Friday, June 2, 2017

Turtle Storytime

We celebrated World Turtle Day on May 23!  And continued to celebrate on three other days as I took this storytime to two Outreach Storytimes, and an All Ages Storytime!


Take Your Time: A Tale of Harriet, the Galapagos Tortoise
by Eva Furrow and Donna Jo Napoli; illustrated by Laurel Molk
*only for Preschool Storytime

Hare and Tortoise
by Alison Murray

The Birthday Pet
by Ellen Javernick; illustrated by Kevin O'Malley
 *For outreach and all ages storytimes

Songs/Rhymes/Magnet Board

ABC Welcome Song

(tune: “Camptown Races”)

Turtle, Turtle
Turtle’s what that spells
Turtles lie in the sun
Turtles swim for fun

Turtle’s what that spells!

Tiny Tim
(tune: Grand Old Duke of York)

I had a little turtle
His name was Tiny Tim
I put him in the bathtub
To see if he could swim
He drank up all the water
He gobbled up the soap
And when he tried to talk
He had a bubble in his throat.

Oh, bubble, bubble, bubble
Bubble, bubble, POP! (clap)
Bubble, bubble, bubble
Bubble, bubble, Pop! (clap)

Repeat chorus several times each time increasing the speed!

Play and Learn

Children glued a variety of green/brown paper onto the turtle to make the shell.