At storytime this week we learned about caterpillars!
Ashley M. was our volunteer reader of the week. She shared two fantastic children's books followed by two equally exciting and fun-filled activities that allowed the creativity of the children to soar.
This week's stories...
Gerald McBoing Boing by Dr. Seuss
Gerald McCloy turns two, he doesn't start talking like most children--he
says "Boing boing!" instead. His George Jetson-style father, turning
gray, rushes to call Doctor Malone, who decrees there is no cure.
In time, Gerald only increases in volume, shouting "Boom!" like a big keg
of exploding powder. School is no help, either. He cuckoos and honks in
the classroom, "And as little Gerald/ grew older, he found/ When a
fellow goes BAM!/ no one wants him around."
Brilliantly innovative designer and artist Eric Carle has dramatized the
story of one of Nature's commonest yet loveliest marvels, the
metamorphosis of the butterfly.
The Very Hungry Caterpillar shows what the caterpillar ate on successive days, introducing sets of up to 10 objects and also the names of the days of
the week in rotation, as well as telling the central story of the
transformation of the caterpillar.
To continue the caterpillar theme each of the children created a
butterfly using their hands for the wings. The designs and color choices
were amazing and very colorful. After the children completed their vibrant
butterflies we began constructing colorful
caterpillars. We ended up with the cutest caterpillars in varying lengths. Some of the caterpillars ended up with names like
Roses and Peaches.
Here's a look at this week's creations.
Storytime is a weekly program for
children of all ages. Each week we will
have a different volunteer reader that will share an exciting story, followed
by a craft or activity. We hope that you will join us every Thursday
afternoon from 4:30 to 5:30.