“Letter T” preschool storytime

letter t

Opening Song
I wiggle my fingers. I wiggle my toes.
I wiggle my ears. I wiggle my nose.
I wiggle my shoulders. I wiggle my chin.
I stretch my arms wide and pull them back in.
I wiggle my elbows. I wiggle my knees.
I hop like a bunny. I smile and say, “Cheese!”
Now I have no more wiggles left in me
And I sit on the floor as still as can be.
Source: Storytime with Jason

Alphabet Monster (with puppet)
I’m the Alphabet Monster
And nothing tastes better
To the Alphabet Monster
Than eating a letter.
Today I will eat a “T” if I may
With the million more letters
I munch every day.
I’m hungry now. What shall I do?
I think I’ll eat a “y” an “o” and a “u” . . . . . . That means YOU!
Source: Storyblocks (adapted)

Book – If I had a Tail by Karen Clemens Warrick

Ears and Whiskers, Tail and Feet
(Tune: Head and Shoulders, Knees and Toes)
Ears and whiskers, tail and feet, tail and feet.
Ears and whiskers, tail and feet, tail and feet.
Pet my fur and give a little squeak!
Ears and whiskers, tail and feet, tail and feet.
Source: Adapated Traditional from King County Library System

Coffee
Use your arms as train wheels that slowly rotate into action.
Coffee, coffee, coffee (say the words and move your arms very slowly)
Fish and chip, fish and chips, fish and chips (a little faster)
Cheese and crackers, cheese and crackers, cheese and crackers (even faster)
Meat and potatoes, meat and potatoes, meat and potatoes (faster still!)
Soup! Soup! Soup!  (Mimic a train whistle)
Source: King County Library System

Song – “Two for Tea” – Jim Gill

Book – The Gobble Gobble Moooooo Tractor Book by Jez Alborough

Song: Mr. Eric’s “One Two Three Whee!

Turn Around (Frere Jacques)
Turn around, turn around
Touch your toes, touch your toes,
Do a little jumping, do a little jumping,
Squat down low, squat down low.
Source: King County Library System

Tommy Thumbs Up
Tommy thumbs up
Tommy thumbs down
Tommy thumbs dancing all over town
Dance them on your shoulders
Dance them on your head
Dance them on your knees
And tuck them into bed.
Source: King County Library System

Book – It’s a Tiger! by David LaRchelle

Three Terrifying Tigers
Three terrifying tigers.
Terrifying teeth.
Terrifying nails.
Terrifying toes.
Terrifying tigers.
Three totally terrifying tigers.
Source: King County Library System

T-I-G-E-R
There was a big cat had some stripes and TIGER was his name-o.
T-I-G-E-R, T-I-G-E-R, T-I-G-E-R and
Tiger was his name-o.
Source: Adapted Traditional from King County Library System

Goodbye
Bread and butter, marmalade and jam
Let’s say good-bye as high as we can
Good-bye! (in high, squeaky voice)
Bread and butter, marmalade and jam
Let’s say good-bye as low as we can
Good-bye! (in a deep voice)
Bread and butter, marmalade and jam
Let’s say good-bye as fast as we can
Good-bye! (very quick)
Bread and butter, marmalade and jam
Let’s say good-bye as slow as we can
Good-bye! (very slowly and drawn out)
Bread and butter, marmalade and jam
Let’s say good-bye as quiet as we can
Good-bye! (in a whisper)
Bread and butter, marmalade and jam
Let’s say good-bye as loud as we can
GOOD-BYE! (yelling)
Source: Jbrary

Early literacy tip: T is for thematic exploration! One way for families to integrate children’s literacy experience is through thematic exploration. For example, family members can read, draw, build, explore, and talk about anything related to a topic: summer, robots, weather, travel, food, camping, etc. This way books and reading become more relevant to children’s lives!

  • Teaching Early Literacy by Diane Barone et al

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