SLC Book Boy

the storytime ventures of a children's librarian

Russia Storytime

Part of the One World Many Stories Summer Reading program

Opening: Shake My Sillies Out – Raffi

Book: The Frog Bride – Antonia Barber


 (Too wordy to read, this is more of a story to tell with the pictures.)

Song: 5 little dolls (see at end)


 (I really wanted matryoshka dolls for this program, so when I found them for around $12 on ebay, it was an easy decision …then I just had to think of a rhyme for them!)

Book: When the Snow comes – Jonathan Allen


Shadow Story: Masha and the Bear a traditional folktale


 (See the full story here.)

Book: The Gigantic Turnip – Aleksei Tolstoy


Activity: Boot prints (see at end)

 (Flannel Board prints that the kids have to try and replicate.)

Book: Snow Bears – Martin Waddell


Activity: Bubbles

The Parts:

5 little dolls

One little doll sat way up high

She fell off and began to cry.

She hit the ground and her side went ‘Crack

Another doll came to help her back.

Two little dolls sat way up high,

One fell off and began to cry…


 (last verse)

Five little dolls sat way up high,

Now they never fell off and never did cry

How many dolls were up so high?

One two three, four and five.

Boot Prints

Lay flannel board prints in different patterns, and see if kids can walk the way that would make them.

— _ — _ — _ off set for walking

side by side for ‘bunny hops’

_  _  _  _  in a straight line for ‘tightrope’

overlap side by side for ‘train tracks’

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