Sunday, February 19, 2023

Round and Round

This week at Storytime, we had some books about circles and other shapes, and we also read a few familiar favorites. For our craft, kids designed with lots of different round shapes - using construction paper circles, big and small colored stickers, paper reinforcements, thin slices of pool noodle, and paint - with Q-tips for a brush! Some chose to design on white paper, some on black. Each craft was so unique - and fun!

Saturday, February 11, 2023

"Take Your Child to the Library" Day 2023

 Thank you to the families who "dropped in" with their children today for our special library event!
Bookmarks to create!
Book-based LEGO Challenges! 
Story-related coloring, word searches, tasks, and games. 
A bag of goodies, a granola snack, and a free book!
He built a car - just like the boy in the story!

Thursday, February 9, 2023

Love Stories for Little Kids

February is a month for love, so today we read two stories about the subject. The Cow Loves Cookies by Karma Wilson is a story about animals and the foods they love. Doesn't it make you wonder why the Cow loves cookies? We also read my favorite love story, Love Is My Favourite Thing by Emma Chichester Clark, written from the point of view of the author's dog, Plum. It's such a fun story! 
At craft time, we fashioned animals or people or scenes using hearts. Cut-out hearts, stick-on hearts, 
glittery hearts, plain hearts, all kinds of hearts. Pretty creative!
And look. Someone made a chair for our Pete the Cat. 💙

Saturday, February 4, 2023

Storytime Snowmen

Here are two of my favorite books with snowmen. Pip and Squeak by Ian Schoenherr is about two mice trying to get a present to a friend at a snowy birthday party. Perfect Soup by Lisa Moser is about Murray (who's in a hurry) trying to get a special ingredient to make perfect soup. I love to read them aloud and I like the surprises in each of these books.

Between stories, we crafted snowmen! We used pre-cut white circles, white chalk and crayon, and scrap paper for embellishments like clothes and carrot noses. Some of us used a hole punch to make snowflakes! As you can see, just like snowflakes, no two snowmen are alike!