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…

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 ūüôā Below is the recipe she used from Midget Mamma Ingredients: (Recipe makes¬†4 dozen cookies)…

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!…

Holiday Storytime

Every December we host a special holiday storytime. To get in the holiday spirit we read Christmas books, dance with jingle bells, make ornament crafts and eat yummy treats! This year I added a few stations with fun activities for parents and kids to do together ūüôā BOOKS: 1. How Many Sleeps ‘Till Christmas? by…

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…

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…

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…

Pumpkin Time

It’s that time of year again – time for pumpkins!¬† This is a storytime plan from the archives that was in need of a little updating.¬† I’ve included some new pictures and templates for you.¬† Happy fall! OPENING SONG: The More We Get Together OPENING RHYMES: Open, Shut Them Two Little Blackbirds (or Pumpkins!) Two…

Creepy, Crawly, Café

Sticking with the Summer Reading theme for the week, Grossology, we hosted Einstein’s Creepy, Crawly, Caf√©! This was such an awesome family night! Although it took a bit of prep work to make all the food it was definitely worth it to see the kid’s reactions. This would be a great idea for Halloween too…

Happy Valentine’s Day (Storytime)

TODDLER PROGRAM OPENING SONG: Mister Sun OPENING RHYMES: Two Little Blackbirds¬†(soft & loud) Open, Shut Them BOOK 1:¬†The¬†Biggest Kiss¬†by Joanna Walsh ACTION SONG:¬†I¬†Can Hug I can hug, hug, hug, ¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬† I can hop, hop, hop, ¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬† I can kiss, kiss kiss, I can stop, stop, stop. ¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬† I can nod my head yes, ¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬† And…