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Share a Story: Yellow Storytime


Did you miss our Yellow Storytime this week? Don't worry, here's what you missed, plus a few more suggestions so you can create your own bright and sunny storytime at home, complete with songs and stories.

Don't need a full storytime? Borrow a rhyme when you need a short distraction, or check out these materials and spend a few minutes reading together.

In my new yellow shirt by Eileen Spinelli

A boy wears his new yellow shirt and is transformed in his imagination into a duck, a lion, a daffodil, a trumpet, and many other things. What else can you transform into?



Five little lemons, sitting in a bowl.

One fell out, and started to ROLL….

It bounced on the table and landed at my feet.

How many lemons are left to eat?

[repeat, counting down until all lemons are on the floor]


A collection of poems celebrates the art and science of color. Did you know that if chickens eat more yellow plants that the yolks of the eggs they lay are more yellow?


Song: The Wheels on the Bus

To sing along, try jbrary's version.


Yellow is my color star by Judy Horacek

There are so many wonderful colors in the world! This child loves yellow best, but they know there are lots of other delightful colors out there too. Follow them on a playful walk through a bright, bold watercolor world, filled with red roses, pink pillows, and gorgeous green grass and trees. Then decide which hue best suits you! (or decide that you DON'T have to choose!)


After Storytime: Point out yellow things in the world around you. Talk about color.


More Songs and Stories to Enjoy

Wake up, color pup by Taia Morley

As Pup follows his new friend on a walk, each discovery ignites a new feeling and corresponding color, until Pup is saturated with them. But when a storm comes, Pup's color is drained as fear sweeps through him. Only his curious yellow friend remains bright, and encourages him to keep his chin up, play, and carry on! 

Yellow by Daniel Nunn

An introduction to the color yellow including information on the different things--food, animals, objects--that are yellow.

After disappointingly receiving a lemon tree from her grandma on her birthday, a young girl doesn't know what to do with it other than care for it and wait, but her patience eventually pays off.

Give bees a chance by Bethany Barton

An enthusiastic bee-loving narrator tries to convince a bee-phobic friend that our fuzzy, flying neighbors are our friends--we should all give bees a chance!


Songs to Celebrate Yellow

Yellow Submarine by The Beatles

Bananaphone by Raffi

Why Does the Sun Shine? by TMBG

Yellow-Backed Fly by Steve Martin and the Steep Canyon Rangers