DIY Storytime – Sports

Enjoy this storytime on the subject of sports whenever you like*


pele bookStory: Pelé King of Soccer
• Read by Monica Brown
• Illustrated by Rudy Gutierrez
• Published by HarperCollins
• Presented by Mrs. St. Germain Reads
The true story of Pelé, the first soccer player to score a thousand goals.
Here are some ideas for homemade fitness equipment and active toys.

karate hour bookStory: Karate Hour
• Written by Carol Nevius
• Illustrated by Bill Thomson
• Published by Two Lions
• Read by Bill Thomson
Karate students practice their moves in this story that explores the action and philosophy of karate.
5 karate-themed games for kids.

catching the moon bookStory: Catching the Moon: The Story of a Young Girl’s Baseball Dream
• Written by Crystal Hubbard
• Illustrated by Randy Du Burke
• Published by Lee & Low Books
• Read by Kevin Costner and Jillian Estell
• Presented by Storyline Online
A story about Marcenia ‘Toni Stone’ Lyle Alberga, who became the first female roster member of a professional Negro League team.
Baseball lacing activity for kids.
Baseball Glove lacing pattern:


Sports Song by English Singsing

Move with Me by The Learning Station

Sports Ball Song by Cocomelon

Rhymes & Songs:

Take Me Out to the Ballgame
(traditional tune)

Take me out to the ballgame
Take me out to the crowd
Buy me some peanuts and Crackerjacks
I don’t care if we ever go back.
Well, it’s root, root, root for the home team
If they don’t win it’s a shame
For it’s 1, 2, 3 strikes you’re out
At the old ballgame.

Take Me Out to the Track Meet
(tune: “Take Me Out to the Ballgame”)

Take me out to the track meet
Take me out to the field
We’ll run some races, both short and long
Join a team, ‘cos it’s where you belong.
We’ll do tug-of-war and the long jump
And if we’re last, we still won
‘Cos it’s healthy, to, keep ourselves fit
While we’re having fun!

A Sport for Every Sort

You may be big or small (spread arms out wide, bring arms in close)
You may be short or tall . (reach high, reach low)
You may be fast or slow (run in place, walk in pace)
But you can move, you can go! (shake your body)

There’s a sport for every sort.
Let’s find out what you like.
Perhaps you like to ride
Down the block on your bike. (roll your hands to pretend you’re a peddling)

Maybe you like baseball –
Can you batter up? (pretend to swing a bat)
Would you rather play golf
And putt a ball in the cup? (pretend to swing a gold club)

Maybe you like soccer –
How far can you kick? (pretend to kick)
Or do you like to hike
With a walking stick? (pretend to walk)

Maybe you like basketball –
Can you shoot into the net? (pretend to shoot a basketball)
Or do you like to swim –
It’s fun to get wet! (move your arms like you are swimming)
You don’t have to compete (shake your head “no”)
And to be number one. (hold up 1 finger)
It’s about staying healthy (do a jumping jack)
It’s about having fun. (nod your head up and down “yes”)
You may be big or small (spread arms out wide, bring arms in close)
You may be short or tall . (reach high, reach low)
You may be fast or slow (run in place, walk in pace)
But you can move, you can go! (shake your body)

Lots of Sports
(tune: Twinkle, Twinkle, Little Star)

Baseball, football, basketball, track
Soccer, hockey, riding horseback
Karate, judo, lifting weights
Fencing, skating figure eights
Skiing, sledding, bowling, biking
Sailing, swimming, diving, hiking.

Surfing, rowing, archery, racing
Ping-pong, golfing, power-walk pacing
Fishing, skateboarding, badminton, skipping
Tennis, tumbling, acrobatic flipping
Rock climbing, rollerblading, camping out,
Boxing, competing in a wrestling bout.

Dodgeball, kickball, tug of war
Long jump, jump rope, many more
Volleyball, softball, aerobics, too
Lacrosse and yoga are good for you.
There are lots of sports to do
So exercise and have fun, too!

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