Narrating Tales of Preschool Storytime

"There are no happy endings. Endings are the saddest part, So just give me a happy middle and a very happy start." -Shel Silverstein

Bob Shea Storytime

So last week I did a Bob Shea storytime to prepare for his visit to MY library.  That’s right people, he came to my library and I even had dinner with him! (This is all because the amazing Seth is friends with him on twitter and Bob was on his book tour and asked if he could come to our library.  The power of social networking!)  He’s such a nice guy too.  Oh, if you don’t know who he is then go read his books.  I’ll wait here.  They’re awesome, right?!  Let me just tell you that this storytime was awesome.  The kids loved every part of it!  Here is my handout:

Bob Shea Storytime Handout

And to go along with the book I’m a Shark, we made these pretty sweet shark hats.  I found the tutorial here.

Here are a few pics from his visit too!

Here is me and Bob (I call him Bob now)

Here is Bob drawing.  What could it be??

That’s right!  Dinosaur!!!

Here is Bob reading one of his books.

Here is a picture of the dance party he drew! (Jelly bean dance party, he draws a lot of his characters from the shape of beans!)

The program that he did was awesome.  We had 84 people attend!  What I love about him is that not only can he write and draw, but he can also talk to a crowd!  People were laughing the whole time.  Be sure to check out his newest book too, Dinosaur VS Santa!  It’s a good one 🙂


Bear Storytime

Last week we talked all about bears!  I absolutely LOVE doing The Cool Bear Hunt with the kids and Dr Jean’s version is awesome.   Here is my handout:

Bear Storytime Handout

Check out my bear tag on Shelfari!

Finally, here is the craft we did.  It was very simple, all I used were circle die cuts.  Easy!


Flannel Friday: Pumpkin Faces

I found this cute rhyme tucked away in our flannel stories cabinet at work.  I wanted to make something bigger so Seth helped me by cutting out some new faces (THANK YOU!!!)  We had a giant pumpkin die cut that made it much easier.  I laminated them and put a popsicle stick on the back of each so that they are easy to hold up.  Here is the rhyme!

I am Jack-o-Happy

I am Jack-o-Sad

I am Jack-o-Sleepy

I am Jack-o-Mad

I am Jack-o-Scary

I am Jack-o-Small

I am Jack-o-Pie, the best Jack of them all!




Fall Storytime

To celebrate the beginning of autumn, I did a fall storytime.  Living in Las Vegas, I had to explain what fall really is since we don’t get much of one here.  Here is my handout!

Fall Storytime Handout

For the song “The Leaves on the Tree” I pass out a read and orange die cut leaf to each child so they can use them as props during the song. They have so much fun with it!

And here is the flannel board I use for Fall is Not Easy.

Check out my Autumn Tag on Shelfari too!

Finally, here is the craft we did.  Very simple, just made some tiny leaves using our Ellison machine and gave them all a paper with a blank tree on it.

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