Where is Texas?

Books to Share

  • Where Are Maisy's Friends?: A Lift the Flap Book by Lucy Cousins.
  • Where Is Baby's Belly Button? by Karen Katz.
  • Where Is It? by Tana Hoban.
  • Where Is Maisy? by Lucy Cousins.

Books to Display and Booktalk

  • Across The Stream by Mirra Ginsberg.
  • ¿Dónde está el bebé? by Laura Dwight.
  • ¿Dónde está el gatito? by Laura Dwight.


As the children enter the storytime room, give them nametags of Texas or the Alamo.


Where is Texas?

(Adapted by Leila Raven Parrish)

(Sing to the tune of "Frere Jacques." Attach a die cut or outline map of Texas to craft stick to use as a puppet during this song.)

Where is Texas? Where is Texas?

Here it is! Here it is! We're so glad to live here. (Bring out Texas "puppet")

We're so glad to live here.

Here we'll stay, here we'll stay.


"Where Oh Where Has My Little Dog Gone?" in Singing Bee: A Collection of Favorite Children's Songs.

"Where is Thumbkin?" in Ring A Ring O'Roses. Sing variations of the first verse of "Where Is Thumbkin?" using various types of puppets, such as hand, stick, finger.

Puppet Show

"Where Is It?" on page 32 of The Incredible Dream Machine: Texas Reading Club Program Manual, 1997 by Robin Works Davis.


Stick Puppets


  • Die-cut shapes
  • Craft sticks
  • Masking tape


Precut various die-cut shapes. The children glue or tape the die-cut shapes to craft sticks and use them with the puppet activity for the song, "Where is Thumbkin."

Lift the Flap/Peek-a-Boo Pictures


  • Old magazines
  • Stickers
  • Die-cuts
  • Glue
  • Two sizes and colors construction paper


Children choose and attach pictures, stickers, and die-cuts to the larger piece of construction paper. Adult attaches the second piece of construction paper over the pictures to create a flap.


I Spy Junior.

Professional Resource

Singing Bee: A Collection of Favorite Children's Songs compiled by Jane Hart.


Texas Reading Club 2002 Programming Manual / Read Across Texas!

Published by the Library Development Division of the Texas State Library and Archives Commission

Page last modified: June 14, 2011