#COVID-19 Storytime – Week 2! Kwame Alexander!

In case you missed it – I’ve been doing STORYTIME for the past month or so in a closed group on FB (if you are interested in checking it out, you can request to join the group here – https://www.facebook.com/groups/495801317994142/). A note about this storytime…I do this for fun with my 5 year old and to continue to share storytime, lesson tips and ideas with my library world. While I hope viewers can get some tips on conducting a read aloud, I do not necessarily consider it “best practice.” Watch a few and you’ll see why 😉

Each week, I focus on an author, illustrator, or theme. I pair each book with an activity and snack. Sharing the books I read and the activities I suggest here. All of these ideas can be used in a face to face storytime or in your own virtual storytime. 


Week 2 – Kwame Alexander!

Day 1

Book – Surf’s Up! by Kwame Alexander; illustrated by Daniel Miyares https://kwamealexander.com/product/f/BOOKS/57

Craft – Goldfish

Craft – Draw a frog (or any ocean animal) and animate it using ChatterPix!

Day 2

Book – Acoustic Rooster and His Barnyard Band by Kwame Alexander; illustrated by Tim Bowers https://sleepingbearpress.com/shop/show/11502

Craft – Turn a cup into a farm animal. Like this: https://homeschoolpreschool.net/cow-craft/

Snack – Eggs in a nest. Like this: https://www.dinneratthezoo.com/birds-nest-cookies/

Day 3

Book – How to Read a Book by Kwame Alexander; illustrated by Melissa Sweet https://www.harpercollins.com/9780062307811/how-to-read-a-book/

Craft – Used bleeding tissue paper to make a collage! Like this: https://buggyandbuddy.com/collage-art-project-for-kids-using-bleeding-tissue-paper/

Snack – A tangerine

Happy reading!


About Valerie Byrd Fort

I live in South Carolina. I am passionate about libraries, books, and reading. I am an Instructor for the School of Information Science at the University of South Carolina. I am a mom. This is my blog about all the things. My opinion is my own.
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