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Monday, December 20, 2010

Storytime: Happy Holidays

Storytime for kids ages 3-8 and their families, with a craft.


Merry Christmas, Splat (Splat the Cat)
by Rob Scotton

 It's Christmas, David!
by David Shannon

Christmas for 10
by Cathryn Falwell

Minerva Louise on Christmas Eve
by Janet Morgan Stoeke

This Is the Dreidel
by Abby Levine and pictures by Paige Billin-Frye

Hoppy Hanukkah!
by Linda Glaser and pictures by Daniel Howarth


Monday, December 13, 2010

Storytime: Hot Chocolate and Cocoa

Family storytime for ages 3-8 and their families, with craft.


Lucky Pennies and Hot Chocolate
by Carol Diggory Shields and pictures by Hiroe Nakata

Winter Is the Warmest Season
by Lauren Stringer

Snowmen at Night
by Caroline Buehner and pictures by Mark Buehner

Additional Books:
The Bears We Know by Brenda Silsbe and pictures by Vlasta van Kampen
Chocolatina by Erik Kraft and pictures by Denise Brunkus
First Snow by Bernette Ford and pictures by Sebastien Braun
Jingle-Jingle by Nicola Smee (no hot chocolate, but a festive non-holiday specific story)
Snow Day! by Lester L. Laminack and pictures by Adam Gustavson
added 3/4/11 There Was an Old Monkey Who Swallowed a Frog by Jennifer Ward


John McCutcheon's Four Seasons: Wintersongs
"Hot Chocolate" from John McCutcheon's Wintersongs

We also sang along to "Jingle Bells" and "Winter Wonderland".


Gingerbread Fun
Nice and simple before the holidays we decorated gingerbread people, pre-cut from an Ellison die.

Friday, December 3, 2010

Storytime: Soup

Family storytime for ages 3-8 with craft


Martha Blah Blah
By Susan Meddaugh

Soup Day (Christy Ottaviano Books)
By Melissa Iwai

Additional Books:
Carrot Soup by John Segal
Chicken Soup by Jean Van Leeuwen and pictures by David Gavril
Growing Vegetable Soup by Lois Ehlert
Surprise Soup by Mary Ann Rodman and pictures by G. Brian Karas

Interactive Story:

Stone Soup

I printed pictures from DLTK and laminated them.  You could also use plastic vegetables if you have them available.  I let the children put the food into a pot one by one, and then let them stir with a spoon.


Dr. Jean & Friends
Not soup related but I love "Tooty Ta" from Dr. Jean and Friends

(to the tune of: "London Bridge")

We are making vegetable soup,
vegetable soup, vegetable soup.
We are making vegetable soup.
Now put in the ______.
Take the _______ and stir it up,
stir it up, stir it up.
Take the ______ and stir it up.
We are making vegetable soup.



Print out the bowl from  I had the kids cut them out and paste them onto paper and add tissue paper "seasoning" and sticky letters.