DIY Storytime – Be Proud

Do-It-Yourself Storytime
Theme – Be Proud!

Enjoy this DIY Storytime whenever you like

Books:

book be who you areBe Who You Are
• Written and illustrated by Todd Parr
• Published by Scholastic
• Presented by Books and Brushes for Kids
This picture book encourages kids to be proud of what makes them unique, where they come from, and how they express themselves and see the world.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_6W3jujJlWs
Kids can use Play Doh to create models of their unique selves or anything they like. If you don’t have any, here’s a recipe from Highlights Magazine to make clay.
https://www.highlights.com/parents/crafts/homemade-clay

 

book sparkle boySparkle Boy
• Written by Lesléa Newman
• Illustrated by Maria Mola
• Published by Lee & Low Books
• Read by Lesléa Newman
Young Casey loves sparkly things. But his older sister does not approve until an encounter with teasing bullies helps her learn to accept Casey for who he is.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2MZBMytSF4g&list=PLWvLSVUakWYPsIo4gTnMykhcleuJZVkYz
Discussion Guide:
https://www.leeandlow.com/uploads/loaded_document/433/Sparkle_Boy_TG.pdf
Make a positive self-talk bracelet with beads:
https://www.theottoolbox.com/kids-positive-self-talk

Red: A Crayon’s Story
• Written and illustrated by Michael Hall
• Read by Francie Dillon
A crayon’s label says he is red, but no matter how hard he tries, his color comes out blue. Red feels like a misfit until a new friend shows him to be proud of his hue.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ytZ2fhuj6kA
Watch this video on how to dye pasta. Kids can use the colorful pasta to make rainbow necklaces or mosaics.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Wna3CfFD2pA

 

Songs:

Be Yourself
The Singing Lizard – Munchkin Music
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NxzUoJsXrdU

Proud!
Nursery Rhymes & Kids Songs with Sweet Tweets
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OOpPVBgW6JQ

True Colors
Sung by Justin Timberlake, Anna Kendrick from the movie Trolls
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=la0-5QFLr14

Rhymes & Fingerplays

If You’re Proud and You Know It

If you’re proud and you know it, clap your hands (clap clap)
If you’re proud and you know it, clap your hands (clap clap)
If you’re proud and you know it, then you really ought to show it
If you’re proud and you know it, clap your hands. (clap clap)

If you’re proud and you know it, stomp your feet (stomp stomp)
If you’re proud and you know it, stomp your feet (stomp stomp)
If you’re proud and you know it, then you really ought to show it
If you’re proud and you know it, stomp your feet (stomp stomp)

If you’re proud and you know it, shout “Hurray!” (hoo-ray!)
If you’re proud and you know it, shout “Hurray!” (hoo-ray!)
If you’re proud and you know it, then you really ought to show it
If you’re proud and you know it, shout “Hurray!” (hoo-ray!)

If you’re proud and you know it, do all three (clap-clap, stomp stomp, hoo-ray!)
If you’re proud and you know it, do all three (clap-clap, stomp stomp, hoo-ray!)
If you’re proud and you know it, then you really ought to show it
If you’re proud and you know it, do all three. (clap-clap, stomp stomp, hoo-ray!)

You Be You
(tune: “Twinkle, Twinkle, Little Star)

You be you and I’ll be me (point ahead, point to yourself)
This is how we like to be. (nod head up and down)
You are great just like you are (thumbs up)
Be yourself and you’ll go far. (point ahead, then make an arc)
You be you and I’ll be me (point ahead, point to yourself)
This is how we like to be. (nod head up and down)

You be you and I’ll be me (point ahead, point to yourself)
This is how we like to be. (nod head up and down)
I like me the way I am (hug yourself)
No one does me like I can. (clasp hands and shake from side to side like a cheer)
You be you and I’ll be me (point ahead, point to yourself)
This is how we like to be. (nod head up and down)

It’s Up to You
(tune: Mary Had a Little Lamb)

Girls can wear hoodies if they want
Boys can wear hoodies if they want
You can wear hoodies if you want
It’s up to you to choose.

Girls can wear sparkles if they want
Boys can wear sparkles if they want
You can wear sparkles if you want
It’s up to you to choose.

(repeat verse, adding any type of clothing or accessories you like)

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Craft Idea
Color the rainbow with crayons or glue on dyed pasta.

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