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Hero Day- Police

Summer Reading Program 2015 For grades K-5 we host Hero Days twice a week. We do fun activities and have a special guest from the community come and visit. This week was police! Here are a few activities… Finger Prints This was SO simple but the kids enjoyed it and thought it was super cool.…

Ten Fluffy Chickens

Ten Fluffy Chickens

The idea for this nifty, reversible flannel comes from Mel’s Desk.  I’ve used this multiple times for storytime (see our farm theme) and the kids always get a kick out of it.  Flipping the eggs over to reveal the chicks is such a surprise! Here’s the rhyme that goes with it: Five eggs and five…

ABC Exercise Cards from Homeschool Share

A B C’s

OPENING SONG: Can’t Wait to Celebrate from Jim Gill’s Irrational Anthem album THEME & SONG: The Alphabet Song by Fisher Price We sang the traditional ABC song together to get ready for this alphabet storytime.  This is a fun one, because everybody knows the words and can sing-along🙂 BOOK 1: Z is for Moose by Kelly Bingham…

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Superheroes!

If you are participating in the 2015 Collaborative Summer Library Program, Every Hero Has a Story, then this great-big-super-hero post is for you!  I’ve put together a list of books, songs, rhymes, recorded music, flannel stories, and movement activities all about superheroes. Prop Stories FLANNEL STORY: The Best Superhero Suit This flannel story comes from…

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Feelings Faces

I’ve used these feelings faces in storytime  for years, so I figured that it was finally time to make a printable. This song is great for helping young learners express emotions.  I use “feelings faces” to add a visual for the children.  I pull each face out, one at a time, and ask “Can you guess what…

Five Elephants in the Bathtub

Bathtime and Bubbles

Here’s an updated ‘Bathtime and Bubbles’ storytime plan for you.  I can’t believe that I first posted this theme four years ago…wow.  I’ve included some new books that I love for storytime, as well as an updated flannel for Who’s in the Tub, aaannd I made you a new Elephants in the Bathtub printable! OPENING…

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Shark Week

PRESCHOOL STORYTIME So, you know when you just have a great storytime, and the kids are in to it, and everything works out as planned….that was this storytime.  Don’t you love it when that happens?  Hallelujah! I was so worried that Sharks were going to be too scary…children would cry…parents would complain….etc.  Nope.  They loved…