December Holidays-Toddlers

Holiday storytimes always are a bit of a tricky subject to navigate depending on your patrons and the material you choose to use. Storytime Underground has a good summary of avoiding holiday themes all together. That said, the patrons I serve request Christmas and Hannukah storytimes I do both together in one go. Also, I have found it a bit more difficult to find flannel boards highlighting Hanukkah. I’ve managed to find one but am always on the lookout for more. I would love to hear if you have one to share.

Books

The 12 Days of Christmas by Jane Cabrera
Bear Stays Up for Christmas by Karma Wislon
Christmas Parade by Sandra Boynton
Eight Days of Hanukkah by Haarriet Ziefert
Hanukkah, Oh Hanukkah by Susan L. Roth
Mouse’s First Christmas by Lauren Thompson
Penguin’s Christmas Wish by Salina Yoon
Pete the Cat Saves Christmas by Eric Litwin

Flannel Boards

Music

Jingle Bells by Sammy Davis Jr.
Bells are all you need. We shake the bells all they way through!
Ring Those Bells by Carole Peterson
We pull out the bells for this song.
Ring and turn around
ring and stamp feet
ring and jump
ring and touch toes
ring and turn around

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