Saturday Share – May 31st

Good Evening! We’re back with some great shares this week thanks to our members over at Storytimes And More on the Go, on Facebook. So kick back and enjoy these shares. If you would like to submit a share, simply email the item you would like to share to hjw2991@gmail.com, and then come back to see it shown.


Crafts & Activities

Penny shares with us this cute dog craft that’s perfect for Father’s Day.

Father's Day Craft for Kids

Link Shared: http://spoonful.com/crafts/pup-pop

This octopus will pair well with any ocean themed storytime.

Here's a fun summer craft for kids that also provides fine motor and counting practice~ A Paper Plate Octopus! ~ Buggy and Buddy

By BuggyAndBuddy: http://buggyandbuddy.com/fine-motor-octopus/

Animal Lids are perfect for toddlers and elementary aged kids. Sure to be a hit in any animal themed program.

By ToddlerApproved: http://www.toddlerapproved.com/2013/07/lid-animals-mom-and-tot-craft-time.html

As Frozen continues to be popular this craft would be great for elementary aged children.

Disney Frozen Craft Anna and Elsa Frozen Chill Out Bottle from Lalymom

By lalymom: http://lalymom.com/2014/05/disneys-frozen-craft-chill-bottle.html#_a5y_p=1735122

Melanie shares with us her free coloring sheet! These are great for passive programs.

Free printable city and country coloring page.

By Melanie: http://www.whatdowedoallday.com/2014/05/city-country-coloring-page.html


Storytimes, Outreach & Programs

Chantelle shares with us four (yes I said 4!) great programs from the Cockburn Library.

First up is C for Cat, bringing us some fuzzy cuteness that not many can resist. Make sure you check out the link to see what books were used, and to get instructions on how to make this adorable cat mask.

Cat mask

By Chantelle: http://www.cockburnlibraries.com.au/storytime-with-chantelle-3/

C is for Crocodile and S is for Snap in Storytime with Karen! Instructions for this adorable crocodile craft are included in the post, so don’t miss out.

art work

By Chantelle: http://www.cockburnlibraries.com.au/storytime-with-karen-3/

This session of Pram Jam with David is about animals. It includes books read, and a nursery rhyme.

animals book cover 1

By Chantelle: http://www.cockburnlibraries.com.au/pram-jam-with-david-3/

E is for Elephant! The Cockburn Library read Too Many Elephants in this House by Ursula Dubosarsky for National Simultaneous Storytime which happens in schools and libraries across Australia. They also did an elephant craft.



By Chantelle: http://www.cockburnlibraries.com.au/storytime-elephants/

Chantelle a huge thank you for submitting four shares this week! 

Sue over at Library Village shares with us their top tips for Storytime success. Also a major congrats to Library Village for making it to their 100th post! Please take the time to like their page if you haven’t already.



Thank you to everyone who submits shares to make this page possible!

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Saturday Share – May 10th

The Saturday Share has now dropped down to bi-weekly, instead of every week since summer is approaching quickly and everyone is busy getting ready. I’d like to thank everyone who has taken time to send in a share. So here we go –


Crafts & Activities

A great rainy day craft activity, or to use with a spring storytime theme.

View the blog: http://www.littlefamilyfun.com/2013/04/paper-plate-umbrellas-spring-craft-for.html

Here’s a simple bug craft that’s great for most ages.

View it here: http://pagingfunmums.com/2013/07/07/cute-bug-craft-using-spoons-and-pipe-cleaners/

Melanie shares with us her free coloring sheet! These are great for passive programs.

Printable Mother's Day and Father's Day cards to color that can also be used as frames.

Check out the link: http://www.whatdowedoallday.com/2013/05/mothers-day-fathers-day-cards-to-color.html

Penny found these ever so cute Rock and Roll Clothespins!

View instructions here: http://salsapie.blogspot.com/2013/07/diy-rock-and-roll-clothespins.html?utm_source=feedburner


Storytimes, Outreach & Programs

Keren shares with us her Mother-Daughter Book group program. This looks like a fabulous program that others might want to try to incorporate during May to celebrate Mother’s Day.


Read about the program: http://intentionalstorytime.wordpress.com/book-clubs/forgive-me-i-meant-to-do-it/

Ivy shares her “Dance” themed Storytime with us. She made a disco-dancing dinosaur which she introduced by playing “You Must Be Dancing” by the Bee Gees. The children decorated the dinosaurs using crayons and stickers.

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