Monday, June 30, 2014

Storytime for July 1st: America the Beautiful

In preparation for the Fourth of July, this week's storytime celebrates America the Beautiful!

Here are the books we'll be reading this week, along with some videos, links, and activities to accompany them!

Watch this video about Of Thee I Sing:

At storytime, we read the book together; watch the video below to hear the song and to view some of the actual scenes illustrated in our story!

Read more about the author of Happy Birthday America, Mary Pope Osborne.

You can also download this week's Takeaway page by clicking here.

And be sure to check out the related online activities for the Fourth of July:

DLTK—coloring pages, printables, songs, poems, and puzzles

Time for Kidslearn the story behind the holiday

Surfnetkidsget moving on the fourth with these fun party games

Lil’LunaUse glue and tissue paper to create these patriotic flags

And, finally, if you liked today's stories, here are some more great books about the U.S.A!

  • America Votes by Linda Granfield
  • Here's to You, America! by Charles M. Schultz
  • The Scrambled States of America by Laurie Keller
  • John, Paul, George, and Ben by Lane Smith
  • My Teacher for President by Kay Winters
  • Liberty's Journey by Kelly DiPucchio

Have a great week, and we'll see you next Tuesday!

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