Be a Storyteller!


This summer camp lesson plan is centered around classic children’s books with hands-on, themed activities and experiments to engage preschool-age learners. This summer camp unit offers five 3-hour lesson plans. They feature suggestions for circle time, outside play, and table activities. Activities are standards-aligned to ensure quality content that helps children gain knowledge and prepare for kindergarten.

About our lesson plans:

  • Developed and tested by a team of experienced, certified educators

  • Immediate PDF download upon purchase with unlimited use

  • Activity pages, extension activities, and additional resources included at no cost

  • Developmentally appropriate

  • Printable format that is also digital friendly with links and QR codes embedded in the lesson plans

Camp Outline:

  • Arrival Activity – King of the Wild Things Crown
  • Circle Time – Picture Walk
  • Draw in the Sand
  • Outside Play – Monster Roar
  • Shape Your Own Monster
  • Center Play – Act Out a Scene
  • Reflection
  • Arrival Activity – Guess the Animal
  • Circle Time – Picture Walk
  • Cardboard Tube Giraffes
  • Outside Play – Dancing Giraffes
  • Giraffe Shuffle
  • Center Play – Music Center
  • Reflection
  • Arrival Activity – Pigeon Painting
  • Circle Time – Picture Walk
  • Handprint Pigeons
  • Outside Play – “Bus, Bus, Pigeon”
  • What Letter Can Get on This Bus?
  • Center Play – Find That Pigeon
  • Reflection
  • Arrival Activity – Teddy Bear Counters
  • Circle Time – Picture Walk
  • Brown Bear Bingo
  • Outside Play – Move Like a Bear
  • Brown Bear Booklets
  • Center Play – Stories
  • Reflection
  • Arrival Activity – Fun with Letters
  • Circle Time – Picture Walk
  • Chicka Chicka Boom Boom Slime
  • Outside Play – Sidewalk Chalk Letters
  • Chicka Chicka Boom Boom Trees
  • Center Play – Stories
  • Reflection