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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Breathing Fire in the Storytime Room (Dragon Storytime)

For the spring storytime session my partner and I decided to do dragon stories in general as our semester long theme. To introduce it to the group, I decided to read all dragon books and do a full on dragon storytime this week.

I am starting to find myself using Kelly DiPucchio books an awful lot, but I have no shame because her books are perfect for my preschool age kiddos. Continue reading