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Share a Story: Green Storytime


Did you miss our Green Storytime this week? Don't worry, here's what you missed, plus a few more suggestions to inspire a colorful storytime you can do at home. 


From Storytime

The great big green by Peggy Elizabeth Gifford

A lyrical ode to the planet poses a riddle that invites children to identify an enormous object that is green everywhere it is not blue and is covered with green plants and creatures.



     Five green and speckled frogs, sat on a speckled log

     Eating some most delicious bugs, Yum! Yum!

     One jumped into the pool, where it was nice and cool

     Now there are [four, three, two, one, no] green speckled frogs.



FIVE GREEN PEAS (from Harris County Library)

     Five green peas in a peapod, pressed (make fist)
     One grew, two grew, and so did all the rest (raise fingers one at a time)
     They grew and grew and they did not stop (stretch fingers and hands wide)
     Until that peapod just had to go…POP! (clap)

Also available in: audiobook

Little green peas make their way into collections of objects of many different colors, from blue boats, seas, and flags, to orange balloons, umbrellas, and fizzy drinks.

THE ALLIGATOR JUMP (modified from Storytime with Ms. Tara)

     Alligators jump (jump). Alligators slide (slide back and forth).
     All the alligators move from side to side.
     Alligators jump (jump). Alligators giggle (tickle your storytime friends).
     All the alligators like to wiggle, wiggle, wiggle! (shake your body).


This is fun! [sound recording] by Caspar Babypants

Caspar Babypants (a.k.a. Chris Ballew, lead singer of the Seattle-based band Presidents of the United States of America) captures children and adults with his light, airy folk music that will make you happy and want to get up and dance. This week we used "The Frogs" for our parachute song.

More Songs and Stories to Enjoy

Also available in: e-music

Try "It's Not Easy Being Green" for a soothing song to wind down to.

In the city an abandoned lot squeezed between two buildings becomes a community garden.

Green anacondas by Grace Hansen

Meet the heaviest snake in the world--the green anaconda! Everything about this title is big, from the full-bleed photographs to the content. Readers will learn all that is super-sized about this hulking snake. 

A story about many different sheep, and one that seems to be missing.

Green by Laura Vaccaro Seeger

Illustrations and simple, rhyming text explore the many shades of the color green.

Green pants by Kenneth Kraegel

Jameson refuses to wear pants that are not green, until he has to choose between wearing his green pants and wearing a tuxedo with black pants so that he can be in his cousin's wedding.

Green by Daniel Nunn

Presents an introduction to the color green, in simple text with illustrations, and includes information on the different things--food, animals, objects--that are green.

Where are you? by Sarah Williamson

"A little green snake follows a little pink snake around the park on a summer day"--.