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1 Childrens Programming Challenge Ideas for preschool children

2 Presented by: Helen Kelly Alicia Subnaik-Kilgour Michele Hopkins Jane Salmon Kimberly Sutherland- Mills

3 Helen Kelly

4 A piggyback song to the tune of Twinkle Twinkle A flannel story Theme of : Things That Go Storytime weekly good-bye song Concept tool for shapes, colours and counting Take a Bus

5 Take a bus or take a train Take a boat or take a plane Take a taxi or a car May be near or may be far Take a spaceship to the moon But be sure to come back soon. Take a Bus

6 Have the children pretend to roll a big, a medium and a small snowball Place the large flannel ball on the board Now place the medium ball under it and have them tell you what is wrong with it. Should it be higher, lower etc Now put the small snowball on top of the large one and again have them explain the problem. Continue to incorrectly assemble the snowman. The children will howl with laughter as you fumble your way through. Best Winter Flannel Story Ever: Build A Snowman

7 Hide your crocodile puppet and monkey puppets in a canvas/fabric bag Describe the animals inside: brown, swing in the trees, eat bananas Shake the bag as you pretend to catch these jumping monkeys: count each one Describe a green animal with sharp teeth who lives in the swamp Put your hand in the bag and have it bitten (ouch), ask everyone to be very quiet while you sneak up on the hungry crocodile 3 Little Monkeys Meet A Crocodile

8 3 little monkeys swinging in a tree Along came a crocodile as quiet as can be The first monkey said, You cant catch me. SNAP 2 little monkeys… 1 little monkey… The last monkey said, You cant catch me. SNAP Ha, ha you missed me. 3 Little Monkeys Meet A Crocodile

9 Going on a Bear Hunt Going on a bear hunt (Have the audience echo back each line after you and tap out the song.) Gonna catch a big one Im not scared Look at all the flowers. Do you see what I see? MUD. We cant go over it. We cant go under it. We cant go around it. We have to go through it. Slurp, slurp, slurp, slurp. Going on a Bear/Dragon/Monster Hunt We're Going on a Bear Hunt by Michael Rosen (Author),Michael Rosen Helen OxenburyHelen Oxenbury (Author) Audio CD (May 1, 2004) Language: English Penguin ; ISBN:

10 Repeat the above verses with GRASS instead of MUD. Swish, swish, swish, swish. Repeat again with a TREE instead of GRASS. Climb, climb, climb, climb. Repeat again with a CAVE. We better go in it. Its dark in here. I feel a fuzzy face and two fuzzy ears. Everyone run. Its a BEAR! Run up the tree, through the grass, through the mud and back to the library. Safe at last! Going on a Bear/Dragon/Monster Hunt

11 Le Hokey Pokey (Bilingual Version) (Alternate English And French) Le hokey-pokey On met la main devant On met la main derrière On met la main devant Et on bouge, bouge, bouge On fait le hokey-pokey Et on tourne, tourne, tourne Et cest comme ça quon joue ! On met le pied devant On met le pied derrière… On met la tête devant On met la tête derrière… On met le derrière devant On met le derrière derrière On met le derrière devant Et on bouge, bouge, bouge On fait le hokey-pokey Et on tourne, tourne, tourne Et cest comme ça quon joue !

12 Alicia Subnaik-Kilgour

13 This is a drop in storytime programme for families. Most of the children were preschool age. Every Friday morning throughout the summer, the library hosted the programme at a local park (hosted at the library on rainy days). This programme was run by our summer students. The programme consisted of stories, songs, crafts, games and a snack. Families were asked to donate $2/family towards the cost of snacks. Caregivers had to remain with their child(ren) and were active participants. The programme was about 1 -1 ½ hours long. Hints: Always have a good supply of stories and activities. Think about the outdoor elements when organizing crafts (i.e. windy days). Stories in the Park

14 This is a fun activity for preschool children. Decorate two opaque bags and fill one with colourful items. Make sure that the item has a distinct colour (i.e. green frog, yellow duck,red bird, etc…) Purchase talking toy. The one I purchased is in the shape of a ball, when you bump the ball it talks (It says Youre special or Good job). Place the talking toy in bottom of one bag, and then place the other bag inside so that the talking toy is hidden. Place all the other items inside the second bag. I tell the children they have to be quiet and use their ears to listen to the magic bag. I go around the circle and each child reaches into the bag to select an item. We identify the colour of the item and then place it back inside the bag. I shake the bag and the next child chooses an object. Every few minutes, I bump the bag and it talks. The children are amazed! Magic Bag

15 Hints: This works best during circle time, with a group of 10 – 15 children. Make sure the talking toy is hidden in the bottom bag and the second bag filled with items is covering the toy. This way a child will not select the talking toy and the bag will continue to be full of Magic. I try to find items to match all the animals (and their respective colours) in the story Brown Bear, Brown Bear, What Do You See? by Bill Martin, Jr. Magic Bag

16 Purchase a couple of cans of whipped cream. Place a couple dollops inside a zip lock bag. Add food colouring and zip the bag closed. Have the kids squish the bag a few times. They will be amazed when the white whip cream changes into a different colour. Use the whip cream with a snack afterwards. Hints: This may become very messy. Have lots of wipes on hand. Try different colour combinations (i.e. blue and yellow to make green). Mixing Colours

17 We bought pounds of chocolate Easter eggs and hid them inside, throughout the library. Many children came dressed in theme. I ran 2 sessions at Easter Time (one in the morning and one in the afternoon). We read Easter stories, made a simple craft and then had the Easter egg hunt. This worked well with small groups of 20 children. Parents/caregivers were asked to remain with their child during the egg hunt. Over the years, this programme became more and more popular. As a result, we had to modify the programme. When we reached 100 children, we dropped the craft portion of the programme. Easter Egg Hunt

18 Hints: If you are running more than one session, make sure you have enough time to hide the candy before the second group of children arrive. Beware of families who come early to scout out where the candy is hidden. Having a few extra staff members or volunteers stationed throughout the library is very helpful for maintaining order. Even though this programme can become hectic, it really is a lot of fun! Easter Egg Hunt

19 We are very fortunate to have a fantastic working relationship with our Early Years Centre. One of their core services is Early Literacy. Currently, they run our Rhyme Time with Baby programme for children 24 months and under. The programme runs 4 times a year in 4 -5 week sessions. They also offer a number of Make and Take workshops throughout the year. Form a Partnership with your Local Early Years Centre

20 They really enjoy running programmes out of the library. Its a great way for them to network and meet new parents. It is also a great way to promote our library services to families who visit the library for the first time. If I am doing a special week of programming, I let them know. They will often come in and do a programme in theme for children 0 – 6 years of age. We have a great Childcare collection, and they often refer parents. We promote their programmes and they promote our programmes. Form a Partnership with your Local Early Years Centre

21 Michele Hopkins

22 Reading Incentives What are they? Encouragement for program participants to read library books at home When do we use them? As a regular and fun component of every registered program

23 Reading Incentives Different Types of Incentives that Work Homework Challenges Representational Activities Visual Displays Active Encouragement Games

24 Reading Incentives

25 Jane Salmon Barrie Public Library

26 Make tapping sticks from old fashioned clothes pegs or use popsicle sticks. Avoid coloured popsicle sticks – colours run on sweaty hands! Music: Tickles and Tunes by Kathy Reid-Naiman ( Im Passing Out the Sticks, When Youre One, Time to Put Away) Rhythms on Parade by Hap Palmer (Tap Your Sticks) Tapping Sticks Songs

27 Lets tap and tap and tap and tap and tap and tap and stop Repeat faster When Youre One, one, one tap on your bum, bum, bum Two - shoe Three – knee Four – floor Five – come on and jive Six – sticks Seven – up to heaven Eight – youll have to wait Nine – on your spine Ten – begin again Tapping Sticks Songs

28 Cut out approximately foot long ribbons of different colours Using pinking shears will help stop fraying Give each child a ribbon Fun with Ribbons

29 Circus theme – children hold ribbons for their circus costume as they walk a masking tape line Snakes – Use as childs snake for songs like Sally the Swinging Snake (Hap Palmer) Try with songs like Merry-Go-Round (Shakin It by Parachute Express) as colourful props Fun with Ribbons

30 Make a cardboard standing dog - cut a round hole out where stomach would be Attach a paper bag open end up behind stomach using strong tape such as duct tape Make food using clip art, drawing, paper with mac tac over it etc. Feed dog as you read poem Greedy Dog

31 This dog will eat anything, Apple cores and bacon fat Milk you poured out for the cat He likes the string that ties the roast And relishes the buttered toast. Hide your chocolates! Hes a thief. Hell even eat your handkerchief. And if you dont like sudden shocks, Carefully conceal your socks. Greedy Dog Leave some soup without a lid, And youll wish you never did. When you think he must be full Youll find him gobbling bits of wool, Orange peel or paper bags, Dusters and old cleaning rags. This dog will eat anything, Except for mushrooms and cucumber. Now whats wrong with those, I wonder? By James Hurley

32 Take 2 pipe cleaners Cut each in half Twist pipe cleaner halves around each other in middle forming the spider body with 8 legs Spiders

33 To Use Make ahead OR have a craft time before song so that each child has their own spider Use the Theres a Spider on the Floor song from Singable Songs for the Very Young by Raffi and watch the children giggle as they move their spiders all over their body! Spiders

34 Cut out 9x9 black bristol board squares Cut out 31/2 x 31/2 squares from red, yellow, blue and green construction paper (Squares can vary in size as long as 4 fit on one side of the black square) Glue one square of each colour on each side of a black square Mactac Colour Squares

35 Give each child their own square with the 4 colours Use song Put a Little Color on You from Can a Cherry Pie Wave Goodbye? By Hap Palmer Colour Squares

36 Kimberly Sutherland-Mills Kingston Frontenac Public Library

37 Red is best, and big is even better

38 What Do You Need? 1 sheet of red bristol board 5 or 6 sheets red construction paper Red cup Red felt or cloth Large felt scraps Black marker Assorted buttons or other decorative items

39 Mrs. OGrady Goes Shopping

40 How do you play? Guessing game Describe items on her shopping list Children make their guesses Pull the items out of a basket

41 Can you guess Mrs. OGradys first choice? Crunchy Sometimes sweet, sometimes a little sour Sometimes green, red or yellow You can pick them in the fall

42 You guessed it!

43 Can you guess Mrs. OGradys second choice? Crunchy Full of little white seeds Good to eat in chilli and spaghetti sauce Could be green, red, yellow or orange

44 You guessed it!

45 Mr. Whipper Snapper Adapted from an oral telling by Canadian childrens author Richard Thompson

46 Every shoe is magical What would each shoe make him do? Practise your silly dancing, running, etc. Works with primary grades too Mr. Whipper Snapper

47 Hush Little Baby, a lullaby with props Traditional lullaby Uses props to help grab childrens attention

48 You will need : Toy bird Ring made from tinfoil and faux jewel Small plastic mirror Toy goat Toy bull (and a cart, if you can find one) Toy dog Toy horse Hush Little Baby, a lullaby with props

49 Mitten Match Game Cut out mittens from different colours of construction paper Decorate to create several different pairs

50 One way to play: find a friend Give every child one mitten. Ask them to find the friend with the matching mitten. Mitten Match Game

51 Another way to play: find your lost mitten Mitten Match Game Hide one mitten from each pair in the room. Give every child a mitten. Ask them to find the one they lost.

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