Wednesday, August 16, 2017

Dinosaur Finger Puppets

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Getting ready for fall storytimes I saw the best idea on Miss Mary Liberry for Flannel Friday: (No Sew) Monster Finger Puppets.  I already have a cute set of monsters but I knew I could use this inspiration to make a set of dinosaurs instead.  This is my 3rd set of finger puppets and I love them the best.  My first two pairs were too big and I could not put them on or take them off easily. 



Dinosaur - Sung to the tune of One Elephant.  See KCLS video for the tune.
One dinosaur went out to play
On a giant fern one day 
She had such enormous fun 
That she called for another dinosaur to come. 
Oh Diiiiiiiiiiiinosaur!.
Two dinosaurs went out to play…. 
Three dinosaurs… 
Four dinosaurs….
Five dinosaurs went out to play 
On a giant fern one day 
They had such enormous fun 

That they played until the day was done! 
See a previous Dinosaurs Storytime.

Laura
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Wednesday, July 26, 2017

Quick Pic - Ronald McDonald Everyday Leader

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I think most clowns are creepy.  I do have a special place in my heart for Ronald McDonald.  While we disagree on nutrition, I love how he makes me laugh.  I got to help with our most recent visit from Ronald.  Here we are trying to unlock the Keys to Leadership but it seems we are doing a group fist bump. 


Laura

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Wednesday, July 12, 2017

Park Outreach Storytime - Pond, Lake and Stream

Opening
Stand Up Sit Down Song by Rick Goldin
Everybody stand up
Everybody sit down
now stand up again, and turn around
you can keep standing up, but not for long
cause this is the stand up, sit down, 

stand up, sit down song

stand up if you're ___ years old
and sit back down again

stand up if you're ___ years old

and sit back down with your friends
(repeat until I get everyone)


Books
Who Lives By a Pond? a Song About Where Animals Live by Tom David Barna - This is a really fantastic series about habitats that includes animals who live in trees, caves and underground. 

Fish Had a Wish by Michael Garland
Bear & Hare Go Fishing by Emily Gravett


Tuesday, July 11, 2017

Park Outreach Storytime - Weather

Opening
Stand Up Sit Down Song by Rick Goldin
Everybody stand up
Everybody sit down
now stand up again, and turn around
you can keep standing up, but not for long
cause this is the stand up, sit down, 

stand up, sit down song

stand up if you're ___ years old
and sit back down again

stand up if you're ___ years old

and sit back down with your friends
(repeat until I get everyone)


Books
Raindrops Roll by April Pulley Sayre.
Cloudette by Tom Lichtenheld.
The Rain Came Down by David Shannon.

Music 
Dance Freeze Melt by Mr. Eric and Mr. Micheal from Rockin' Red


Friday, June 30, 2017

Teen Anime Club - Silhouettes Game

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Drawing inspiration from an online Anime Silhouette Quiz; I created a paper version you can print.  This nine page printable features 15 silhouettes of popular anime and manga characters, an answer key with character names and their corresponding series and a page of quiz sheets.  To test your teens knowledge at your next Anime Club just print the first eight sheets.  Cut the sheets in half and post the 15 images around the space you use for club meetings.  Stash the answer key somewhere handy.  Next determine how many copies of the quiz you need and print those pages.  Provide your teens with pencils and a time limit to make their guesses.  If you want to up the fun you can offer a prize to the teen or team of teens with the most correct answers. You can also be tricky and arrange images in a random order.  You wouldnt think that would be an issue for some reason it bamboozled my participants.  This activity took my teens about ten minutes and most got about half correct.  No one got all the answers correct.  You can find a downloadable PDF file or a Publisher file.  If you think your teens will have enough of a challenge with the silhouettes provided you can just print the file and use it as is, or you can download the publisher file and add images that could be more popular with your group.



Laura

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