Books: 999 Frogs Wake Up by Ken Kimura
Mushrooms in the Rain by Mirra Ginsburg
The Deep Deep Puddle Mary Jessie Parker
And Then It’s Spring by Julie Fogliano

Activites: My Red Umbrella Flannelboard
5 Speckled Frogs song and flannelboard
Plant flowers!

Surprise Box: Frog

How it Went: It was the last storytime until fall 😦 They loved 999 Frogs Wake Up and Mushrooms in the Rain. Everyone liked planting flowers in their own little pots however it was time consuming. If I do it again, I’ll put the dirt in the pots before hand and have only 2 different kids of seeds to choose from.

Other Books: The Thing About Spring by Daniel Kirk
Big Sarah’s Little Boots by Paulette Bourgeois

Play and Pretend

Books: The Adventures of Beekle: The Unimaginary Friend by Dan Santat
Jillian Jiggs by Phoebe Gilman
Not a Stick by Antoinette Portis
Higher! Higher! by Leslie Patricelli

Activities: Harold and the Purple Crayon feltboard  by Storytime Katie
Going on a Bear Hunt
I Went Walking, based on Sue Williams book with puppets!

How it Went: I had a big group today, 12 kids, so naturally things got a little rowdy when we went on a bear hunt! It was good fun though.  The books all went over really well. They also had a lot of fun playing with the puppets after I did I Went Walking.