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 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."  So... 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!!  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 →

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