DIY Storytime – Opposites

Enjoy this DIY Storytime on the theme of Opposites whenever is convenient for your family.

BOOKS:

book polar oppositesPolar Opposites
• Written and illustrated by Eric Brooks
• Published by Two Lions
• Presented by Storytime Is Funtime!
Alex is a polar bear and Zina is a penguin. They live on opposites sides of the earth and have different personalities, but are still best friends.
https://video.link/w/aVkBb
Totschooling.net has an opposites puzzle you can print. You can make more puzzles by drawing your own pictures.
https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B7HU0DcVrlesU3RHWFJmbjY4OTQ/view

 

book marta big and small

Marta! Big and Small

• Written by Jen Arena
• Illustrated by Angela Dominguez
• Published by Roaring Books Press
• Presented by Lisa Beth Kovitz
This book about a girl named Marta is read in English and Spanish.
https://video.link/w/OVkBb
Super Simple has 3 activities to help children develop fine motor skills while learning about opposites.
https://supersimple.com/article/three-opposites-fine-motor-skill-activities/

 

book wrong way rabbitThe Wrong-Way Rabbit
• Written by Terry Slater
• Illustrated by Diane de Groat
• Published by Scholastic
• Presented by Go! Read
Tibbar Jack does everything backwards and opposite of how it should be done.
https://video.link/w/0WkBb
Fantastic Fun and Learning has a messy but fun idea for teaching kids about wet and dry.
https://www.fantasticfunandlearning.com/o-is-for-opposites-wet-and-dry-sensory-play.html

SONGS:

Outdoor Opposites by Barefoot Books Singalong
https://video.link/w/TWkBb

The Opposites Action and Dance Song by Dream English Kids
https://video.link/w/RXkBb

The Opposites Song by Kids TV123
https://video.link/w/pYkBb

RHYMES AND FINGERPLAYS:

When You…

When you wake up you say, “Good morning”
When you go to bed say, “Good night.”
When a thing weighs a lot, it is Heavy
When it does not weigh too much, it is Light.

When you meet someone, you say “Hello”
When it’s time to go, say “Goodbye.”
When you have a question, you ask
When you know the answer, you reply.

When you refer to yourself, you say “Me”
When you mean someone else, then say “You.”
When your shoes are worn out, they are Old
When you get an unused pair, they’re New.

When you’re in a good mood, you will Smile
When you’re feeling all grumpy, you Frown.
When something’s higher than you, then look Up
When it’s lower than you, just look Down.

When you want to go quickly, you Run
When you want to move slowly, you Walk.
When you are listening, you should keep Quiet
When you want to speak, you will Talk.

When you want something, you say “Please”
When you get what you want, say “Thank you.”
When you begin something, you are just Starting.
When you finish it, then you are Through.

The Opposites Dance

We can do opposites, opposites, opposites.
We can do opposites follow me.
Top and bottom (Point to top of head, then bottom of foot.)
Front and back (Face front, then turn around.)
Happy and sad (Make a happy face, then look sad.)
Left and right (Step to the left, then step to the right)
Up and down (Point up and then down.)
Loud and soft (Shout and whisper.)
Open and shut (Open and close fists.)
Tall and short (Stand on tip-toes, then squat down.)
Crossed and uncrossed (Cross and uncross arms.)
Forward and backward (Step forward and back.)
Wide and narrow (Spread arms out, then bring close to body)
Strong and weak (Make arm muscles, then put arms down)
Stand and sit (Stand up and sit down.)
Off and on (Hands out wide and then on lap.)
We can do opposites, opposites, opposites.
We can do opposites follow me.

The Opposite Things in My House
(tune: The Wheels on the Bus)

The doors of my house go open and shut,
Open and shut, open and shut
The doors of my house go open and shut,
They’re opposites.

The rooms in my house are big and small
Big and small, big and small
The rooms in my house are big and small
They’re opposites.

The water faucets turn on and off
On and off, on and off
The water faucets go on and off
They’re opposites.

The air in my house is warm or cool
Warm or cool, warm or cool
The air in my house is warm or cool
They’re opposites.

The lamps make my house look light or dark
Light or dark, light or dark
The lamps my make house look light or dark
They’re opposites.

The clothes in my room are clean and dirty,
Clean and dirty, clean and dirty
The clothes in my room are clean and dirty
They’re opposites.

The bread in the toaster goes down and up
Down and up, down and up
The bread in the toaster goes down and up
They’re opposites.

The sheets on my bed are under and over
Under and over, under and over
The sheets on my bed are under and over
They’re opposites.

The chairs in my house are soft or hard
Soft or hard, soft or hard
The chairs in my house are soft or hard
They’re opposites.

The shelves in my house are tall or short
Tall or short, tall or short
The shelves in my house are tall or short
They’re opposites.

The sound of the TV is loud or quiet,
Loud or quiet, loud or quiet
The sound of the TV is loud or quiet
They’re opposites.

The people in my house go in and out
In and out, in and out
The people in my house go in and out
They’re opposites.

(Make new verses about the things in your house.)

opposites coloring

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