Bad Art Night is such a good program for any library to do.  Not only does it allow kids to unlock their creativity, it cleans out your old craft supplies!!  A lot of people have already blogged about this, so I'm just going to talk really quick about what worked for us, and what I... Continue Reading →

I based this one off a paper bag challenge I saw on the Pinterests, but I put a little spin on it.  So after we went over rules, I told the kiddos that today would be a "free build" and they could build anything they wanted.  BUT they had to spend the first 5 minutes... Continue Reading →

This one was kind of a repeat of a Lego challenge I came up with last year.  That time we made a huge obstacle course for our cars, and it was a lot of fun.  This one was really similar, in that kids had to make a car, but they also had to build a... Continue Reading →

When I post on our Facebook page, I try to keep it as engaging as possible.  Just putting your information out there isn't enough, since you're competing with so many other businesses and people.  Photos and memes are a great way to grab people's attention and ensure that your audience just doesn't scroll past your... Continue Reading →

The escape room that we made last year was so much fun that I knew that we had to do it again.  But we can't just do the same one, that would be boring and kids would already know most of the answers.  So I knew we had to start from scratch.  That sounds really... Continue Reading →

As you probably know by now, I like to do challenges that we can all test at the end of the hour.  Like when we got to test each other's pinball machines, scavenger hunts, mini golf courses, or slides.  This one was GREAT for sharing too, and a really simple twist off of a the... Continue Reading →

This one turned out pretty good.  I like doing interactive challenges where kiddos can go around and test out what other kids built, like for our mini golf course challenge or our hike-and-seek challenge.  I did find the concept for this one online, but I made it a little easier for my littler kiddos. So... Continue Reading →

Who doesn't love Pete the Cat??  Over 80 kids showed up to our Pete the Cat storytime, so I wanted to share what we did. Setup I modeled this program off of our popular Dr. Seuss Birthday Party, where half the time is stories, and the other half is crafts and activities.  And I knew... Continue Reading →

Identifying and learning colors is a huge part of early education, so here's a few of my favorite elements to use Stories I think "Monsters Love Colors" was the first book I tried my cheat to make felts straight from the book.  And these ones turned out pretty good.  It involves mixing colors, so I... Continue Reading →

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