Wednesday, September 10, 2014

Bears!

In honor on Teddy Bear Day, we had a bear storytime today.

Opening song:  Clap your Hands

Books read:
A Library Book for Bear by Bonny Becker
The Very Cranky Bear by Nick Bland (love his artwork!)
The New Bear at School by Carrie Weston

Activities:
Teddy Bear, Teddy Bear
Ten Bears in My Bear
Follow the Leader
If your happy and you know it

Craft: Color, Cut and Paste and make a Teddy bear.  See the pictures to see how diverse everyone was.  I even had some that added jet packs to the bear.



















Great Job!
Next week stay tuned for the Pirates!


Wednesday, September 3, 2014

Drive-In Movie!

We had a Drive-In Movie for storytime today.  We had a great turnout and thanks to some Mom's who were able to bring in some boxes we had enough!
As it was a storytime I had to share a book.  I looked all over for one that had to do with drive-ins and it wasn't happening so I shared one that I had been saving for a special occasion.
"I Hate Picture Books by Timothy Young.
I then turned them loose to decorate their cars.  They did an awesome job! Here are some pictures.




The Movie we watched was "Toy Story of Terror"  it was only about 22 minutes long so I figured it should work with the group of various age ranges that I have attend my story times. Here are some pictures of them watching the movie.



Next week is Teddy Bear Day so we will be having a Bear Story Time.  Cya there!


Wednesday, August 27, 2014

DREAMS!

As today was the anniversary of the "I have a Dream" speech, I thought it would be fun to do a dream story-time. 

We started with "If Your Happy And You Know It" as my phone had died ( I need to remember to check it at night) and I had no music.  Then we sang the ABC song.

The first story I shared was "Good Night, Good Knight" by Shelley Thomas.  I made flannel boards of a knight, 3 dragons, horse, rocks for caves and a glass of water, book, and music signs.  Then as I told the story I had the kids roar and clippity clop and climb in the appropriate parts.  It was fun.  I forgot some of the words but the flannel parts helped me to remember the basics of the story.

Next, we read "Buglette, the messy sleeper" by Bethanie Murgivia.  This is a story of a bug that has dreams every night and how one of those dreams save the day.  Cute story.

Then I read, "Fish Had A Wish" by Michael Garland.  About a fish who wishes he could be something else but finds out being himself isn't that bad.

I had another flannel story I shared called the "Bears Pajamas".  Then we did the Hokey Pokey.

We still had a little bit of time so I read another story called "The mixed up chameleon by Eric Carle.

We had a special celebration today instead of an activity/craft.  I introduced the 1000 book read before kindergarten program and we celebrated the fact that I had our first kid complete the program.  I brought her up and gave her her new book and we all congratulated her and then we all had cookies that I had got from the local deli.

All in all a great day.  I did not get very many pictures but here are a few:


Wednesday, August 20, 2014

Mosquitos

I had fun in storytime today even though the theme I chose was a little hard to find good books to share with the kids.  Thanks to all those who post about their storytimes I was able to get some ideas and was able to do it without as many books as I usually like to use.

Opening Song: Clap Your Hands

Books Shared:
The Thing That Bothered Farmer Brown by Teri Sloat
The Aminal by Lorna Balian (not really a mosquito story but worked as the other book did not arrive in time for storytime)

Activities:
We talked about mosquitos and shared some facts about them and then we did the fingerplay called "Little Turtle" that I found online.  I went through this a few times and had the kids to the actions with me.  I also did the string story called "The Mosquito" by StoryVine.  I got lost a few times but I got it to work.  I thought I had practiced enough but I should have practiced more! 
We also did the "Freeze Song" and "Shoo Fly"

Craft:  We made mosquitoes.  I found the pattern online, blew it up bigger for little hands and here is what the kids came up with.


















Wednesday, August 13, 2014

UpCyle Art

We had our first UpCycle Art event today.  Laurie had them take magazines and cut shape out and glue them on paper to make a design.  Lots of fun and great turn out.  Here are some pictures.