Preschool Storytime: Getting Noisy

Every now and then I like to include lots of really interactive picture books- ones that encourage the peanuts to move, ask questions, and think. This is a whole story time all about doing!

We read…

Hooray for Birds! by Lucy Cousins
Noisy Night by Mac Barnett
Mix It Up by Herve Tullet

We sang…

Hello/Goodbye, Friends
If You’re Happy and You Know It
Head ,Shoulders, Knees, and Toes

We wiggled…

Open, Shut Them
These Are My Glasses
This is Big Big Big
Two Little Blackbirds

We made…


Noisy Night apartments! Noisy Night is about an apartment full of noisy people. Each one hears a different, mysterious noise above their heads, all the one to the very top. I made this simple template in Word and asked the kids to imagine who might make a very noisy neighbor and draw what it might look like. My two favorites? A big, stinky pig and “daddy.”

Our literacy tip…

Young children have a hard time sitting still and listening. Try reading books that encourage movement to capture their attention and indulge their wiggles at the same time.


One thought on “Preschool Storytime: Getting Noisy

  1. How fun to see Noisy Night being used. That just came in at my library and I can’t wait to use it in storytime! Thanks for sharing!

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