Fired up about Dragon Tails (Semester Build)

This spring semester, we decided to go with a broad dragon stories theme, rather than choosing one specific tale for our weekly build. This allowed us to create a huge dragon feature on the wall. We tried to go a little more in depth this semester with what the kids would do for the wall, rather than just taping up some paper.

Our first week of storytime, we created a giant paper dragon outline and glued it to some brown background paper. For our craft, we all used paint daubs to paint the dragon for the wall. Some of the kids got really into this project, while others got bored pretty quickly. But, by the end of storytime the entire dragon was painted, and pretty nicely too!

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Imagination (Outreach and Storytime)

I had an outreach visit at a daycare last week and I decided to go with a loose theme of imagination. This allowed me to use books and rhymes that I really like, while still having it all connected. I then used this same theme with a few changes for my in house storytime this week. Continue reading