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Drawing Storytime


Storytime and other Library programs.

Let the wild rumpus start!

Drawing Storytime

Scott Bahlmann

Opening: Shake my Sillies Out – Raffi


Book: Art & Max – David Wiesner


Shadow Play - Harolds Purple Crayon
from the book by Crockett Johnson


(Borrowed from a fellow librarian. Told the story using a projector and transparencies with the illustrations, and a little puppet Harold.)

Book: Lions Lunch – Fiona Tierney


Song: Shape Man
from the CD Get ready, get set, sing by Sarah Barchas


(On a whiteboard I drew each shape that the song mentions first, and had the kids name them. These became the bodies as I filled out each man as the song dictates. You don't have to pretend to be out of breath by the time it's over! [which the kids enjoyed].)

Book: I Ain’t Gonna’ Paint No More – Karen Beaumont


(Very bright and playful.) 

Poem: Invisible Boy by Shel Silverstein 


And here we see the invisible boy
In his lovely invisible house,
Feeding a piece of invisible cheese
To a little invisible mouse.
Oh, what a beautiful picture to see!
Will you draw an invisible picture for me?

(showed the kids the 'picture' [a white board] and pointed out each thing it described.  Then I guided them through a drawing of a house with a pet in the air with our fingers.)

Book: That’s How I See Things – Sirish Rao


(a sort of strange book, which I love, and it was well received. I little wordy toward the end, so I abbreviated.)

Activity: Coloring on Butcher Paper


(Linked this with the last book, having the kids create strange animals of their own.)