Kites – Toddler Storytime

When things get blustery – fly a kite!

MOVEMENT: Welcome Song*

MOVEMENT: “Clap Everybody and Say Hello” from Sally Go Round the Sun by Kathy Reid-Naiman

MOVEMENT: Open Shut Them*

BOOK:

Kite Day
by Will Hillenbrand

MOVEMENT: “Roll Your Hands” from Toddlers on Parade by Carol Hammett and Elaine Bueffel

MOVEMENT: Twinkle Twinkle Little Star

COUNTING SONG:*
10 Kites Flannelboard
Kites

FLANNELBOARD:
Five Colorful Kites
Five Colorful Kites
(template and pattern adapted from page 55 of some book, but I got this flannelboard from my mom, so I don’t know which one.  Dental floss was used as the “thread” for the kite tails.)

Way up high in the sky so blue,
5 (4, 3, 2, 1) little kites flew and flew.
The wind blew hard (blow hard),
The wind blew loud (say “wooooo”),
The wind blew the little red (yellow, blue, green, orange) kite
Off to the clouds! (remove the appropriately colored kite).

MOVEMENT: “Row, Row, Row Your Boat” from Songs for Wiggleworms by the Old Town School of Folk Music

MOVEMENT: Itsy Bitsy Spider

BOOK:

Kite Flying  by Grace Lin

MOVEMENT: “Two Little Blackbirds” from Fingerplays and Footplays by Rosemary Hallum and Henry “Buzz” Glass

VIDEO:

“Flying a Kite” from Peppa Pig: Flying a Kite and Other Stories

MOVEMENT:  Storytime’s Over*

ADDITIONAL MATERIALS IDEAS:

Book: The Wind Blew by Pat Hutchins
Book: What’s the Magic Word? by Kelly DiPucchio, illustrated by Marsha Winborn
Book: While You Were Chasing a Hat by Lilian Moore, illustrated by Rosanne Litzinger

TO ADAPT FOR OLDER AUDIENCES:

Book: Super Duck by Jez Alborough
Book: Windblown by Edouard Manceau
Book: Something Bigger by Jonathan Emmett

HOW IT WENT:
Well.  For this audience, I think Kite Flying was the better of the two books.  I love Peppa Pig.  Those are some silly videos.

ATTENDANCE:  10 am:  41 people      11 am: 32 people

* For these songs, please see my Storytime Movements & Music page

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