SLC Book Boy

the storytime ventures of a children's librarian

Magic Storytime

on September 26, 2013

Opening: Shake My Sillies Out – Raffi

Book: Sausages – Jessica Souhami

 sausages

(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)

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(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…

“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).

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

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

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(I think this worked better as a puppet play, but the book still worked fine!)

Activity: Magic Hat – Deanna Romriell

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!!

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

Book: Magic Box – Katie Cleminson

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

Activity: Instruments

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

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