Wednesday, December 17, 2014

Christmas

I just realized as I am getting ready to post this that this is the last story time of 2014!  Time sure does fly!

As it was also the last storytime before Christmas I shared some new Christmas books that came in.

1st story:
Frankenstein's Fright Before Christmas by Ludworst Bemonster.  Cute story.  I had one of the kids who saw the cover of the book before story time say "It's Christmas not Halloween!".  I explained that monsters have Christmas too.

2nd story:
The Animals' Santa by Jan Brett.  I had to explain to the kids that the animals have their own santa as they weren't buying to owl being Santa Claus.

3rd story:
'Twas the Night Before Christmas on Seasame Street! I think this was their favorite.  They all wanted cookies when we finished.

We did the following songs from Super Simple Learning.  I'm a Little Snowman, Hello Reindeer, and Jingle, Jingle Little Bell.  We also did ring around the rosey and the Hokey Pokey to get the wiggles out and sang Jingle Bells to finish up.

Our craft today was some coloring sheets from Simple Learning.  A Christmas Tree and a reindeer.





Merry Christmas!

Wednesday, December 10, 2014

Story Time with Santa

We had Santa and Mrs. Santa come to the library today for story time.

I started off with doing a couple of  flannel boards

and then I had the kids sing Here Comes Santa Claus.  We didn't get through the first verse before they came in and the kids were able to visit Santa and get a treat.














I had a coloring sheet available that the kids could color also:


Merry Christmas!


Wednesday, December 3, 2014

SNOW!

I thought we might have a little snow for our SNOW story time but all we have gotten so far is rain.

Opening Song:  If You're Happy and You Know It and ABC song.

The Mitten by Jan Brett.
I actually paraphrased this story and used a large mitten and the animals more like a flannel board.  I did a search online for this book and it gave me pdf links for this.

I had this kids come up and put together a snowman.  Here is a picture of it:
Song:  5 Little Snowmen

Story:  An Amazing Snowman by Barbara Jean Hicks.  Loved this story.  The kids seemed to relate we with the character as it was about Olaf from the movie Frozen.

We played a game where I had four mittens and the kids guessed which mitten had the snowball under it.  I let everyone have a turn so it took a few minutes.

Song: Snowflake, Snowflake

Craft:  Paper plate snow-globes.  I found this idea on pinterest.  You take a paper plate, cotton balls, a snowman sticker, glue, glitter and plastic wrap to make.  Here are pictures of the kid's creations.















Wednesday, November 19, 2014

Utah Pork Association

Heather Christensen from the Utah Pork Association came and shared her Flat Stanley visit to the pig farm with us.  She shares a story and tells the kids all about the farm and what pigs eat and how they take care of them as part of this program.  She then gives the kids a Flat Stanley to color and take home.

Here are the pictures from today:








Next Week we will not be having regular storytime due to Thanksgiving.  School is out and we will be showing a movie for all the kids.

Wednesday, November 12, 2014

TURKEYS!

We had the TURKEYS come to story time this week.  Due to some scheduling issues we had a turkey story time instead of closer to Thanksgiving.

I shared the following stories this week:
A Plump and Perky Turkey by Teresa Bateman
Turkey Trouble by Wendi Silvano


Activities:
Turkey Pokey
Turkey and Stuffing (where is thumbkin tune)
Did you Ever see a Turkey (had a turkey with different colored feathers that I interchanged each time we did this)
Old Tom Turkey and
5 Nervous Turkeys (I had finger puppets with turkeys on one side and ducks on the other)

After all that we did a coloring sheet so they could decorate there own turkey feathers: