Story Time in the Park: Our Favorite Books

Story Time in the Park: Our Favorite Books

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It is nearing the end of Story Time (sad!), and we decided to pull out a few of our own childhood favorites to share with the kids in the park.  It was tough deciding a favorite, especially since had used so many favorites in previous weeks, but we finally settled on a few.

SONGS

For song time, we did some old classics like such as:

  • Open Close Them
  • Wheels on the Bus
  • If You’re Happy and You Know It
  • Eensy Weensy Spider

The kids really enjoy these classic songs and even young kids (age 2) can catch on after a few minutes.

BOOKS

Our Favorites Story Time

For Miss Anne’s favorite, she picked a book her girls loved when growing up: Ollie the Stomper.   I wanted to bring The Very Hungry Caterpillar, but of course I couldn’t find my own copy and didn’t think to pick up a copy at the library. We substituted 10 Wriggly Wiggley Caterpillars instead.  I also read Sam and the Firefly, which was a little long, but has a great story line.  The kids seemed to stay pretty engaged with all the books.

CRAFT TIME

Egg Carton Catepillar

For craft time, we went with the caterpillar theme and painted an egg carton caterpillar.  To do this at home, cut an egg carton down the middle so you have two rows “caterpillars”.    You can see our pile of caterpillars below!

Caterpillars Story Time

Poke two holes in one end to use for the antenna later.  Cut some pipe cleaners in half and set aside.

Paint the caterpillar however you like and let it dry.

Egg Carton caterpillar

After it is dry, glue google eyes onto his face and insert two 1/2 pipe cleaner in the pre-poked holes for antenna.

Egg Carton Caterpillar

There you have it!

See you next week!

P.S. I used Grammarly to grammar check this post, because I’ve got a three year old who is asking to dance with me at the “Cinderella Ball” — why spend time proof reading when I could be dancing?

Tinkerbell Dress Up

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