The Wind Blew In

I am planning a weather themed storytime in a few weeks and love this little classic by Pat Hutchins. The Wind Blew In is basically about a town, where each person loses an item to the wind and they all chase them down until the wind blows back out again.

I thought this could make a really great magnet board, so I put my fairly-mediocre artistic skills to work and drew each of the items the wind blows:













We are going to blow and move our arms like the wind as each item blows by. And at the end when the wind gives back all the items and blows out to see, I am going to use a blue whiteboard marker to draw waves. It’s should be lots of fun and more interactive that way.

That’s all for now!


The First Day of Winter

I decided I would make a magnet board for Denise Fleming’s The First Day of Winter and boy did this take more time then I thought it would.


I basically hand drew each of the 10 items:

Red hat with a gold snap, two blue mittens, three scarves, four prickly pinecones, five birdseed pockets, six tiny twigs, seven maple leaves, eight orange candies, nine big black buttons and ten roasted peanuts.

Then I laminated everything and stuck magnets on the back on them.

Went I tested them out on my snowman, I realized that anywhere there were magnets on the snowman’s body, my pieces would stay stuck. SO when I use this for storytime, I am going to draw my snowman on the white board and just use the pieces to tell the story.

I am also going to attempt to sing the story to the tune of: The Twelve Days of Christmas.

Honestly, if I can get through it without dying laughing, I’ll deem it a success. HA!

That’s all for now!


Dog’s Colorful Day – Magnet Board

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For an upcoming storytime I decided to read: Dog’s Colorful Day by Emma Dodd. It’s a fun one for counting and identifying colors. It also was a really easy one to create a prop for.

First, I drew and cut out a nice big version of my dog. I laminated him with the intention of using dry erase markers to draw on his spots, so that I could easily erase them when he got his “bath.” But I didn’t have the right colors so I decided to cut out my dots too.

Then I attached magnets to my dog and each of his spots, so I can stick his spots on as the story progresses.

All of our magnet boards are white, which really washed out my dog, so I decided to put up a black background with thin paper so the magnets still work.

And that’s it! Really easy one. I’ll let you guys know how it goes!

That’s all for now!