The Three Little Pigs

Super Saturday Stories is back! A few times each year, I do a special family storytime that focuses on a classic folktale. Last Saturday, I presented our “Three Little Pigs Go Hog Wild!” program over at the Buena Vista library. Fun times!

OPENING:
Intro Music: “Who’s Afraid of the Big Bad Wolf?” versions from Vintage Children’s Favourites, Simply Mad About the Mouse , and Reggae for Kids: Movie Classics
Opening Song: Let Everyone Clap Hands with Me

PROGRAM:
Read-aloud #1: The Three Little Pigs retold by James Marshall
Storytelling Activity: The Three Little Pigs (Children dressed up and acted out the parts.)
Read-aloud #2: The True Story of the Three Little Pigs by Jon Scieszka
Tandem Poem: “The Three Little Pigs” from You Read to Me, I’ll Read to You: Very Short Fairy Tales to Read Together by Mary Ann Hoberman
Read-aloud #3: The Three Horrid Little Pigs by Liz Pichon
Song: Laurie Berkner: Buzz Buzz (Pig on Her Head)

MOVIE:
Muppet Classic Theater (The Three Little Pigs)

CRAFT OR HANDOUT:
Upon entering, children choose between a pig and a wolf cut-out to wear during the program. As they left, each child was given a pig sticker.

Goldilocks and the Three Bears

ROAR! Did I scare you??? Didn’t think so. Every now and then, I go over to the Buena Vista Branch Library to do a special Saturday morning storytime geared towards early elementary kids. Today, I presented a “beary” fun Goldilocks and the Three Bears storytime. We went on a bear hunt, we sang songs, we listen to and acted out some bear stories, and we even watched a silly Bugs Bunny and the Three Bears cartoon. The kids were a blast, and I even had one child comment that I was the best librarian ever! How precious. I love being a li-BEAR-ian:) I’ll post some pictures on my Storytime Flickr Photos soon!

OPENING:
Intro Music: Bill Shontz: Teddy Bear’s Greatest Hits
Opening Song: Let Everyone Clap Hands with Me

PROGRAM:
Storytelling Activity: Bear Hunt (based on Michael Rosen’s version)
Read-aloud #1: Goldilocks and the Three Bears retold by James Marshall
Storytelling Activity: Goldilocks and the Three Bears (Children dressed up and acted out the parts.)
Read-aloud #2: Dustylocks and the Three Bears by Susan Lowell
Storytelling Activity: Sody Sallyrytus (based on Margaret Read MacDonald’s version in Twenty Tellable Tales: Audience Participation Folktales for the Beginning Storyteller; also a similar version retold by Aubrey Davis)
Song: The Bear Went Over the Mountain (Melody and lyrics can be found here.)

MOVIE:
Bugs Bunny and the Three Bears (Looney Tunes Golden Collection)

CRAFT OR HANDOUT:
Bear Ears Headband

Frog Prince

OPENING:
Intro Music: The Renaissance Album
Opening Song: Let Everyone Clap Hands With Me

PROGRAM:
Readers Theater: The Frog Prince adapted from the book by Susanna Davidson
Read-aloud #1: The Frog Prince Continued by Jon Scieszka
Song: Five Green and Speckled Frogs
Read-aloud #2: The Horned Toad Prince by Jackie Mims Hopkins

MOVIE:
The Tale of the Frog Prince (Faerie Tale Theater)

CRAFT OR HANDOUT:
Paper Crowns, Coloring Sheets and Heart Suckers

Little Red Riding Hood

This month, the library introduced a new program: Super Saturday Stories. Last Saturday, I presented a storytime for kids in grades K-3 that highlighted the favorite folktale, Little Red Riding Hood. We had a blast recreating the traditional tale by having the children do a readers theater presentation, reading variant books and poems, storytelling, and watching a video of a Bugs Bunny version. I hope to do another “Super Saturday Stories” program in the future and play with other fairy tales and folktales. Also: be on the lookout! I will be posting a podcast version of Little Red Riding Hood in the near future…and hope to be posting monthly podcasts of favorite traditional stories.

OPENING:
Intro Music: Pete Seeger: American folk, game & activity songs for children
Demonstrate storytelling doll and talk a little about Children’s Book Week.
Opening Song: Let Everyone Clap Hands With Me

PROGRAM:
Readers Theater: Little Red Riding Hood by Moira Butterfield
Read-aloud #1: Lon Po Po: A Red-Riding Hood Story from China by Ed Young
Tandem Poem: “Red Riding Hood” from You Read to Me, I’ll Read to You: Very Short Fairy Tales to Read Together by Mary Ann Hoberman
Read-aloud #2: Little Red Cowboy Hat by Susan Lowell
Storytelling Activity: The Gunniwolf

MOVIE:
Little Red Riding Rabbit (Looney Tunes)

CRAFT OR HANDOUT:
Basket with goodies (oreos) and CBW bookmark