Preschool Storytime Halloween Party ONLINE

Welcome to our Preschool Storytime Halloween Party! Click the image above to go into the Virtual Program Room. Then click on different items in our Halloween scene to listen to stories, do crafts, and hear songs. Kits are available at the library on a first come first serve basis with supplies to participate but all of these activities can be recreated with items you have around home.

Preschool Halloween and Shape Kit

Pick up your Preschool Halloween Kit outside the library from the bin table starting today! While supplies last.

Your little one can get into the Halloween spirit and learn shapes at the same time! Preschool kits are available for pick up from the library starting today. Be certain to view the children’s blog tomorrow for Preschool Storytime Virtual Room which will have demos and stories that go with this activity packet. Happy Halloween!

Storytime for Littles ONLINE

Welcome to Storytime for Littles! This is our new virtual program room and we are so excited for you to explore! Click on the image above to go into the actual program room.

Once inside the program room, you will find a variety of links to click on. Some will lead to videos of me reading or sharing songs. Others will lead to new activities to try at home or even to music videos.

Thank you to Penguin Random House for allowing us to read Tree: a Peek-Through Picture Book by Britta Teckentrup and Thank You Bear by Greg Foley. Thank you to MacMillan Publishing for allowing us to share Through with the Zoo by Jacob Grant.

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Storytime for Littles ONLINE

Welcome to Storytime for Littles! This is our new virtual program room and we are so excited for you to explore! Click on the image above to go into the actual program room.

Once inside the program room, you will find a variety of links to click on. Some will lead to videos of me reading or sharing songs. Others will lead to new activities to try at home or even to music videos.

Thank you to Penguin Random House for allowing us to read One Leaf, Two Leaves, Count With Me! by John Micklos Jr. and illustrated by Clive McFarland, Abrams Appleseed for allowing us to read Two Dogs on a Trike by Gabi Snyder and illustrated by Robin Rosenthal, and Houghton Mifflin Harcourt for allowing us to read Hooray for Hat! by Brian Won.

Halloween Paper Lantern

This paper lantern is easy to make (if a bit messy!) and can be great for adding that spooky feel to your Halloween festivities.

You will need:

2 sheets of black construction paper 9″x12″

Scissors and glue

Halloween designs that are approx 2 1/4″ x 3 1/2″ with a wide border making the entire design with border 3 1/4″ x 4 1/2″

Light colored tissue paper in different colors

Small battery candle/tea light

Directions:

Cut one of your sheets of black construction paper in half lengthwise.

Fold each strip into equal thirds so the folded paper is now 4″ x 4 1/2″

Poke a hole in the center of each panel of the folded paper. This will make it easier for you to cut out the center of the panels.

Fold the panels back up and cut out the center leaving approximately 1/2″ border all around each panel. You are creating the sides of your lantern.

Print off Halloween graphics from the internet or draw your own onto a white sheet of copy paper. Your designs should fit inside the frames of your lantern, approx. 2 1/4″ x 3 1/2″. Make certain you have a thick black border around your picture so that you can glue the black border behind the frame. You will need a total of 4 graphics. For best results, pick out pictures that are simple and solid black against a white background.

Glue color tissue paper onto your graphics. A sponge can be helpful for dabbing glue on. You can use different colored strips or a solid sheet of tissue paper. If you do not have tissue paper, leave the paper white or lightly color with a colored pencil. You want to be certain light can shine through.

Glue 3 of your graphics into the frames of one of the black folded strips of paper. Have the black construction paper on top of your graphics so that it acts like a frame for each picture. Trim the ends.

Glue your 4th picture in the middle of the second black strip of construction paper. You want the end frames empty.

Crease the folds of both pieces of black paper so they each form 3 sides of a box.

Place glue on the outside of the 2 empty frames.

Place the glued empty frames inside the other 3 sided paper so they form a box. Press the glued sides to the other paper. You now have the box part of your lantern.

Cut a 6″ square of black construction paper.

Fold the square into a triangle and then open.

Fold the square in a triangle in the other direction so that the folds cross in the middle. This will be the roof of the lantern.

Cut a strip of black construction paper an 1″ wide and about 7″ long.

Fold down the strip at each end about 1/2″ from the ends.

Place glue on the outside of the folded down ends. Press them against the top of the lantern on the inside. This will form a strip across the top of your lantern from side to side.

Place glue on the top of the strip, then place the top of the lantern onto the glue. Press.

Let dry.

You can now place a battery candle inside to create a spooky atmosphere for Halloween!