Tuesday, July 15, 2014
Terrific Tuesdays Summer Wind-up
Today was the last day for the Library's Terrific Tuesdays programs. I'm sad about it. But we have some great photos. As always, click the pictures to bigify.
Casey at the Bat showed her elementary school-age patrons how to create a make-believe story, reading an example and then giving them a Garfield the Cat cartoon to illustrate storyboarding. She also tossed a beanbag around the group, allowing everyone to add something to an ongoing story they made up as they went along. Then everyone sat down to create their own stories.
Storytiming (How Make-Believe is Made)
Beanbag Toss: Group Story-Building
Using Garfield the Cat Cartoon to Illustrate Storyboarding
There's the Punch Line!
Creating Your Own Stories
Meanwhile, Crafty Gal did the storytime thing with her kinder & pre-kinder crowd (and their caregivers). The story was about a talking melon, but there was really a spider inside that did the talking. She then had her charges create their own spidery crafts and insert a plastic spider into a "melon" (i.e., orange tennis ball). There was cantaloupe to eat, too, for snack time.
Storytiming About a Talking Melon
That Spider is Doing the Talking!
Crafty Gal and Her Crafty Melon/Spider
(You Supply the Talking and the Imagination)
Plastic Spider Looks Plenty Real From Here
Making a Spider Craft Using Your Hands
(Eight Fingers For Legs)
Young Patrons Crafting About
Your Roving Reporter On The Go,
Cauli Le Chat