Thursday, July 21, 2016

Park Outreach Storytime - Water

This program was held at a local park.  They have a building for educational programs that has electricity so some of the activities were indoors and some of them were outdoors. For the music I used songs on my phone played over a homemade pringle can speaker.  We walked outside to a tree with benches around it for some of the program.  The rest of it was held indoors so we do a craft the park services provide without things blowing away. The program is for children ages 4-7 and their parents. 

Wednesday, July 20, 2016

Preschool Storytime - Beach Reboot

Check out another Beach Storytime.

Hello Everybody, Yes Indeed by Carole Peterson HUM
Hello to your toes yes indeed yes indeed yes indeed
Hello to your toes yes indeed my darling
Knees – shoulders - friends


Three Little Fish and the Big Bad Shark Ken Geist - I didn't make a felt for this story but Library Lena made a felt board if you'd like an idea of how it could look.

Fidgety Fish by Ruth Galloway

Monday, July 18, 2016

Preschool Storytime - Reptiles

Hello Everybody, Yes Indeed by Carole Peterson HUM

Hello to your toes yes indeed yes indeed yes indeed
Hello to your toes yes indeed my darling
Knees – shoulders - friends

Blue Chameleon by Emily Gravett
The Splendid Spotted Snake by Betty Ann Schwartz
The Snake Who Said Shhh by Jodie Parachini

Wednesday, July 13, 2016

Pokemon Thaumatrope

Have you seen that old game where two images on separate discs are spun to make it look like they are together?  It's called a Thaumatrope.
A thaumatrope is a toy that was popular in the 19th century. A disk with a picture on each side is attached to two pieces of string. When the strings are twirled quickly between the fingers the two pictures appear to blend into one due to the persistence of vision.[1] (wikipedia)
Now you can make your own Thaumatrope (my teens just call them spinners) and use it to catch Pokemon.  To make this toy you will need the print out, scissors, a single hole punch, string or yarn, a way to color your picture like crayons, colored pencils or markers and glue or tape. 

Catch your Pok√©mon by coloring and pasting the circles together so that each image is upright no matter what side you look at. Next you need to punch two holes across the  diameter of the circle and attach strings from each side.  Spin the strings to see the optical illusion. 


Tuesday, July 12, 2016

It's Dangerous to Go Alone - Pokemon Go Tear Off Poster

I didn't know which pokemon to feature since different areas have a different smattering of monsters to catch.  I decided to support our gamers with gear since I know I could always use a few more pokeballs in my stash of items.  Enjoy this new poster for PokemonGo featuring Professor Willow. Find links to the PDF and Pub files below.  



Monday, July 11, 2016

It's Dangerous to Go Alone - Pokemon Tear Off Poster

Is your library a gym or pokestop?  Add some flair to your kids or teen department with this free printable of a retro Pokemon poster featuring Professor Oak of Pallet Town.  Let me know if you'd like to see a Professor Willow poster. 



Thursday, July 7, 2016

Preschool Storytime - Camping


Hello Everybody, Yes Indeed by Carole Peterson HUM

Hello to your toes yes indeed yes indeed yes indeed
Hello to your toes yes indeed my darling
Knees – shoulders - friends

Camping in Green by Christianne C Jones 
Good Night, Animals by Lena Arro

Can't Wait to Celebrate by Jim Gill from Jim Gill's Irrational Anthem

Sleeping Bag Chant by Carole Peterson Stephenson from H.U.M. - Highly Usable Music - Here the tune so you can sing it yourself and see lyrics on Macaroni Soup.

Borrowed from Scarf Songs and Rhymes for Storytime on Jbrary.
One Bright scarf - (adapted from 10 Little Fingers at Storytime Rocks)

One bright scarf waiting for the wind to blow (hold in hand)
Wiggle it high (wiggle scarf above head)
Wiggle it low (wiggle scarf by knees)
Shake it fast (wiggle scarf quickly)
Shake it slow (wiggle scarf slowly)
Put it behind your back
Where did it go? (bring out empty hands)

Reach Up High from Exercise Party

Colorful Butterflies from Caterpillars and Butterflies Storytime by Miss Meg's Storytime

Colorful Butterflies

The first to come to the garden bed
is a lovely butterfly of brilliant RED

Then in comes another and that makes two
Fly right in, my friend of BLUE

This garden is fine, the best I’ve seen
says the butterfly of the softest GREEN

Our garden needs a sunny fellow
Fly in butterfly, with wings of YELLOW

Little friend of PURPLE, fly in too
the garden is waiting for a color like you

Hello ORANGE, we’ve waited so long
fly in, right where you belong

Butterflies, Butterflies, you’re such a sight
Flying together with such delight!

Good Night, Owl Felt from Flannel Friday: Good-Night, Owl by Pat Hutchins by Read Rabbit Read.
How is Owl supposed to sleep the day away with the bees buzzing, the woodpecker pecking, the doves cooing, and the squirrels crunching? But when night falls and everything is finally quiet, suddenly there’s a new sound—and it’s coming from Owl!  (Simon&Schuster)
Good Night, Owl

Little Jingle Mouse is from Toddler Story Time - Roar! I'm a Dinosaur! on Library Village I like to do this song with clapping as well and it is great for outreach.  Since we used scarves today we clapped along with the rhyme instead of taking the bells out.

I heard a little clapping,  (clap hands softly)
Right inside my house.
It sounded like the clapping
Of a little clapping mouse.
He clapped up to the ceiling,  (clap hands high over head)
he clapped down to the floor,  (clap hands down on the floor)
he clapped all around my house (move clapping hands in a cirlce) 
until  he began to snore...
  (clap softer and softer until its silent)

Mailbox - Fox
Door - Dinosaur

We Clap Our Hands Like This - Tune Farmer in the Dell. Borrowed from Opening/Closing Songs on Storytime Katie who borrowed it from Rhymes for Toddlers on Sunflower Storytime. 

We clap our hands like this

We clap out hands like this
We clap our hands with all of our friends
We clap our hands like this.

We blow a kiss like this

We blow a kiss like this
We blow a kiss with all of our friends
We blow a kiss like this.

We wave goodbye like this.
We wave goodbye like this.
We wave goodbye with all our friends.
We wave goodbye like this.

Our craft was a hiking boot lacing card.  I know there is an ellison die cut boot that worksvery well for this.  I used clip art on card stock and then punched out the holes with a single hole punch.  Each child got some yard for their lace and we practiced tying our shoes. 



Wednesday, July 6, 2016

Quick Pic - Felt Tetris

We made the kids a giant felt Tetris game to play on our carpet wall. I think it will be a game for 52 pick up for staff but hopefully the kids enjoy it too.


Friday, July 1, 2016

Quick Pic - A Hedgehog named Sedgewick

Somedays at work I do a lot of different things. Sometimes that means using babytalk on a hedgehog from your summer reading magic show.  This is Sedgewick the Hedgehog from Erica Carlson Children's Entertainment.