Thrive After Three

Engaging programs to keep kids coming back to the library

Ten Little Caterpillars

I always have a Lois Ehlert book in my To Be Made Pile! Her stories are so rich and adaptable to different ages. I wanted to make a Caterpillar-to-Butterfly activity … Continue reading

April 16, 2014 · 2 Comments

(Fill-in-the-Blank)’s Colorful Day

These stories are inspired by Read It Again and The Wielded Pen. These stories areĀ variations of Dog’s Colorful Day by Emma Dodd. I’ll be using Dino’s Colorful Day for the … Continue reading

June 26, 2013 · 2 Comments

What Do You See?

I try to incorporate a “What Do You See” song into every season. The children love the melody, the predictive text, and that they can “read” along with me. Of … Continue reading

May 30, 2013 · 3 Comments

Dinosaur, Dinosaur, Are You Behind the (Color) Door?

These cute little dinosaurs have been all over Flannel Friday, especially with the upcoming summer reading theme. Here’s an activity to incorporate into your weekly storytime for the Dig Into … Continue reading

May 8, 2013 · 5 Comments

Archaeological Dig

In preparation for this summer’s Dig Into Reading theme, I’m doing anĀ Archaeological Club for school aged children. I setup my “digs” to bring to school visits to ramp up the … Continue reading

April 21, 2013 · Leave a comment

Shape By Shape

I’ve been staring at Shape By Shape by Suse MacDonald for a couple of months thinking about how to turn this into a flannel story. I finally did it, and … Continue reading

April 18, 2013 · 4 Comments

Dino Bites!

I’m gearing up for summer reading and going through my dinosaur books to see what I can flannelize. (I also use these stories to promote the summer reading programs at … Continue reading

April 11, 2013 · 2 Comments

Duck! Rabbit!

This is the time of year I read Amy Krouse Rosenthal’s Duck! Rabbit! to every child in a fifty-mile radius! I just love this story. I decided to make a … Continue reading

April 4, 2013 · 2 Comments

Anteater! Brachiosaurus!

I’ve been waiting for Amy Krouse Rosenthal to make a sequel to Duck! Rabbit! I just keep waiting and waiting, so I decided to write my own to use with … Continue reading

February 27, 2013 · 6 Comments

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