Friends Storytime – revised
A preschooler’s first friend is often found at storytime or daycare. It’s a great theme for storytime, and will help them get ready for Kindergarten friendships. For a craft project, make friendship bracelets seen here: Tissue Paper Flower Bracelet Craft for Kids – Buggy and Buddy, or make these paper doll chains:” How to be a friend – Gift of Curiosity
Carozzi, Nicolo. Brave as a Mouse. In this story with repetition, Goldfish and Mouse try to evade three cats.
Ferry, Beth. Stick and Stone. The two title characters become friends after being teased by Pinecone in this rhyming story.
Fogliano, Julie. My Best Friend. Two girls become best friends on the playground.
Graegin, Stephanie. Fern and Otto: A Story About Two Best Friends. A bear and cat are best friends, and they enter a world where they meet popular fairytale characters.
Hall, Michael. Swing. Four letters of the alphabet learn to play together despite their differences.
Hudson, Neesha. Turtle In a Tree. A greyhound and bulldog learn to listen to each other to preserve their friendship.
McBratney, Sam. Will You Be My Friend? Little Nutbrown Hare ventures out to find a new friend.
Oldland, Nicholas. Walk on the Wild Side. A bear, moose, and beaver learn that competition can test friendships.
See the earlier version of this storytime outline: Friends Storytime Ideas (bayviews.org)