I used this for a daycare visit and StrongStart, so it’s a bit shorter than the standard 30 minute storytime.
Opening: Bread and Butter, Marmalade and Jam, Let’s say hello as FAST as we can…
… SLOW… QUIET… LOUD
Book: My Many Colored Days by Dr. Seuss
Flannel: Red Fish, Red Fish, What Do You See? (Modified “Brown bear, brown bear.” I used fish flannels but you could use any coloured item.)
Song: Driving round in my little red car, driving round in little red car, driving round in my little red car, zoom zoom zoom zoom zoom.
(Then ask the kids to choose another colour car and keep going with the colours they choose.)
Book: Where is the Green Sheep? By Mem Fox
Action Rhyme/Game: Green means go- go, go, go! Yellow means slow, slow, slow, slow. Red means stop- stop.
(I use a big piece of green, yellow, and red flannel to hold up as I say each part of the rhyme. I also tell the kids they can stand up if they want and run on spot, and freeze on red. I run through it 2 or 3 times.)
Book: Duckie’s Rainbow by Frances Barry
Song: If you’re wearing red today touch your head, if you’re wearing red today, touch your head. If you’re wearing red today, if you’re wearing red today, if you’re wearing red today, touch your head.
… blue touch your shoe… yellow clap your hands… green stomp your feet
Closing Song: We wave goodbye like this, we wave goodbye like this. We clap our hands for all our friends, we wave goodbye like this.