Preschool Storytime Ideas
Grocer – People
Many preschoolers and Kindergartners learn about the people in their neighborhoods, such as firefighter, librarian, but how about the grocer? For a craft, you can make lots of things using old paper or plastic grocery bags. If you have more school-age children or lots of parents who can help, the kids can make jump ropes out of old plastic grocery bags using these instructions. Another simple craft can be stringing Cheerios cereal on a string to make a necklace – this is a great craft to help toddlers work on motor skills and hand/eye coordination.
Meddaugh, Susan. THE WITCHES’ SUPERMARKET. On the way to a Halloween party, Helen and her dog visit a creepy supermarket.
Rockwell, Anne. AT THE SUPERMARKET. Another of Rockwell’s clear and brief nonfiction books that are suitable for storytime.
Daniels, Teri. MATH MAN. On a field trip to the Mighty Mart, the class sees math in action.
Doyle, Charlotte. SUPERMARKET! A toddler makes a mess when he accompanies his mother to the supermarket.
Elya, Susan. BEBÉ GOES SHOPPING! Several Spanish words are incorporated into this charming rhyming story of a baby and mother at the supermarket.
Parenteau, Shirley. I’LL BET YOU THOUGHT I WAS LOST. Sandy is separated from Dad and looks for him while at the supermarket.
Gretz, Susanna. TEDDY BEARS GO SHOPPING. A group of multicolored teddy bears make a mess at the grocery store.
Gordon, Margaret. THE SUPERMARKET MICE. A cat intrudes on the home of some mice.
Grossman, Bill. TOMMY AT THE GROCERY STORE. In this hilarious rhyming story, a small pig is left at the grocery store. English idioms are highlighted, and listeners will call out the parts of the body mentioned in the story.
Darbyshire, Kristen. PUT IT ON THE LIST! Family members learn the consequences of not putting items on the grocery list.
DiSalvo-Ryan, Dyanne. GRANDPA’S CORNER STORE. Grandpa’s store is threatened by the new supermarket until his granddaughter convinces his customers to stay.