Storytelling: Umbrellas

It’s raining, it’s pouring…

I hope you’ve been splish-splashing your way through our awesome posts this month centered on rain! Today I invite you to pull on your galoshes and create an easy umbrella book with your little one — perfect for writing and illustrating their very own story about rain!



  • Black card stock (construction paper works as well — just not as sturdy for the backing)
  • White construction paper for the pages
  • Printed scrapbook paper for cover
  • Scissors
  • Stapler
  • Glue
  • Umbrella book template HERE


  1. Print out your FREE umbrella book template.
  2. Cut and trace the template top onto your printed paper, black card stock, and white paper for pages.
  3. Cut and trace the template handle onto your black cardstock.
  4. Cut out all the pieces. For younger students this is great scissor practice! IMG_8227IMG_8228
  5. IMG_8226 Glue the handle to the black card stock top to create your backing.
  6. Assemble the pieces into your book.
  7. Staple in the upper left corner and left side of your umbrella top to secure the pages.
  8. You’re all set to start writing and illustrating!IMG_8229

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Jocelyn Bartle


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