Story Time at the Museum: Teddy Bears

Teddy Bears

Story Time Plan

-Opening

  • We Clap and Sing Hello
  • The More We Get Togetherbear in the air

-Book

  • Bear in the Air / Susan Meyers

-Action Song

  • Hug Your Bear

-Bookwhere is bear

  • Where is Bear? / Jonathan Bentley

-Song

  • A Little Brown Bear

-Folder Story

  • Ten Teddy Bears Sleeping in the Bed

-Song

  • Grr, Grr, Went the Big Brown Bear

-Bookwhere's my teddy

  • Where’s My Teddy? / Jez Alborough

-Songs

  • Teddy Bear, Teddy Bear
  • Everyone Can March, March, March

-Closing

  • We Wave Goodbye Like This

 

Back-Up Books

  • I Don’t Like Koala / Sean Ferrell
  • Corduroy / Don Freeman
  • Old Bear / Kevin Henkes
  • What Does My Teddy Bear Do All Day? / Bruno Hachler

 

Thoughts

I didn’t have time to finish my felt story like I planned to, so instead I read another book. I really liked the felt, so I hope to finish it in the near future!

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

 

-Book

  • Go Away, Big Green Monster / Ed Emberley

 

-Activities

  • 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.

 

Thoughts

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

-Opening

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

-Book

  • The Bravest of the Brave / Shutta Crum

-Action Song

  • Bats are Sleeping

-Booklittle owls night

  • Little Owl’s Night / Divya Srinivasan

-Song

  • I’m A Little Firefly

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-Song

  • Nocturnal Animals

-Bookdaytime nighttme

  • Daytime Nighttime / William Low

-Songs

  • Little Owl
  • Black Bat

-Closing

  • We Wave Goodbye Like This

 

Back-Up Books

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

 

Thoughts

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.

Story Time at the Museum: The Way We Used to Live

The Way We Used to Live

Story Time Plan

-Opening

  • We Clap and Sing Hello
  • The More We Get Togetherox cart man

-Book

  • Ox-Cart Man / Donald Hall

-Action Song

  • Grand Old Duke of York

-Bookgoing to town

  • Going to Town / Laura Ingalls Wilder

-Song

  • Wind the Bobbin Up

-Bookhome carson ellis

  • Home / Carson Ellis

-Song

  • Open, Shut Them

-Bookcovered wagons bumpy trails

  • Covered Wagons, Bumpy Trails / Verla Kay

-Songs

  • A Smooth Road
  • To Market, To Market

-Closing

  • We Wave Goodbye Like This

 

Back-Up Books

  • If You Lived Here / Giles Laroche
  • Madeline / Ludwig Bemelmans
  • Building Our House / Jonathan Bean

 

Thoughts

This theme was suggested by the museum coordinator. It was a little tricky to find good picture books about the way that we used to live, but I was able to find some really great ones!

Story Time at the Museum: Blackout

Blackout
Inspired by the 2017 Solar Eclipse

Story Time Plan

-Opening

  • We Clap and Sing Hello
  • The More We Get Togetherblackout

-Book

  • Blackout/ John Rocco

-Action Song

  • Come Under my Umbrella

-Bookeclipses

  • Eclipses / Nick Hunter

-Song

  • Climb Aboard the Spaceship

-Folder Story

  • Four Little Rockets

-Song

  • Zoom, Zoom, Zoom

-Bookflashligh, lizi boyd

  • Flashlight / Lizi Boyd

-Songs

  • Bumpin’ Up and Down in My Little Space Shuttle
  • If You’re Going to the Moon

-Closing

  • We Wave Goodbye Like This

 

Back-Up Books

  • When Charlie McButton Lost Power / Suzanne Collins
  • Kitten’s First Full Moon / Kevin Henkes

 

Thoughts

We had a few more people at this story time, which was great! The theme was inspired by the 2017 solar eclipse, but since there were very few books about solar eclipses, I chose to do some on power outages and darkness. The group was really into the stories, so we ended up reading both of the back-up books!

Story Time at the Museum: We All Scream for Ice Cream

We All Scream for Ice Cream

Story Time Plan

-Opening

  • We Clap and Sing Hello
  • The More We Get Togetherif you give a mouse a brownie

-Book

  • If You Give a Mouse a Brownie / Laura Numeroff

-Action Song

  • Ice Cream

-Bookice cream summer

  • Ice Cream Summer / Peter Sis

-Song

  • We All Want an Ice Cream Cone

-Folder Story

  • Ice Cream Scoops

-Song

  • Put Your Ice Cream…

-Bookshould i share my ice cream

  • Should I Share My Ice Cream? / Mo Willems

-Songs

  • Who Likes Ice Cream
  • Five Little Ice Cream Cones

-Closing

  • We Wave Goodbye Like This

 

Back-Up Books

  • Just One More / Jennifer Hansen Rolli
  • Vanilla Ice Cream / Bob Graham

 

Thoughts

We had a few more people come to this story time; and it went really well! I decided to not do the felt story and instead read one of my back-up books.