Storytime Theme: Flowers



*See Handprint Flowers folder for additional craft ideas

Books --

Alison's Zinnia by Anita Lobel
The Flower Alphabet Book by Jerry Pallotta
Flower Garden by Eve Bunting
This is the Sunflower by Lola Schaefer
The Gardener by Sarah Stewart
A Honey of a Day by Janet Perry Marshall
The Rose in my Garden by Arnold and Anita Lobel
The Magic Hill by A.A. Milne and Isabell Brown
Max Loves Sunflowers by Ken Wilson-Max
Fran's Flower by Lisa Bruce
Big Book: Planting a Rainbow by Lois Ehlert

Puppets (Name and Owning Agency)

Flower Pot

Audience Participation Stories/Characters for Act-out Stories

"Flowers or Weeds?" from Storyteller's Sa,[;er nu Valerie Marsh (Shi-Shangram Story)
The Rose in my Garden from The Storyteller's Cornucopia

Story Extensions

  • Grow, Grow, Grow (to Row, Row, Row Your Boat) from Storytimes for Two-Year Olds by Judy Nichols
  • Fingerplay
    • Flowers Grow ~52 Programs for Preschoolers
    • I Dig, Dig, Dig ~ Storytimes for 2-year-olds
  • The Rose in my Garden (see blue folder)

Arts and Crafts

*Cut out flowers are available

Marigold Merriment
Marigold template
Booklet pages (in front pocket of blue folder)


Tissue Paper Flowers ~52 Programs for Preschoolers (Parents like to do these apparently)
Tissue paper
Pipe cleaner

Suggested Ways to Include the Six Emergent Literacy Skills

  • Vocabulary

  • Print Motivation

  • Phonological Sensitivity

  • Print Awareness

  • Letter Knowledge

  • Narrative Skills