Fizz Boom Read: Electricity & Light Storytime- PreSchool

I was really stumped for more ideas for FIZZ BOOM READ for my pre-schoolers.  It seemed as if shapes/numbers/colors were just too simple.  AND THEN IT CAME TO ME (aka I went online and found this awesome starter by Storytime Secrets)

Electricity & Light Storytime Miss Meg's Storytime

Electricty & Light Storytime!

I started off by asking if they knew what electricity is and used a light switch as an example: “what happens when we turn the light switch off?”.  I then handed out glow sticks, turned the lights off, and we watched this video:

Electricity & Light Picture Books

What’s Going on in There by Geoffrey Grahn
Blackout by John Rocca
Night Light
Night Lights by Nicholas Blechman
Very Lonely Firefly
The Very Lonely Firefly by Eric Carle

The favorites here were Blackout and What’s Going on in There!

Electricity & Light Songs

Mr Sun
(in sign language)
We have been doing this weekly in baby storytime and pre-school storytime using Sunflower Storytime’s awesome cheat sheet!

Oh, Mr. Sun, Sun, Mr. Golden Sun,
Please shine down on me.
Oh Mr. Sun, Sun, Mr. Golden Sun,
Hiding behind a tree
These little children are asking you
To please come out so we can play with you.
Oh Mr. Sun, Sun, Mr. Golden Sun,
Please shine down on,
please shine down on,
Please shine down on me.

Twinkle Twinkle Little Star

Plug it in, Plug it in
Okay friends, this one has a backstory.  In 5th grade we had an electricity unit and there was a group project and we had to make a song about electricity.  This was the song my group made up.  In 5th grade.  That I still have memorized.  As do many people I went to school with.  IT IS AN EAR WORM.  Anyways, not sure if it was inspired by a song we heard or maybe the glade plug in commercials.  Also channeling a bit of my inner Jbrary here for this.


Plug it in, plug it in electricity
Plug it in, plug it in electricity
There are two kinds of electricity
Static and current electricity
Static builds charges in one place
Current flows through a conductor
Plug it in, plug it in electricity
Plug it in, plug it in electricity

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I also did an extension activity that will be in a later Flannel Friday post :)

For our craft I had this REALLY AWESOME electricity coloring page but I fail because I can’t find it again. So sorry.  If I happen upon it again I will update this. If not, just google “electricity coloring page” and there are some nice ones.

Other resources

Storytime Secrets: Fizz Boom Read! Preschool Storytime Starter: Light and Electricity
STEM Storytime Pinterest Board
E is for Electricity Pinterest Board
Never Shushed: Preschool Storytime- The Dark