The Do You Want to Build a Snowman was a theme that I used for our weekly storytime program for those ages 2-5. I was trying keep the regular storytime attendees interested while encouraging those that only come sometimes, so I sent out postcards. I gave each storytime a catchy title and included the other activities the library had planned for the month of December.
Do You Want to Build a Snowman was a fun time for everyone. I had the craft prepped by hot gluing 2 paper plates and making boots, mittens, scarves, eyes, hats, buttons and carrot noses. The pom poms for the top of the hat were donated by one of our faithful patrons.
We opened storytime with our songs and used our week/month/season chart as always. Then the kids and I talked about the steps to building a snowman and what you needed. I read the books that I had chose about snowmen and then we worked on our craft. The kids always have a fun time and the craft was something all of them could make their own by choosing their own colors of items to build their snowman.
- Lisa Karnes
Children's Librarian-Hartington Public Library
[You can see a few more adorable pictures from this event on Hartingon Public Library's Facebook page. Photo courtesy of Lisa Karnes]