Storytime Plans: England

In November, the country we visited during Passport Pals was England. We had a lot of fun learning about famous landmarks, as well as Kings and Queens, knights, and tea time! I wanted to do England in November so that I could have a special Thanksgiving themed storytime in Passport Pals during the week of Thanksgiving.

Here are the plans I used for the first week in November — an introduction to England.

Passport Pals: England

Welcome Song: Come on everybody and clap your hands, clap your hands, clap your hands, Come on everybody and clap your hands on the way to Passport Pals . . . stomp your feet, swing your arms, jump up high, spin around, sit right down . . . watch me spin the globe.

We are in a new country today for Passport Pals! Let’s see what clues we have in our bag as to where we might be!

passport-pals-suitcase

Suitcase: flag of England, picture of or tiny castle, continent map, clock (Big Ben), crown, lion, bus

We are in England! Find England on globe/map. Put a tack on England.

Read “England” by Christine Juarez

What continent is England on? EUROPE! Let’s sing our Continent song.

Continent Cheer  (GGM #3)

continent-song

 

Let’s see what happens when Maisy visits London, the capital of England.

ReadMaisy Goes to London” by Lucy Cousins

Sing/play London Bridge is falling down (Dr. Jean #24 — orange)

Read “Katie in London” by James Mayhew

Song: “Hickory Dickory Dock” (Dr. Jean orange #14)

ReadLondon a Book of Opposites” by Ashley Evanson. (have kids guess opposites)

Stamp Passports

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Author: Cheri Gamble

Cheri Gamble is a minister's wife and mom to five boys who lives in Southwestern Lower Michigan. She and her husband, Tom, have been married for over twenty years and they have been involved with vocational ministry for just as long. Cheri enjoys working with the children and youth at her church as a Sunday School teacher, children's worship leader, and children's music and drama leader. She also serves as a volunteer consultant at the local Pregnancy Resource Center and works part time as a Youth Services Team Member at her local library. In her free time, Cheri enjoys reading, writing, working on her blog, and watching football with her boys.

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