Little Star”)

Action Rhyme: I am a Volcano (via Toddler Storytime)
I am a volcano (squat down with hands around knees)
Hear me rumble (tremble and rumble)
The lave deep down in me,
is beginning to bubble.
Something is going to happen,
Happen very soon!
I’m erupting with a…
Big gigantic BOOM!!! (jump up and extend arms upward)

CRAFT: Letter “Vv” Vulture!

Letter V Vulture

I really liked the toilet paper roll, vulture craft I found on the DLTK Kids website. Unfortunately, those type of complicated crafts are extremely difficult to put together at the child development center due to the skewed ration of children to adults. So, I used it for inspiration, made some modifications and created a simplified version. Like always, I scanned my drawing into PPT, and printed multiple copies. I cut everything down to size, and provided the preschoolers with colored construction paper, crayons and colored pencils.


Both storytimes went really at the CDC. Olivia Saves the Circus was a huge hit. Some of the kids were disappointed I did not other Olivia books on hand, but I assured them the library did. The extension activities went over well, especially I am a Volcano. In fact, that particular action rhyme was so popular we performed it multiple times.


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