Storytime Theme: Canoes and Tepees (Camping)


The Worlds Tallest Tepee!

*See Marshmallows folder for more camping ideas

Books --

The Bernstein Bears Go Camping
When Daddy Took us Camping
Let's go Camping with Mr. Sillypants
Lucille Camps In
Lights Out

It Looked like Spilt milk
Molly and Emmett's Camping Adventure
what Will the Weather Be Like Today?
Itsy Bitsy the Smart Spider
One Hot Summer Day

Story Extensions

  • Camp Songs
  • Camp Bag

Arts and Crafts

Tepee and Canoe
Brown construction paper or a grocery bag
A hole punch

Fold the brown construction paper in half. Place the bottom of the canoe pattern on the fold. Cut out the canoe through both thicknesses of paper. Use the tepee pattern to trace and cut out a tepee. Decorate the tepee and canoe with Indian signs. Curl the tepee into a cone shape with a small hole at the top. Glue the side to make it hold its shape. the hole lets out smoke from the Indian's cooking and heating fire. Cut a slit in the tepee (as shown on the pattern). fold it back to make a door.

Water Bottle Holder
Paper Plate Tambourine
Lightning bug Lanyards

Suggested Ways to Include the Six Emergent Literacy Skills

  • Vocabulary

  • Print Motivation

  • Phonological Sensitivity

  • Print Awareness

  • Letter Knowledge

  • Narrative Skills