Storytime Plans – Russian Stories

Today we had our last week in Russia. We looked at two famous Russian stories - Peter and the Wolf and The Enormous Turnip.  Here are the plans that I used. Passport Pals: Russian Stories Welcome to Passport Pals! Let’s sing our Passport Pals song! (Come on everybody and clap your hands . . .... Continue Reading →

Storytime Plans over Ballet

The next subject we looked at in Passport Pals was ballet. The Russian ballet is very famous - and they were even touring in our area the week we did this lesson!  Here are the plans that I used for our Russian Ballet storytime. Passport Pals over Russia: Ballet Welcome! Let’s sing our song together!... Continue Reading →

Storytime Plans: Hockey

Today's Passport Pals was so much fun! We are still in the country of Russia, so I decided to focus on a sport that many Russians love - hockey!  The kids I had in the group today seemed to really enjoy the hockey theme and so did I! Here are the plans that I used:... Continue Reading →

Storytime Plans: Polar Bears

Our second week in Russia had us looking at polar bears! What a fun day of Passport Pals! Here are the plans I used. Passport Pals: Russia - Polar Bears Song: Come on everybody and clap your hands, stomp your feet, jump up high, spin around, sit right down, spin the globe . . .... Continue Reading →

Storytime Plans: Russia

In January, we started a new country for Passport Pals - Russia! Our first week in Russia was a basic introduction and an emphasis on the cold climate. Here are the plans that I used. Passport Pals: Russia Song: Come on everybody and clap your hands . . . stomp your feet . . .... Continue Reading →

Storytime Plans: Christmas in Africa

Our last week of Christmas Around the World took us to Africa. We had lots of fun looking at the 12 days of Christmas, and I ended the time by reading a short book about the African American holiday of Kwanzaa. Here are the plans I used: Passport Pals: Christmas Around the World Africa Play... Continue Reading →

Storytime Plans: Feliz Navidad

Week three of Christmas Around the World took us to MEXICO! Feliz Navidad! Here are the plans I used: Passport Pals: Christmas Around the World Christmas in Mexico  Play “Christmas Around the World” from the Wiggles cd as the kids enter. Have them join in with shakers. Welcome! Remember, we are all around the world... Continue Reading →

Storytime Plans: O Christmas Tree

Week two of Christmas Around the World had us looking at the tradition of the Christmas Tree.  According to my sources, the Christmas tree tradition originated in Germany, making it a perfect topic for Passport Pals! Here are the plans that I used: Passport Pals: Christmas Around the World The Christmas Tree Play Christmas Around... Continue Reading →

Storytime Plans: St. Nicholas Day

In December, we had a super fun time looking at Christmas Around the World! Our first week happened to be on December 6, which was Saint Nicholas Day, so we had a storytime all about St. Nicholas! During storytime, I had the kids make a "shoe" craft, which they  placed outside the door of our... Continue Reading →

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