In a semi recent Storytime Underground facebook page post someone mentioned about asking their storytime group for suggestions on books or themes… I got to thinking about doing something similar and realized that without a doubt, hands down, the most asked for topic would be Unicorns! So I decided to plan a Unicorn Storytime! I announced the theme the week before (which I never do) so that the big die hard unicorn fans would know to come, and many even came wearing unicorn themed clothes or with their unicorn stuffed animals!
Unicorn Picture Books
*also let this be known, this is my official call for more picture books featuring unicorns!*
Unicorn Think’s He’s Pretty Great by Bob Shea
Uni the Unicorn by Amy Krouse Rosenthal and Brigette Barrager
Unicorn Extension Activities
Actually… I couldn’t find/come up with any great Unicorn songs or rhymes so we just did our basic Goldfish Song and Icky Sticky Bubble Gum!
If this didn’t fall the week after ALA Midwinter I might’ve prepared a much cooler craft BUT, I think we did alright with some last minute planning. I printed off two unicorn coloring sheets, added the traceable text on the bottom, and set out markers, crayons, glue, ribbon, scissors, and GLITTER! One of the skills I try to work in at least once a month in storytime is scissors so for this one they were able to cut little pieces of ribbon for their Unicorn’s mane. The glitter was just because it was unicorn storytime and can you REALLY have an authentic unicorn storytime without glitter?
All in all this was a great storytime, despite very few options that I could find for book choices and songs. Many of them loved that storytime centered around one of their favorite things and they got to tell me about the unicorn stuffed animals they have at home!
Other Unicorn Storytime Resources: