Engaging programs to keep kids coming back to the library
I was totally inspired by So Tomorrow’s Shadow Puppet story for Arthur’s Nose, I decided to make my own version. I know it’s not nearly as cool, but it works for my needs since I don’t have A/V equipment and use my stories in outreach programs. This is the great thing about Flannel Friday, which will be celebrating its second birthday next week. Being introduced to new stories, finding a new way to tell a classic story, and bouncing ideas off of like minds is what I get from the FF community. I’m a department of one, so even though I love my independence and ability to do anything I want I sometimes need ideas. I lurked for about a year before I started this blog in December 2012. Since then I’ve posted pretty much every week and hope to continue to do so. I was even a guest speaker at a college Children’s Lit class last week and shared some flannels I made from FF! Thanks for making my storytimes more exciting. I don’t think I’ll ever get through my To-Do List! =)
Here’s my version of Arthur’s Nose:
First, I used a legal size paper to draw Arthur.
Then I cut down letter size paper to 8.5 x 10 to fit to Arthur’s nose.
Then I drew noses from the story, and added my own touches. I used crayons to make the colors really pop. (You could also get a volunteer to color for you.)
For more ideas, more inspirations, and more flannel stories check out What Flannel Friday Means to Me being hosted by Rain Makes Applesauce.