Creative Kids Year #3 Wrap up

Creative Kids Year #3 Wrap up Banner Photo

This month, Creative Kids is wrapping up their 3rd year!  Creative Kids is a after-school library program for Kindergarten-Grade 1 and meets each Thursday at 4:00 from September-April. The children hear a story being read, act out the story (either creative dramatics or Reader's Theatre) then make a craft that goes along with the story.  This year, 15 enthusiastic actor/artists have partipicated in dramatizing 20 children's stories.  The books included picture books and folktales...some were old and some were new.  Creative dramatics involves making the story come to life with voice, actions and props while reading a script.  Reader's Theatre has readers reading from a Reader's Theatre script while other children provide the actions.

Special thanks goes to all of the children and their families who participated.  Also, we were fortunate to have valuable assistance from Westwood High School seniors, Samantha & Lauren and Thurston Middle School 7th Grader, Rita.  They provided much need support for me as well as assisting the children with their reading/actions and the craft.  We will have to say good-bye to our First Graders as they will be going on to Grade 2 in the fall.  I look forward to September when my Kindergarteners become First Graders and the new Kindergartens can become Creative Kids!




Creative Kids

Westwood Public Library



Foxy! by Jessica Soulhami

The Cow Who Clucked by Denise Fleming

The Turnip by Jan Brett

Jack by Tomi DePaola

No Dinner! by Jessica Soulhami

Stone Soup by Marcia Brown

The Giving Tree by Shel Silverstein

The Mitten by Jan Brett

The Gingerbread Baby by Jan Brett

One Dog Sleigh by Mary Casanova

Snowballs by Lois Ehlert

Don’t Wake Up the Bear! by Marjorie Dennis Murray

The Race for the Chinese Zodiak by Gabrielle Wang

Groundhog’s Dilemma by Kristen Remenar

Little Bear’s Valentine by Else Holmelund Minarik

The Day the Crayons Quit by Drew Daywalt

The Story of the Leprechaun by Katherine Tegen

999 Frogs Wake Up by Ken Kimura

The Very Hungry Caterpillar by Eric Carle

Duck and Goose by Tad Hills