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Fantastic, fun reading programs
Totten, Kathryn, 1955-
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Publication Information:
Fort Atkinson, Wis. : Alleyside Press, [2001]

Physical Description:
94 pages : illustrations ; 28 cm
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Z718.2.U6 T67 2001 Adult Non-Fiction Central Closed Stacks-Oversize Non-Circ

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This book takes all the work out of planning and implementing youth programs. The author of the popular book Storytime Crafts, above left, has created 40 original programs that are both fantastically easy and absolutely fun to offer.Each program is fully described and the appropriate age level, program length and audience limit are provided, along with patterns and instructions for related crafts. Describes assignments for volunteers and provides clear instructions for preparation, together with the estimated preparation time and needed supplies. For further enrichment, community resources are suggested. Includes annotated lists of recommended books and other learning resources.

Author Notes

Kathy Totten has served as the Children's Programs Information Specialist at the Koelbel Public Library (Littleton, Colorado) since 1988

Table of Contents

Introductionp. 5
1. Scrumptious Readingp. 7
Teddy Bear Picnicp. 9
Gingerbread Dayp. 11
Zucchini Whambinip. 13
Tea and Crumpets: Etiquette Teap. 15
Yankee Noodle Dayp. 17
One Potato, Two Potatop. 19
Creating Cornelia: Corn Husk Dollsp. 21
Milk Money Service Projectp. 23
2. Reading Round-upp. 25
Urban Cowboy Bicycle Rodeop. 27
Desert Flower Potsp. 29
Baby Animals Fairp. 31
This Little Piggyp. 33
Make Your Own Tornadop. 35
Desert Lizardsp. 36
Branded Booksp. 38
Sponsor a Horse Service Projectp. 40
3. Diving for Treasurep. 41
Dolphin Drawingsp. 43
Pirate Mapp. 46
Lost City of Atlantisp. 48
Starfish Artp. 50
Sand Paintingp. 52
A Day at the Oceanp. 53
Shell Creaturesp. 55
Book Treasures Service Projectp. 57
4. Turn Back the Pages of Timep. 59
Voyage with the Vikingsp. 61
A Visit to Ancient Romep. 64
The Olympics of Ancient Greecep. 67
A Visit to Camelotp. 69
A Visit to Ancient Egyptp. 72
Return to the Renaissancep. 74
The Wild Westp. 77
Quilts for a Queen Service Projectp. 78
5. Books and All That Jazzp. 79
Musical Buffetp. 82
Curtains Up! Talent Showp. 84
Rock in Roll Sock Hopp. 85
Hey, Isn't That Elvis?p. 86
Mardi Grasp. 87
Make a Musical Instrumentp. 89
Cool Tunes: A Song Writing Workshopp. 91
Caroling in July Service Projectp. 93