DIY Storytime for April 11 – Spring

Do-It-Yourself Storytime
Theme – Spring Things

Enjoy this storytime at your own pace and schedule!*

Story: When Spring Comes
• Written by Kevin Henkes and Laura Dronzek
• Published by Greenwillow Books
• PV Storytime
What happens when spring comes? This story will tell you.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_IMQguIVLL4
Preschool lessons plans from No Time for Flashcards:
https://www.notimeforflashcards.com/2018/03/preschool-lesson-plan-for-spring.html

Story: Plant the Tiny Seed
• Written by Christine Matheson
• Published by Greenwillow Books
• Read by Christine Matheson
Follow along with the author as she reads her interactive book about planting flowers.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JYMgUvqs-D4
Resource guide and activities from HarperStacks:
https://harperstacks.harpercollins.com/blog/resource-plant-the-tiny-seed-teaching-guide/

Story: Fletcher and the Springtime Blossoms
• Written by Julia Rawlinson and illustrated by Tiphanie Beeke
• Published by Greenwillow Books
• PV Storytime
Fletcher loves spring but is worried when he thinks he sees snow.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RXU2KYQRir8
Read & Do activities by R.E.D. Zone:
https://www.lovetoteach.org/media/k2/attachments/Fletcher%20&%20the%20Springtime%20Blossoms.pdf

 

Songs about Spring:

(Please watch with your children)

Springtime – Music Box Kids
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=A16Cu6Ic1pA

Spring Is Here – English Time Songs
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=I4LPLGwFb-A

Spring Is Here – The Learning Station
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DobrRgD5aOU

 

Rhymes:

Five Spring Flowers

Five spring flowers, all in a row.
The first one said, “We need rain to grow!”
The second one said, “Oh, we need water!”
The third one said, “Yes, it is getting hotter!”
The fourth one said, “I see clouds in the sky.”
The fifth one said, “But I wonder why?”

Then BOOM went the thunder
And ZAP went the lightning!
That springtime storm was really frightening!
But the flowers weren’t scared – oh, no, no, no!
The rain helped them to grow, grow, GROW!

Spring Is Coming

Spring is coming, spring is coming
Birdies, build your nest
Weave together straw and feather
Do your very best.

Spring is coming, spring is coming
Wind begins to blow
Rain comes showering on the ground
Makes the flowers grow.

Spring is coming, spring is coming
Flowers coming up
Pansies, lilies, daffodils
And yellow buttercup.

Spring is coming, spring is coming
Weather’s turning fair
The sun is shining on the earth
And warming up the air.

April Clouds

Two little clouds one April Day (make two fists)
Went sailing across the sky (move fists side to side)
They went so fast, they bumped their heads (bump fists together)
And both began to cry. (rub eyes with hands)
Out came the big round sun who said (make circle with arms)
“Never mind my little dears (shrug shoulders)
I’m going to send my sunbeams down (wiggle fingers downward)
To dry your fallen tears.”

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