Got any boxes hanging around the house this week? We do! We got started with our Opening Song, we said hello to the Librarian, our Story Time friends and the Christmas tree, which was still hanging around!
BOOK: Too Many Toys
by David Shannon
David’s Mom tries to convince him to clean out some of his extra toys (anyone else trying that this week?!?) David has a hard time letting go of them, but in the process discovers the best toy of all.
This week the cube had us play Grow a Bananna!! We husked a strawberry. There is a first time for everything!
Not a Box by Antoinette Portis
This was so much fun! The kids loved it and they had fun making new imaginary scenes with the shapes in the extension activity – including ice cream, a train, and a pine tree! To see more about this Flannel Story click here: Flannel Friday – Boxes!
BOOK: Sitting in My Box by Dee Lillegard
Illustrated by Jon Agee
This book is about a cute boy in a box with a book and his imagination. Simple text and fun story.
GAME: What’s in the Box
For a how-to click here!
BOOK: Magic Box
by Katie Cleminson
OK, I have to admit I thought this book was just ok when I read it to myself. I included it in the plan because it had a girl as the main character and all of my other books involved boys and I certainly didn’t want to send a message that girls couldn’t use their imaginations in boxes. The kids LOVED this book. It was, well, magical. They were thrilled with the illustrations (which are beautiful!) and thought the book was funny as well. Definite read-aloud WIN!
This week the shuffle ran out of juice during “Irrational Anthem” but that’s ok, PLOT TWIST! We knew enough of the song to struggle through!!
CRAFT: Shape Collages
The kids enjoyed making their own imaginary scenes out of the shapes – we had houses, trucks, trains, a horse with a beautiful face, a very long dog, and a witch with a castle!
Thank you to StorytimeKatie for the great idea: http://storytimekatie.com/2012/01/16/boxes/
How it Went:
This was a hit! The Wiggleworms liked all of the books and also seemed to really be into the craft! Thanks for all of the great joining in!!