DIY Storytime – Heroes

Enjoy this Do-It-Yourself Storytime on Heroes & Helpers whenever you like.*

Books:

Story: Keeping the City Going
• Written and illustrated by Brian Floca
• Read by Brian Floca
A lovely tribute to all the essential workers who are keeping the city going during the current pandemic.
https://safeYouTube.net/w/ulbN
See the Thank You, Heroes coloring sheet by Stacy Curtis following the Rhymes & Fingerplays. There are 6 things to look for that represent the helpers who are working to keep us safe.

bookStory: Ten Rules of Being a Superhero
• Written and illustrated by Deb Pulitti
• Published by Henry Holt & Company
• Presented by Mr. Paulson Reads
A young sidekick explains the rules.
https://safeYouTube.net/w/5lbN
10 Amazing Superhero Activities For Kids by Mom Junction:
https://www.momjunction.com/articles/superhero-activities-for-kids_00383959/

bookStory: Lucía the Luchadora
• Written by Cynthia Leonor Garza
• Illustrated by Alyssa Bermudez
• Published by Pow! Kids Books
• Presented by Jamie Forslund
The boys tell Lucia she can’t be a superhero because she is a girl. So she becomes a masked Luchadora.
https://safeYouTube.net/w/SPbN
Make your own Luchadora mask from firstpalette:
https://www.firstpalette.com/printable/luchador-mask.html

Songs:

Be a Superhero by Jack Hartmann
https://safeYouTube.net/w/ynbN

We’re the Heroes by Heroes Hip Hip Hurray
https://safeYouTube.net/w/qobN

Everyday Heroes Club Song by Aloe Blacc and Sesame Street
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BODa0g7pU5M

Rhymes & Fingerplays:

Five Brave Superheroes
Five brave superheroes (hold up five fingers)
Ready to save the day (hands on hips in ‘superhero stance’)
One flies off to chase a villain (“fly” one finger behind back)
Up, up and away! (stretch arms up into the air, i.e. ‘flying pose’)
Four brave superheroes (hold up four fingers)
Ready to save the day (hands on hips in ‘superhero stance’)
One stops a train that left the track (hold up a hand in a ‘Stop!’ command)
Up, up and away! (stretch arms up into the air, i.e. ‘flying pose’)
Three brave superheroes (hold up three fingers)
Ready to save the day (hands on hips in ‘superhero stance’)
One saves a child from a burning house (pretend to hold something in your arms)
Up, up and away! (stretch arms up into the air, i.e. ‘flying pose’)
Two brave superheroes (hold up two fingers)
Ready to save the day (hands on hips in ‘superhero stance’)
One lifts a bolder in the road (pretend to lift something heavy)
Up, up and away! (stretch arms up into the air, i.e. ‘flying pose’)
One brave superhero (hold up one finger)
Ready to save the day (hands on hips in ‘superhero stance’)
She rescues a kitten from a tree (pretend to pet a cat)
And now it’s time to play! (clap hands, shout hooray!)

Hooray for Helpers
(tune: The Farmer in the Dell)

The doctors keep us well
The doctors keep us well
Hooray for helpers in our town
The doctors keep us well.

The postman brings the mail
The postman brings the mail
Hooray for helpers in our town
The postman brings the mail.

The grocers sell us food
The grocers sell us food
Hooray for helpers in our town
The grocers sell us food.

The teachers help us learn
The teachers help us learn
Hooray for helpers in our town
The teachers help us learn.

The firemen put out fires
The firemen put out fires
Hooray for helpers in our town
The firemen put out fires.

(Add other community helpers that your child knows)

Have You Ever Seen a Hero?
(tune: Have You Ever Seen a Lassie?)

Have you ever seen a hero, a hero, a hero
Have you ever seen a hero in your neighborhood?
They could be a parent or brother or sister
Have you ever seen a hero in your neighborhood?

Have you ever seen a hero, a hero, a hero
Have you ever seen a hero in your neighborhood?
They could be a fire fighter, nurse or a doctor
Have you ever seen a hero in your neighborhood?

Have you ever seen a hero, a hero, a hero
Have you ever seen a hero in your neighborhood?
They could be a truck driver, plumber, or builder
Have you ever seen a hero in your neighborhood?

Have you ever seen a hero, a hero, a hero
Have you ever seen a hero in your neighborhood?
They could be a teacher, librarian, counselor
Have you ever seen a hero in your neighborhood?

(Add other community helpers that your child knows)

coloring page

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