Friday, May 26, 2017

Teen Anime Club - Otaku Bingo


I originally wanted to include this activity with my Cherry Blossom Festival, but I overplanned.  Using the bingo card generator at My Free Bingo Cards, I added 60 manga and anime titles along with some Japanese words and phrases.  You can use the printable below to make 30 cards.  The PDF file also includes 2 cards for the caller which you can cut up and put in a bucket or bag so your choices are more random.  I used a bag of craft buttons as the bingo chips.  I didn't include a free space but this is an option you can add if you make your own boards online. For prizes I gave away Pocky and some Easter bubblegum from clearance.   When I told my teens we were playing Otaku Bingo, one of them replied "great, I like tacos." I dearly hope they were teasing but sometimes you just can't tell. 


Tuesday, May 23, 2017

Five Little Fish - Velcro Glove

I love to use the song Five Little Fish by Dr. Jean from her album Dr. Jean Sings Silly Songs.  It is a great song for a beach storytime. This year I decided to make a velcro glove with little fish so I could share the song with my preschool kids in a new way.  My definition of fancy felt is anything with googly eyes and I sure things these critters are cute.

No little fishies swimming in the sea,
(Hold up fist.)
Splishing and a splashing
(Pretend to swim.)
And a rocking to the beat.
Here comes a little fishie,
Oh, say, "hello."
One little fishie swimming in a row.
(Hold up one finger.)
One little fishie . . . (Hold up one finger.)
Two little fishies . . . (Hold up two fingers.)
Three little fishies . . . (Hold up three fingers.)
Four little fishies . . . (Hold up four fingers.)
Five little fishies . . . (Hold up five fingers.)
Everybody wave 'cause don't you know,
Those little fishies got to go (Wave goodbye)
Oh, ah, away they go. (Lyrics)


Wednesday, May 3, 2017

Quick Pic - Transportation Wall Felt Board

Some of the wall felt board sets I make have way too many pieces.  I spent a lot of time playing 52 pick up.  I decided to make a transportation themed felt board consisting of 15 pieces of road and 12 vehicles. In retrospect I could have made all the pieces a tad smaller and lighter. The road pieces are especially heavy and prone to sliding off the wall. The vehicles patterns are based on a set sold on Etsy