Storytimes

Letter “I” Storytime

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This storytime is a part of my ABC Storytimes series and it was probably the hardest letter yet! My words were limited pretty much to iguanas, ice and it’s respective compound words, igloo, and “I,” so I had to get creative!

Books

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Bunnies on Ice by Johanna Wright

Early Literacy Strategies

  • This is a good book for asking children to point out things in the illustrations.
  • Ask children about how they relate to the story. Example: “What do you eat for breakfast?”

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I Ain’t Gonna Paint No More by Karen Beaumont

Early Literacy Strategies

  • Ask children to point to themselves every time we say the word “I.”
  • Ask children to point to body parts along with the story.
  • Pause on pages before announcing body parts to let children guess the rhyme.

Activities

“I Wish I Was an Iguana”

Use an iguana puppet to complete this adorable rhyme to the tune of “If You’re Happy and You Know It.”

“I Wish I Was an Iguana”
Oh, I wish I was a big, green iguana.
Oh, I wish I was a big, green iguana.
Oh I’d itch and I’d scratch,
And I’d find a leafy patch.
Oh, I wish I was a big, green iguana.

“Here is Some Ice Cream”

I made a very cute flannel to go with this great counting rhyme I found via Literary Hoots.

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Script
Oh here is some ice cream, the best in the town!
So many flavors, but first? The chocolate BROWN.

The second’s the creamiest I’ve ever seen!
Let’s scoop up the ice cream that’s minty and GREEN.

The third scoop is yummy—the best some might think.
Let’s eat up the ice cream that’s strawberry PINK!

The fourth flavor isn’t nearly so mellow—
So tart and sweet is the lemony YELLOW!

A popular flavor is fifth—what a sight!
There at the tip-top is vanilla that’s WHITE.

Oh it’s incomplete! Before we can be fed,
Let’s top off our treat with a cherry that’s RED

 

 

 

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