Monday, June 9, 2014

Storytime for June 10th: Let's Celebrate Dad

This week's storytime is all about the dads (and uncles, and grandpas, and friends) who are special to us!

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

Visit the Mo Willems homepage to play games and learn more about Mo's characters.

Download and print a Knuffle Bunny Too activity kit, including coloring pages and other activities.

Visit Leslie Patricelli's website to download coloring pages, play online games, and learn more about the author and her books.

Download and print this Interrupting Chicken story kit for some free Papa and Chicken puppets, coloring pages, and crafts.

Check out the chicken activities and games at Enchanted Learning.

Watch a video of author and illustrator David Ezra Stein talking about Interrupting Chicken.

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

And be sure to check out the related online activities for Father's Day:

DLTK—coloring pages, printables, songs, poems, and puzzles
Enchanted Learning—cards, crafts, and writing activities about dads 
Disney Family—crafts and recipes for Father’s Day 
PrimaryGames—Father’s Day themed online games

And, finally, if you liked today's stories, here are some more great books about dads!

  • Grandpa Green by Lane Smith
  • Jangles: A Big Fish Story by David Shannon
  • Knock Knock: My Dad's Dream for Me by Daniel Beaty
  • Owl Moon by Jane Yolen
  • Just Me and My Dad by Mercer Mayer

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

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