The themes are always really cute. Today the theme was "Sail into Summer." We started with a sailboat coloring sheet. Once all the kids had arrived, they read The Puddle by David McPhail. This was great for the theme but it is also a great book for spring.
The Puddle is the story of a little boy who goes out to play with his sailboat on a rainy day. In the puddle, his sailboat encounters many imaginary animals. Some are helpful, others are not. His mother has told him to stay out of the puddle.He is able to rescue his sailboat, though, when the sun comes out and the puddle dries up.
After reading the story, we made a sailboat out of precut shapes. The kids were then encouraged to draw any animals they wanted in their puddle with their sailboat. Drawing animals was actually too challenging for Logan and he wasn't really interested in that. I think, though, that we will add animal stickers to our picture later, if he takes an interest.
After the story today, we got a special treat. Several weeks ago at story time, the kids made these butterflies.
The store set up a butterfly house with some caterpillars. Well, the caterpillars turned to butterflies this week. Today was the day for releasing the butterflies! The kids had a lot of fun watching them fly off into the sunny blue skies.
After we left storytime, a thunderstorm rolled in. Which means, after nap time, there should be some perfect puddles for sailing toy boats.
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