"If you want your children to be intelligent, read them fairy tales. If you want them to be more intelligent, read them more fairy tales." Albert Einstein

25 March 2016

Storytime: Spiders

One of my storytime attendees is obsessed with bugs, particularly spiders, so I did a "storytime by request" and focused on spiders.

Opening Rhyme: Open them, Shut them

Book: It’s a Good Thing There Are Spiders by Lisa M. Herrington

Rhyme: Big, Black Spider
The big, black spider made a web in the tree.
It was big and round, you would agree.
She might catch a bug; she might catch a bee.
But the big, black spider cannot catch me!

Book: Just Itzy by Lana Krumwiede

Song: "If You’re Happy and You Know It"

Book: Are You a Spider? by Judy Allen

Song: "The Itsy Bitsy Spider"

Book: The Very Busy Spider by Eric Carle

Song: "Head, Shoulders, Knees, and Toes"

Book: Anansi and the Talking Melon by Eric Kimmel

Goodbye Rhyme

Craft: Climbing Spiders. I photocopied a spider picture onto cardstock. The kids and their parents did the rest. The parents especially appreciated this craft, as it was fairly simple but enjoyable for the wide range of ages I get at storytime. Even the littlest storytime kids could help color a spider. 

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