Saturday Share – April 12th 2014

It’s Saturday Share Time! I apologize to those who came to visit the site last weekend and noticed there was no share. From time to time we all need a little break, but the site is back up and we have some great new shares. Thank you for stopping by to visits, and remember if you would like to submit a share, simply email me your shares, along with your name & a few words about it to hjw2991@gmail.com.


Crafts & Science Experiments

Lucianne Pastorello-Espino shares weekly with us some the lovely crafts she does in her programs. This week she shares a letter ‘D’ craft and a wacky bookmark, both are sure to get the kids creative skills going.

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Penny Richardson shares some Easter ideas with this adorable popsicle Easter bunny she found on Pinterest.


Click here for step by step instructions: http://www.sassydealz.com/2014/03/popsicle-stick-bunny-craft-kids.html

Melanie Greenberg being quite the artist she is, generously shares her free coloring page of the month. Don’t let this one pass you by!Free Earth Day coloring page to print

Get it here: http://www.whatdowedoallday.com/2014/04/earth-coloring-page.html

Keren Joshi shares with us a science experiment that is sure to get all the kids and even adult’s attention. You may have heard of it before, it’s not a solid, it’s not a liquid…it’s FLUBBER!! This experiment is perfect for the Summer Reading theme.


Check out her blog on how it went here: http://intentionalstorytime.wordpress.com/hands-on-science/spring-break-flubber/

I’m sharing a robot my sister & myself made during the time the blog was down last week. The items we used were: a formula can (we have tons), construction paper, magazine scraps, and hardware supplies.


Storytimes, Outreach & Programs

Larissa Stretton shares with us her “April Fool’s” Storytime.

The session started out with this wonderful nonfiction easy book. The 4 and 5 year olds loved it!

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Once the book was finished she asked the children if they had their own rock collections they had at home. Larissa then shared her little rock collection.

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For craft time the kids had a chance to paint their own rocks. Since it was April Fool’s day the kids glued a thin strip of paper that said “turn me over” to the top of their rocks.  (Now take a second to think this one over….Imagine yourself getting a rock from one of these kids and you turn it over, you now realize you took orders from a rock! I’m sure they giggled their little butts off at this quite a few times.)

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While the kids waited for the craft to dry, they listened to another book.

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Larissa thank you for your funny share! I’ve been given one of these rocks before and I felt a little silly afterwards turning it over. It’s a great craft for the kids to do.

Susan Jeffery shares the ever so popular Library Village blog. This post features why Baby Storytime is important. (Let me say if you haven’t checked out their page on Facebook, please do they are fabulous! )

Check out the post here: http://libraryvillage.blogspot.com/2014/04/baby-story-time-story-time-matters.html


Keren Joshi brings to us Fun with Math, and while the two words don’t normally sound good together in a sentence, her post proves otherwise. This program brings education and fun together in such a fashion that kids will want to come back for more.

Check it out here: http://intentionalstorytime.wordpress.com/hands-on-science/fun-with-math/


Book Recommendations 

For anyone who ever has a book they loved, send the title in & it’ll be displayed here for everyone to check it out.

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Check out Melanie Greenberg’s e-book version of her book!

Get the book:  http://www.randomhouse.com/book/96000/its-my-earth-too-by-kathleen-krull
Learn about the book http://mermaidsonparade.blogspot.com/2010/04/its-earth-day-go-green.html


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Welcome everyone to our Saturday Share! I’m glad that we are able to continue with the shares and I appreciate everyone that took time to share this week. Thank you all so very much, and to those of you visiting I hope you enjoy this week’s shares.



Lucianne shared  Dr. Seuss’s The Sneetches and Yertle the Turtle, that she made.

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Penny shared this St. Patrick’s Day craft from: http://www.tutusteaparties.com/2014/02/Pot-of-Gold-Paper-Plate-Craft.html

She said, “I thought it would be a great craft for the upcoming holiday and thought that it could be easily customized

Paper Plate Pot of Gold for St. Patrick's Day


I found this Pete The Cat bag craft  which was too cute not to share. This craft will pair perfectly with any Pete The Cat Book. I found the craft here:  http://www.pre-kpages.com/alliteration-with-pete-the-cat/

Teach Alliteration with Pete the Cat DIY Paper Bag Puppet #preschool #kindergarten



Melanie Hope Greenberg is sharing her FREE monthly coloring sheet.  Make sure you check back for other free coloring sheets.

Rainbow coloring page by childrens book illustrator Melanie Hope Greenberg.




Jennifer Wharton shares the latest project in the Mad Scientist Club. This project would work great with this Summer Reading’s theme.


Jennifer also shares a list of stories with science in them.



Storytime & Outreach Shares 

This blog post by Karen Joshi shares how her four Storytime programs, one in-house and three outreach, went during her community’s ScreenBreak week. Books, songs, and crafts used are included.

View it here: http://intentionalstorytime.wordpress.com/storytime/art/


Chantelle McLeod shared two blog posts from the Cockburn Libraries blog. First, Storytime with Jessica, which shares their Colour Storytime including books used, and an experiment!

View it here: http://kidsatcockburnlibrary.blogspot.com.au/2014/02/storytime-with-jessica.html

Second, Storytime with Karen, shares a bear themed Storytime including books, songs and a bear craft.

View it here: http://kidsatcockburnlibrary.blogspot.com.au/2014/02/storytime-with-karen.html

http://library.cockburn.wa.gov.au/cgi-bin/spydus.exe/ENQ/OPAC/BIBENQ?SBN= 9781741699920

Robin Rockman did a Moose themed Storytime for her Preschool groups this week. She says, “This went well with my first group, but it was a HUGE hit with my second group. Before we started, I wore my moose ears and the kids loved it and thought it was so funny!” She put up the letters MOOSE on the flannel board to make the connection.

The books she read include: Moose Tracks by Karma Wilson, Looking for a Moose by Phyllis Root, and Duck, Duck, Moose by Sudipta Bardhan-Quallen. She added “With Duck, Duck, Moose, I really emphasized the MOOSE with a loud MOOOOOOOOSE.”

The craft included the moose ears as you see her pictured in. Robin said, “The parents primarily had to make it, but the kids had a lot of fun with them after. They would go “MOOOOOSE!” to each other and ask their mom’s to take a picture. They looked so cute and really enjoyed their moose ears!”

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 Other songs and flannel activities all related to moose, were included but the highlight was definitely the ears.

Jennifer Wharton shares her Preschool Interactive: Ducks! Storytime blog post; includes books, songs, and activities done during the program.

View it here: http://inshortbusy.blogspot.com/2014/03/preschool-interactive-ducks.html

Anne Bridget McKernan shares her I Can Read! Storytime program that she did during Read Across America and Read Aloud week. This blog post displays the books, songs and activities done during the program.



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