Storytime Theme: Hippos!


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Books --

The Wonderful Things About Hiccups by Cece Meng
A Mama For Owen by Marion Dane Bauer
Mama by Jeanette Winter
Hilda Must Be Dancing by Karma Wilson
Hippo's Adventure in Alphabet Town
Hippos Go Berserk by Sandra Boynton
Hippopotamuses by Judith Jango-Cohen

Audience Participation Stories/Characters for Act-out Stories


Story Extensions

  • Hungry, Hungry Hippos
  • Harry Hippo Cut and Tell
  • Letter 'H' words :places, people, things to do

Arts and Crafts

The letter "H" (ache): Hurry Harry's Haunted House
Template
Scissors
Crayons

Hippo Puppet
Paper bag
Hippo template
Crayons
Scissors
Glue

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Suggested Ways to Include the Six Emergent Literacy Skills

  • Vocabulary

  • Print Motivation

  • Phonological Sensitivity

  • Print Awareness

  • Letter Knowledge

  • Narrative Skills