Preschool Storytime Ideas
Digging up Treasure
Treasure and pirates are a sure-fire storytime winner, and fits the theme of “digging.” Make these cool treasure maps. Or, make these treasure chests. Be sure to check out our Storytime ideas for Pirates (under People).
Bardhan-Quallen, Sudipta. HALF-PINT PETE THE PIRATE. Pete and Belle need to share each half of the map, to find the treasure.
Bloom, Suzanne. TREASURE. Bear follows Goose on a treasure hunt.
Hawkins, Colin. PIRATE TREASURE MAP. Little Jack Hubbard joins a pirate captain’s crew to search for treasure.
Kramer, Andrew. PAJAMA PIRATES. Three kids go out into the night on a treasure hunt in this rhyming story.
Lester, Helen. ALL FOR ME AND NONE FOR ALL. Gruntly will not share with anyone, and nearly ruins the treasure hunt.
Long, Melinda. HOW I BECAME A PIRATE. Pirates ask Jeremy to join them and bury their treasure on the beach.
Schachner, Judith. SKIPPYJON JONES AND THE TREASURE HUNT. A pop-up matching game helps readers find the treasure.
Wells, Rosemary. MAX AND RUBY’S TREASURE HUNT. Lift-the-flap pages add interest to this story starring the popular Max and Ruby. When their tea party is rained out, they go indoors for a treasure hunt.
Wolfe, Myra. CHARLOTTE JANE BATTLES BEDTIME. A little pirate girl is too busy hunting treasure to take a bath.