Monday, December 28, 2015

Minions Party

Calling all minions!

We're having a Minions party at the Library on Saturday, January 9th!

We're watching the movie, doing games and crafts, and of course feeding our little minions! Getting squirmy during the movie? No worries, we'll have the crafts and games set up outside of the room, so you can go back and forth!

All ages are welcome for this FREE event!

Call 403-887-2130 to register, as there is limited space!

See you there!

Thursday, December 17, 2015

Look at Frosty Go! Snow Man Story Time

Christmas is getting closer and closer! I can feel it on the tip of my frosty nose! Speaking of Frosty, we made some snowmen this week!

For stories we read:

Jingle Paws, by Margaret Wise Brown

Dinosaur Christmas, by Jerry Pallotta

Woodland Christmas: Twelve Days of Christmas in the North Woods, by Frances Tyrrell

Froggy's Best Christmas, by Jonathon London

Where is Christmas, Jesse Bear? by Nancy White Carlstrom

A Moose in a Maple Tree: the Original All-Canadian 12 Days of Christmas, by Troy Townsin

We sang:

Jingle Bells

Ten Little Snowmen

1 little 2 little 3 little snowmen,
4 little 5 little 6 little snowmen,
7 little 8 little 9 little snowmen,
10 little snowmen slide down the hill!

10 little 9 little 8 little snowmen,
7 little 6 little 5 little snowmen,
4 little 3 little 2 little snowmen,
1 little snowman climbs back up the hill. 

I'm a Little Teapot

I'm a little teapot, (point at self)
Short and stout! (hands on your hips, bend your knees and back up)
Here is my handle, (hold out one arm, then bend out your elbow and place your hand on your hip)
Here is my spout. (bend other arm out like a spout)
When I get all steamed up hear me shout! ( tilt head back and shout "ahh!")
Just tip me over and pour me out! (lean over on your spout side)

Frosty the Snowman


For our craft, we painted snowmen!


- construction paper
- toilet paper tubes
- paint
- crayons

Our 4s and 5s groups had a special visitor for story time this week! His name is Copper!

Copper visited the Library for some stories and snacks! The kids gave him some treats and lots of scratches and cuddles. He was very excited to meet everyone, and sit on his Mommy's feet while everyone petted him!

What do you think, should we bring Copper back another day? 

For snack, we had some delicious mixed fruits!

That's it for 2015! We'll see you all back again in the new year! 

Christmas is Coming! O' Christmas Tree Story Time

Christmas is fast approaching! We took a break from our alphabet to get in the Christmas spirit!

We read:

Dashing Through the Snow: A Canadian Jingle Bells, by Helaine Becker and Werner Zimmermann

Mrs. Wishy-Washy's Christmas, by Joy Cowley

Jingle-Jingle, by Nicola Smee

What Santa Can't Do, by Douglas Wood

Christmas Parade, by Sandra Boynton

Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer, by Kristen L. Depken

Christmas Eve Goodnight, by Doug Cushman

Finding Christmas, by Robert Munsch

Mrs Claus Takes a Vacation, by Linas Alsenas

Diary of a Christmas Wombat, by Jackie French

We sang:

Frosty the Snowman

Jingle Bells

Snowflakes Keep Falling On My Head (replace "rain" with "snow").

Snowflakes keep falling on my head!
But that doesn't mean my eyes will soon be turning red. 
Crying's not for me! 
No, I'm never gonna stop the snow by complaining,
Because I'm free! 
Nothing's bothering me!

For our craft, we made some Christmas trees!

- Construction Paper
- Cut out green triangles
- Cut out tree trunks
- White circles (for snow, snowballs, snowflakes, etc.)
- Cut out yellow stars
- Markers
- Glue

For snack, we had some tasty grapes!

Next week, we're making snowmen!

Monday, December 7, 2015

Jumpin' Jungle Jesters! Story Time Letter J

J is for jingle, jam, jelly, jump, jolly, juxtaposition, jog, jet, and jester!

For stories this week we read:

Potty! by Mylo Freeman

"Slowly, Slowly, Slowly," said the Sloth, by Eric Carle

Over in the Jungle: a Rainforest Rhyme, by Marianne Berkes

Hippo Goes Bananas! by Marjorie Dennis Murray

The Very Noisy Bear, by Nick Bland

Watch Out! Big Bro's Coming! by Jez Alborough

The Very Itchy Bear, by Nick Bland

Tall, by Jez Alborough

With our shakers, we sang and shook out to:

Jingle Bells

Twinkle Twinkle Little Star

Twinkle twinkle little star,
How I wonder what you are.
Up above the world so high,
Like a diamond in the sky.
Twinkle twinkle little star,
How I wonder what you are.


For our craft, we made some silly jester hats!

For snack, we had some sweet grapes!

Just a couple more story times until our break for Christmas. Next week we're making a Christmas tree scene!

Friday, December 4, 2015

I Scream You Scream We All Scream for Ice Cream: Story Time Letter I

I is for inn, isle, icky, iguana, Italy, inspection, impossible, idle, intro, ill, and ice cream!

For stories we read:

What If ...? by Anthony Browne

I am Going! by Mo Willems

I Broke My Trunk! by Mo Willems

Introducing Coffee, by Adrienne Varty

I Love My New Toy! by Mo Willems

I'm a Frog! by Mo Willems

We sang: 

The Itsy Bitsy Spider


Our felt-board stories were: 

Goldilocks and the Three Bears

5 Cranky Crabs

Five cranky crabs were digging on the shore.
One swam into a net and then there were four.
Four cranky crabs were floating in the sea.
One got tangled up in seaweed then there were three.
Three Cranky crabs were wondering what to do.
One dug a deep, deep hole. Then there were two.
Two cranky crabs were warming in the sun.
One got scooped up in a mug. Then there was one.
One cranky crab was smarter than his friends.
He hid between the jagged rocks.
That's how the story ends.


5 Little Monkeys Jumping on the Bed

For craft, we made ice cream cones: 

For our snack, we had some yummy ice cream!

What's your favorite ice cream flavor? 

See you next week for jumping letter J! We're making jester hats!