Thanks to Julie Belz from Ellsworth for this post!
I just wanted to share with you a very awesome, fun, cute storytime we had last week. I borrowed this idea from Marge Loch-Wouters Tiny Tips for Library Fun for a Drive-In Movie day. I had the parents bring in a cardboard box (I had extras in case anyone forgot or anyone new came) that their child would fit in. We then shared what a drive-in theater was since most of the kids have never been to one. We played a popcorn matching game and I read a story about going to the movies and about cars.
Cruising the library
The parents then helped their children decorate their box to look like a car. It was so much fun to see the fun and creativity the parents and children had in creating their Car! I provided paper, glue, tape, stickers, markers and lots of stuff for them to use. We then cruised around the library with their car, (of course they were the engine pushing their car, although a few had super turbo engines), then we stopped at a drive-through window to get our snack and then parked in front of the movie screen for a 10 minute Clifford movie. It was so much fun and cute to boot! They were so excited to bring their car home and listen to more stories or watch another movie. I love it when you get the library/home connection!
|At the drive-in!|
Jenna from Fall Creek also got this idea, check out her fun youtube video she created to promote it!.