Hi everyone! Sorry it’s been such a long time since my last post. I feel like Summer Reading has been nutso! (it really has) This is a program that I’ve been waiting YEARS to do and this summer was the perfect time to finally do it! I had 19 kids total! Here is a breakdown of what we did:
Played “BeanBoozled” -We didn’t have a spinner so I just called the kids up 5 at the time and they had to close their eyes and choose a jelly bean and eat it in front of everyone so we could all see their reactions. They LOVED this. And most of them got yuck flavors and spit them out. It was hilarious to watch.
I was going to read the book THE STORY OF THE LITTLE MOLE WHO WENT IN SEARCH OF WHODUNIT By: Werner Holzwarth but there wasn’t enough time. This book was introduced to me by my old friend/coworker Bryan. It was his favorite book and he would read it to use at least once a month. I’ve never had a reason to use it in storytime because, well, it’s about poop.
Next the kids got to visit 4 different stations with gross stuff to do/see/eat.
1-Feeling station-They got to feel worms (spaghetti), eyeballs (olives), ears (dried mangoes), and brains (jello with pineapple chunks).
2-Booger Station-We made boogers from the Grossology website. I also pulled a few things from the Grossology book to share.
3-Guess the Poop-I melted 4 different candy bars and put them on toilet paper and the kids got to guess what kind of candy bar each one was. No tasting!
4-Worms and Dirt snack-chocolate pudding, Oreo crumbs, gummy worms, need I say more?
At the very end I had whoopie cushions to give away. I made them all try theirs out before they left, so I figured, why not do it at the same time?! It was a fart fest! They laughed SO MUCH. But I popped mine…
Overall this was a FANTASTIC program. I definitely suggest doing something like this at your library. 🙂