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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: Sausages – Jessica Souhami


(I think this is a fantastic adaptation. Great illustrations and a simple plot.)

Activity: The Magic Sneezes -
from the traditional story The Seven Sneezes
(see full version here)


(A boy walks by and sneezes, messing all the animals up! Trimmed down from the original version, and it still felt just a bit long, but fun!)

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

the wizard the fairy and the magic chicken

(This is charming, with a nice message of teamwork.)

Activity: “Poof” You’re a...


(We used magic wands to transform the children into different things, lots of fun.)

“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).


Book: Anansi and the Moss Covered Rock - Eric A. Kimmel


(I think this worked better when I've used it before as a puppet play, but the book still worked fine.)

Activity: Magic Hat - Deanna Romriell


(The kids love this! On the last attempt, I have them help me say 'Rabbit', and then it works!)

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

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

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


Book: Magic Box – Katie Cleminson

magic box

(Simple with bright illustrations. I quite like it.)

Activity: Instruments


(Then we had a little party, like the animals in 'Magic Box')