DIY Storytime – Vacation

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

Do-It-Yourself Storytime
VACATION

BOOKS:

book the night before summer vacationThe Night Before Summer Vacation
• Written by Natasha Wing
• Illustrated by Julie Durell
• Published by Grosset & Dunlap
• Presented by Jennifer Wentworth
A family gathers everything they will need for their summer vacation.
https://video.link/w/2653c
The Educators Spin On It has Tips for Packing a Travel Activity Bag for Kids:
https://theeducatorsspinonit.com/tips-for-packing-travel-activity-bag/

book the bears' vacationThe Bears’ Vacation
• Written and illustrated by Stan and Jan Berenstain
• Published by Random House
• Presented by The Children’s Storytime Bookshelf
Papa Bear teaches Small Bear the rules to stay safe while at the beach.
https://video.link/w/F653c
No Time for Flash Cards has a Holiday Travel craft:
https://www.notimeforflashcards.com/2009/11/holiday-travel-craft.html

book on the first day of summer vacationOn the First Day of Summer Vacation
• Written Trish Rabe
• Illustrated by Sarah Jennings
• Published by HarperCollins
• Presented by Avery’s Reading Corner
The first 12 days of summer vacation are packed with fun in this rhyming story.
https://video.link/w/N653c
Café Mom has 40 Fun Staycation Ides for Families:
https://cafemom.com/lifestyle/212164-staycation-ideas-for-families-kids

SONGS:

The Vacation Song by Toobys English
https://video.link/w/zv53c

Going on a Holiday by Little Baby Bum/Moonbug Kids
https://video.link/w/nv53c

Vacation Song on Baby First TV
https://video.link/w/bv53c

RHYMES AND FINGERPLAYS:

We’re Going to Go on Vacation

We’re going to go on vacation
Somewhere that’s far away
We’ll go by train, or plane, or bus
And arrive by the end of the day.

We’re going to go exploring
To somewhere with lots of sun
Pack your suitcase, bring your camera
It’s going to be such fun.

We’re going to go to the beach
We’ll swim and play in the sand
Bring your bathing suit and towel
Our vacation will be grand.

We’re going to go to the mountains
Where we can camp and hike
At night we’ll sleep in a tent
And by day, we’ll ride our bikes.

We’re coming back from vacation
Our week of adventure is done
We can’t wait to go on another
Vacations are so much fun.

Oh We’re Goin’ On Vacation
(tune: She’ll Be Coming Around The Mountain)

Oh we’re goin’ on vacation on a plane – Zoom zoom! (spread out arms like the wings of a plane)
Oh we’re goin’ flying to vacation on a plane – Zoom zoom!
Oh we’re goin’ on a vacation
Oh we’re goin’ on a vacation
Oh we’re goin’ on a vacation plane – Zoom zoom!

Oh we’re goin’ on vacation to a ranch – Yee-ha!
Oh we’re goin’ to ride horse at a ranch – Yee-ha! (pretend to ride a horse)
Oh we’re goin’ on a vacation
Oh we’re goin’ on a vacation
Oh we’re goin’ on a vacation to a ranch – Yee-ha!

Oh we’re goin’ on vacation to the beach – Splish splash!
Oh we’re goin’ to go swimming at the beach – Splish splash! (pretend to swim)
Oh we’re goin’ on a vacation
Oh we’re goin’ on a vacation
Oh we’re goin’ on a vacation to the beach – Splish splash!

Oh we’re going on vacation to the Alps – Swish swish!
Oh we’re going to go skiing on the Alps- Swish swish! (pretend to go skiing)
Oh we’re goin’ on a vacation
Oh we’re goin’ on a vacation
Oh we’re going on vacation to the Alps – Swish swish!

(See what other vacation places you can think of.)

Transportation Vacation by Kenn Nesbitt

We went on vacation, my family and I.
We got on an airplane and flew through the sky.
We got off the airplane and boarded a bus
That went to where taxis were waiting for us.
We hopped in a taxi and drove to the shore,
Then rode in a boat for an hour or more.
The boat dropped us off and we climbed on a train
That went to the airport. We got on a plane.
The plane took us home. What a boring vacation!
We didn’t see anything; just transportation.

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