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Share a Story: Balloon Storytime


Did you miss our Monday Balloons Storytime this week? Don't worry, here's what you missed, plus a few more suggestions for a light-hearted storytime you can do at home.

From Storytime

And away we go! by Miguel Ornia-Blanco

Mr. Fox is going to the moon. Away he goes in his hot air balloon. But wait. Can Elephant come too? Sure! Let's bring along some pizza. What about Giraffe? And Squirrel? Everyone is welcome in Mr. Fox's balloon, but look out--a surprise is in store for everyone too.



Counting Up Fingerplay:

     A bunch of balloons in my hand

     I tripped, one slipped, and…

     I lost the green (red, orange, yellow…) one, it floated away.

     How many balloons did I lose today?

Perfectly Percy by Paul Schmid

Percy the porcupine loves balloons but he must find a way to keep them from popping.



Counting Down Fingerplay:

     Five balloons up in the sky (hold five fingers up)

     See them flying way up high? (wave them high)

     If one of those balloons should happen to POP! (a big clap)

     Only four balloons floating up top (three, two, one...).

This week we used "Jump and Fly" for one of our parachute songs. A great song to get you moving and dancing.

More Songs and Stories to Enjoy

Balloon trees by Danna Smith
Also available in: e-audiobook

Rhyming text and illustrations outline the process by which latex is extracted from trees to make balloons.

When an orange balloon floats over her world of green and gray, Mathilda the sheep realizes that she can be more than she is, and sets out to convince the rest of the flock that anything is possible.

Molly who flew away by Valeri Gorbachev

Molly buys so many balloons for all her animal friends at the fair, she gets carried away into the air.

No! [sound recording] by They Might Be Giants (Musical group)

For a slower song to fly away to, try "Where Do they Make Balloons."