DIY Storytime – Strong Women

Enjoy this DIY Storytime on the theme of Strong Women whenever is convenient.

Do-It-Yourself Storytime
Strong Women

BOOKS:

book a computer called katherineA Computer Called Katherine
• Written by Suzanne Slade
• Illustrated by Veronica Miller Jamison
• Published by Little, Brown Books for Young readers
• Presented by The Children’s Storytime Bookshelf
The true story of how a Black woman named Katherine Johnson helped calculate the space launches that led to America’s moon landing.
https://video.link/w/0w6Sb
Use paper plates to make this simple Counting Down Stars activity from JDaniel4’s Mom:
http://jdaniel4smom.com/2014/12/fun-game-kids-counting-stars.html
Children who are really interested in NASA can look at this link from their website:
https://women.nasa.gov/a2i/

book elizabeth leads the way

Elizabeth Leads the Way
• Written by Tanya Lee Stone
• Illustrated by Rebecca Giddon
• Published by Henry Holt & Company
• Presented by Marilyn Black
As a girl in the 1800s, Elizabeth knew that women were not given rights equal to men. This is the inspiring story of how she fought for the women’s right to vote.
https://video.link/w/Bv6Sb
Here is a coloring sheet to celebrate women’s suffrage from RaisingOurKids.com:
https://i.pinimg.com/736x/40/89/2f/40892fa5bf1efbef2169ffa9d64447ab.jpg

book she persistedShe Persisted
• Written by Chelsea Clinton
• Illustrated by Alexandra Boiger
• Published by Philomel Books
• Presented by Charlotte Mecklenburg Library
Brief stories of 13 American women who changed the world.
https://video.link/w/Mu6Sb
Make your own memory matching game of famous women. Print 2 copies of the picture in the link below. Cut the figures into single pictures and glue each one to a piece of construction paper or index card. Shuffle the cards and place them face down on a table. Your child can turn over 2 cards at a time to find a match. You can cut out pictures of other famous women to add to your game.
https://i.pinimg.com/originals/08/cc/6f/08cc6f71e204fe91353a03f807a1382a.jpg

SONGS:

What Can One Little Person Do? by Scholastic
https://video.link/w/ku6Sb

I Can Do Anything by Pinkfong
https://video.link/w/5t6Sb

Girl Power by the Haschak Sisters
https://video.link/w/7s6Sb

RHYMES AND FINGERPLAYS:

Give Thanks
(adapted from a poem by J. Patrick Lewis)

Give thanks to the women she-roes
Who will turn upon a dime
When the occasion calls for action –
And be there in half the time.

Roll red carpets out for she-roes
And to them raise a toast
For extraordinary courage –
Yet you’ll never hear them boast.

Lend your hand to women she-roes,
To the valiant and the brave,
To those simple people known by
Two simple words: They gave.

Strong Women
by Martha Simpson

Clap your hands for strong women (clap hands)
They get things done
Clap your hands for brave women (clap hands)
They never run.

Stomp your feet for working women (stomp feet)
At home or in the field
Stomp your feet for daring women (stomp feet)
They never yield.

Wave your hands for kind women (wave hands)
Who comfort and hug
Wave your hands for proud women (wave hands)
They don’t bow or shrug.

Shout “Hooray!” for the women (say “Hooray!)
Who all do their best
Shout “Hooray!” for all women (say “Hooray!)
They pass every test.

Do You Know a Valiant Woman?
(tune: Have You Ever Seen a Lassie?)
by Martha Simpson

Do you know a valiant woman, a woman, a woman
Do you know a valiant woman in your neighborhood?
She could be a grandma or mother or sister
Do you know a valiant woman in your neighborhood?

Do you know a valiant woman, a woman, a woman
Do you know a valiant woman in your neighborhood?
She could be a fire fighter, nurse or a doctor
Do you know a valiant woman in your neighborhood?

Do you know a valiant woman, a woman, a woman
Do you know a valiant woman in your neighborhood?
She could be a truck driver, plumber, or builder
Do you know a valiant woman in your neighborhood?

Do you know a valiant woman, a woman, a woman
Do you know a valiant woman in your neighborhood?
She could be a teacher, librarian, counselor
Do you know a valiant woman in your neighborhood?

Do you know a valiant woman, a woman, a woman
Do you know a valiant woman in your neighborhood?
She could be a scientist, engineer, officer
Do you know a valiant woman in your neighborhood?

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