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