Story Time: Creepy Creatures

Can you find the “creepy creatures” in the night? These are the nocturnal animals that stay up at night and sleep during the day. You might go outside in the evening and, using your senses, discover which of these animals are creeping around your neighborhood.

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Ages 2-5

Sing, Talk, Read, Write, Play

Tip

Don’t shy away from informational or non-fiction books when sharing a story with your child. Children love to find out about the world around them and how things work. Even if you don’t read all the words, point out the illustrations and talk about them with your child.

Activity

Using an informational book about animals, sing, “There’s Something in the Nighttime,” with your child and have them fill in the noises. Then talk about where the animals live, what they eat, and when they sleep.

Books Presented

Where Are the Night Animals by Mary Ann Fraser

Describes various nocturnal animals and their nighttime activities, including the opossum, brown bat, and tree frog.

Owl Babies by Martin Waddell

Three owl babies whose mother has gone out in the night try to stay calm while she is gone.

Night Animals Need Sleep Too by Gianna Marino

It’s daytime and night animals are all sleeping soundly. Well, all except for Possum. Skunk tries to be helpful, pointing out a cave, then a tree, then a den. But the more places Possum tries to sleep, the more night animals he wakes up.

It's Raining Bats and Frogs by Rebecca Colby

What’s a witch to do when a rainstorm threatens the Halloween Parade? Make it fun, that’s what!

Songs, Rhymes, and Fingerplays

One Little Bat

One little bat was trying to behave.
He hung upside down from his feet in a cave.
Another bat flew in, and said, “How do you do?”
The 2nd joined the first, and then there were 2!
2 little bats were trying to behave.
They hung upside down from their feet in a cave.
To help pass the time, they sang “Do re me”
Another bat joined the song, and then there were 3.
3 little bats were trying to behave
They hung upside down from their feet in a cave
From their cave perch, they looked down at the floor,
A new bat joined the game, and then there were 4.
4 little bats were trying to behave.
They hung upside down from their feet in a cave.
One little bat zoomed inside and did a dive.
He stayed to take a rest, and with him there were 5.

– www.Missbarbaraatthelibrary.blogspot.com

Two Little Hoot Owls

Two little hoot owls, sitting on a hill
One named Jack and the other named Jill
Fly away Jack! Fly away Jill!
Come back, Jack! Come back, Jill!

– www.Storytimekatie.com

 

There’s Something in the Nighttime

 (Modified from There’s something in my garden)
There’s something in the nighttime that I can’t really see.
There’s something in the nighttime, now what can it be?
Whoo, Whoo. Hear it’s funny sound? Whoo, Whoo. An Owl is what I found!
(Continue with other animals, I used an Owl, a cat, a mouse, and a skunk ‘Smell that funny smell? Sniff, sniff, A skunk! You sure can tell!’)

– www.Missbarbaraatthelibrary.blogspot.com

 

Crafts and Activities

Coloring Page

Print out this coloring page!

Paper Bag Owl Craft

Make this owl paper bag puppet craft!

Additional Books

Whoo-oo is it? by Megan McDonald

Mother Owl hears a mysterious noise in the night and tries to identify it.

Night Animals by Gianna Marino

Possum is hiding from the sounds in the night, and his fear sets off a chain reaction in the other night animals.

The Kissing Hand by Audrey Penn

When Chester the raccoon is reluctant to go to kindergarten for the first time, his mother teaches him a secret way to carry her love with him.

Stellaluna by Janell Cannon

After she falls headfirst into a bird’s nest, a baby bat is raised like a bird until she is reunited with her mother.

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