This week we talked about bugs!
Itsy Bitsy Spider By: Dr. Jean (Love this one cause we also sing about the big fat gorilla and teensy weensy ant)
Alabama, Mississippi By: Jim Gill (we use egg shakers for this one)
Hands are for clapping By: Jim Gill
5 Little Bees
1 little bee flew and flew, he met a friend and that made 2.
2 little bees busy as can be, along came another and that made 3.
3 little bees wanted one more, found one soon and that made 4.
4 little bees going to the hive, spied their little bother and that made 5.
5 little bees working every hour, buzz away bees and find another flower!
Can You Make a Scary Face? By: Jan Thomas
The Very Lonely Firefly By: Eric Carle
Aaaarrgghh! Spider! By: Lydia Monks
Check out my Bug tag on my Shelfari page for more good books that I didn’t have time to read!
We made little ladybugs out of card-stock. They stand up all on their own! Here is my template so you can print it and use it too. Enjoy!
I just finished with my Donuts & Dads program and overall it went pretty well! The attendance wasn’t that great, but Saturday programs at our branch are never well attended. Oh well. We just had a lot of leftover donuts and coffee
First I had the kids pick a paper tie for their dad to decorate with stickers. It was so cute when all the dads had their giant ties on. Here’s the template I used:
Next I read the book, What Dads Can’t Do By: Douglas Wood, it’s a really cute story.
Then I had the dads interview the kids. They asked them questions like “How old do you think I am?”. There were some really great answers. Here is the interview sheet I used from Pinterest.
Next we made picture frames out of foam sticks. Here is the sample one I made with my husband and Kailey when she was much younger:
Lastly, we enjoyed donuts, OJ and coffee! Even though it was small, they all had a lot of fun. Happy Father’s Day!
This week we talked about Sheep!
Bubblegum By: Dr. Jean
Fast and Slow By: Laurie Berkner (We use wrist ribbons and ran around the room!)
5 Fluffy Sheep
5 fluffy sheep skating on the floor, one fell down and that left 4.
4 fluffy sheep drinking cold tea, one got a tummy ache and that left 3.
3 fluffy sheep wondering what to do, one got bored and that left 2.
2 fluffy sheep laying in the sun, one fell asleep and that left 1.
1 fluffy sheep sitting all alone, he didn’t know what to do so he went home!
Sam the Lamb Folder story (Just like Scat the Cat except we say: I’m Sam the Lamb, I’m fluffy and fat, I can…)
The 108th Sheep By: Ayano Imai
The Sleep Sheep By: Anna McQuinn
Check out my Sheep tag on my Shelfari page for more good books that I didn’t have time to read!
We made these cute sheep out of clothespins. I’ve posted about them before here.
I found the idea for having book bundles in the library on Pinterest from this blog. I absolutely love this idea and since I implemented it last week, it has done great. I love that it’s low maintenance and easy to just pick a theme, 3 books, and bundle! The best part is that I can have my teen volunteers do it too.
Here are my bundle tags if you want to use them and print them out:
Here are some themes to get you started:
Book Bundle Themes
Lastly, here is my sign I use:
Book Bundle Sign
This week we talked about Pets!
The Goldfish Song By: Laurie Berkner Band
List of Dances By: Jim Gill
Five Little Cats
Not Norman (I’m not going to read the book cause it runs a bit long, but I figured the flannel would still be fun)
The Pigeon Wants a Puppy By: Mo Willems
Extraordinary Pets By: Barroux (Great book, but I would cut it shorter next time. There are A LOT of pets)
Children Make Terrible Pets By: Peter Brown (They LOVED THIS)
Check out my Pet tag on my Shelfari page for more good books that I didn’t have time to read!
We have an awesome giant fish bowl die cut and fish ones. So we colored and glued!