Story Time

Sports
Submitted by: Debbie Hudson, Barbara Bush
Audience
• Pre-school
Books
Froggy Plays T-Ball by:Jonathan London
Froggy looks forward to playing in his first T-ball game but finds it hard to remember the rules.
Dunk Skunk by:Michael Rex
Sport actions rhyme with the names of animals who love to play, such as Goal Mole, Dunk Skunk, and Hurdle Turtle
Take me out to the Ball Game by:Maryann Kovalski
Grandma takes the girls on a special outing to the ball game instead of school.
Baseball, Football, Daddy and Me by:David Friend
A little boy and his father enjoy a full assortment of sporting events together.
Year: 1990
Clifford's Sports Day by:Norman Bridwell
Clifford goes to school with Emily Elizabeth to participate in the outdoor sports day activities.
I am a Ballerina by:Valerie Coulman
Molly wants to be a ballerina just like the ones she has seen at a performance. After trying out all sorts of "ballerina" moves around the house her parents let her take lessons. She learns all the moves and in the end has a performance & is now "a ballerina"
Songs
This is the Way
This is the way we bounce the ball, bounce the ball, bounce the ball,
This is the way we bounce the ball,
when we play basket ball.

This is the way we..

Kick the ball...
When we play soccer.

Hike the ball...
When we play football.

Twirl around..
When we do ballet

Swing the bat...
When we play baseball.

Etc. (any action related to any sport) I ask the kids & they always come up with great actions.)
Take Me out to the Ball Game
Take me out to the ball game,
Take me out with the crowd.
Buy me some peanuts and Cracker Jack,
I don't care if I never get back,
Let me root, root, root for the home team,
If they don't win it's a shame.
For it's one, two, three strikes, you're out,
At the old ball game.
Craft
I took the various "sports' die cuts and had a variety of sports for the kids to choose from. I let the kids glue them on a paper and color the rest of the picture that went along with whatever sport they picked.

Some of the kids just made a collage paper of all the different sports figures.