Sleepy Stories for Summer Reading Program Family Storytime
I chose three or four of the following, depending on the age of the group and how much time I had left in storytime.
|Interrupting Chicken by David Ezra Stein|
|The Goodnight Train by June Sobel|
|Llama Llama Red Pajama by Anna Dewdney|
|What! Cried Granny by Kate Lum|
|Time for Bed by Mem Fox|
|Little Hoot by Amy Krouse Rosenthal|
|Snuggle Up, Sleepy Ones by Claire Freedman|
|Sleepy, Oh So Sleepy by Denise Fleming|
I adapted the board book story Bedtime Kiss for Little Fish by Lorie Ann Grover for this flannel board. It is such a short story, that I added it into the mix as an alternative for a rhyme between longer books. I asked the kids what each animal was before I said the rhyme. I just took some photocopies of the book to use as my template for the ocean and the animals and used Sharpie and glitter glue to embelish.
|Time for sleep in the deep.|
|Night is dark, baby shark.|
|It's so late, little skate.|
|Make no fuss, octopus.|
|One last swish, jellyfish.|
|Tuck your tail, humpback whale.|
|Time for sleep in the deep, deep, deep.|
I got the template for my version of Five in the Bed from MakingLearningFun.com. This is a quick and easy flannel board to make.
Songs, Rhymes & Fingerplays
- Teddy Bear, Teddy Bear Turn Around
- There Were Five in the Bed… (used flannel board visual above)
- Five Little Monkeys Jumping on the Bed (I used a puppet visual we have with our storytime supplies and threw the monkeys over my shoulder when they fell of the bed- always a hit.)
- Wee Willie Winkie (bounce child on lap, clap hands or pat hands on legs)
Music & Movement
I handed out shakers to all the kids and we did the Hokey Pokey from the Carol Peterson's CD Sticky Bubble Gum.