Counting

Books:
Absolutely One Thing by Lauren Child
How Many Legs by Kes Gray
1 to 20 Animals Aplenty by Katie Viggers
The Hueys in None the Number by Oliver Jeffers

Activities:
Song: 5 Green and speckled frogs
Game: Hide-the-Object with wooden numbers
Song: 2, 4, 6, 8
Craft: counting with stickers (miss meg’s storytime)

How it went: There are so many counting books it was really hard to narrow it down! Absolutely One Thing by Lauren Child was my favourite. As a parent, I’m always telling my kids they have one more minute to do something or other abstract amounts of time. This book attempts to explains those concepts to kids. Its pretty funny. I had my biggest group of storytimers yet, 17!  All things considered it went really well!

Extra Books:
One too many by Gianna Marino
Zero by Kathyrn Otoshi
Let’s Count to 100 by Masayuki Sebel

Dogs and Cats

 

Books:
Buddy and Earl by Maureen Fergus
Cheetah Can’t Lose by Bob Shea
Magic Thinks Big by Elisha Cooper
Pig the Pug by Aaron Blabey
I Must Have Bobo by Eileen Rosenthal

Activites:
Song: If you’re a Kitty and you know it (to the tune of If you’re happy and you know it)
Song: K-I-T-T-Y (like bingo but with Kitty!)
Feltboard: Cat under the hat
Feltboard story: The Cake that Mack Ate
Simon Says

Surprise Box: Dog and Cat puppet

How it Went: It was the first fall storytime with a brand new group of storytimers. I sang a new opening song, What do you think my name is? that I got from library geek.  I’m doing the surprise box again, with something from my theme hidden in side (today it was a dog and a cat puppet).I give them clues and the whoever guesses right gets to open the box. It took a while to get all the wiggles out and get everyone settled but we had a good time after that. The kids were getting pretty wiggly by the end so we played simon says at the end.

Extra Books:
Pig the Fibber By Aaron Blabey
Boot and Shoe by Marla Frazee
I’m my Own Dog by David Ezra Stein