Preschool Storytime Ideas
Trolls are a popular toy which originated in Scandinavian folklore. Here is an easy troll craft made with corks.
Andersen, Hans Christian. PRINCESS AND THE PEA. There are several great editions of this brief but popular princess story, including one illustrated by Janet Stevens, and on illustrated by Lauren Child.
Andersen, Hans Christian. THE EMPEROR’S NEW CLOTHES. Listeners will identify with the child hero in this story that has a political edge for parents.
Galdone, Paul. THE THREE BILLY GOATS GRUFF. The audience will chant along with the “clip clop” and the troll’s repeated question “Who is that tripping over my bridge?”
Kimmel, Eric. EASY WORK! Thinking his work in the fields is harder than his wife’s work in the house, Mr. McTeague trades places with her for one day.
Lobel, Anita. THE PANCAKE. Similar to “The Gingerbread Boy,” a pancake escapes and makes a run for it.
MacDonald, Margaret Read. THE FAT CAT. A fat cat swallows various things but the old mouse he swallows has her sewing scissors. A tale from Denmark.
Zemach, Harve. NAIL SOUP. A Swedish tale, similar to “Stone Soup” but with a nail instead of a stone.