KidLit Tool: Play Groups

My Busy Green Garden: STEM Story Hour Kit

Posted by on Apr 25, 2017 in * Grades 00-02, * Grades 03-06, KidLit Tool: Event Kit, KidLit Tool: Play Groups, KidLit Tool: Story Hour Kit, Theme: Nature & Environment, Theme: Science & STEM, Zee Lastest and Greatest | 4 comments

MY BUSY GREEN GARDEN: STEM Story Hour Kit Best Users: Librarians, Booksellers, Educators, Early Childhood Educators< Play Groups Best Audience: Children Grades 00-03 ABOUT THE GUIDE Gardens are not just places for vegetables and flowers!  Gardens are busy with insects, birds, and other creatures. This kit introduces ten such creatures with STEM talking points for your read aloud and STEM Coloring Cards that allow your readers to take some of those facts home or back to the classroom.  The cards also contain a “Story Time Sound” that invites readers to add to your interactive read aloud....

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R.W. Alley’s Picture Book Series: Easter Egg Roly-Poly Activity

Posted by on Apr 21, 2017 in * Grades 00-02, * Grades 03-06, KidLit Tool: Activity Sheet, KidLit Tool: Play Groups, Theme: Arts & Crafts, Zee Lastest and Greatest | 1 comment

PICTURE BOOK ACTIVITY Easter Eggs into Roly-Polys Best Users: Librarians, Booksellers, Families, Play Groups, Early Childhood Classrooms Best Audience: Children Grades 00-02 ABOUT THE ACTIVITY In the R.W. Alley picture book series from Clarion Books, young Gretchen’s roly-poly toys always have a part to play in the action and in Gretchen’s vivid imagination.  In her hands, the sweet egg-shaped toys can become stars in the sky, fish in the sea, or even penguins on the ice. Curious City has taken an excess of plastic Easter eggs and turned them into the charming roly-polys.  You can do this...

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Escargot: Story Hour Kit

Posted by on Apr 12, 2017 in * Grades 00-02, * Grades 03-06, KidLit Tool: Event Kit, KidLit Tool: Game, KidLit Tool: Play Groups, KidLit Tool: Story Hour Kit, Theme: Science & STEM, Zee Lastest and Greatest | 4 comments

ESCARGOT: Story Hour Kit Best Users: Librarians, Booksellers, Educators, Early Childhood Educators Best Audience: Children Grades 00-03 ABOUT THE GUIDE Bonjour!  Use this trés magnifique kit in an early childhood or elementary classroom, library, or bookstore or at a child’s party or play date. Best for ages 3-8. In this interactive picture book, a charming French snail talks directly to the reader. Escargot endearingly asks readers to declare that the “snail” is their favorite animal. After reviewing his many fabulous features, Escargot races the reader to the end of the book where a...

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Lion, Lion: Story Hour Kit

Posted by on Dec 8, 2016 in * Grades 00-02, * Grades 03-06, KidLit Tool: Event Kit, KidLit Tool: Play Groups, KidLit Tool: Story Hour Kit, KidLit Tool: Treasure Hunt, Theme: African American, Theme: Diversity, Identity & Cross-Group, Zee Lastest and Greatest | 0 comments

LION, LION Story Hour Kit Best Users: Early Childhood & Elementary Educators, Librarians, Booksellers, Families Best Audience: Children Grades 00-02 ABOUT THE KIT In the picture book Lion, Lion, a boy is looking for his kitten named Lion. He encounters a large lion who is looking for lunch. The boy and his animal friends start to suspect that the lion might have swallowed the kitten! Do not despair! The boy has a red flashlight and a plan… With the activities in this Story Hour Kit, your readers can make their own trusty red flashlight and go looking for the lost kitten. Where will they...

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Lion, Lion: Picture Book Board Game

Posted by on Nov 8, 2016 in * Grades 00-02, KidLit Tool: Game, KidLit Tool: Play Groups, Theme: African American, Theme: Diversity, Identity & Cross-Group, Zee Lastest and Greatest | 2 comments

Lion, Lion BOARD GAME Best Users: Early Childhood & Elementary Educators, Librarians, Booksellers, Families Best Audience: Children Grades 00-02 About the Game: In the book Lion, Lion by Miriam Busch and illustrated by Larry Day (Blazer + Bray), a young boy seeks a kitten named Lion while a real lion is looking for “lunch.”  A team of animals help the boy conclude that both he and the lion are after the same thing.  Can the clever boy and his friends rescue Lion the kitten? The book lends itself to a simple board game race to get to the kitten before the hungry lion does. ...

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Mitchell on the Moon: Lightning Wand Activity

Posted by on Oct 24, 2016 in * Grades 00-02, KidLit Tool: Activity Sheet, KidLit Tool: Play Groups, Theme: Arts & Crafts, Theme: Halloween | 0 comments

Mitchell on the Moon Lightning Wand Activity   Best Users: Librarians, Booksellers, Families, Play Groups, Early Childhood Classrooms Best Audience: Children Grades 00-02   ABOUT THE ACTIVITY   The siblings in the preschool picture book series by R.W. Alley (Clarion Books) have rather rambunctious imaginations.  In Mitchell on the Moon, when the disappearance of the moon may keep the siblings from trick-or-treating, Mitchell becomes the “Sorcerer of Space” and shoots off to the moon to see what is the matter.  In his hand, his flashlight transforms into a magical...

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