Halloween, 2017

halloween, 2017

The Mouse from If You Give a Mouse a Cookie


Ed Emberley Art Party

Ed Emberley’s birthday is 19 October 1931. I love his thumbprint books and drawing books, and thought that an art party program would be a cool way to celebrate his birthday.

Program Plan

-Welcome and Introduction to Ed Emberley

go away big green monster



  • Go Away, Big Green Monster / Ed Emberley



  • Drawing Stationbig green drawing book
    • Children could draw anything they wanted. I had a couple of Ed Emberley’s drawing books placed on the table as inspiration.
    • Materials: white cardstock, colored pencils, pens.


  • Fingerprint Necklace Stationfingerprint necklace
    • Children could make a little fingerprint art on a mini cardstock circle, and string yarn through it to make a necklace.
    • Materials: white cardstock circles with paper-punch hole, string, ink pads, pens.


  • Fingerprint Art Stationfingerprint art
    • Children could make fingerprint art on paper.
    • Materials: white cardstock, construction paper, fancy scissors, ink pads, pens, colored pencils.


  • Collage Stationcollage


  • Go Away, Big Green Monster Stationbig green monster
    • Children could create a Big Green Monster on a paper plate.
    • Materials: paper plates, green tissues paper, face cut-outs, glue.
    • My inspiration for this craft.



I wanted the focus of this program to be on process-based activities. The only activity that was “cut and paste” was the Big Green Monster station. I was so happy that the participants visited every station, and they seemed to enjoy the opportunity to be creative.

Story Time at the Museum: Nocturnal Animals

Nocturnal Animals

Story Time Plan


  • We Clap and Sing Hello
  • The More We Get Togetherbravest of the brave


  • The Bravest of the Brave / Shutta Crum

-Action Song

  • Bats are Sleeping

-Booklittle owls night

  • Little Owl’s Night / Divya Srinivasan


  • I’m A Little Firefly

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  • Nocturnal Animals

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  • Daytime Nighttime / William Low


  • Little Owl
  • Black Bat


  • We Wave Goodbye Like This


Back-Up Books

  • The Night World / Mordicai Gerstein
  • Night Owl / Toni Yuly
  • Night Animals / Gianna Marino



There were a lot of families at story time today, which was great! I loved how much they were into the stories; I ended up reading a couple of my back up books because they were really interested in them.