Thursday, March 24, 2022

In short, I am busy: 1st grade field trip Stick to reading

Storytime 10-15 minutes
  • If you time this right, the kids can draw on the back of their bingo sheets while they listen.
  • Selections
    • Fox in the library by Lorenz Pauli
    • The Midnight library by Kazuno Kohara
  • Both stories work well for discussing different things/places in the library
Bingo Scavenger Hunt 15-20 minutes
  • Explain how the game works
    • Stay in the children's area
    • Try not to run and yell
    • Mark off the pictures on your bingo sheet with the crayon, then get a sticker and turn your crayon in for a penny for the wishing well
  • The bingo game is a bunch of pictures of things in the children's area, scrambled. We usually have to redo it each time b/c things change.
  • You can either have them find everything and get one sticker or actually mark off lines of pictures and get multiple stickers. Depends on how much time you have.
  • I like to offer the kids free playtime if possible, in the play area and/or Storyroom.
  • Make sure you mark off the children's area with tape lines so they know where to stay.
  • You need to know the teachers - this can get chaotic and some aren't comfortable with that.
  • Have a whistle on hand to call everyone back.

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