Enjoy this DIY Storytime on the theme of Ninjas whenever is convenient for your family.
Ninja Red Riding Hood
• Written by Corey Rosen Schwartz
• Illustrated by Dan Santat
• Published by G.P. Putnam’s Sons
• Presented by Mr. Paulson Reads
A wolf trains to be a ninja in order to catch his prey, but he is not the only one mastering a martial art.
Batch of Books.com has these cool ninja finger puppets you can print out. Back them up on cardboard, cut holes for the fingers, and let the kids play!
The Ninjabread Man
• Written by C. J. Leigh
• Illustrated by Chris Gall
• Published Orchard Books
• Presented by Storytime Train
In this adaptation of the traditional Gingerbread man, Ninjabread Man escapes the Sensei and challenges his students.
Thrifty Fun has instructions for making little ninjas from toilet paper tubes:
Jack B. Ninja
• Written by Tim McCanna
• Illustrated by Stephen Savage
• Published Orchard Books
• Presented by Storytime Anytime
Jack B. Ninja goes on a mission to steal a treasure chest.
A Little Pinch of Perfection has instructions for making paper nunchuks and ninja masks:
Ninja Run by Didi & Friends
Being Awesome! by Ninja Kidz Music
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtle TV Theme Song
RHYMES AND MOVEMENT ACTIVITIES:
Ninja Skills by Martha Simpson
Ninja, ninja, turn around (turn around)
Ninja, ninja, touch the ground (touch the floor)
Ninja, ninja, make a fist (hold out one hand in a fist)
Ninja, ninja, make your arm twist (twist that arm from one side to the other)
Ninja, ninja, tippy-toe (take a few steps on tip-toes)
Ninja, ninja, go so slow (move in slow motion)
Ninja, ninja, run in place (run in place)
Ninja, ninja, balance with grace (stand on one foot)
Ninja, ninja, show your kick (kick with one foot)
Ninja, ninja, jump up quick (jump up)
Ninja, ninja, chop your hand (do a karate chop)
Ninja, ninja, take a stand (stand at attention)
Ninja, ninja, climb the hill (pretend to climb up a rope)
Ninja, ninja, be small and still. (make yourself small and don’t move)
Five Little Ninjas by Martha Simpson
Five little ninjas leap across the floor
One left the room, and then there were four.
Four little ninjas climbing up a tree
One jumped down, and then there were three.
Three little ninjas practicing kung fu
One bowed out, and then there were two.
Two little ninjas out for a run
One returned home, and then there was one.
One little ninja sitting in the sun
Finished his workout, and now he is done.
I’m a Nimble Ninja by Martha Simpson
(tune: I’m a Little Teapot)
I’m a nimble ninja, I’m so fast (run in place)
You’ll never see me when I run past
I am good at tumbling and I can kick (do a somersault, then kick)
All my moves are strong and quick.
I’m a nimble ninja, I can fight (punch the air the left and right hands)
I punch with my left hand, then with my right
I am good at hiding, day or night (put hands in front of your face to hide)
If you look for me, I’ll be out of sight.
I’m a nimble ninja, watch me creep (tip-toe quietly across the room)
Across the room without a peep
When you least expect it, I’ll attack (jump up and pretend to grab someone)
So you better watch your back!