Sylvester and the Magic Pebble - Online Storytime

Updated: Oct 11


Hello everyone! We hope you are all excited for Sylvester and the Magic Pebble by William Steig!


Amanda and I have put together a bunch of fun activities and crafts for the little ones. Starting on Monday, October 4 (yesterday), the kits are available to pick up for our online storytime.


Enjoy a FREE copy of the book, and have fun doing the activities.

Everything is yours to keep!


"Sylvester and the Magic Pebble" by William Steig


One rainy day, Sylvester finds a magic pebble that can make all his wishes come true. But when a lion frightens him on his way home, Sylvester makes a wish with unexpected consequences. Will Sylvester find his way back to his family?


Go to: https://storylineonline.net/books/sylvester-magic-pebble/


You will have the book read to you by actor Reid Scott. He did such a great job; we hope you enjoy his reading as much as we did!


Kits include:

  • a FREE copy of Sylvester and the Magic Pebble by William Steig

  • information page

  • colors game (5 colored donkeys)

  • a flyer for this website

  • 2 activity pages

  • 2 coloring pages

  • rhymes/song pages with web links (instrument included)

  • Make Sylvester craft

  • 3 magnets from the story

  • stickers


HANDOUT GAMES – play with included donkey handouts


Can You Show Me…?

(tune: “Here We Go Round the Mulberry Bush”)


Can you show me the red donkey?

Red donkey, red donkey?

Can you show me the red donkey?

And wave her in the air?


Gray… brown… blue… yellow



Hold It High – Choose one donkey from handouts

Hold your donkey high and stand

Now wave it around in gestures grand!

Hold your donkey below your chin

Now hold it way up high again


Hold your donkey against your nose

Now touch the donkey to your toes

Touch your donkey to the ground

Now wave that donkey all around!


Hold your donkey in front of you

Now turn around – one time, two!

Hold your donkey and jump up high!

Now let your donkey fly fly fly (throw it in the air)



SONGS & INSTRUMENT – use included instruments


Donkey by HappyKids

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RAbTYTZVuxE


Wishes Can Come True by LBB Junior

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cNlVyN8pggI


Donkey Song by Infobells

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sTBG6MjtNIs


Sweetly Sings the Donkey by Wee Sing

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Aafj08T_PYw



BOUNCE RHYME (bounce along with child in lap)


My Little Gray Donkey

Bouncing up and down on my little gray donkey

Bouncing up and down on my little gray donkey

Bouncing up and down on my little gray donkey

Won’t you be my darling?


Petting his ears and listening to him hee-haw

Petting his ears and listening to him hee-haw

Petting his ears and listening to him hee-haw

Won’t you be my darling?


Stopping to feed him and give him a rest

Stopping to feed him and give him a rest

Stopping to feed him and give him a rest

Won’t you be my darling?


Bouncing up and down on my little gray donkey

Bouncing up and down on my little gray donkey

Bouncing up and down on my little gray donkey

Won’t you be my darling?



ACTION RHYMES


I Wish I Were

(Tune: “If You’re Happy and You Know It”)


Oh, I wish I were a little bar of soap, bar of soap.

Oh, I wish I were a little bar of soap, bar of soap.

I’d go slidy, slidy, slidy, over everybody’s army.

Oh, I wish I were a little bar of soap.


Oh, I wish I were a little juicy orange . . .

I’d go squirty, squirty, squirty, over everybody’s shirty.


Oh, I wish I were a little blob of mud . . .

I’d go gooey, gooey, gooey, over everybody’s shoey.


Oh, I wish I were a little cookie crumb . . .

I’d go crumby, crumby, crumby over everybody’s tummy.


Oh, I wish I were a little radio, radio.

Oh, I wish I were a little radio, radio.

I’d go CLICK!



Donkey, Donkey

Donkey, donkey,

Old and gray,

Open your mouth,

And gently bray.


Lift your ears,

And blow your horn,

To wake the world,

This sleepy morn.



This Little Donkey

This little donkey eats grass.

This little donkey eats hay.

This little donkey looks over the fence

This little donkey runs away

But this big donkey does nothing at all

But lie in the field all day.



When I Went Into the Barnyard

(Tune: “The Bear Went Over the Mountain”)


When I went into the barnyard,

When I went into the barnyard,

When I went into the barnyard,

What do you think I saw?


I saw a donkey and her baby,

I saw a donkey and her baby,

I saw a donkey and her baby,


And what do you think I heard?

Hee-haw! Hee-haw! Hee-haw!



EXTRA LINKS!


Macmillan’s page on William Steig:

https://us.macmillan.com/author/williamsteig


Between the Lions’ episode on Sylvester and the Magic Pebble:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=B-af_IdiLi4







Let us know what your little ones thought of Sylvester and the Magic Pebble! What did they think of the activities? Do you have any suggestions for us?

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