Thailand Storytime Ideas
Thailand has a unique culture and would be a fun theme for storytime. For a craft project, make this paper toy featuring Thai animals: www.bkkkids.com/blog/hattifant-animal-flextangle-craft-thailand/, or make an elephant paper bag puppet: www.dltk-kids.com/animals/mbagelephant.htm.
Ayer, Jacqueline. Nu Dang and His Kite. A boy loves flying his kite but it breaks free.
Ayer, Jacqueline. The Paper-Flower Tree. A traveling peddler gives a girl a seed to grow a paper flower tree.
Becher, Natalie. Krit Dreams of Dragon Fruit. After Krit moves to Chicago, he really misses his old home in Thailand.
Bridges, Shirin Yim. The Umbrella Queen. Noot dreams of painting beautiful umbrellas but her unconventional designs displease her parents.
Killion, Bette. Little Lek Longtail Learns to Sleep. Set in the Thailand rainforest, a pheasant uses his brightly colored tail to conquer his bedtime fear.
Phumiruk, Dow. Mela and the Elephant. While out on her boat, a little girl is swept downstream and needs the animals to help her.
Shea, Pegi Deitz. The Whispering Cloth: A Refugee’s Story. If you have a storytime for older children, this tale of a Hmong refugee describes how they tell stories using an embroidered story cloth.
Penny Peck, San Jose State University iSchool