Wednesday, December 12, 2012

New blog!

I have created a new blog for storytime.  Hopefully this one will allow me to add the pictures and stuff to the blog.  Here is the link:


We had a small group today, lots of sickness in our area.  Hopefully everyone gets feeling better for Christmas!
Books Read:
LOST AND FOUND by Oliver Jeffers
Pippa's Penguin by Susan M. Dailey (this was an online story)
Five Perky Penguins
Five perky penguins stood on the shore.
One went for a swim and then there were four.
four perky penguins looked out to sea.
one went swimming and then there were three
Three perky penguins, "What can we do?"
One jumped in the water and then there were two.
Two perky penguins sat in the sun.
One swam off and then there was one.
One perky penguin said, "This in no fun!"
He dived in the water and then there were none.
Two Little Penguins
Two little penguins sitting on the ice (hold up two fingers)
One bows once, the other bows twice (make fingers bow)
Waddle little penguins, waddle away. (put fingers behind back)
Come back penguins, time to play! (bring fingers to the front)
I found these on various sites.  I need to do a better job of writing down exactly where I find them to make sure the credit goes to the correct person.  I am not this creative!
We closed by singing "If your a Penguin and you Know It Waddle Like This"
Simple craft today.  I found an ABC dot to dot for a penguin for the kids to do and then color.  I also gave the mom's a pattern to make a paper penguin puppet at home.  It was a little to complicated to do in the storytime setting.
Thanks for viewing.  Cya next week.

Wednesday, December 5, 2012


Where is the snow?!

As winter is here, without snow!, we read books about snow today:
SNOW! SNOW! SNOW! by Lee Harper
SNOW FRIENDS by M. Christina Butler
SNOWMEN AT NIGHT by Caralyn Buehner
Flannel of Five Snowmen:
Five snowmen fat.
Each with a black top hat.
Out came the sun and melted one,
Down, down, Down.
Four snowmen fat!

We pretended it was snowing outside and went through the motions of what we would do to get ready to go play, like putting on our boots, hats, coats, gloves, etc.  Then going outside and jumping in the snow, stomping around, making snowballs and having a fight and then we made snow angels.

I had them pretend to be snowmen and melt and then thanks to one of the moms we sang the song:
"Once there was a Snowman!"

Craft:  I gave them three snowballs to paste on a paper and make their own snowman.  I also had them scratch off some christmas tree decorations to decorate our tree at the library.

Thanks everyone for coming and participating.  Cya next week.

Tuesday, December 4, 2012


What do you want to be or what do you like to do was the subject of our storytime today.  We had a great turnout and a lot of fun with the kids.  The stories we read today were very interactive and allowed the kids to participate.

If your Happy and You Know It.

Books Read:
I'd Like to BE by Steven Kroll
Whose Shoes? A shoe for every job by Stephen Swinburne
Who Is Driving? by Leo Timmers

Craft:  Simple craft today.  I had the kids draw a picture of what they want to be or do.  As always they do a great jov.  Here are some pictures of the crafts.