Enjoy this Do-It-Yourself Storytime on Umbrellas whenever is convenient for your family.
• Written and illustrated by Jan Brett
• Published by G.P. Putnam’s Son Books for Young Readers
• Presented by Mr. Baker’s Bookshelf
Animals from the Costan Rican rain forest take a ride in an umbrella.
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The Big Umbrella
• Written by Amy June Bates
• Illustrated by Juniper Bates
• Published by Simon & Schuster
• Presented by Rebekah Wall
This big, red umbrella loves to shelter everyone, no matter who they are or what they look like.
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Under My Umbrella
• Written illustrated, and produced by Sesame Street
• Presented by Layla’s Toys
A cute story using the letter “U.”
Little Food Junction has a fun idea for an umbrella-shaped, healthy snack:
Umbrella by The Laurie Berkner Band
Under the Big Umbrella by Brady Rymer and the Little Band That Could
Ella’s Umbrella by Will’s Jams
RHYMES AND FINGERPLAYS:
(Tune: I’m A Little Teapot)
Here’s my new umbrella, (pretend to hold up an umbrella)
Wide and high. (open arms wide)
It keeps me cozy, warm and dry. (hug yourself)
If the rain starts falling from the sky, (wiggle fingers like raindrops falling)
Just open me up and you’ll stay dry. (pretend to open umbrella, twirl around)
We keep our umbrellas, so that we may,
Have them all ready for a rainy day.
Here is a green one to keep me dry
When I open it up and hold it up high.
Have you seen the umbrella that’s ruby red?
It looks so regal held over my head.
The rain may pour down and that is why
I’ve my purple umbrella to keep me dry.
I love the umbrella of sweet sky blue.
It’s big enough for both me and you.
The yellow umbrella is bright like the sun.
It makes puddle- jumping seem so much fun.
The orange umbrella is saved for showers,
The kind of rain that wakes up the flowers.
Our umbrellas are fun and so nice to see.
Just look at them all, I’m sure you’ll agree.
(tune: My Bonnie Lies Over the Ocean)
I’m singing a song for umbrella
Which starts off with the letter U
And here are all the other letters
So you can spell “umbrella,” too,
Good for you!