A “Red, White, & Blue” themed storytime to use near the 4th of July!
The Red Hen by Rebecca & Ed Emberley
It Looked Like Spilt Milk by Charles G. Shaw
Pete the Cat: I Love My White Shoes by Eric Litwin
Little White Rabbit by Kevin Henkes
Red, White, and Boom! by Lee Wardlaw
Songs & Rhymes:
Blue, blue is the color I see
If you’re wearing blue, then show it to me
Stand up, take a bow, turn around
Show me your blue and sit back on the ground
repeat with white and red
“Jim Gill’s Irrational Anthem“
Oh say can you see me slap on my knee?
If you’ll do the same, we’ll begin this new game.
Oh but say I have plans to add clapping hands.
And this we’ll repeat ’til the song is complete.
Oh say just suppose that we tried tapping toes
And attempted all three simultaneously.
Oh say have you tried to sway side to side?
Lean left, then reverse … on this, the fourth verse.
Oh say I’ll advise that you now close your eyes.
And let me remark … it’s more fun in the dark.
Oh say one more thing. Do you think you could
sing? La la la la la la la la la la la la………
(Mary Had a Little Lamb tune)
snap, snap, snap (snap fingers)
crack, crack, crack (slap knees)
zap, zap, zap (make flashing motions with hands)
Fireworks make me
clap, clap, clap (clap hands)
on Independence Day!
The Freeze from “Greg & Steve’s Kids in Motion”
Tell the kids, when they freeze, they have to freeze in a firework pose (however they want to interpret that)