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Magic Storytime


Storytime and other Library programs.

Let the wild rumpus start!

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


(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!)