Starry Night Stories!

This was a special evening storytime program that I did over the summer. Attendance was pretty good (15 kids), so I have plans for doing a once-a-month evening storytime when the weather turns nice again.

Anyways, there are SO MANY great bedtime books that I would almost never run out of material! This time, I started with some of the books we own in our in-house storytime collection for convenience.

The Plan

Books

Cornelius P. Mud, Are You Ready for Bed? by Barney Saltzburg
Dinosaur Vs. Bedtime by Bob Shea
Llama Llama Red Pajama by Anna Dewdney
Papa, Please Get the Moon for Me by Eric Carle
The Sleepy Little Alphabet by Judy Sierra

Extension Activities

Flannelboard: “Ten Teddy Bears”

Fingerplay: “Going to Bed”
This little child is going to bed (point to self)
Down on the pillow he lays his head (rest head on hands)
He wraps himself in a blanket tight (hug yourself)
And this is the way he sleeps all night (snore)
Credit: Best Kids Book Site

Action Rhyme: “Teddy Bear, Teddy Bear”
Teddy bear, teddy bear, turn around,
Teddy bear, teddy bear, touch the ground,
Teddy bear, teddy bear, reach up high,
Teddy bear, teddy bear, touch the sky,
Teddy bear, teddy bear, find your nose
Teddy bear, teddy bear, touch your toes
Teddy bear, teddy bear, touch your knees
Teddy bear, teddy bear, sit down please
Credit: Childhood

Song: “Twinkle, Twinkle Little Star”
Credit: Childhood

Craft

This was a craft kit that I got through Oriental Trading. I loved this kit because it was entirely peel-and-stick which made it a no hassle craft! (I wasn’t even sure that I wanted to do a craft at Evening Storytime, but since I found such a simple one, I went ahead and did it.)

How It Went

What I really liked about evening storytime (and why I’ve decided to do it once-a-month this summer) is that I got a whole different crowd of kids and parents. I was serving patrons that for whatever reason were not served by morning or afternoon storytime! Since we’ve tried evening programming in the school year (and it flops), I’ll give it another go this summer! As for the program itself, the kids were very quiet and attentive during storytime but they really let loose during craft and we had a great time. I was the only participant to actually show up in pajamas though!

6 Comments on “Starry Night Stories!”

  1. Vicki Kouchnerkavich
    February 21, 2012 at 8:40 am #

    I might use this for our Summer Reading Program this summer-goes well with the theme Dream Big Read.

    • Katie
      February 21, 2012 at 4:14 pm #

      Please go ahead — it would fit well with “Dream Big, Read!”

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