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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