Preschool Story Time Round-Up

Preschool Story Time Round-Up

For the past few years, we've been spending Monday mornings at a local park, reading stories and doing simple crafts with kids.  This year, we're trying something a little different.  We'll be focusing on art projects and structuring the program as more of an open house so parents can come and go as their schedule allows.  I'll be posting soon about our art projects of choice, but I thought I'd salute the past by doing a round-up of last year's books and projects in case you're looking for some … [Read more...]

Story Time in the Park: Dinosaurs

Story Time in the Park: Dinosaurs

Things have wrapped up early this summer for our Story Time in the Park program (due to a new baby arriving any day).  We finished our last session this week and I wanted to try to share as much as I could before signing off for a bit. Dinosaur Preschool Story Time We had been trying a new format to try to get kids and parents a little more involved and hands-on during story time, but it turns out it's a little hard to engage 10+ preschoolers in a brand new activity at once.  So, instead, … [Read more...]

Preschool Story Time: Mammoths

Preschool Story Time: Mammoths

This is actually a story time from last year, but I just realized I never posted about it and you never know when someone might need some ideas for a Mammoth themed event! For our book, we read: How to Wash a Woolly Mammoth It's a very light-hearted book and the kids loved guessing about what was going to happen next. For our craft, we were inspired by a craft seen on Learn, Create, Love.  Click on over to that blog to get the free printable template. We cut most of the pieces out … [Read more...]

Preschool Story Time: Cats

Preschool Story Time: Cats

Well, the weather finally turned nicer here in Pennsylvania and we've been enjoying our weekly story time in the park!  Last week, we learned all about cats and dogs. We didn't get to all the activities I had planned, but here is what was on the schedule for the day! Opening Activity: Bring stuffed cats and dogs for kids to play with while we wait for everyone to arrive.  Talk about pets they have at home. Welcome Songs A,B,C Hello Song If you’re wearing red today… (Mary had a little … [Read more...]

Preschool Story Time: Favorite Foods

Preschool Story Time: Favorite Foods

Preschool Story Time!  It was another rainy day at Whitford Park last week, but we did have a few friends join us for story time.   The theme this week was "favorite foods", so we started out going around the circle sharing our names and our favorite thing to eat.  My son said his favorite food was his gummy vitamins.  I'm not sure how to take that.   Here's what the rest of the schedule looked like: Welcome Songs A,B,C Twinkle, Twinkle Little Star If you’re wearing red today… ( Mary … [Read more...]

Preschool Story Time: Caterpillars

Preschool Story Time: Caterpillars

It was our first story time of the year (2015) last week and what terrible weather we had! Everything was soaking wet from the non-stop rain on Sunday and the temperature hovered just above 50 degrees. Nevertheless, we still had a few new friends join us! Here's what we did for Preschool Story Time: Welcome Songs A,B,C Hello Song If you’re wearing red today… (Tune: Mary had a little lamb) Introductions (everyone shares names) Sign Language: HUNGRY  (flash card) or … [Read more...]