Ducks in Socks: Storytimes for all ages

Stories we shared

The Odd Egg by Emily Gravett
Duck Sock Hop by Jane Kohuth
Ducks Don’t Wear Socks by John Nedwidek

Have You Seen My New Blue Socks? by Eve Bunting

Flannelboard story

buzz said the bee fbThe flannel board story was based on the book Buzz Said the Bee.  It is a story in rhyme with repetitive phrases, animal sounds, and hilarity.

 


Films we watched


Craft

“Duck Caps”

For younger children, this craft requires a higher level of assistance, especially for the assembly.  For the Pajama Storytime (ages 3-7), the pieces were pre-cut, pre-assembled, and instructions re-numbered and revised.  Although, this duck cap was difficult for the young participants, the kids enjoyed creating something that they could wear.  This craft idea is from Spacestation 42 dot com.

duckcap picture

Supplies

Preprinted cardstock or paper
Tape
(optional) crayons
scissors

How to make them

As mentioned above, this craft will require pre-assembly. First print out the template from the link above.  There is a full color option or a black and white option.  For storytime, I used the black and white option printed on yellow and orange cardstock.  The pieces were pre-cut and scored at the folding lines; sometimes, the younger children have difficultly folding cardstock.  They colored the eyes and top of the duck’s beak.  Finally, accompanying adults helped the kids tape their hats together.  Usually, the adults held the pieces for the kids to tape.  It was a great exercise on following directions and teamwork.


Pajama Storytime, Hastings Branch Library 6/24/13. Ages 3-8.
Infant and Toddler Storytimes, Central Library 6/25/13

Jane Gov

Jane is a Youth Services Librarian at Pasadena Central Library. She purchases YA books for the library system and maintains the teen booklist, online resources, and webpages. She oversees Teen & YA programs including Summer Reading, Advisory Board, Zine, book reviewers, Teen Mental Health Initiative, and volunteers. She also coordinates the library's Innovation Lab, STEAM Kits project, and Young Readers League. She also conducts a few kids events and storytimes. Jane is a contributor to VOYA Magazine and a YALSA Board member.  A majority of her free time is spent with her two corgis Tyrion and Gimli. She tweets as @missjanegov.

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