Thursday, November 24, 2011

Storytime Review

Happy Thanksgiving Everyone!

Our classes had a fun time this week talking turkey and reading Thanksgiving themed books. We read 5 Silly Turkeys by Salina Yoon, I am a Turkey by Jim Arnosky, It's Thanksgiving Day by Mary Packard and The First Thanksgiving Day: A Counting Story by  Laura Krauss Melmed. We also enjoyed Thanksgiving themed music including The Turkey Hop from the CD, H.U.M. All Year by Carole Peterson, Musical Spoons by Hunk-ta-Bunk-ta  from the CD Funsies I. We couldn't leave out the classic "If you're Thankful and you know it" so we sang that too.

We pasted together some fun turkeys using toilet paper tubes, paper plates and feathers. Feathers and elmer's glue are not so good combined with 2-5 year olds but we did get them all completed thanks to help from the  parents. Also, thanks to the library staff for collecting all those toilet paper tubes, we couldn't have done it without you.

The most fun we had all week was playing the "Catch the Turkeys" game. I had a basket filled with small bouncy balls. The children would count to three and then "call" the turkeys by yelling Gobble, gobble! I would toss all the balls into the air and they would bounce everywhere, then the children would hunt them, catch them and bring them back to the turkey pen(basket). It is amazing how much squealing and laughter we had while hunting our turkeys. Some of the staff wanted to know what we had been doing because it sure did sound like fun.

Next week: Snowflakes
Michele, Children's Librarian

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