Back to School Storytime
To get into the shift of a academic state of mind, the Sunday storytimers and I read some (in my opinion) fantastic books about going to school, and also made radical pencil toppers for our craft. Why are they radical? Because when you make them they have a secret super power to make going to school fun!
Back to School Storytime Line-up:
Foxy by Emma Dodd
A brand new Emma Dodd book. We love Emma Dodd! A story of a fox with a magical tail who does his best to help a little girl prepare for her first day of school.
The Gingerbread Man Loose in the School by Laura Murry, illustrated by Mike Lowery
A fun spin on the classic gingerbread man tale about a class who leaves their gingerbread man behind and his journey to find them.
Pete the Cat Rocking in My School Shoes by Eric Litwin, illustrated by James Dean
Going back to school is all good with when you rock out with Pete the Cat.
First Day Jitters by Julie Danneberg, illustrated by Judy Love
My personal, all-time favorite back to school story with a twist about back to school jitters.
Radical Pencil Topper Craft:
A simple way to spice up a plain ol’ No. 2 to send the kids back to class in style.
Materials needed: pipe cleaners, scissors, foam stickers, and markers.
Cut a pipe cleaner in half.
Find two foam stickers the same shape and size.
Attach one to the end of a halved pipe cleaner.
Line up the other sticker with the sticker already attached to the pipe cleaner. Sandwich sticky sides together.
Line up pipe cleaner with a pencil…
…and curl around the pencil.
And that’s it! The kids asked me how you are supposed to erase with a pencil topper attached, (They were very concerned about their erasing), but all you have to do is slide it down.
Wishing everyone preparing to go back to school a great first day!