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.
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.
Have you offered a life size board game? Did I mention the 451 people that played? I’m exhausted!
Each Thursday I’ll be posting my favourite children’s program from the week. It could be a story time program, a school age program even programs for teens.
Below the post each week you’ll be able to link up and share your favourite program from the week too! Please include a mention of the feature in your post and link back here too:)
I thought this would be a fabulous way to share ideas.
Can you Make a Scary Face?
This summer’s reading club theme in Ontario is “Imagine” and this book by Jan Thomas is perfect for it.
It’s a wonderful participation book, and will get the whole family up and moving. I use this one to open the storytime. (there is a part in the book where everyone is invited to stand up and do the chicken dance!)
Not a Box
Not a Box by Antoinette Portis is the story of a rabbit that discovers a box only it’s not a box, it’s whatever he imagines it to be. After this story I show a small box and we all think (imagine) what else it could be…a boat? (we then sing row row your boat) a robot? (we stand up and act like robots.)..a space ship? we pretend to blast off into space.
Freeze Dance-one of my favourite games to play. Put on some great tunes (child friendly) and dance away!
Press Here by Herve Tullet is an interactive book.We followed the “instructions” in the book and the children and their grown ups loved it!