The preschool story time I started a few months ago has been a ton of fun. (It’s also been quite a bit of work, so I’m very grateful for friends who have stepped up and helped with all the planning and preparation.)
Today our theme was “ducks”. After we read duck books and sang duck songs, the kids made duck hats. Then we all waddled, quacked, swam, and flew around the room wearing our creations. I was the lead duck, quacking and waddling at the head of the line. Main requirement to teach preschoolers: have no shame.
After story time we headed to a local playa lake (which I would have called a pond before moving to West Texas) and feed the ducks and geese some bread donated from a local restaurant.
Today was the best story time yet. For our snack my friend Cheri made rice krispie treats. Then the kids used a cookie cutter to cut out a duck shape, covered their rice krispie duck with yellow frosting, and used a chocolate chip for an eye and a candy corn for the bill. I wish I would have taken a picture – they were adorable.
Here’s one of my cute little ducklings eating his lunch.
I’m considering creating a blog post detailing our previous story times, and listing all the books, songs, games, crafts, and snacks we’ve used for each theme. Let me know if anyone out there is interested. (Potential story time leaders perhaps? Kelly? Becky?)
It’s a blessing watching wee ones and their grown-ups interact. And waddle. And quack at each other.