#COVID-19 Storytime! Week 10 – LAST ONE – I Need a New Butt!

In case you missed it – during isolation for COVID, I was doing STORYTIME in a closed group on FB (if you are interested in checking it out, you can request to join the group here – https://www.facebook.com/groups/495801317994142/). But, all good things must come to an end and I am no longer doing those storytimes. I do want to share what we did, however, so that you can use these ideas in your own programming.

A note about this storytime…I did this for fun with my 5 year old and to continue to share storytime, lesson tips and ideas with my library world. While I hope viewers can got some tips on conducting a read aloud, I do not necessarily consider it “best practice.” Watch a few and you’ll see why 😉

Each week, I focused on an author, illustrator, or theme. I paired each book with an activity and snack. Sharing the books I read and the activities I suggest here. All of these ideas can be used in a face to face storytime or in your own virtual storytime.

WEEK 1 – MO WILLIAMS

WEEK 2 – KWAME ALEXANDER

WEEK 3 – TODD PARR

WEEK 4 – PIGS

WEEK 5 – FLAMINGOS

WEEK 6 – RABBITS

WEEK 7 – ADAM REX

WEEK 8 – CHRISTIAN ROBINSON

WEEK 9 – The Serious Goose (at this point, I started doing one storytime a week)

WEEK 10 – LAST ONE! – I Need a New Butt

Book I Need a New Butt by Dawn McMillan; illustrated by Ross Kinnaird https://www.amazon.com/Need-New-Butt-Dawn-McMillan/dp/0486787990
Craft – Decorate paper undies.
Snack – Anything with chocolate chips (they look like poop! LOL!)

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#COVID-19 Storytime! Week 9 – The Serious Goose!

In case you missed it – during isolation for COVID, I was doing STORYTIME in a closed group on FB (if you are interested in checking it out, you can request to join the group here – https://www.facebook.com/groups/495801317994142/). But, all good things must come to an end and I am no longer doing those storytimes. I do want to share what we did, however, so that you can use these ideas in your own programming.

A note about this storytime…I did this for fun with my 5 year old and to continue to share storytime, lesson tips and ideas with my library world. While I hope viewers can got some tips on conducting a read aloud, I do not necessarily consider it “best practice.” Watch a few and you’ll see why 😉

Each week, I focused on an author, illustrator, or theme. I paired each book with an activity and snack. Sharing the books I read and the activities I suggest here. All of these ideas can be used in a face to face storytime or in your own virtual storytime.

WEEK 1 – MO WILLIAMS

WEEK 2 – KWAME ALEXANDER

WEEK 3 – TODD PARR

WEEK 4 – PIGS

WEEK 5 – FLAMINGOS

WEEK 6 – RABBITS

WEEK 7 – ADAM REX

WEEK 8 – CHRISTIAN ROBINSON

WEEK 9 – The Serious Goose (at this point, I started doing one storytime a week)

Book The Serious Goose by Jimmy Kimmel https://www.amazon.com/Serious-Goose-Jimmy-Kimmel/dp/0525707751

Craft – Make a goose out of paper plates – like this: http://www.makinglearningfun.com/themepages/GoosePaperPlateCraft.html?fbclid=IwAR0v3hT2EyanV0dNs7br6z-2t13qOPvJwXcMVp2whpstuMsxK5iwnYugOkA

Snack – Berries (because that’s what geese eat!)

Happy reading!

VBF

 

 

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#COVID-19 Storytime! Week 8 – Christian Robinson!

In case you missed it – during isolation for COVID, I was doing STORYTIME in a closed group on FB (if you are interested in checking it out, you can request to join the group here – https://www.facebook.com/groups/495801317994142/). But, all good things must come to an end and I am no longer doing those storytimes. I do want to share what we did, however, so that you can use these ideas in your own programming.

A note about this storytime…I did this for fun with my 5 year old and to continue to share storytime, lesson tips and ideas with my library world. While I hope viewers can got some tips on conducting a read aloud, I do not necessarily consider it “best practice.” Watch a few and you’ll see why 😉

Each week, I focused on an author, illustrator, or theme. I paired each book with an activity and snack. Sharing the books I read and the activities I suggest here. All of these ideas can be used in a face to face storytime or in your own virtual storytime.

WEEK 1 – MO WILLIAMS

WEEK 2 – KWAME ALEXANDER

WEEK 3 – TODD PARR

WEEK 4 – PIGS

WEEK 5 – FLAMINGOS

WEEK 6 – RABBITS

WEEK 7 – ADAM REX

WEEK 8 – CHRISTIAN ROBINSON

Day 1

Book –  Just In Case You Want to Fly by Julie Fogliano; illustrated by Christian Robinson https://www.amazon.com/Just-Case-You-Want-Fly/dp/0823443442

Snack – Honey Nut Cheerios with chocolate chips (they have tea and honey in the book)

Craft – A paper airplane – simple!

Day 2

Book – Rain by Linda Ashman; illustrated by Christian Robinson https://www.amazon.com/Rain-Linda-Ashman-ebook/dp/B00BVTMK8O/ref=sr_1_1?dchild=1&keywords=rain+robinson&qid=1592842186&s=books&sr=1-1
Craft – Origami frog https://www.redtedart.com/easy-jumping-frog-origami/
Snack – Chocolate Chip cookies

Day 3

Book – Another by Christian Robinson https://www.amazon.com/Another-Christian-Robinson/dp/153442167X/ref=sr_1_1?dchild=1&keywords=another&qid=1592842223&s=books&sr=1-1
Craft – painting sand dollars (they are round)
Snack – Anything ROUND! We had Oreo cookies.
Activity – Play with round magnets.

Happy reading!

VBF

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#COVID-19 Storytime! Week 7 – Adam Rex!

In case you missed it – during isolation for COVID, I was doing STORYTIME in a closed group on FB (if you are interested in checking it out, you can request to join the group here – https://www.facebook.com/groups/495801317994142/). But, all good things must come to an end and I am no longer doing those storytimes. I do want to share what we did, however, so that you can use these ideas in your own programming.

A note about this storytime…I did this for fun with my 5 year old and to continue to share storytime, lesson tips and ideas with my library world. While I hope viewers can got some tips on conducting a read aloud, I do not necessarily consider it “best practice.” Watch a few and you’ll see why 😉

Each week, I focused on an author, illustrator, or theme. I paired each book with an activity and snack. Sharing the books I read and the activities I suggest here. All of these ideas can be used in a face to face storytime or in your own virtual storytime.

WEEK 1 – MO WILLIAMS

WEEK 2 – KWAME ALEXANDER

WEEK 3 – TODD PARR

WEEK 4 – PIGS

WEEK 5 – FLAMINGOS

WEEK 6 – RABBITS

WEEK 7 – ADAM REX

Day 1

BookThe Legend of Rock Paper Scissors by Drew Daywalt; illustrated by Adam Rex https://www.harpercollins.com/childrens/rockpaperscissor/
Snack/Craft – A biscuit “rock,” decorated with edible markers and pretzels
Activity – Play “rock, paper, scissors!” OF COURSE!

Day 2

BookUnstoppable by Adam Rex, illustrated by Laura Park https://www.amazon.com/Unstoppable-Family-Read-Aloud-Silly-Cooperation/dp/1452165041
Snack/Craft – Anything red, white, and blue!
Activity – Draw an eagle!

Day 3

Book – Nothing Rhymes With Orange by Adam Rex https://www.amazon.com/Nothing-Rhymes-Orange-Adam-Rex/dp/1452154430?fbclid=IwAR0mufP7dYscmmXRTNFHnbfQ9jsqE5EOHdmdF0URCWsS4gc8_qScqadCmGA

Craft – Make an orange (or apple or any other round fruit) ornament. Inspired by https://ourlittlehouseinthecountry.com/2014/10/09/paper-fan-pumpkin-decorations/?fbclid=IwAR1th9HyaG346RkXKIT9_NmO_GJRAr2cGPncaiCWzRl63FUfzVaKUms4vJU 

Snack – Anything ORANGE! We had orange slices, M&Ms, and Cheetos

Happy reading!

VBF

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#COVID-19 Storytime – Week 6! Rabbits!

In case you missed it – during isolation for COVID, I was doing STORYTIME in a closed group on FB (if you are interested in checking it out, you can request to join the group here – https://www.facebook.com/groups/495801317994142/). But, all good things must come to an end and I am no longer doing those storytimes. I do want to share what we did, however, so that you can use these ideas in your own programming.

A note about this storytime…I did this for fun with my 5 year old and to continue to share storytime, lesson tips and ideas with my library world. While I hope viewers can got some tips on conducting a read aloud, I do not necessarily consider it “best practice.” Watch a few and you’ll see why 😉

Each week, I focused on an author, illustrator, or theme. I paired each book with an activity and snack. Sharing the books I read and the activities I suggest here. All of these ideas can be used in a face to face storytime or in your own virtual storytime.

WEEK 1 – MO WILLIAMS

WEEK 2 – KWAME ALEXANDER

WEEK 3 – TODD PARR

WEEK 4 – PIGS

WEEK 5 – FLAMINGOS

WEEK 6 – RABBITS

Day 1

Book – My Friend Rabbit by Eric Rohmann https://www.amazon.com/My-Friend-Rabbit-Picture-Book/dp/1596436417
Craft – Rabbit nose with pipe cleaners and popsicle stick. Inspired by this craft, https://kidscraftroom.com/easy-cute-bunny-nose-masks/
Snack – Pirate Booty (looks like a bunny tail)

Day 2

BookThink Happy! by Nancy Carlson https://nancycarlson.com/think-happy/
Snack/Craft – Draw a happy face on a sandwich with edible food coloring markers.
Craft – Emoji “mask” with a paper plate. Inspired by this craft, https://www.naturalbeachliving.com/emoji-paper-plate-craft/
Activity – Sing “If you’re happy and you know it”

Day 3

BookThe Snatchabook https://www.helendocherty.com/books/the-snatchabook/
Craft – Try anything from this activity kit – https://www.teachingbooks.net/…/…/SnatchabookActivityKit.pdf
Snack – A bedtime snack of cookies and milk

Happy reading!

VBF

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#COVID-19 Storytime – Week 5! Flamingos!

In case you missed it – during isolation for COVID, I was doing STORYTIME in a closed group on FB (if you are interested in checking it out, you can request to join the group here – https://www.facebook.com/groups/495801317994142/). But, all good things must come to an end and I am no longer doing those storytimes. I do want to share what we did, however, so that you can use these ideas in your own programming.

A note about this storytime…I did this for fun with my 5 year old and to continue to share storytime, lesson tips and ideas with my library world. While I hope viewers can got some tips on conducting a read aloud, I do not necessarily consider it “best practice.” Watch a few and you’ll see why 😉

Each week, I focused on an author, illustrator, or theme. I paired each book with an activity and snack. Sharing the books I read and the activities I suggest here. All of these ideas can be used in a face to face storytime or in your own virtual storytime.

WEEK 1 – MO WILLIAMS

WEEK 2 – KWAME ALEXANDER

WEEK 3 – TODD PARR

WEEK 4 – PIGS

WEEK 5 – FLAMINGOS

Day 1

BookFlora and the Flamingo by Molly Idle  https://www.chroniclebooks.com/produ…/flora-and-the-flamingo

Craft -Make a flamingo out of a handprint!  https://www.craftymorning.com/handprint-flamingo-craft-kids-make/?fbclid=IwAR35Lvd-7Tukm99oAnylI4s4ekgfybXHdiltHh0oS3PKMiQrv8sVKUtETZU

Snack – Anything PINK! We picked strawberry gummy bunnies – a favorite around here.

Author page – Molly Idle http://idleillustration.com/

Blue Danube Waltz – This is the music of the book – you must listen to it while you look through the illustrations. https://www.britannica.com/topic/The-Blue-Danube

Day 2

Book – Mingo the Flamingo https://www.amazon.com/Mingo-Flamingo-Pete-Oswald/dp/0062391984?fbclid=IwAR3cuT0jY4pKuyKfWuG0nUytDYu_NmrQ0WyboMztbq37MjeABAP3AltXTN4
Snack – PINK sugar cookies (used a sugar cookie mix, added a little bit of red food coloring to make mix/cookies pink)
Craft – Thumbprint flamingo https://www.gluedtomycraftsblog.com/2017/05/thumbprint-flamingo-cards.html?fbclid=IwAR0doXgjyr9hjeFLhXmOvyHqNFn0LT5ndhj9X1-xo-O84N2QQS61dN6wDDs 

Day 3

Book – I’m Sad by Michael Ian Black https://www.amazon.com/Sad-Books-Michael-Ian-Black/dp/1481476270?fbclid=IwAR2WJOBl7DF4ZdpeZKYbacx6oK–vVW8uCpLPT665AAP-z55Yxvmxn08itA
Craft – Make a potato out of a brown paper bag. Just stuff it with tissue paper or newspaper, seal it up, and viola!
Snack – Potato chips!

Happy reading!

VBF

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#COVID-19 Storytime – Week 4! PIGS!

Hi readers! Took a blog break, but now I’m back. Let’s finish these COVID-19 storytime plans! In case you missed it – I was doing STORYTIME in a closed group on FB (if you are interested in checking it out, you can request to join the group here – https://www.facebook.com/groups/495801317994142/). But, all good things must come to an end and I am no longer doing those storytimes. I do want to share what we did, however, so that you can use these ideas in your own programming.

A note about this storytime…I did this for fun with my 5 year old and to continue to share storytime, lesson tips and ideas with my library world. While I hope viewers can got some tips on conducting a read aloud, I do not necessarily consider it “best practice.” Watch a few and you’ll see why 😉

Each week, I focused on an author, illustrator, or theme. I paired each book with an activity and snack. Sharing the books I read and the activities I suggest here. All of these ideas can be used in a face to face storytime or in your own virtual storytime.

WEEK 1 – MO WILLIAMS

WEEK 2 – KWAME ALEXANDER

WEEK 3 – TODD PARR

Week 4 – PIGS

Day 1

BookThe Three Little Pigs https://www.amazon.com/Three-Little-Pigs-Finge…/…/1338151622

Craft – Take a cardboard box and make each side of the box a pig “house.” We used twigs, straw, and pretzel bricks.

Snack – Peanut butter filled pretzels (same ones we used for bricks)

Day 2

BookHarold and Hog Pretend for Real! http://pigeonpresents.com/books/harold-hog-pretend-for-real/

Craft – Pig nose and glasses out of paper and taped to chop sticks.

Snack – Make an elephant out of bread and chocolate chips (inspired by https://realcreativerealorganized.com/i-teach-class-for-ou…/)

Day 3 = Gone because my child decided that pants are optional.

Happy reading!

VBF

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#COVID-19 Storytime – Week 3! Todd Parr!

In case you missed it – I’ve been doing STORYTIME in a closed group on FB (if you are interested in checking it out, you can request to join the group here – https://www.facebook.com/groups/495801317994142/). A note about this storytime…I do this for fun with my 5 year old and to continue to share storytime, lesson tips and ideas with my library world. While I hope viewers can get some tips on conducting a read aloud, I do not necessarily consider it “best practice.” Watch a few and you’ll see why 😉

Each week, I focus on an author, illustrator, or theme. I pair each book with an activity and snack. Sharing the books I read and the activities I suggest here. All of these ideas can be used in a face to face storytime or in your own virtual storytime. 

WEEK 1 – MO WILLIAMS

WEEK 2 – KWAME ALEXANDER

Week 3 – Todd Parr

Day 1

BookBe Who You Are! by Todd Parr https://www.toddparr.com/titles/todd-parr/be-who-you-are/9780316265232/?fbclid=IwAR0WP0Gm9KhYDnvdmr9wqqmf3pS9pIZOwVimB3KUohsgxfWZmdzK1ksBkRA

Craft – Create a Todd Parr inspired piece of digital art using Duck Duck Moose Draw and Tell

Snack – M&Ms – rainbow color like Parr’s illustrations!

Parr’s Spotify playlist for Be Who You Are! https://open.spotify.com/playlist/24kWzuyTLu2QFYlFIwN41b

Day 2

BookThe Family Book by Todd Parr https://www.toddparr.com/titles/todd-parr/the-family-book/9780316738965/

Craft – Make a craft stick family https://www.ssww.com/blog/library-storytime-activity-craft-stick-families/?fbclid=IwAR1IsQs1XPk-4pWULFaCpSBLNScyJEZ-SHh0NoWHyaXPymvajSNgxmVmDdo

Snack – Eat whatever your family loves to eat!

Day 3

Book – The Earth Book https://www.toddparr.com/titles/todd-parr/the-earth-book/9780316042659/

Activity – ANYTHING from this book (Todd Parr’s Create Your Own Planet activity book) https://www.amazon.com/Todd-Parr-Create-Planet-Doodle/dp/0811871460/ref=sr_1_1?dchild=1&keywords=todd+parr+activity&qid=1588069487&sr=8-1&fbclid=IwAR03oH-sBiXdnB0gXFnX9ezL0X3Wg62Y-ERoc6PQrhPWGKFqh1P_ncvf3TY

Snack – Rainbow goldfish (because Parr’s books are so COLORful!)

Happy reading!

VBF

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#COVID-19 Storytime – Week 2! Kwame Alexander!

In case you missed it – I’ve been doing STORYTIME for the past month or so in a closed group on FB (if you are interested in checking it out, you can request to join the group here – https://www.facebook.com/groups/495801317994142/). A note about this storytime…I do this for fun with my 5 year old and to continue to share storytime, lesson tips and ideas with my library world. While I hope viewers can get some tips on conducting a read aloud, I do not necessarily consider it “best practice.” Watch a few and you’ll see why 😉

Each week, I focus on an author, illustrator, or theme. I pair each book with an activity and snack. Sharing the books I read and the activities I suggest here. All of these ideas can be used in a face to face storytime or in your own virtual storytime. 

WEEK 1 – MO WILLIAMS!

Week 2 – Kwame Alexander!

Day 1

Book – Surf’s Up! by Kwame Alexander; illustrated by Daniel Miyares https://kwamealexander.com/product/f/BOOKS/57

Craft – Goldfish

Craft – Draw a frog (or any ocean animal) and animate it using ChatterPix!

Day 2

Book – Acoustic Rooster and His Barnyard Band by Kwame Alexander; illustrated by Tim Bowers https://sleepingbearpress.com/shop/show/11502

Craft – Turn a cup into a farm animal. Like this: https://homeschoolpreschool.net/cow-craft/

Snack – Eggs in a nest. Like this: https://www.dinneratthezoo.com/birds-nest-cookies/

Day 3

Book – How to Read a Book by Kwame Alexander; illustrated by Melissa Sweet https://www.harpercollins.com/9780062307811/how-to-read-a-book/

Craft – Used bleeding tissue paper to make a collage! Like this: https://buggyandbuddy.com/collage-art-project-for-kids-using-bleeding-tissue-paper/

Snack – A tangerine

Happy reading!

VBF

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#COVID-19 Storytime – Week 1! Mo Willems!

In case you missed it – I’ve been doing STORYTIME for the past month or so in a closed group on FB (if you are interested in checking it out, you can request to join the group here – https://www.facebook.com/groups/495801317994142/). A note about this storytime…I do this for fun with my 5 year old and to continue to share storytime, lesson tips and ideas with my library world. While I hope viewers can get some tips on conducting a read aloud, I do not necessarily consider it “best practice.” Watch a few and you’ll see why 😉

Each week, I focus on an author, illustrator, or theme. I pair each book with an activity and snack. I’m going to start sharing the books I read and the activities I suggest here. All of these ideas can be used in a face to face storytime or in your own virtual storytime. 

Let’s start with WEEK 1 – MO WILLIAMS!

Day 1

Day 2

Day 3

Day 4

Happy reading!

VBF

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