Story Time Theme – Imagination Station

16 Nov

Family Storytime Theme-This is the second Saturday story time I’ve tried this fall and it’s great to see some regular faces, but also some new faces who can’t come in during the week!  I had about 20 kids show up which worked really well and before we began I explained to parents the importance of participating and they did a great job!  I focused on imagination as a theme and it worked really well!  Throughout the story time I gave parents information about the importance of imaginative play, music and dancing, gross and fine motor skills, and even pulled 15 other books from the collection that focused on imagination and all were checked out by the end of story time!  I also gave each of the kids a small sandwich-size sensory bag and gave parents the recipe and tips for using them.  Everyone had a great time and I really enjoyed it too!

Imagination Station

Opening:

  • Put Your Hands Up In the Air
  • Open Shut Them
  • ASL sign: play (shake “y” hands twice in front of body)
  • Meet monkey puppet – Woolly (give high fives)

Book 1: Magic Box by Katie Cleminson

Flannel Board: It Looked Like Spilt Milk

*I shamelessly borrowed this flannel board pattern from Storytime Katie’s blog (she got it from KidzClub!)

Game: Woolly Says (monkey puppet)

  • hand on your head, roar like a lion, eat a really big sandwich, hop on one leg/jump

Book 2: That’s How! by Christoph Niemann

Song: Drivin’ In My Car (Ralph’s World CD)

App: Felt Board App (create a farm scene with animals by asking children what belongs on a farm)

Book 3: Not a Box by Antoinette Portis

Closing: Shake Your Sillies Out

Activity: Sensory Bags – practice letters

*I’ve blogged about the success I had with sensory bags with one child and I hope all these kids have fun as well!  I hope the kids from story time have as much fun!

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