Our storytimes were so powerful this Tuesday that they actually brought rain on Thursday!  To celebrate this wet event, try reading some of these titles at home.

Books We Read


In The Rainy Day Puddle, Frog loves his puddle — it’s big enough just for him.  But as the rain keeps falling, the puddle gets bigger — and so does the company that joins in!  Farm animals love the rain in Kathi Appelt’s color counting book Rain Dance.  Woodland creatures need to find shelter in Nancy Tafuri’s The Big Storm.  Count how many take refuge in a hill hollow — but aren’t expecting the surprise also inside!

Flannelboard Story

What do you need when you go out in the rain?  An umbrella, of course!  Today’s flannelboard focused on many different colored umbrellas.

Color Umbrellas
Color Umbrellas Flannelboard
Five umbrellas stood by the back door.
The red one went outside, and then there were four.
Four umbrellas pretty as can be
The blue one went outside, and then there were three.Three umbrellas with nothing to do
The green one went outside, and then there were two.Two umbrellas not having much fun
The yellow one went outside, and then there was one.

One umbrella sad and all alone.
Decided to go join his friends and that none.

Nursery Rhyme

Hickory Dickory Dock
Template and Rhyme from Mother Goose’s Playhouse by Judy Sierra

Hickory Dickory Dock.
The mouse ran up the clock.
The clock struck one,
The mouse ran down.
Hickory Dickory Dock.


Film We Watched

Rainy days are perfect days to get chores done — and then go out and have fun in some puddles!  We did both these things with a few episodes from Classical Baby: The Dance Show.

“The Hippo Dance” and “Dancin’ in the Rain” from Classical Baby: The Dance Show

Continue the Fun

Check out these other raintime reads for more fun!

Children’s Room Infant Toddler Storytime 1/28/14