Engaging programs to keep kids coming back to the library
My new favorite picture book is now a flannel story! I wanted to use this book with my outreach programs, but some of my groups are pretty big. So, while I was back-to-school shopping for glue sticks and crayons I found this Crayola tin. Perfect! Here’s how you can have a matching story:
Take the butcher paper that you use to cover your craft tables with and cut them into big pieces (white construction paper will work, too). You’ll need a total of 12, plus one extra big one for the finale. Fold them to fit into the tin. Cut out coordinating felt pieces to go with each color. With my big groups, I’m going to just use the tin with Duncan’s letters to read the story. You can pass out the felt pieces to get the children to match the colors at the right time throughout the story.
1) Red Crayon
2) Purple crayon
3) Beige crayon
4) Gray crayon
5) White crayon (I used black construction paper and white chalk. Then I sprayed the paper with fixative so it won’t smudge.)
6) Black crayon
7) Green crayon
8) Yellow crayon
9) Orange crayon
10) Blue crayon
11) Pink crayon
12) Peach crayon (I haven’t made a prop to go with this yet. I was thinking of making a giant crayon and removable wrapper to give him “clothes” at the end of the story. Until then, I think I’ll skip this color because as of right now there’s no closure for this color.)
The big finale where all the colors live happily ever after! This sheet is about two feet by two feet and makes quite an impact when unfolded!