National Pig Day Storytime 3.1.2014

National Pig Day Storytime 3.1.2014

Saturday Storytime

A toupee!
A toupee!

It turns out that this was my last story time for a few months. The library where I work is undergoing a renovation starting in April and the program room will be closed, renovated, or used for storage. I’m sort of glad I didn’t know it was my last storytime….I think I might have gotten emotional about it.  What makes it so serendipitous is that March 1 is National Pig Day and piggy storytimes are my favorite storytimes.  When I first started working here, I had a lot to learn.  My co-worker at the time really knew her storytime stuff and I modeled my programs after hers.  Piggy storytimes became my go to, when I needed to pull something together.

attendance: 75
Miss Mouse: was hiding behind 
Miss Mouse wanted me to read a Nursery Rhyme instead of hide behind stuff This  Little Piggy by Moira Kemp
Miss Mouse was wearing a party dress.  Her Piggy friends stopped by and had a party to celebrate National Pig Day.
fingerplay:  Clap, Clap your Lap.
Book1: Piggies by Audrey Wood I just saw the copyright of this book.  I was surprise it’s more than twenty years old.  It’s a goody though, and hope you look it up!
Book 1: Happy Pig Day by Mo Willems
Fingerplay: Roll Roll Sugar Babies.  Oink Oink oinky Oink. Oink Oink Oinky Oink. Oink.  Oink. Oink Oink Oink.
Song: Jack Be Nimble.
Prop Story: The Three Little Pigs.  Puppets, cardboard houses sitting on bookends, and audience participation. 
Flannel: Make a Pig.  My favorite, and a time suck, which is a good thing as well.
Book: Pigs to the Rescue by John Himmelman. These are some silly pigs and while their hearts are in the right place….
Book: If You’re happy and You Know it by David Carter

Titles I didn’t use but intended to:

sometimes it’s good to mix up the theme…but I ran out of time

This was such a fun storytime…a good one to end with. See you in six months or so…

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One Reply to “National Pig Day Storytime 3.1.2014”

  1. Hi Sharon,
    I am preparing an Elephant & Piggie Party for this Thur. afternoon. I would like to read “There Is a Bird on Your Head” with another librarian using props — I came across your mentioning doing this with another librarian in another post (picture included). Could you share some specifics of what you did?

    Thanks so much 🙂


    ~Lois, I emailed you my response just now. Basically it was reader’s theater with props. SH

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