Thrive After Three

Engaging programs to keep kids coming back to the library

Breaking Bad Adult Flannel Board

As I was coloring Bradley Cooper with my pack of multicultural crayons, the muse hit me! Why don’t I make a felt board set for grownups? After all, felt is … Continue reading

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Fizz Boom Read: Egg Drop with School Agers

This was a nice, easy program to run for this year’s summer reading program. I asked my coworkers to save some materials: cereal boxes paper towel rolls granola boxes disposable … Continue reading

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Felt Board Table

Since I added a passive programming station for my school age kids, I decided to update my preschool area. My toddler table was the bane of my existence for a … Continue reading

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Five Little Princesses

I fell in love with the princesses that What is Bridget Reading made a few weeks ago! I made Anna and Elsa templates to add to her works of art! And, after … Continue reading

July 23, 2014 · 1 Comment

Frozen Scavenger Hunt

After all the amazing passive  programs I’ve read about by Bryce Don’t Play and many others, I took a plunge at the beginning of the summer. I removed the children’s … Continue reading

July 18, 2014 · Leave a comment

Five Little Minions

I’ve had Piper Loves the Library’s minions in my TBM pile since they were published last summer! (Actually one year ago to the date to be exact!) After my successful … Continue reading

July 16, 2014 · 1 Comment

Tower Building with the School Age

For one of my Fizz Boom Read programs, I did a tower building activity. I read The Man Who Walked Between the Towers by Mordicai Gerstein. Then I setup two … Continue reading

July 14, 2014 · Leave a comment

Five Little Legos

I’ve had a pack of t-shirt transfers kicking around my office for about a year. I decided to use them for a special Lego flannel song I created (along with … Continue reading

July 9, 2014 · 1 Comment

Smell-a-Rama Bingo

    I created a Bingo game to go with the summer reading theme, Fizz, Boom Read! This interactive Smell-a-Rama Bingo is easy and on the cheap side. I used … Continue reading

June 30, 2014 · Leave a comment

Preschool Graduations

June is one of my favorite times of year because I get to see all of my preschoolers graduate! I visit five schools monthly over the course of the school … Continue reading

June 28, 2014 · Leave a comment

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