Tuesday, May 20, 2008

Library League themes - Animals, continued


  • Lilly's Purple Plastic Purse by Kevin Henkes
  • Anatole by Eve Titus

Craft: Mice Magnets – using a heart shaped punch (size approximately 2 inches), punch hearts from cardstock (I used white, tan, grey and brown). Using a small heart hole puncher, punch several hearts in pink cardstock.

Large hearts are the face. Small hearts are the noses. If desired, small heart stickers can be used instead of the tiny hearts. Stickers work best for younger children.

Draw faces and whiskers on the large heart. Glue nose on the point of the large heart.

Use ribbon or yarn for the tail. These can be fastened with glue dots or with the sticky side of a magnet strip.




  • Magnus at the Fire by Jennifer Armstrong
  • When Wishes Were Horses by Sharon Hart Addy

Craft: As this was the Friday before Mother’s Day, we made Mother’s Day cards.

One of the regular attendees loves horses. This is why I choose the themes. C was excited when I told her the upcoming theme, and offered to bring in some of her models. She brought 3 model horses to the program, and told the group about each breed. This made the program even more exciting!


  • The Very Ugly Bug by Liz Pichon
  • Big Bug Surprise by Julia Gran

Craft: This is the last LL program until fall. As our Summer Reading Club theme this year is bugs (Catch the Reading Bug!), I asked the attendees to help make bulletin board background paper. We decorated the precut background paper with assorted bugs. Using paint, markers, dot art daubers and glitter glue, we made spiders, caterpillars, ants, butterflies, bees, ladybugs and more!

Photos of the backgrounds to come as soon as I take photos of the boards!

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