Here at NWKLS we have assembled ready made StoryBox Kits for use in your libraries. Each kit contains an award winning children’s picture book, as well as an interactive reading readiness activity and all the supplies to complete those activities with your children’s group.
Click on each activity for a printable version.
Kit#1: The Easter Egg
By: Jan Brett
Materials Needed: Poster Board Egg Cut Out, Paint Brushes, Glue, Tissue Paper, Aluminum Foil, Paint Cups, Magnetic Strips, Children’s Scissors, and Plastic Tablecloth
Kit #2: The Curious Garden
By: Peter Brown
Materials Needed: Knee-Highs, Potting Soil, Grass Seed, Plastic Spoons, Plastic Plant Pots, Small Watering Pail, Google Eyes, and Plastic Table Cloth
Kit #3 City Dog, Country Frog
By: Mo Willems
Materials Needed: Cording, Colorful Beads
Provide the children with appropriate lengths of stretchy, clear cording and a variety of beads. Tie a bead on one end of the cording to keep the beads from falling off as the children string them. Encourage the children to lay out a pattern before stringing the beads, but most of all it should be beautiful to them! Allow the children to make two of each bracelet – one for a friend and one to keep like the friendship we saw in Country Dog and City Frog.
Kit #4 Help Me Mr. Mutt
By: Janet Stevens and Susan Stevens Crummel
Materials Needed: Paper Plates, Pompoms, Yarn, Glitter Glue, Construction Paper, and Chenille Stems, Google Eyes, and Plastic Table Cloth
Kit #5 Dirt on My Shirt
By: Jeff Foxworthy
Materials Needed: 1 Cup Cornstarch, bowl, About 1/2 cup water, spoon, Pie Plate, food coloring
Kit #6 Tales from Old Ireland
By: Malachy Doyle
Materials Needed: Green Construction Paper, White Paint, Paint Brushes, Green Crayons, Paint Cups, and Plastic Tablecloth
Kit #7 Gingerbread Friends
By: Jan Brett
Materials Needed: Sandpaper, Patterns, M&Ms, Glue, Hard Candy, Ribbon, Hole Punch, White Crayons, and Cinnamon Sticks
Print and cut out gingerbread man pattern. Trace onto the back of the sandpaper and cut out. Use white crayon to trace around the outline of the gingerbread man. Rub a cinnamon stick all over the gingerbread man and finish decorating gingerbread man with M&Ms and crayons. Make a hole to the top and attach a ribbon.
Kit #8 Little Polar Bear
By: Hans DeBeer
Materials Needed: Poster Board, Vis-a -vis Markers, Stuffed Polar Bear Toys
Kit #9 Cinderella Penguin
By: Janet Perlman
Materials Needed: Laminated Cards, Small version of scanned images for children to place in the correct order themselves.
YouTube Movie can also be added to plan: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vEjiKO7E78c
Kit #10 Look to the Stars
By: Buzz Aldrin
Materials Needed: Construction paper, black and colored, Glitter glue, Scissors, Large Paintbrush,Wax paper