I absolutely love the craft for this storytime. The kiddos little finger prints were so cute! Here is what we read:
First we read Incredible Me! by Kathi Appelt. This book is full of great read aloud goofy rhyming. I love the child like illustrations, too. Next we read a classic Here Are My Hands by Bill Martin Jr. and John Archambault. This ended up being fun because the parents got involved and pointed at the specific body part on their child being read about. “Here are my feet for stomping and going” — and we would point at their feet and wiggle them. It was really sweet. I love when I can get some parent involvement. Last, we read Red by Michael Hall. I absolutely love this book. It is such a great concept and empowering message of uniqueness. I love how the “older” crayons are shorter because they’ve been used more. A very creative story with creative illustrations.
For our craft, we used ink pads to fingerprint. I printed out smaller cards on thick paper that read “I’m Thumb-body Special!” Each child printed their thumbprint on the card and could decorate how they wanted. i brought crayons and glitter glue to decorate. Some of those prints were oh so tiny!
A sweet storytime to remind the kiddos that they are unique and special in so many ways! See you next week!