Tag: story time

Butterfly books
Butterfly Dress Window
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Butterfly Board

Butterflies

Butterfly Window Display
Window by Beverly Kelly

May is aflutter with butterflies in the

Little Falls Public Library.

Butterfly Display in Front Window - Little Falls Public Library

If you have a minute, you really need to visit the library and check out the beautiful butterfly display in our front window.

We even centered our Growing Readers story time around butterflies this morning.  We colored butterfly pictures, and the children practices tracing the letter “B”.
Butterflies

We read The Butterfly Hunt, Waiting for Wings, and The Very Hungry Caterpillar.  As we read The Very Hungry Caterpillar, we put the items the caterpillar ate on the flannel board.  It was an interactive story, and the children had fun guessing colors and counting aloud.

The Very Hungry Caterpillar Felt set - The Little Falls Public Library
After singing our favorite songs, we made our very own caterpillars and butterflies.

The Very Hungry Caterpillar Crafts - Story Time Little Falls Public Library

The children did lots of gluing and had fun drawing faces on their creations.

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Happiness is a butterfly, which when pursued, is just beyond your grasp, but which, if you sit down quietly, may alight upon you.  ~ Nathaniel Hawthorne

Butterfly Bulletin Board - Little Falls Public Library

We also have a lovely collection of real butterflies, framed in shadow boxes, at the library.  We would love for you stop in and see them!

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Frogs

Felt Rhyme - Frog Theme Growing Readers Story Time

Down At The Pond

Five little frogs were down at the pond, down at the pond at play.

Along came a hungry _(insert child’s name)_, and chased one frog away.

Four little frogs were down at the pond, down at the pond at play.

Along came a wiggly _(insert child’s name)_, and chased one frog away.

Three little frogs were down at the pond, down at the pond at play.

Along came a giant _(insert child’s name)_, and chased on frog away.

Two little frogs were down at the pond, down at the pond at play.

Along came a purple _(insert child’s name)_, and chased on frog away.

One little frog was down at the pond, down at the pond at play.

Along came a flying _(insert child’s name)_, and chased on frog away.

Then no little frogs were down at the pond – down at the pond at play.

Where do you think the little frogs went – when they all hopped away?

Frog Themed Books - Growing Readers Story Time

As you may have already guessed, today’s story time theme was frogs. We read Bradley McGogg, The Very Fine Frog, and we also read The Wide-Mouthed FrogBradley McGogg is full of rhyming words and tongue twisters, so it was fun to read and interesting for the children to listen to.

Today, we also sharpened our scissor skills (pun intended), and practiced cutting out frogs.  This was challenging for the kids, but they were determined and did a wonderful job.

At craft time, we made paper bag frog puppets.

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We hope you enjoyed our little story time recap.  We’ll be back next week with butterflies!