Storytime: “K” is for Kings
“You have to believe that you are the one true king,” said Merlin-a-dactyl in The Legend of King Arthur-a-tops. Little kings and queens will learn about bravery, kindness, confidence, and friendship as they discover the cool sound of the letter “K” in these books and activities.
Join us Tuesdays, and Wednesdays at 10:30 a.m. or Tuesdays at 6:30 p.m. in the Community Room.
Sing, Talk, Read, Write, Play
Moving to music, dancing, swaying, running, and jumping help young children feel rhythm and begin to understand how their bodies work. such movements also help them gain muscle control and improve balance. All of this contributes to a child’s gross motor development. – Lambert
Using the dance video, “Are you ready to bubble?” or another song with actions, dance with your child showing them how to “follow” the dance leader’s actions. Then talk about how it made them feel physically and emotionally.
King Jack and the Dragon by Peter Bentley
King Bidgood's in the Bathtub by Audrey Wood
The Legend of King Arthur-a-tops by Mo O'Hara
The Cook and the King by Julia Donaldson
Songs, Rhymes, and Fingerplays
Daddy the Dragon
I’m Daddy the Dragon.
My wings flip and flap.
I can change my colors
When I hear a loud, CLAP!
Spread your arms, way out wide
Fly like Pteranodon, soar and glide
Bend to the floor, head down low
Move like Stegosaurus, long ago
Reach up tall, try to be
As tall as Apatosaurus eating on a tree
Using your claws, grumble and growl
Just like Tyrannosaurus on the prowl
Five Kings in the Bathtub
One* king in the bathtub
Going for a swim
Knock, knock (tap knees 2x’s)
Splash, splash (clap hands 2x’s)
Come on in!
Two… three… four…
Five kings in the bathtub
Going for a swim
They all fell in!
Crafts and Activities
K is for King
Receipt Paper Crowns
Help your child make a crown with a long strip of paper and cut out shapes. Then fit it to your child’s head and tape/staple it together. You could make a crown, too, and take a picture of your “royal family!”
The Paper Kingdom by Helena Ku Rhee
Little Brown Wren is King of the Birds by Andrea Kaczmarek
Tickle Kingdom by Robert D. Harris
King Alice by Matthew Cordell