When I did this storytime it was supposed to be a rainy day but it ended up being a beautiful outside— oh well, it was still a great rainy day storytime!
Rainy Day Picture Books
Rainy Day By Patricia Lakin, illus. by Scott Nash
Peep and Ducky Rainy Day by David Martin, illus. by David Walker
Mr. Gumpy’s Motor Car by John Burningham
Split Splat! by Amy Gibson, illus. by Steve Bjorkman
Rainy Day Songs & Rhymes
These are in addition to the two songs we do every week, Icky Sticky Bubble Gum by David Landau and The Goldfish by Laurie Berkner.
The Itsy Bitsy Spider
This Old Man
I Hear Thunder [tune: Frere Jacques]
source: North Mankato Taylor Library
I hear thunder, I hear thunder
How ’bout you, how ’bout you?
Pitter patter raindrops, pitter patter raindrops
I’m wet through, so are you!
I see blue skies, I see blue skies
Way up high, way up high
Hurry up sunshine, hurry up sunshine
I’ll soon dry, I’ll soon dry!
Rainy Day Craft
I have been trying to do crafts that specifically help with fine motor skills for my preschool group. This one was perfect because not only did they practice threading but it turned out adorable!
Materials needed: paper plates cut in half, blue paper (I used many different shades), ribbon, glue/tape. We taped the string on the back of the raindrops after threading to help them stay!
Other Rainy Day Storytime Ideas
Rainy Day Storytime | Sunflower Storytime
Rainy Days | Storytime Katie
Library: programming: storytime rain | Passion for Reading Pinterest
Rain Storytime | North Mankato Taylor Library System
Storytime- Rainy Days | Falling Flannelboards
Rain Storytime | The Loudest Librarian
Rain- Toddler Storytime | Jen in the Library