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Story and Craft, October 2 – Library

Today at story time we made new friends, read stories about Fall Food and Birthday Cakes and made some fantastic cake crafts.

Books

The Library By Sarah Stewart

Mouseling’s Words By Shutta Crum

The Fantastic Flying Books of Mr. Morris Lessmore by William Joyce

Craft
Today we made our own books with paper, string and Popsicle sticks.

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October 24, 2018 at 10:00 am Leave a comment

Story and Craft, October 23 – Food

Today at story time we made new friends, read stories about Fall Food and Birthday Cakes and made some fantastic cake crafts.

Books

A Piece of Cake By LeUyen Pham

Chicken Soup By Jean Van Leeuwen

Cake Girl by David Lucas

Craft
Today we make fantastic multi-layer cake collages.

Rhyme – Birthday Month

If your birthday is in January, turn around

If your birthday is in February, touch the ground

If your birthday is in March, march along

If your birthday is in April, sing a song

If your birthday is in May, wiggle your nose

If your birthday is in June, shake your toes

If your birthday is in July, jump up high

If your birthday is in August, reach the sky

If your birthday is in September, tap your shoe

If your birthday is in October, call out “Boo!”

If your birthday is in November, tickle your ears

If your birthday is in December, give three cheers

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October 23, 2018 at 4:25 pm Leave a comment

Story and Craft, September 25 – Wild

Today at story time we made new friends, read stories about reading, being inventive and wild.

Books

Kate Who Tamed the Wind By Elizabeth Garton Scanlon

Baabwaa & Wooliam By David Elliot

Moon by Alison Oliver

Craft
Today we decorated masks so that we could be wild animals.

Rhyme

The rain is falling down, SPLASH!

The rain is falling down, SPLASH!

Pitter patter pitter patter

The rain is falling down, SPLASH!

I like the noisy wind

I like the noisy wind

It roars and it mutters, it shakes and it shutters

I like the noisy wind

The rain is falling down, SPLASH!

The rain is falling down, SPLASH!

Pitter patter pitter patter

The rain is falling down, SPLASH!

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October 16, 2018 at 12:41 pm Leave a comment

Story and Craft, October 16 – Take a Chance

Today at story time we made new friends, read stories about Racing Princess, Robots and taking a Chance,

Books

The Princess and the Pit Stop By Tom AnglebergerThePrincessAndThePitStopDoll-E 1.0 By Shanda McCloskeyDollE10What Do You Do With A Chance by Kobi YamadaWhatDoYouDoWithAChance

Craft
Today we used Popsicle sticks, Aluminum Foil, Yarn and Pipe cleaners to make Little Robot Dolls.

Rhyme

If you’re a robot and you know it

If you’re a robot and you know it

Clank your coils!

If you’re a robot and you know it

Clank your coils!

If you’re a robot and you know it

Your light up eyes will surly show it

If you’re a robot and you know it

Clank your coils!

Clunk your gears…

Press your buttons…

I Am a Robot
I am a robot (march in place with ‘robot arms’)
I am a robot
Clank Clank (bend forward and back at waist)
Clank Clank (bend side-to-side at waist)
ZZZZZZZrt (Raise arms up while shaking them)
CRASH (Either fall, or ‘lose power’ or clap)

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October 16, 2018 at 12:12 pm Leave a comment

Story and Craft, September 18 – Twins

Today at story time we made new friends, read stories about twins as they grow up, told fairy tales and even get mixed up!

Books

Violet and Victor write the Most Fabulous Fairy Tale By Alice KuipersVioletVictorFairyTalethe twins’ blanket By Hyewon Yumthetwinsblanket-e1537286004143.jpgNiblet & Ralph by Zachariah OhoraNibletRalphMusic

Wiggle Wiggle Freeze and Growing – Hap Palmer

Craft
Today we used string, paint and folded paper to make some fun mirror images.

Rhyme – Two Little Black Birds

Two little blackbirds sitting on a hill.
One named Jack and one named Jill.
Fly away Jack, flay away Jill.
Come back Jack, come back Jill.

Two little blackbirds flying in the sky.
One named Low and one named High

Two little blackbirds sitting on a pole.
One named Fast and one named Slow…

Two little blackbirds sitting on a gate.
One named Early and one named Late…

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September 18, 2018 at 2:54 pm Leave a comment

Story and Craft, September 11 – Bugs

Today at story time we made new friends, read stories about bugs and made our own little butterfly friends to take home.

Books

Some Bugs by Angela DiTerlizzi and Brendan Wensel

Bow-Wow Bugs a Bug By Mark Newgarden & Megan Montague Cash

Caterpillar Dreams By Clive Mcfarland

Music

Ladybug by Frank Leto

Craft

Today we used colorful pipe cleaners and tissue paper to built little butterflies just like Henri became in Caterpillar Dreams.

Rhyme

The Ants Go Marching Two by Two

The ants came marching two by two, hurrah! hurrah!
The ants came marching two by two, hurrah! hurrah!
The ants came marching two by two
The little one stopped to tie his shoe.
They all go marching down in the ground and out of the rain,
Boom, Boom, Boom.

The ants came marching three by three…
The little one stopped to climb a tree.

The ants came marching four by four…
The little one stopped to shut the door….

The ants came marching five by five…
The little one stopped to take a dive….

… The ants came marching ten by ten
The little one stopped to say THE END!

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September 11, 2018 at 11:57 am Leave a comment

Story and Craft, September 4 – Adventure!

Today at story time we made new friends, read stories about going on adventures and made spyglasses.

Books

Nobody Likes a Goblin By Ben HatkeyNight Out By Daniel Miyares
Off and Aqway by Cale Atkinson

Music

Wiggle Wiggle Freeze and 5 Little Monkeys – Hap Palmer

Craft
Today we used paper towel tubes to make out own spyglasses, with markers, paper, glue and a dash of imagination participants left with the perfect spyglasses to spy out their next adventure.

Rhyme

Moon Ride

Do you want to go up with me to the moon?

Let’s get in our rocket ship and blast off soon!

Faster and faster we reach to the sky

Isn’t it fun to be able to fly?

We’re on the moon, now all take a look

Sit back down, and I’ll read you a book.

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September 4, 2018 at 1:46 pm Leave a comment

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