The kindergarten teachers at our school often host a Chinese New Year parade at our school. The kindergartners parade through the hallways decked out in dragon masks and we cheer them on. If creating dragon masks from scratch sounds daunting, there is a mask template in the event kit. This would be a fun read aloud to add to that celebration, and the origami activity is one kids are sure to love. Plus, The Asian Pacific American Library Association named The Nian Monster a 2017-2018 honor book.
Activity Name: Interactive Storytime Kit and Origami Bookmark
Activity Description: Make a mask of the Nian monster to "feed" during story time, then make an origami bookmark of the monster that "chomps" on the page of your book!
Day 25 of Summer Goal
MY SUMMER OFFICIALLY STARTS JUNE 19TH AND ENDS AUGUST 24TH. THAT'S 9.5 WEEKS OF SUMMER OR 66 DAYS. MY ORIGINAL GOAL WAS TO READ A MIDDLE GRADE NOVEL OR 15-20 PICTURE BOOKS A DAY FOR 50 OF THOSE DAYS, BUT MY NEW GOAL IS TO SHOOT FOR 30 DAYS. I DIDN'T REALIZE I'D END UP DOING TEXT SETS! I'LL BLOG ABOUT THE BOOKS AND MY EXPERIENCE HERE. READ ON!