Storytimes

Letter “L” Storytime

This storytime is a part of my ABC Storytime Series.

letter L

Books

For Reading Aloud

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We Little Lamb by Lauren Thompson

Early Literacy Tips

  • On page 2, ask “What does it mean to be shy?” and “Are you shy?” and on the next page, ask “Why is he hiding?” 
  • “Hide” your face when little lamb hides behind mama

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If Animals Said I Love You by Ann Whitford Paul

Early Literacy Tips

  • Point to some animals and ask “What animal is this?” 
  •  Ask children to make certain animal sounds. 
  •  Use gestures for some of the motions in the story. Invite children to join in.

Available for Checkout

Love by Emma Dodd
How to Hide a Lion by Helen Stephens
Llama Llama Loves to Read by Anna Dewdney
Lola at the Library by Anna McQuinn
The Grouchy Ladybug by Eric Carle

Activities

Little Ladybug

For this activity, I made a little ladybug with felt wings and 10 black dots with velcro to stick as I recited the rhyme. To incorporate early literacy strategies, ask the children “What is this ladybug missing?” and “What do you think happened to her spots?” before reciting the rhyme. 

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“Little Ladybug”
Little Ladybug on the ground
Doesn’t make a sound.
Looking for her ten black dots
She lost them on the ground.

One black dot
Two black dots
Three block dots
And four.

Five black dots
Six black dots
She’s looking for some more.

Seven black dots
Eight black dots
Nine black dots
And ten.

The ladybug who lost her dots has found them all again!

Going on a Lion Hunt

For this activity, I had three boxes with printed out scenery glued to the front. Under the “tall grass” was my lion puppet. As we went through the rhyme, we uncovered the river box, which contained nothing, then the swamp box, also empty. Finally, we uncovered the tall grass, saw the lion, and ran away!

Going on a Lion Hunt
Going on a lion hunt
Going on a lion hunt
Gonna catch a big one
Gonna catch a big one
I’m not scared
I’m not scared
What a beautiful day!
What a beautiful day!

Oh no!
Tall grass!
Can’t go over it
Can’t go under it
Can’t go around it
Have to go through it
Swish swish swish swish

Oh no!
A river!
Can’t go over it
Can’t go under it
Can’t go around it
Have to go through it
Splash splash splash splash

A swamp!
Can’t go over it
Can’t go under it
Can’t go around it
Have to go through it
Squelch squelch squelch squelch

Oh no!
A LION!

Back through the long grass!
Swish swish swish swish!
Back through the swamp!
Squelch squelch squelch squelch
Back through the river!
Splash splash splash splash

Home safe!
Whew!

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