Rainy Day Storytime

Spring has finally arrived and so have the April showers! The kids really had fun with this one!

BOOKS:

BOOM! Big, Big Thunder and One Small Dog by Mary Lyn Ray
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Peep and Ducky Rainy Day by David Martin
Boom! Boom! Boom! by Jamie SwensonSplit! Splat! by Amy Gibson

FINGERPLAY:

Rain is Falling Down
The rain is falling down (flutter fingers down)
SPLASH! (Clap and stomp loud)

The rain is falling down (flutter fingers down)
SPLASH! (Clap and stomp loud)

Pitter patter pitter patter (pat legs)
The rain is falling down (flutter fingers down)

Credit: Perry Public Library

FLANNELBOARD ACTIVITY:

Five Little Raindrops
Five little raindrops (hold up five fingers)
Dancing on the walk (dance hand up and down)
Pitter patter, pitter patter, that’s the way they talk. (pat legs)
Out comes the yellow sun, shining in the sky (raise arms up like the sun)
And away goes one raindrop (hold up one finger)
Bye, bye, bye! (wave goodbye)

Credit: The Storytime Lady

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SONG:

If All of the Raindrops
by Laura Doherty from the album Songs for Wiggleworms

Songs for Wiggleworms
ACTIVITIES:

Indoor Puddle Jumping
Cut out foam rain puddles and arrange them around the library for kids to jump in!

Indoor Puddle Jumping - creative play idea

Photo Credit: Melissa and Doug Blog

Credit: Melissa and Doug Blog

Shaving Cream Rain Cloud
We did this during summer reading last year and the little ones loved it. Fill clear cup with water and put shaving cream on top to act as the cloud. Pour drops of blue food coloring onto shaving cream and watch as it breaks through the shaving cream like rain.

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CRAFT:

Umbrellas
Fold cupcake liners in half and stick pipe cleaner inside. Use cotton balls for clouds!

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–Mollie

2 thoughts on “Rainy Day Storytime

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