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Another Great Book Review!

Do you have summer reading burnout! Here’s a great gift to yourself… Shaia, Lisa M. After-School Clubs for Kids. Chicago, American Library Association, 2014. 192p. index. $45.00pa. ISBN 13: 978-0-8389-1202-7. … Continue reading

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Shark in the Park

To celebrate Flannel Friday’s celebration of Shark Week I decided to expand my storytelling version of Shark in the Park. It’s one of my most asked for stories with my … 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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Slime Making: Fizz Boom Read!

  We got really messy this week in our Weird Science program. We made three different slime recipes and played around with each one to see which was the gooiest … Continue reading

August 15, 2014 · 2 Comments

Dexter Adult Flannel Board

After all the fun comments I received on my Breaking Bad flannel board for adults, I decided to make one for Dexter! I included Dexter, his kill suit, Trinity, Rita, … Continue reading

August 5, 2014 · 4 Comments

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

July 27, 2014 · 7 Comments

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

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

July 22, 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 · 4 Comments

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