Invention Storytime

Invention Storytime

Invention Storytime

Invention Picture Books

Anything is Possible
Anything is Possible
by Giulia Belloni, illus. by Marco Trevisan
Rosie Revere Engineer
Rosie Revere
by Andrea Beaty, illus. by David Roberts
Al Pha's Bet
Al Pha’s Bet
by Amy Krouse Rosenthal, illus. by Delphine Durand
Oh, Ducky! A Chocolate Calamity
Oh Ducky!: A Chocolate Calamity
by David Slonim

I actually only read the Anything is Possible and Rosie Revere, Engineer because they were all pretty lengthy books and I was losing the attention of my preschoolers. This storytime theme would work a lot better with the 5+ crowd (I had mostly 3 & 4 year olds). That being said, It was a really fun one and it was a fun challenge.  This would also fit really nicely in a STEM storytime theme.

Invention Songs & Rhymes

This theme was a little bit harder to find songs and rhymes for…

source, sung to “twinkle, twinkle, little star”

Invent, invent, inventors
Cameras, robots, radios
There’s the wheel and telephone
They are all your inventions
Invent, invent, inventors
Thank you for your creations

I also did a version of this shadow guessing game from Storytime Secrets

If anyone has any other great invention songs or rhymes that would work for storytime please leave them in the comments below!

Invention Craft

I was planning on doing the marshmallow and toothpick thing with this but since I have a young pre-school crowd I thought it might be more eating of the marshmallows and the idea would go over their head a little bit.  So, instead we decorated boxes!  These were just plain brown mini treasure chests we had leftover from something else.

Other Picture Book Ideas:

Papa’s Mechanical Fish by Candace Fleming, illus. by Boris Kulikov
Now & Ben: the modern inventions of Benjamin Franklin
Oh No! Or, How my Science Invention Destroyed the World by Mac Barnett, illus. by Dan Santat
Inventor McGregor by Kathleen T. Pelley

Flannel Friday: Vegetables

Flannel Friday: Vegetables

This weeks Flannel Friday was part of my Vegetable Storytime.Vegetable Storytime Flannel Friday | Miss Meg's Storytime

kind of used the song from PreSchool Alphabet but really adapted and changed it to fit with my group. I handed out one veggie to each kid in the group (I usually have about 10 in attendance) and when their veggie was called they came and put it in the bucket and stirred it.  This was the song we sang:
Stir it, Stir it
Until it’s hot!
Come put the _____
in the pot!

Vegetable Storytime Flannel Friday | Miss Meg's Storytime

On my outreach visits I didn’t bring the bucket and we just used the plastic baggie instead and they shook it up.

It’s been awhile since I’ve participated in FF and it is good to be back!

Flannel Friday this week is hosted by Lisa at Libraryland.


Introducing: Maker Monday

Introducing: Maker Monday

Maker Monday Blog

Hey, there!  Holly from Let the Wild Rumpus Start, and I have started a new project: Maker Monday!  We are hoping that this new roundup will help youth services librarians (that work with kids of all ages), discover, share, and learn about cool things that other librarians are doing in their ‘maker’ programs.  Making can be anything from hard technology with raspberry pi and sphero, to soft technology like knitting and sewing, STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, Math), painting, using tools, building, creating…. the list goes on and on.  The maker movement focuses on process (while also getting a pretty neat product usually), and exploration with open ended questions.  Essentially we are teaching kids how to become content creators, rather than only content consumers.

Anyways– head on over to the Maker Monday blog to see our September roundup and to learn more about how you can be featured.