Thrive After Three

Engaging programs to keep kids coming back to the library

Olaf’s 1, 2, 3 Flannel Story

With the popularity of Frozen, I decided to flannelize the counting story, Olaf’s 1, 2, 3! I plan on using this until the pieces melt. Between my in-house and outreach … Continue reading

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Elf on a Shelf Craft Program

I had a special December program that I called Elf on a Shelf Extravaganza. It was for all ages and a huge success! I picked a couple of books and … Continue reading

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Felt Board Table: The “Winter” Collection featuring Frozen

My Felt Board Table is the best independent “program” I’ve ever come up with. It’s more popular than my scavenger hunts! We have families of all ages play with this from … Continue reading

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Gingerbread Book Character Scavenger Hunt

  I fell in love with this idea by Cinjoella. She did a teen version here, and I wanted to create a kid’s version. I used a few of her … Continue reading

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Preschool Dance Party

After being inspired by a list of bloggers (Jbrary, Catch the Possibilities, Biblipbop, The Show Me Librarian, and Fat Girl Reading to name a few), I decided to have my … Continue reading

November 21, 2014 · 3 Comments

One-Year Anniversary Thrive Thursday Roundup! (11/6/14)

We have an exciting roundup for this month’s school age blog hop! To celebrate the one-year anniversary, I’ve compiled some stats to share with you: We have 250 members on our … Continue reading

November 6, 2014 · Leave a comment

Thrive Thursday November 2014 Placeholder (1 yr. anniversary!)

Here’s your chance to participate in this month’s school age programming blog hop! If you have an amazing program to share please post a link in the comments section below … Continue reading

October 30, 2014 · 10 Comments

If You Give…Numeroff Party for the School Age!

Inspired by Jbrary’s Book Character Roundup, I decided to do a Laura Numeroff Party after school. I read If You Give a Cat a Cupcake because it was the only … Continue reading

October 27, 2014 · 2 Comments

Flannel Friday Roundup 10/17/14

Here is this week’s Flannel Friday! Carol has a “Taming the Monsters” storytime packed with monster fingerplays, flannels, and books. I thought I knew all the monster songs, but learned a … Continue reading

October 17, 2014 · 1 Comment

Ouch!

Ragnhild Scamell’s Ouch is sadly out of print. I acquired a copy to create a flannel/puppet story to use in the fall. I changed a few details to make the … Continue reading

October 16, 2014 · 4 Comments

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