Story Time: Mele Kalikimaka

by | Dec 9, 2020 | Blog, Kid's Corner, Story Time | 0 comments

Did you know that Mele Kalikimaka is how they say, “Merry Christmas” in Hawaii? It looks like Santa went to Hawaii for a quick vacation before the holidays. Check out some of these books about Hawaii and take a “book” vacation with Santa!

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Ages 2-5

Sing, Talk, Read, Write, Play

Tip

Letters to Santa are a great way to promote early literacy skills during the holiday season. Color pictures to leave for Santa or to give as gifts. Organize Christmas cookies by shape or color. Line up presents by size on Christmas morning.

- Yogibrarian.com

Activity

Write a letter or draw a picture for Santa. You can drop it by the library and you will receive a fun activity and a treat! (while supplies last)

Books Presented

The Night Before Christmas by Clement C. Moore

Presents the well-known poem about an important Christmas visitor.

Froggy Goes to Hawaii by Jonathan London

When Froggy goes on vacation to Hawaii, he’s too excited to pay much attention to his parents.

Hawaiian Christmas Day by Beth Greenway

Christmas Day in Hawaii is a special day the sun shines brighter, the birds sing louder, and the palm trees sway and beckon ‘ohana outside to celebrate.

Chicka Chicka Boom Boom by Bill Martin Jr and John Archambault

An alphabet rhyme/chant that relates what happens when the whole alphabet tries to climb a coconut tree.

Songs, Rhymes, and Fingerplays

Mele Kalikimaka

Jolly Old Saint Nicholas

Up on the Housetop

Jingle Bells

 

Additional Books

Keiki Counting 1, 2, 3 by Tammy Yee

Learn numbers one through ten with Hawaiian animals, plants and more in this fun-filled book.

The Great Lei Race by Mary Elizabeth Salzmann

Take a trip through Hawaii as Hannah, the humpback whale and Millie, the monk seal race around the islands. Along the way Hannah and Millie have to solve clues about Hawaii and learn about the animals, plants, geography, and culture that make Hawaii a great state!

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