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Fall Bucket List- Activities to Share With Family


Fall is my favourite season of the year. The temperature is getting cooler, the leaves are changing, Thanksgiving and Halloween are on their way. I saw this Fall Bucket List on pinterest  and I just had to to share it with you

Full credit goes to www.tinkerlab.com for creating this wonderful list of things to share with your family in Fall. The only activity missing is curling up with a great book!

Which activity are you looking forward to the most? Share it in the comments.

Fall Bucket List





Life Size Candy Land


Yesterday was the Fall Fun Fair at our community centre. One of the things I think is most amazing about the fair is that it’s offered free to all the families in our neighbourhood, from food to games to rides. Our library is attached to the community centre and we have a wonderful relationship with our neighbours. Each year we provide and host an activity in support of the fair.

I wanted to provide an activity that would include participation of all ages and that multiple people could play at once. I had seen different versions of Life Size board games over the internet including Candy Land and so last year with the help of staff and volunteers we worked to create props and the game itself. It was a huge success and we had lots of requests to offer it again.

From 1-4:30 yesterday we had the game set up in the centre’s gym and had a total of 451 people play. (not all at once of course) We saw all ages from parents carrying their infants through, kids, teens and even adults on their own:)

It’s a amazing what cardboard, construction paper, wooden dowels, a wheel and hard work can do. Below are  some pictures. We took them before the crowds arrived as photo release forms would have needed to be signed if we had taken pictures of anyone playing.

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Have you offered a life size board game?  Did I mention the 451 people that played? I’m exhausted!

 

Love to know your thoughts!





Fall Bulletin Board-Idea


 

Fall programs are starting which means it was time to change up the bulletin boards in the children area at my library. I like to present something new each time and though I like to consider myself as someone who is creative, it can be a challenge it come up with new ideas all the time. I’m pretty happy with the one below. I have a couple more book cover images to add but I think you can get the idea from the picture. The feedback from our patrons has been positive :)

Fall Bulletin Board Idea

Where do you get ideas for classroom or library decorating? DO you have a Fall Bulletin Board idea you’d like to share? Leave your ideas in the comments below.





Rhyme Time – Some Love Coffee


Storytime with Jen, rhyme

 

I’ve recorded another video with one of my favourite rhymes to share in my babytime classes -(the video is a little shaky due to my fabulous 11 year old film director)  Below is the video for “Some Love Coffee, Some Love Tea”. This is a rhyme that parents and caregivers really enjoy sharing with their little ones. It’s simple, easy to remember and has a nice rhythm.

I’d really love your feedback- are the video’s helpful? Would you like to see more video’s on this site? Please leave comments below.

 

As mentioned in the video check out www.debbiecarroll.com for more excellent rhymes to share.