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Storybook Camp schedule and activities

The specialty camp I am working at this coming week is called Storybook Camp and it is for 3 and a half to 5 year olds from 9am-12pm. My coworker and friend Heather created the schedule and lesson plans for this camp. I have since altered them somewhat to fit how I need to run the program. For example, she put in a ten minute bathroom break for and after outside play. Well the room we'll be in has a bathroom attached to it and I will have another person in the room with me so scheduled breaks are unnecessary. Also, she had the theme set as nursery rhymes and in my opinion nursery rhymes aren't books. So I changed the rhymes to the music of the day and found books with similar animals/themes as the activities. Getting these lesson plans done had actually been a bit of a struggle. She was going to use Dr. Suess books but I had to convince her that just because the book looks like a Dr. Suess book (ie Bears on Wheels) that doesn't mean it is a Dr. Suess book. Anywho, after the changes and such the following is what I am using for my camp. there are no authors listed with the first set of books and the activities aren't explained but if you would like to see a more in-depth lesson plan I will gladly post it.

Storybook Camp Schedule





June 22-24

August 10-14



9:00-9:15                              Arrival/Table games, puzzles, or books


9:15-9:30                              Circle Time (welcome, calendar, ABCs, numbers, preview of the day)


9:30-9:50                              Music


9:50-10:05                           Story #1


10:05-10:30                         Activity #1


10:30-11:00                         Outside Play


11:00-11:05                         Water break


11:05-11:20                         Story #2


11:20- 11:45                        Activity #2


11:45-12:00                         Table games, puzzles or books/departure

Storybook Camp

(week #1)


Nursery Rhymes and other stories


June 22-24, 2009




                Music: Mary Had a Little Lamb

                Book 1: Sheep In a Jeep

                Activity 1: Woolly Lamb

                Book 2: Little Lost Duck

                Activity 2: In the Pond



                Music: The Bear Went Over the Mountain

                Book 1: The Story About Ping

                Activity 1: Hand Painted Ducks

                Book 2: Bear Hugs

                Activity 2: The Bear Went Over the Mountain puppet



Music: I’m a Little Teapot               

                Book 1: Miss Moo Goes to the Zoo

                Activity 1: Tipsy Teapot

                Book 2: Cat in the Hat

                Activity 2: Cat in the Hat



                Music: Old McDonald Had a Farm

                Book 1: 10 Little Rubber Ducks

                Activity 1: There’s That Duckling

                Book 2: Hop on Pop

                Activity 2: Head, Shoulders, Knees, and Toes



                Music: If You’re Happy and You Know It

                Book 1: Brown Bear, Brown Bear What Do You See?

                Activity 1: Brown Bear Sees…

                Book 2: Green Eggs and Ham

                Activity 2: Green Egg



Storybook Camp

(week #2)


Nursery Rhymes


August 10-14, 2009




                Music: Baa Baa Black Sheep

                Book 1: Sheep Out to Eat by Nancy E. Shaw

                Activity 1: Sheep headbands

                Book 2: Curious George Goes to the Beach by H.A. Rey

                Activity 2: Sunshine Snip



                Music: Mary, Mary, Quite Contrary

                Book 1: Mary, Mary, Quite Contrary by Lynn Salem

                Activity 1: Watering Can

                Book 2: The Apple Pie Tree by Zoe Hall

                Activity 2: Tasty Apple Pie



Music: Itsy Bitsy Spider

                Book 1: A Bug’s Life

Activity 1: Felt and Pipe Cleaner Spider

                Book 2: The Very Hungry Caterpillar by Eric Carle

                Activity 2: Caterpillar Craft



                Music: Twinkle, Twinkle, Little Star

                Book 1: Stars! Stars! Stars! by Bob Barner

                Activity 1: Shining Star

                Book 2: The Berenstain Bears Catch the Bus: A Tell the Time Story by the Berenstains

                Activity 2: Create our own bus



                Music: Humpty Dumpty

                Book 1: Big Egg by Molly Coxe

                Activity 1: Humpty Dumpty Puzzle

                Book 2: Jack and the Beanstalk by Carol Ottolenghi

                Activity 2: Growing Bean Stalk




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