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:












Thursday, November 6, 2014

Curiosity and Why?

I was unable to attend story time yesterday as I was at Summer Reading Training in Cedar City but I had our sub come in and do story time.  Here is a recap that she gave me.

She put up all sizes of "?" marks around the room and on the books and on the door.  She had a monkey sitting under the Yellow Hat (Curious George).  She also gave out question marks to tape to the kids when they came in to get them curious and asking questions.  She asked questions about the yellow hat.  Some of the kids thought it was a volcano!

They began with the ABC song.  Then she asked them what they had on them that was different from what they had when they left home?  It was the "?" mark.  Talked about it and the question why with the kids?

Read:  "WHY?" by Richard Torrey

Talked about why there was a Big "?" mark on the yellow thing!  It was decided it was a hat.  She took off the hat and put it on her head then acted very surprised to see a monkey under it.  Some of the kids looked really surprised that there was something under the hat.  That led to the next story.

Read:  Curious George (big book provided in our curious George kit).

Activity:  They then had a stretching and shaking of their bodies and she had 5 helpers come to the front and they sang "5 Little Monkeys Jumping on the Bed".  She had each child be a monkey and let them jump as they sang.  As each monkey fell off the bed, one of them would sit down until there were no more monkeys.

Activity:  Played:  "The man with the Yellow Hat says: . . . (Like Simon says) eat a banana, scratch your head, clap your hands, etc.  Kids really liked when she tried to trick them.

Read:  "A Very Curious Bear" by Tony Mitton

Craft:  Had the kids make there own story book with stickers of curious George and crayons.

Here are pictures of this event:
















Thanks Teresa!

Wednesday, October 29, 2014

HAPPY HALLOWEEN!

There are so many ideas out there for story times for Halloween that I almost had too much I wanted to do today!  Thank you! to everyone that is willing to share your ideas.  I couldn't do story time without you!

Beginning:
"If You're a Ghost and you Know It"
ABC Song

I took the story "There was an Old Monster! by Rebecca Emberley and did it as a flannel board.  I also read, "Ghosts in the House! by Kazuno Kohara and "The Foggy Foggy Forest" by Nick Sharratt. 

Other activities included "The Colored Ghosts", "Three Little Witches", Boiling Hot! (I had a mom send me a picture of this from story time.), Pumpkin, Pumpkin and Four Little Spiders and the Haunted House to the tune of wheels on the bus.


I told the kids to go to the checkout desk before they left the library and ask for a trick or treat to get what we made in the boiling pot before they left.

I gave them a bunch of stickers and had them make a Halloween scene with the stickers.  Here are some pictures.







I will be at Summer Reading Training next week but Teresa is coming to do Story Time for the Kids!

Wednesday, October 22, 2014

Castles! Princess's! Knights!

Opening Song:  With Halloween next week we tried a halloween version of "If Your Happy And You Know It"  It would have worked better if I had the words with me as I kept forgetting them but was okay.  Then we did the ABC Song.

Books Read:  The Paper Bag Princess by Robert Munsch (I love this book!)
Over at the Castle by Boni Ashburn and
The Sunflower Sword by Mark Sperring (This is the story of a kid who uses a flower to fight a dragon and the results are friendship.)

Activities:  I found some princess stuff on line matching, big to little comparison that we played.

Craft:  I found this idea on line where they took shapes and made a castle so that is what we did today.  I had a bunch of different shapes cut out, gave kids paper and glue sticks and let them do their thing.  Here are the results: