Storytime: Letter T

I run Storytime at the Penguin Bookshop and thought it would be fun to share my Storytime plans. While my Storytime is open to all ages, I do gear toward the younger crowd because a lot of 1 and 2 year olds attend. A few of these ideas are my own, but the majority I borrow from my favorite Storytime websites, which include Storytime Katie, Sunflower Storytime, Dog Earned Storytime, and Library Village.

Welcome Song:

            (to the tune of “The Farmer in the Dell”)

            We clap and sing hello,

            We clap and sing hello,

            With our friends at Storytime,

            We clap and sing hello!

            (wave, stomp, march, wiggle, blink, waddle)

Alphabet Song: Use shakers while singing!

Introduce Letter:

  •             Show kids a flashcard of the letter T.
  •             Sing “The T says ttt, the T says ttt, every letter makes a sound, the T says ttt.”

Book 1: Old MacDonald Had a Truck

Activity: “I’m a Little Teapot”

  •   I’m a little teapot,

            Short and stout

            Here is my handle

            Here is my spout

            When I get all steamed up

            Hear me shout,

            “Tip me over

            and pour me out!”

Book 2: Turtle Island

Activity: “Miss Lucy Had a Turtle”

  •   Miss Lucy had a turtle (make a turtle with your hand)

            His name was Tiny Tim

            She put him in the bathtub

            To see if he could swim (swim with your arms)

            He drank up all the water (drink)

            He ate up all the soap (eat)

            And now he’s sick in bed

            With bubbles in his throat

            Bubble, bubble, bubble, bubble, POP! (make your hands grow with the bubbles and clap on the pop)

Book 3: Steam Train, Dream Train

Review: Show letter flashcard and say the sound again

Craft: Letter T tree