Pretend/Imagine

Submitted By

Lynn Flanigan
Tomball
Theme:
  1. Early Learning
  2. Others
Audience:
PreSchool

Story Books

  1. Princess Palooza
    • Joy Allen
    12 imaginative girls have lots of fun as princesses playing in the park. This book has beautiful illustration and rhymes.
  2. Ella's Games
    • David Bedford
    Ella the mouse has a big imagination. When her brothers refuse to let her join in their play, Ella imagines her own exciting games, and soon her brothers want to let her join them.
  3. Chimps Don't Wear Glasses
    • Laura Numeroff
    This is a humorous book with animals doing fabulous things that they normally can't do. This book has a hilarious rhyming text and illustrations that will keep your young audience laughing.
  4. I Could Be, You Could Be
    • Karen Owen
    Illustrations and rhyming text encourage readers to picture themselves becoming a variety of people and things, from an astronaut to an elephant to an alien. Includesinstructions for making masks.
  5. Mud is Cake
    • Pam Munoz Ryan
    A brother and sister find that when they use their imagination mud can become cake and they themselves can become almost anything.

Story Songs

  1. I Wish I Were

    "I Wish I Were" is sung to the tune of "If You're Happy and You Know It". See Harris County Public Library Catalog for cd: Dr. Jean Sings Silly Songs. Lyrics can be found at www.drjean.org

Craft: 

Making masks is a great craft for preschoolers to pretend and use their imaginations. See above for the link to the book, "I Could Be, You Could Be" by Karen Owen. There is a great mask making craft using cereal or cardboard boxes at the end of this book.