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Life-size Candyland

FAMILY PROGRAM It really doesn’t get much more fun than this friends! The “heavy lifting” part of this program is all of the preparation.  Actually running it is not too labor-intensive. Here’s how we set up…. THE GAMEBOARD We used pieces of taped-down construction paper for the gameboard. The other option – if you know…

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St. Patrick’s Day

Sometimes it can be a challenge to find good read-alouds for St. Patty’s Day, so this time I decided to go with a combination St. Patrick’s Day/Green theme. OPENING SONG: Mister Sun THEME: Do you know why we are going to talk about the color green today?  What holiday is coming up soon? FLANNEL RHYME: Five…

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Six Little Valentines Rhyme

Mollie has used this Six Little Valentines rhyme for Valentine’s Day the last few years and since it’s such a good one, we thought we’d give you a complete printable! But first, here’s the rhyme: Six little Valentines were sent to my house, The first one said, “I love you, From Mouse.” Five little Valentines…

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OPENING SONG: Mister Sun Early Literacy Tip:  When you’re talking with your preschooler, look for opportunities to use different words to help build his or her vocabulary. A large vocabulary is important for a child who is learning to read. When you’re talking with your preschooler, ask lots of questions that don’t have a ‘yes’…

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FROZEN Family Night

What better way to bring in the cold winter than by having a Frozen Family Night!? This was one of the most popular family programs we’ve had! This would be a great summer program too,  “Beat the heat with a Frozen Night!”. A MUST to try at your library! FOOD Blue Cake Bars I knew…

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Two Little Superheroes Rhyme

While browsing for ideas for the CSLP 2015 Summer Library Program “Every Hero Has a Story,” I came across some adorable, printable superhero finger puppets from Hello Bee.  There are five different designs for the capes and all you have to do is print and cut!  Amazing!  Visit Hello Bee for the Superhero Template I thought that they would…