Engaging programs to keep kids coming back to the library
I love this book! It’s so fun and creative, but it’s slightly small to use with big storytime groups. I decided to make a prop to tell this story for my big groups and outreach storytimes. Here’s how:
Take a plain cardboard box (you may have one kicking around, if not you can purchase one for a couple of dollars at the office supply store) and fold the sides in the top down. Cut off the top pieces of whichever side you want to face the children. Using a hole punch, punch a hole on each side of the box.
Using scrap pieces of cardboard, cut out nine pieces to accompany each scene in the book. Draw the picture on one side and dialogue on the back side using black and red permanent markers. Using two book rings (I used 2″ ones) thread the story backward on the rings with the dialogue facing you. (When you cut the pieces out, make sure they will fit in and out of the box on the rings easily.)
Here is the Not-a-Box! When I tell the story I use my rabbit puppet and the kids love it!