put your patriotic pants on!
Thought I would share what we did and some resources that we didn't use, but that might help others in the planning of their future July 4th storytimes.
“Shake Your Sillies Out,” #13, Raffi’s More Singable Songs CD
Book 1: Apple Pie 4th of July, Janet S. Wong, illus. Margaret Chodos-Irvine
Music/Movement: “You’re a Grand Old Flag,” #1, Yankee Doodle Mickey CD w/sticks
Prop Story: “Going on a Picnic” w/plastic food (see below)
Music/Movement: Yankee Doodle,” #2, Yankee Doodle Mickey CD w/shakers
Book 2: How to Bake an American Pie, Karma Wilson, illus. Raul Colon
Music/Movement: “Washington Post,” March (John Phillips Sousa), #8 Patriotic Songs & Marches CD
**Kids w/star wands (fireworks), Parents w/bells
“We’re going on a picnic; we’re leaving right away
If it doesn’t rain we’ll stay all day.
Did we bring the ______________?
Yes, we brought the ___________. (As you call out items, kids bring and put in picnic basket).
HERE WE GO!”
At the end have the kids help repeat everything that we’re taking on our picnic
Flashing high above the earth
All the shining sparkles say,
“Happy Independence Day!”