Thrive After Three

Engaging programs to keep kids coming back to the library

Mo Willems’ We Are in a Play: Library Style

I wrote a play based on Mo Willems’ books featuring his famous characters Elephant and Piggie. I blended elements of a few stories together: My Friend is Sad, Are You Ready to … Continue reading

January 30, 2015 · 1 Comment

Pig in a Wig Flannel

I made a felt story to accompany a new beginning reader book and the kids love it! If you don’t know this story, you must acquire a copy. It’s Mo … Continue reading

December 16, 2015 · 3 Comments

Elephant and Piggie Puppets

You can choose to read any of the beginning readers books in the Elephant and Piggie series. (Click here for more Mo Willems activities.) You’ll Need: lunch paper bags (I … Continue reading

April 22, 2014 · 1 Comment

Get After-Schooled

Thanks for coming to my workshop today. I hope you can use the hands-on ideas we worked on with your children! Here are some links you may find useful based … Continue reading

May 19, 2014 · Leave a comment

I Broke My Trunk

The Elephant and Piggie series is the most popular at my library for beginning readers. I’ve developed some activities to go with this series and other Mo Willems books. Here’s … Continue reading

January 27, 2014 · 5 Comments

I Love My New Toy

This is another installment in the Mo Willems author study series. In I Love My New Toy Piggie gets a new toy that Elephant breaks. Squirrel helps them to figure … Continue reading

November 11, 2013 · Leave a comment

Knuffle Bunny Too

The sequel to Knuffle Bunny focuses on the attention to details. If Trixie and Sonja had paid more attention, they wouldn’t have mixed up their bunnies. Here’s another Mo Willems … Continue reading

May 6, 2013 · Leave a comment

Don’t Let the Pigeon ______!

No matter how many times I read Don’t Let the Pigeon Drive the Bus, the kids never tire of yelling at that pesky pigeon! I decided to create a Make-Your-Own … Continue reading

May 16, 2013 · 7 Comments

Knuffle Bunny

This is a first in a series of Mo Willems crafts for an author study. After reading the new classic Knuffle Bunny, the children will make a washing machine filled … Continue reading

April 24, 2013 · 3 Comments

After School Clubs for Kids

Flannel Friday

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