Halloween was only a few weeks away. According to the story time schedule, there was already another day that some of the story time ladies were using the theme Halloween, but I decided to use it anyway. Why? Because my story time was going to be completely different than theirs; different personalities, therefore different ideas. I was not sure what books I could use because a lot of the Halloween books were checked out, but just to my luck one afternoon a patron turned in a large stack of Halloween themed books. I didn't know for sure what was there or what I wanted to use, but I snached them up quick.
As it was, I presented a fun story time using the following Halloween themed books:
- The House that Drac Built by Judy Sierra (I found images and printed off the different characters in the book with the story on the back and laminated them. I put up the different characters on the board as I went, similarly to a flanel board story.)
- Room on a Broom by Axel Scheffler
I also did the Halloween rhyme 10 Pumpkins Sitting on the Wall will the images taped up on the board.
So I guess it turned out alright. Just know...if you think you are in a panic. Stay calm. Select a new theme or just one book to focus on. Everything will come together. Don't be discouraged when ideas do not flow. An idea will come; you will think of something.