Engaging programs to keep kids coming back to the library
About six months ago I wrote about my Puppet bins. I love them and have been using them weekly ever since. But oh my goodness! Rubbermaid now makes an All Access bin that has a pull out drawer. You should have seen the happy dance I did at Home Depot (who usually goes in with her husband kicking, screaming, and pouting).
I’ve designed a number of backgrounds so now I just need one bin to use for all of my puppet stories (and so can you)! You can print these out (on two 8.5 x 11″ sheets of paper), trim the left edge of the second sheet of paper and glue together. The total height will be 8.5″ and the total length will be 15″ once trimmed. You can glue to construction paper, laminate, add Velcro tabs to each corner, and store for future use. Just look at these beautiful pieces of artwork and story background! Here’s a quick list of stories you can use with each background:
River Rubbermaid Bin: Little Beaver and the Echo, Mr. Gumpy’s Outing, The Perfect Gift
Winter Rubbermaid Bin: Santa Duck, Ten on a Sled
Zoo Rubbermaid Bin: Goodnight Gorilla, Dear Zoo
Ocean Rubbermaid Bin: Three Little Fish and the Big Bad Shark, This is Not My Hat
Forest Rubbermaid Bin: I Want My Hat Back, Oh No!, Thank You Bear, Good Luck Bear, Tweak Tweak
Farm Rubbermaid Bin: Little Rabbit Who Liked to Say Moo, Clip Clop, What Will Fat Cat Sit On?
Fall Rubbermaid Bin: Little Mouse’s Big Secret, Busy Little Squirrel
Desert Rubbermaid Bin: Are You a Horse, Who Took the Cookies?, Pouch, Wide-Mouthed Frog, Who Ate All the Cookie Dough?
Bus Rubbermaid Bin: Seals on the Bus
Here’s a short video about using puppet bins:
What stories can I add to my repertoire?