Storytime: Letter M

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)

Alphabet Song:

  • Use shakers while singing!

Introduce Letter:

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

Book 1: Goodnight Moon

Activity: “Monkey See, Monkey Do”

  • Monkey see, monkey do,

          Little monkey in the zoo

          Monkey, monkey in a tree

         Can you jump around like me?

         (swing tail, clap hands, nod head, chatter, sit down)

Book 2: My Teacher is a Monster

Activity: “Monster, Monster”

  • Monster, monster, turn around

          Monster, monster, touch the ground

          Monster, monster, reach up high

          Monster, monster, touch the sky

          Monster, monster, touch your nose

          Monster, monster, grab your toes

          Monster, monster, touch your knees

          Monster, monster, sit down please

Book 3: Moo!

Review: Show letter flashcard and say the sound again

Craft: Letter M mouse