Tuesday, March 25, 2014

Thrive Thursday Placeholder for April 2014

Do you all know about Thrive Thursday? It's the genius idea of Lisa Shaia to take the Flannel Friday model (of weekly story time ideas) and expand it into programs for school-age children. So every month we round up submitted ideas from bloggers for crafts and activities for elementary aged kids and this month I'll be your host!

As with Flannel Friday, please leave a link to your blog post, and I'll compile them in a new post. You've got until Thursday, April 3rd so rack your brains, scour your files, and share some awesome programs! 


From Kids Library programming Mojo:

From Tiny Tips:

Annual Spring Break T-Shirt Party! Now with less work for the librarian!

I have posted school age programs for National Poetry Month (as well as materials for a poetry treasure hunt: http://carolsimonlevin.blogspot.com/search/label/Poetry

Also some Earth Day ideas:

I don't have a blog but would like to contribute. Is there a way I could write something up and send it to you?

I did a four-week Mercy Watson program:

Here's our Awesome Box in case anyone wants to try it for SLP this year! http://brycedontplay.blogspot.com/2013/09/awesome-box-stealth-program.html

I had grand success, and a bit of kid-imagined chaos, in my take on a Lost in Space program: http://showmelibrarian.blogspot.com/2014/03/lost-in-space-unprogram-for-school-age.html

Thanks to the librarians at LaCrosse Public Library for the inspiration!

And thank YOU for hosting. :)

I had a great time cooking with my tweens:

I also did a pretty fun American Girl Program:

We did a fun Pi Day/Math program with our Monday Madness crew (grades 1-5).


Librarian Out Loud is talking about un-structuring your after school programs every now and then. http://librararianoutloud.blogspot.com/2014/03/the-importance-of-free-play-in-library.html