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Merry Grinchmas!

Our library hosted a Grinch themed family night in December and it was a hit! We had so much fun and had a great turnout. FOOD Whoville Cookies My awesome co-worker made this since I am not the best baker :) Below is the recipe she used from Midget Mamma Ingredients: (Recipe makes 4 dozen cookies)…

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Snow!

OPENING SONG: Shake My Sillies Out by Raffi IMAGINATION ACTIVITY: Playing in the Snow I started out by asking, “Is it snowing outside today?”  (It’s not.)  “Well let’s pretend then!” Let’s make some snow. (wiggle fingers like snow falling) The snow covers the ground (crouch down and spread snow over the ground) Brrr!  It’s cold out here!…

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Snowmen

Here’s an update from the archive: We hadn’t had any snow here yet, but wouldn’t you know it – just a few days after this storytime…..it snowed!  I think our songs brought the snow to town! OPENING SONG: The More We Get Together BOOK 1: Sneezy the Snowman by Maureen Wright This was the first…

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Whiskers & Wings

For this storytime, we focused on the letter “W.” And since it’s Halloween week, we talked about black cats’ whiskers and bats’ wings (you could easily add in some witches too!) OPENING SONG: Days of the Week (mp3) by the Magic Crayons Tune: The Addams Family theme song FINGERPLAY: Two Little Black Bats To make the finger puppets, I used…

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A Halloween Event

This was a Saturday afternoon event at the library.  Children of all ages and their families were invited for Halloween stories, songs, crafts, and trick-or-treating in the library.  I know I do some version of this every year, but I just never get tired of it.  Seeing all of the kiddos in costume is always…