Engaging programs to keep kids coming back to the library
We have an array of school aged programming this week. Drum roll please…
First up we have a couple of holiday programs you can add to your calendar for next year. In Short I’m Busy has a Santa’s Kitchen activity station complete with cookies and ornaments. A lot of prep and setup time is needed, but this all ages program was a big success!
I can’t resist Piper Loves the Library’s Nutcracker performance. If you have a ballet or dance company in your town to work with, you should try to duplicate this!
Romp, Riot, Read spent a lot of time creating a life size Candy Land game. You can tell there was an extreme amount of work that went into this. I want to jump on the squares right now! This can be used as a yearly program now that all the hard work was done.
I was so inspired by a professional development workshop at the Eric Carle Museum, that I am creating a club after him. This can be used as an art program or a reading program. I can’t wait to play some more with the rubbing plates and Q-tips!
If you’re looking for passive programs, check these out:
Storytime Underground wrote a fingerplay for Jane Austen’s Pride and Prejudice. You can gives tweens and teens the same idea. I might even try this myself. How about the 5 Little Zombies?!
The ALSC blog has some cool winter bookmark ideas for the winter vacation to keep the idle children busy.