Storytime Share: GREEN

3 04 2018

The color for this month’s outreach storytimes has been green. Green seemed like a good choice for March because of St. Patrick’s Day and the beginning of spring. There are quite a few fun books and activities that are related to green, so it worked well.

Books:

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The Green Umbrella by Jackie Azúa Kramer; illustrated by Maral Sassouni

While taking a walk in the rain with his umbrella, an elephant is stopped by Hedgehog, Cat, Bear, and Rabbit who all have different uses for the umbrella, from boat to flying machine. Preschool, Early Elementary

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Little Green by Keith Baker; illustrated by the author

A young boy observes a hummingbird and paints the pattern of its flight in this brightly colored book. Toddler, Preschool

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Go Away, Big Green Monster! by Ed Emberley; illustrated by the author

The modern classic with die cut pages about a monster that grows and then disappears as the reader turns the pages. Toddler, Preschool

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Nighty Night, Little Green Monster by Ed Emberley; illustrated by the author

In this companion title to Go Away, Big Green Monster a happy little monster is put to bed by the reader as night falls. Toddler, Preschool

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The Wide-Mouthed Frog by Keith Faulkner; illustrated by Jonathan Lambert

In this pop-up book, a frog hops along meeting other animals until he is surprised at the end by an alligator and must make a quick escape. Preschool

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Where Is the Green Sheep? by Mem Fox; illustrated by Judy Horacek

Readers go on a search for a missing green sheep in the fun, rhyming tale. Toddler, Preschool

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Green by Laura Vaccaro Seeger; illustrated by the author

Various shades of green are displayed in this Caldecott Honor-winning title. Preschool, Early Elementary

Activities:

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Song: “Five Green and Speckled Frogs”

I sang this song while using the kit shown above with a felt glove.

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Story: “Go Away, Big Green Monster”

I used this glove puppet to retell the story of the big green monster.

Fingerplay: “Two Little Green Birds”

We did this variation of “Two Little Blackbirds”, which has become a favorite of my outreach groups.

 

 

 

 

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