Wednesday, August 1, 2012

Night Animals - Summer Family Story Time 2012

Family Story Time 2012 - Night Animals
Wednesday, July 25, 2012, 3:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m., Attendance: 43 (29 children, 14 adults)

Books:  While the World Is Sleeping by Pamela Duncan Edwards
             Let's Play in the Forest While the Wolf Is Not Around by Claudia Rueda

Draw and Tell Story: "The Night Walk"

Paper Cutting Story: "The Bat"

Board Stories:  "The Little Breeze"
                        "Five Fat Possums" based on "Ten Fat Possoms" (Kidstuff, V. 6, No. 1, p. 8)
                        "Raccoon and the Magic Fish"

Game: "Nocturnal Animal Memory"

Crafts: Raccoon and Owl

Notes: This was a very successful program. The children enjoyed the wide variety of stories. Even though Let's Play in the Forest While the Wolf Is Not Around takes place during the day, it is a very silly story, fun to read, and lends itself to audience participation. The children were very good at the memory game though it did take them a while to come up with all nine of the animals I used.  I simply printed out clip art for the following animals to use in the memory game: owl, red-eyed tree frog, hedgehog, fox, wolf, bat, raccoon, hamster and skunk. The crafts took longer than expected. I really should have limited it to one animal. Both crafts are from DLTK's Crafts for Kids.

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