This summer we had a Stuffed Animal Sleepover at the library. Eighteen stuffed animals spent the night at the library! We started out by reading a few bedtime stories. Both of these books are about bedtime and they also have stuffed animals in them – perfect!
BOOK 1: Sweet Dreams Maisy by Lucy Cousins
BOOK 2: Goodnight Piggy Wiggy by Christyan Fox
After listening to bedtime stories and eating milk and cookies, the children tucked their stuffed animals into bed.
Once they were all tucked in, the children and families went home, while the animals stayed the night at the library. Check out all of the fun the stuffed animals had during the sleepover! (Our teen volunteers stayed after the children left and helped to take pictures of all of the stuffed animals playing in the library. You can see all of the pictures HERE.)
The next morning, children came back to the library to pick up their stuffed animal friend and a picture from the night before. (We sent the pictures to Walgreens after the program and then picked them up the next morning before the library opened.)
Parents and children LOVED this program and asked when we were going to do it again. It was so much fun to see the amazement on the children’s faces when they saw the pictures of their animals. Most children decided that their stuffed animal friends would need a nap after staying up so late. :)