So this is a art project I came up with for our "Santa Bruce Storytime," which we had during the holiday season.  I liked that our "Pete the Cat Storytime" wasn't JUST crafts, it was experiences like the "Walk with Pete" trail, and a community art section where kids could paint with shoes.  So with... Continue Reading →

This was a wonderful passive program to do.  Not only is it just fun, but it's a great way to try and explain the voting process and its importance.  I had several parents come up to me and say how great they thought the whole experience was. Voting in schools/libraries is obviously nothing new, but... Continue Reading →

I thought this one would be great for Halloween!!  It was a good concept, but my kiddos seemed to have more of a problem with this one than normal--so here's what I learned. After going over rules, I told my kiddos that we would making monsters for Halloween.  BUT we would only be making HALF... Continue Reading →

So this one was a little out there, even for me.  But I really do like to challenge my kids, and I liked the idea of making multiple pieces that created one big story at the end. So after we talked about rules, I told my kiddos that our theme today would be "Mad Libs." ... Continue Reading →

I've done several storytimes about body parts, but this is the first one I did solely about hands.  Eye hand coordination is obviously very important for a child's development, so I think I picked some great stories, rhymes, and an activity to help with that. Stories "High Five Animals!" just came out and it is... Continue Reading →

I got this idea from a STEM post I found on Pinterest, involving cups, straws, and putty.  I failed BIG TIME, so I decided to scrap it and turn it into a Lego Challenge instead. So after we went over rules, I told my kiddos that today they could build anything they wanted, but our... Continue Reading →

This one is kinda like my opposite storytime, which I'll write about later, but talking about size is another easy theme.  And talking about perception is a great way for kiddos to learn about how to more effectively communicate through classification.  So here's what I've used to talk about size. Stories "I'm the Biggest Thing... Continue Reading →

IT'S ALIVE!!  Not sure what inspired this idea to begin with, but this is a program I wanted to do for awhile.  This one can be a little daunting though, since there is the possibility of someone getting injured.  But as long as everyone's following the rules, all of your kiddos will leave with an... Continue Reading →

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!!  It's also great for tweens to be silly and to make fun of each other.  Tweens love that more than anything.  A lot of people... Continue Reading →

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