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GOT Mail Story Time

Here are books & activities from GOT Mail Story Time, which is Mondays at 1:15pm for children ages 3-5. Click on any book title twice in order to see the book in the catalog.

GOT Mail Story Time

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January 26, 2015. Today's letter came from Little Blue Truck and it was all rhyming!

Calling all Little Blue Truck fans!

January 26, 2015. A small blue truck finds his way out of a jam, with a little help from his friends.

January 26, 2015. A country truck feels out of place in the speedy, noisy city until he comes to the rescue during a giant traffic jam.

January 26, 2015. We pushed trucks around the room to Laurie Berkner's song, Trucks.

January 26, 2015. The kids used different foam shapes to create various kinds of trucks.

January 26, 2015. The kids colored blue a truck similar to this one. They then put a googly eye on, and painted on some "mud" with Hershey's syrup!

The Little Blue Truck Coloring Page

December 15, 2014. Today's letter was from "Pop," who is on the Rice Krispies cereal box. He gave us all sorts of things to pop - including pop corn, bubbles, and bubble wrap!

December 15, 2014. We looked at some pop-up books, and appreciated how much work goes into making them "pop up."

the coolest pop-up book ever... - Oh Joy!

December 15, 2014. The kids made special pop-up cards today.

Simple DIY Pop-Up Cards for Creative Kids - TinkerLab

December 8, 2014. Today's letter was from Doc McStuffins. She is going to teach the kids how to be good doctors!

December 8, 2014. Froggy isn't looking forward to his check-up because he might get a shot but when it's over and he's pronounced a very healthy frog, Dr. Mugwort is the one who dreads Froggy's next visit.

CWMARS Catalog - Froggy goes to the doctor

December 8, 2014. Doctor Hopper and Nurse Rex Barker are back in action, zooming around to cure sick toys.

CWMARS Catalog - Help!

December 8, 2014. The kids each got a stuffed animal which needed a physical exam. They weighed, measured, checked vital signs, and diagnosed the animals. It was great practice!

December 8, 2014. At the end, the kids create their own designs on these bandaid pictures.

December 1, 2014. Today's letter was grrrrrrrrrrrrrrreat - it came from Tony the Tiger! He talked about one of his favorite things in the world - stripes. Tony also gave us some books to read, games to play, and a craft to do.

December 1, 2014. When Bear and Brown Squirrel have a disagreement about whether Bear can stop the sun from rising, Brown Squirrel ends up with claw marks on his back and becomes Chipmunk, the striped one.

December 1, 2014. When the greedy baboon refuses to allow the other animals to drink at the pond, brave Zebra stands up to him, in a Namibian folktale describing how the zebra got his stripes.

Catalog - How zebras got their stripes : a tale from Africa

December 1, 2014. We played two stripe games. The first one was a matching game using the xylophone (which has stripes too!). Every time the xylophone plays music, the kids have to find a stripe matching the instruction. Also, five pictures of striped animals were hidden around the room and the kids needed to find them!

December 1, 2014. For a craft, the kids cut out stripes and glued them onto a white horse to make a zebra!

November 17, 2014. Today's letter was from The Mad Hatter. What a fun hat story time he has planned!!

November 17, 2014. A band of mischievous monkeys steals every one of a peddler's caps while he takes a nap under a tree.

November 17, 2014. One autumn morning, Farmer Brown gets on his tractor and heads to town. Along the way, he picks up a cat in a hat, a goat in a coat, an ox in socks, and other animals who love their clothes--and each animal sings a little song about what it's wearing. When they reach the town, it's Farmer Brown's turn to sing about his clothes--after he gets some new ones.

Catalog - I love my hat

November 17, 2014. A bear almost gives up his search for his missing hat until he remembers something important.

Catalog - I want my hat back

November 17, 2014. Which hat is the little cat hiding under? The kids loved this guessing game.

Flannel Friday: Little Cat

We sang The Silly Hat Song (To beat of This Old Man) "On my head, I wear my hat. It is such a silly hat. With a shake and a wiggle waggle to and fro. Where else can my silly hat go?" (keep going, singing substituting different body parts)

Silly Hat Storytime : Sturdy for Common Things