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Magic Storytime

Storytime

Magic Storytime

Scott Bahlmann

Opening: Shake My Sillies Out – Raffi

 

Book: Magic Box – Kate Cleminson

 

(Fun, simple story with awesome illustrations.)


Activity: Magic Hat -
by Deanna Romriell

 
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(Trying to pull a rabbit out of a hat, but different animals keep coming out instead! I used a monkey, a giraffe, a mouse, and a chicken before the rabbit finally appeared...and I had the kids help of the final chant to make sure it would work!)

Magic!  Magic!  In my hat,
I’ll pull out a rabbit –
Aaaaaa!!  What is that?!!

(Pull anything other than a rabbit out and repeat.)

Magic!  Magic!  In my hat,
I’ll pull out a rabbit –
See!!  Look at that!!

 

Book: The Wizard the Fairy and the Magic Chicken – Helen Lester

 

(This is a cute story, but runs just a little long. The kids weren't as engaged as I expected.)


Activity: “Poof” You’re a...

 

“Abracadabra, poof!  You’re a _____________!” 

(Some of the things to turn the children into could included a duck, ogre, bear, tree, monkey, frog, fire engine and rock.  And of course, the kids had to act like that thing).

(Use a wand to 'transform' the kids into different things. I found Kangaroo to be popular, and of course changed them back to kids for the next story!)


Book: Sausages – Jessica Souhami

 

(I think this is a charming version of the classic tale. It's great that the couple ends up still happy.)


Puppets: Anansi and the Moss Covered Rock

 
 

(A traditional tale, I used the Kimell version as my basis. Had a prop rock, puppets for Anansi, Lion, Elephant and Bush Deer. I also had pics of the food Anansi stole for the flannelboard [the top of which I use for the stage].)


Book: Anton Can Do Magic - Ole Konnecke

 

(It's nice when a new book comes in and you think 'I know just what to use that for!'.)


Activity: Wand Craft

 

(Different colored popsicle sticks, with cut out stars to attach and glitter glue to decorate!)