Thanks to PUBYAC listserv for most of these ideas on doing a Strawberry storytime. For a craft for older kids, try the 3-D Strawberry and Fruit mobiles.. Younger kids can make strawberries out of red paper plates: they use yellow paint to add the “seeds” and green construction paper stem tops. Here are some of the suggested books:
Wood, Audrey and Don. THE LITTLE MOUSE, THE RED RIPE STRAWBERRY, AND THE BIG HUNGRY BEAR Little mouse is worried the bear will steal his strawberry (look for mouse wearing Groucho glasses).
Stevens, Janet. COOK-A-DOODLE-DOO! Big Brown Rooster manages to bake a strawberry shortcake which would have pleased his great-grandmother, Little Red Hen.
Bruchac, Joseph. THE FIRST STRAWBERRIES: A CHEROKEE STORY A Native American folktale about being kind to your family members.
Molk, Laurel. GOOD JOB, OLIVER! Oliver Bunny tries to win the annual Strawberry Contest.
Naylor, Phyllis Reynolds. SWEET STRAWBERRIES A wife and her grumpy husband go to the market.
Charles, WHAT AM I? LOOKING THROUGH SHAPES WITH APPLES AND GRAPES Rhyming guessing game about fruits, colors, and shapes.