Friday, November 9, 2018

Storytime: Shapes

I'm currently doing a 2s Storytime at one library, and a 3-5 Storytime at another. So in order to maintain some sanity, I'm trying to pick one theme for both each week and adapt it for the different ages. Some of my 2s are REALLY little and some of my 5s are already in school.

I decided to do SHAPES because some of my 2s parents are constantly teaching their children their shapes during playtime with our blocks and puzzles, etc. I wasn't sure if it would work with my older storytime, but since they are mostly 3 and 4 it was fine - we could talk about some 'advanced' shapes and they liked sharing their shape knowledge!


Bear in a Square by Stella Blackstone
It Looked Like Spilt Milk by Charles Shaw
My Very First Book of Shapes by Eric Carle
Not a Box by Antoinette Portis
Shape By Shape by Suse MacDonald
Shapes That Roll by Karen Nagel


'I Can See Shapes'
'Where Is Thumbkin (shapes)'
'Circle Song'

'I Can See Shapes'

I can see a circle shape, circle shape, circle shape
I can see a circle shape, how about you?
(repeat with little square, triangle, rectangle, diamond)
I found two sets of games in the files that I used - one went with 'I Can See Shapes' and the other we used with 'Where Is Thumbkin' but changed the words to 'Where Is Circle'...etc.

This might be where a previous librarian found the shape people from:
Library Village

2s Activity:
At the last minute I was looking for something physical that the 2s could do, so I decided to set up a sort of obstacle course! They LOVED it! I dragged out hula hoops and balls and anything they could jump over or roll in. Definitely going to do this again!

3-5s Craft:
I found a cute Shapeasaurus craft for these guys on Pinterest. Everyone loves a dinosaur! Thanks to the North Sioux City Community Library for the Pin!

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