I know that some libraries have to toe the line about mentioning Christmas and other religious holidays, but that's not the case at my library's area, so we can go all out in decorating and programming:
|Leonard is in the spirit!|
|Spike, our library dinosaur, decided to be a reindeer!|
This past Tuesday, I did my Christmas themed storytime with my Baby Bookworms group (which is mostly toddlers) and it was a blast!
Song in My Tummy (Laurie Berkner)
Hello Song (Dr Jean)
I Like You (Dr Jean)
Book: HOW DO DINOSAURS SAY MERRY CHRISTMAS? by Jane Yolen, illus. Mark Teague
Song: We are the Dinosaurs (my kids call this The Dinosaur song and we HAVE to sing it every week! It was a nice coincidence that it fell after a dino book this day!)
Song: The Elevator Song (Jbrary)
PETE THE CAT SAVES CHRISTMAS puppet show!!!
This one was HUGELY popular last year, so I pulled it out again. I adapted it directly from the book My FT specialist, D, made all the props (she's MAD creative), and we have SO much fun performing it, even though it gets a little crazy backstage! Here's a props picture:
The kids (most of them didn't see it or didn't remember it from last year) went NUTS over it. So many giggles and laughter, especially when the list and the presents came flying out.
Hippopotamus Song (Jbrary) This video shows it as a lap bounce but I get the kids who walk to slap their knees and hug themselves and they like it a ton!
Jump Jump (Joanie Leeds and the Nightlights) Special thanks to Angie who told me about this one at ALA! The kids LOOOOVE it!
The Goodbye Song (Dr Jean)
What has your library been doing for the holidays?