Preschool Storytime Ideas
Days of the Week
Teaching preschoolers the names of the days of the week is a great Kindergarten Readiness activity, and it can be fun! Make these lift the flap books as a craft activity, or make a Very Hungry Caterpillar paper chain, with the name of the day of the week on each chain.
Adams, Pam. MRS. HONEY’S HAT. With repetition to engage listeners, something different is removed from the hat each day.
Carle, Eric. THE VERY HUNGRY CATERPILLAR. This storytime classic involves a little caterpillar that eats something different each day of the week.
Domanska, Janina. BUSY MONDAY MORNING. A child describes his busy week on the farm.
Hanson, Warren. IT’S MONDAY, MRS. JOLLY BONES! An engaging rhyming text describes the different silly chores done on different days of the week.
Himmelman, John. CHICKENS TO THE RESCUE. The audience will call out the repeated title phrase in this silly story about a new catastrophe on the farm on each day of the week.
Koller, Jackie French. SEVEN SPUNKY MONKEYS. A monkey goes missing each day of the week in this book that also involves counting.
Kraus, Robert. COME OUT AND PLAY, LITTLE MOUSE. Repetition involves the audience in this amusing story of a mouse that outwits a cat.
Levine, Arthur. MONDAY IS ONE DAY. Each day is described by a working parent and child who are looking forward to the weekend in this brief rhyming book.
Lobel, Anita. ONE LIGHTHOUSE, ONE MOON. The cat and people who live in a lighthouse describe the days, months, and counting concepts.
McQuinn, Anna. LOLA LOVES STORIES. Lola and Dad go to the library every Saturday, and she reenacts a different story on the different days of the week.
Tompert, Ann. HARRY’S HATS. In this simple easy reader, Harry wears a different hat each day for a related activity.
Ward, Cindy. COOKIE’S WEEK. Cookie the cat gets into a mischief each day.
Young, Ed. SEVEN BLIND MICE. Each day a different mouse describes the strange new thing near their pond, helping listeners learn colors as well as the days of the week.