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Showing posts from September, 2013

Down on the Farm Party for Woolbur

One of the events my library hosts every fall is a celebration party in honor of that year's Michigan Reads* book selection. This year's honoree is Woolbur by Leslie Helakoski, so we threw a Down on the Farm station-based party. This party was staffed by 3 people (1 at the cakewalk, 1 at the bean bag toss, and another helping with crafts) and attended by 41 people. Pretty much everything we did was inspired by this awesome birthday party, to give credit where credit's due. So enjoy some pretty pictures without much blathering on! Our stations were: petting zoo (with puppets), water table fishing pond with rubber ducks, cake walk with farm animals, and bean bag toss.

As far as the cake walk goes, it was "cake-less". Instead we called the game "Woolbur's Walk." We gave the winners a small toy instead of a cake. I printed out clip art pic
tures of 6 different farm animals and taped them to these spots we have in storage (given to us graciously by one o…

Guest Post at Green Bean Teen Queen

Just dropping in to say that I've written a guest post at Green Bean Teen Queen blog where I share my favorite middle grade books. Thank you Sarah for asking me to participate many, many, many months ago. Sorry that I am such a slacker and also that I talked about toilet reading. Yikes!!!