Camping Storytime – Revised
Last month, we started to offer some storytime themes to go along with “Read Beyond the Beaten Path,” the theme of the 2022 iRead summer reading program: https://www.ireadprogram.org/ focusing on a summer camp at the library. Even if you are not using iReads materials, camping, hiking, and related topics are great themes for summer stories. For an art project, make these paper plate campfire name plates: Camping Name Craft for Preschool Kids (preschoolplayandlearn.com)
Hillenbrand, Will. First Star: A Bear and Mole Story. While camping, Bear explains to Mole how the moon and stars were created.
Houppert, Anne Marie. What About X? An Alphabet Adventure. To prepare for their camping trip, each letter brings something, such a B bringing binoculars.
Mann, Jennifer K. The Camping Trip. Ernestine goes on her first camping trip with her aunt and cousin in the celebration of a Black family.
Mayer, Mercer. Just Me and My Dad. Little Critter and his dad enjoy a camping trip.
McCleery, Peter. Bob and Joss Take a Hike! Two friends get lost while on a camping trip.
Stutzman, Jonathan. Tiny T. Rex and the Very Dark Dark. Tiny and his friend Pointy plan a camping trip but worry – they are afraid of the dark.
Tariq, Ambreen. Fatima’s Great Outdoors. Fatima and her family take a camping trip to a national park.
Watt, Melanie. Scaredy Squirrel Goes Camping. Scaredy Squirrel brings his television on a camping trip, but how will he plug it in?
To see the previous outline for this theme, go to: Camping and Hiking Storytime Ideas (2016) (bayviews.org).
Penny Peck, San Jose State University iSchool