Letter “N” Storytime

“N” is for Nest and 9 Eggs!

This storytime is a part of my ABC Storytimes series.

Books to Read Aloud

cover image of the very cold freezing no number day

The Very Cold, Freezing, No-Number Day by Ashley Sorenson

Reading for Early Literacy Tips

  • This story asks children to trace the numbers on the page. Ask the children to trace numbers in the air.
  • This story asks the children the questions for you. Demonstrate the answers by counting, blowing, and tracing.
  • Ask children “What color is this page?” as the pages turn from yellow to green to orange.

noses flowerpot press

Noses (Flowerpot Press Books)

Reading for Early Literacy Tips

  • Ask the children to point to their own nose before the story starts.
  • This book provides the questions for you, “Whose nose is this?”
  • Ask “What sound does x animal make?” on some pages.

Additional Books for Letter “N”

The Neighbors by Einat Tsarfati

The Noisy Airplane Ride by Mike Downs

Noisy Nora by Rosemary Wells

Nuts to You by Lois Ehlert

The Noisy Foxes by Amy Husband

A Nest is Noisy by Dianna Hutts Aston

A Nap in a Lap by Sarah Wilson

In the Quiet Noisy Woods by Michael J. Rosen

Not Quite Narwhal by Jessie Sima

Whose Nest? by Guy Troughton

William’s Winter Nap by Chuck Groenink

Bunny’s Noisy Book by Margaret Wise Brown

Oh No! Little Dragon by Jim Averbeck


“Noisy Nest”

For this activity, I made 5 peekaboo nest flannels with 5 different birds to hide underneath. I recited the rhyme and made the bird’s sound before uncovering each one.

“Noisy Nest”
Just as I lay down to rest,
What noisy bird is in that nest?!?!

Go through each nest and make a different bird sound
Crow… Caw
Owl… Hoot
Baby bird… Tweet
Mama bird… Chirp

“Knicky, Knacky, Knocky, Knoo”

This is a varition of the original “Knicky, Knacky, Knocky, Knoo” song. I wanted to emphasize that n- sound, but with a shorter, more toddler friendly activity.

“Knicky, Knacky, Knocky, Knoo”
Knicky Knacky Knocky Knoo
I have ten toes in my shoes
And I will count them all for you!
1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10
Whew! (wipe forehead, as if tired)
Knicky, Knacky, Knocky Knoo


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