DIY Storytime – Princesses

Enjoy this DIY Storytime on Princesses whenever you like!

BOOKS:

The Princess and the Pea
• Retold and illustrated by Rachel Isadora
• Published by Putnam Publishing Group
• Presented by Stories with Starr
Beautiful art enhances this African-inspired retelling of the story of a young woman who must prove she’s a real princess.
Download these princess paper dolls to cut out from Prinatable Paper Dolls:
https://www.printablepaperdolls.net/category/princess

 

Pinkalicious – The Princess of Pink Slumber Party
• Written and illustrated by Victoria Kann
• Published by HarperCollins
• Presented by Munchkin Storytime
Pinkalicious hosts a sleepover for her friends.
https://safeYouTube.net/w/kbTcb
Princess party ideas from Brisbane Kids:
https://www.brisbanekids.com.au/16-ideas-perfect-princess-party/

The Princess and the Giant
• Written by Caryl Hart
• Illustrated by Sarah Warburton
• Published by Nosy Crow
• Presented by Caroline Finch
When the giant who lives in the clouds has trouble falling asleep, Princess Sophie thinks of different ways to help him.
https://safeYouTube.net/w/EcTcb
Here’s an easy to make phonics game for kids who like princesses.
https://www.notimeforflashcards.com/2014/10/phonics-game-for-kids-who-love-princesses.html

SONGS:

Disney Princess Medley at Walt Disney World with Claire Crosby
https://safeYouTube.net/w/CeTcb

It’s Difficult to Be a Princess by JunyTony
https://safeYouTube.net/w/EgTcb

Little Princess Song by Funtastic Playhouse
https://safeYouTube.net/w/IhTcb

RHYMES AND SONGS:
by Martha Simpson

What Does a Princess Wear?
(tune: “The Farmer in the Dell”)

What does a princess wear? What does a princess wear?
A fancy dress with that’s made of silk (pretend to twirl in a dress)
That’s what a princess wears.

And what goes on her feet? And what goes on her feet?
Some dainty slippers trimmed in gold (Show of one foot, then the other)
That’s what a princess wears.

And what goes on her hands? And what goes on her hands?
Some lacy gloves adorned with pearls (pretend to put on gloves)
That’s what a princess wears.

And what goes on her head? And what goes on her head?
A jeweled tiara sparkling bright (pretend to put on a tiara)
That’s what a princess wears.

What does she wear outside? What does she wear outside?
A satin cape all trimmed with fur (pretend to drape on a cape)
That’s what a princess wears.

What does a princess wear? What does a princess wear?
An outfit made for royalty (parade like a princess)
That’s what a princess wears.

Ten Lovely Princesses

Ten lovely princesses out for a good time
One left to change her dress, and then there were nine.

Nine lovely princesses waiting by the gate
One left to stroll the garden, then there were eight.

Eight lovely princesses, all in love with Kevin
One met him at the fair, and then there were seven.

Seven lovely princesses with hairdos to fix
One shopped for a hat instead, then there were six.

Six lovely princesses in a cart arrive
One headed to the ballroom, then there were five.

Five lovely princesses by the palace door
One went to the banquet hall, then there were four.

Four lovely princesses sitting by a tree
One climbed up a branch to sit, then there were three.

Three lovely princesses enjoying the view
One stopped to paint the scene, then there were two.

Two lovely princesses having so much fun
One had to meet the queen, then there was one.

One lovely princess saw the setting sun
She went home to get some sleep, then there were none.

PRINCESS POLLY’S PONY
(tune: “Yankee Doodle”)

Princess Polly rides her pony (pretend to ride a pony in circles)
All around the palace
Giving rides to all her friends
And to her sister Alice.

Princess Polly, have some fun (clap to the beat of the tune)
Riding with your pony
He’s your best friend and with him
You never will be lonely.

Princess Polly rides her pony (pretend to pick flowers)
Through the royal garden
Picking flowers for the queen
To give her in the mornin’.

Princess Polly, have some fun (clap to the beat of the tune)
Riding with your pony
He’s your best friend and with him
You never will be lonely.

Princess Polly brings her pony (pretend to brush a pony)
To the royal stable
Brushes him and grooms his coat
Of fine and glossy sable.

Princess Polly, have some fun (clap to the beat of the tune)
Riding with your pony
He’s your best friend and with him
You never will be lonely.

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