Thursday, October 19, 2017

Quick Pic - All In A Day's Work

Lots of my pictures from work show me in programing like storytime and outreach.  However I think about 75% or more of my day is truly spent in the office and at the children's desk.  So here is a shot of me with a patron getting some new books.  Thoughts of mine about this picture include: is it really that dark all the time and maybe that is not the best top on me.


Monday, October 16, 2017

Teen Horror Movie Poster Quiz

*Apologies that the PDF link was not working properly earlier*

Need another activity for a Teen Halloween Party or a Teen Movie Night featuring a scary film?  Similar to my Movie Monster Quiz Printable from last year, this Horror Movie Poster Quiz is designed for minimal output on your part.  Simply print the 20 pages featuring 20 horror movie posters with their titles conveniently blocked out.  Save a copy of the answer key for yourself. Print enough pages of the last quiz page for each teen or group of teens to have their own.  (Or if you want to save some paper but you have access to a projector and computer, try showing the files as a slide show.) Attach the pictures to a wall, tabletop display pieces or lay them on tables around a room. To make things easier I have given the teens an list of movie titles.  You can make the quiz harder by providing the titles later in the game, say after 5 - 10 minutes or you can just watch them sweat.  Read over the answers and provide prizes to the winning teen, teens or group. 


Wednesday, October 11, 2017

Preschool Storytime - Balloons


The More We Get Together (And Read Together): Storytime Welcome Song by Jbrary

The more we get together, together, together 

The more we get together
The happier we'll be For your friends are my friends and my friends are your friends The more we get together The happier we'll be The more we read together, together, together the more we read together the happier we'll be. Read big books and small books Read short books and tall books The more we read together the happier we'll be.

Don't Wake Up the Tiger by Britta Teckentrup
Buzzy's Balloon by Harriet Ziefert
Come Back, Ben by Ann Hassett and John Hassett

Wednesday, October 4, 2017

Teen Autograph Bingo

You would think I might have my teen Halloween program nailed down by now, but I am still tinkering with it.  I felt I needed another warm up activity before I had them wrap each other like mummies and dance to the Time Warp.  I decided to make this Autograph Bingo card to encourage my teens to mingle instead of clumping around the food table.  There is a PDF you can quickly print in a pinch. I also have a Publisher version in case you'd like to make the game harder. (or easier?)  You might have played this before at a conference.  I am pretty sure I played something like this at a Girl Scout Badge Day a million years ago.  Of course you can change the rules to suit your teens.  Basically you want the teens to interact with each other and ask simple questions to discover what they all might have in common or what makes everyone unique. I think I might use the bingo cards to help divide the teens into teams for later events.  Good luck!