Preschool Storytime Ideas
Fireflies & Glowworms
(thanks to Pam Carlson from the Long Beach Public Library, CA)
With the new year brings time for summer reading planning! Since most of our libraries will be participating in the Catch the Reading Bug theme, I will be doing several bug related themes over the next few months. Of course, you can (and should) expand the theme to include other topics. To me, it naturally lends itself to all types of science and environmental themes, including habitats, recycling, nature, etc.
Xerox some of the clip art bugs, then decorate with gold glitter to make Fireflies. Make a mobile based on Eric Carle's THE VERY LONELY FIREFLY, by Xeroxing a lantern, light bulb, candle, and car headlights as well as a bug, then cut them out and attach to strings hanging from a clothes hanger. Or, do a “Lightning Bug” game with a flashlight - the kids try to “pounce” on the light from a flashlight. Lead a sing-along to the songs “Firefly” by Tony Bennett, and “Glow Little Glow-worm” by the Mills Brothers.
Carle, Eric. THE VERY LONELY FIREFLY. T
Sturges, Philemon. TEN FLASHING FIREFLIES. T
Eastman, P.D. SAM AND THE FIREFLY.
Burke, Katie. LIGHTNING BUG THUNDER.
London, Jonathan. FIREFLIES, FIREFLIES, LIGHT MY WAY. T
Waber, Bernard. A FIREFLY NAMED TORCHY.
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