DIY Storytime – Dragons

Do-It-Yourself Storytime
Theme – Dragons

Enjoy this storytime at your own pace and schedule!*

Story: When a Dragon Moves In
• Written by Jodi Moore and illustrated by Howard McWilliam
• Published by Flashlight Press
• Read by Mark Duplass
You might feel lucky when a dragon moves into your sandcastle, but there could be some problems.
https://www.storylineonline.net/books/when-a-dragon-moves-in/
How to draw a dragon from BennieBlog:
https://bennieblog.commons.hwdsb.on.ca/2020/04/02/when-a-dragon-moves-in-activities-questions-and-read-aloud/

Story: Dragons Love Tacos
• Written by Adam Rubin and illustrated by Daniel Salmieri
• Published by Dial Books
• Presented by Books Alive
Dragons love tacos – but not spicy salsa!
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5BB4H1MKWhY
Make some paper tacos with Inner Child Fun:
https://innerchildfun.com/2016/10/paper-tacos.html

Story: Not Your Typical Dragon
• Written by Dan Bar-El and illustrated by Tim Bowers
• Published by Viking Books for Young Readers
• Read by Lawson’s Dad the Actor
Crispin can’t breathe fire like other dragons. Instead, he breathes whipped cream and other odd things. Will his family ever be proud of him?
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3j1KS7rXyjU
Lots of dragon craft projects from Activity Village:
https://www.activityvillage.co.uk/dragon-crafts

Songs about Dragons:

Puff, the Magic Dragon
By Kids Bookshelf
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=klCEwLH6vIU

Dragons Love Tacos Song (in English & Spanish)
Great Expectations on the National Braille Press site includes a song and a recipe for salsa.
https://www.nbp.org/ic/nbp/programs/gep/dragon/ge_dragonsong.html

Fly Like a Dragon
By Ryan’s World
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=d_QqnSXE_qA

 

Rhymes & Activities:
adapted from https://www.jocolibrary.org/kids/storytime-blog/dragons-preschool-storytime

Dragon Hunt

Going on a dragon hunt (pretend to march)
And I’m not afraid. (point to self)
There’s a tall mountain – (look with hand over eyes)
Can’t go under it (move hand down)
Can’t go around it (move hand in a circle around you)
Guess I’ll go over it. (reach hands as if climbing)
There’s a river – (look with hand over eyes)
Can’t go over it (move hand down)
Can’t go around it (move hand in a circle around you)
Guess I’ll swim across it. (move arms as if swimming)
There’s some tall grass – (look with hand over eyes)
Can’t go over it (move hand up)
Can’t go around it (move hand in a circle around you)
Guess I’ll go through it. (slap hands up and down in front)
There’s a castle! (point ahead)
Can’t go over it. (move hand down)
Can’t go under it (move hand down)
Guess I’ll go in it. (pretend to open door and walk in)
It’s dark and spooky in here (shake)
It’s cold in here (wrap arms around self and shiver)
I feel some scales (pretend to rub something)
I feel some teeth. (pretend to prick your finger)
Oh! It’s a dragon! (scream)
Run out of the castle (run in place)
Go through the grass (run in place)
Swim across the river (pretend to swim)
Climb over the mountain (pretend to climb)
Run home (run in place)
Open the door (pretend to open a door)
Jump into bed (jump)
Hide under the covers. (cover head with arms)
Whew! (take a deep breath)
I went on a dragon hunt
And I wasn’t afraid!

5 Green Dragons

Five green dragons making such a roar.
One danced away and then there were four.
Four green dragons dancing around a tree.
One danced away and then there were three.
Three green dragons dancing around you.
One danced away and then there were two.
Two green dragons dancing in the sun.
One danced away and then there was one.
One green dragon having lots of fun
She danced away and then there were none.

 

I’m A Little Dragon
(Sing to: “I’m A Little Teapot”)

I’m a little dragon, strong and stout.
Here is my tail and here is my snout.
Please don’t tickle me, ‘cos if you do
I’ll sneeze fire all over you!

*The Stratford Library encourages family to use online resources with caution and is not responsible for broken or altered hyperlinks.

Craft Idea: https://onelittleproject.com/paper-roll-dragon-craft/ 

dragon coloring page

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