In August, I had the pleasure of presenting my book Jobs of a Preschooler at a library during preschool storytime two days in a row, which I wrote about here. I had said that I would like to go back to do storytime at the library again for my book Pickles, Pickles, I Like Pickles. Well, yesterday and today I was given that opportunity.
I enjoyed presenting my book Pickles, Pickles, I Like Pickles yesterday and today at the same library during preschool storytime and toddler time. The preschoolers were able to do a little more than the toddlers, but all of the kids were able to help me read Pickles, Pickles, I Like Pickles by saying pickles, pickles, I like pickles at the appropriate times.
Since the main character in Pickles, Pickles, I Like Pickles grew cucumbers in his garden using seeds he and his mom bought at a store, I decided to bring some seeds to show the kids. I had the seeds divided into four bags to see if they could guess what kinds of seeds each bag contained. Here are the bags of seeds:
Top left are green bean seeds, top right are cucumber seeds, bottom right are pea seeds, and bottom left are carrot seeds. I think some of the kids were amazed by how tiny the carrot seeds are compared to the other seeds.
The kids then had the opportunity to taste test three different kinds of pickles: dill, bread and butter (my favorite), and a zesty sweet pickle. Most of the kids liked the dill pickle the best and thought the zesty sweet pickle was too spicy.
Afterwards, they decorated their own cucumbers/pickles. The toddlers simply used crayons and colored the green construction paper cut out like cucumbers. The preschoolers were given two googly eyes (some chose different sizes), 2 glue dots (I love these for the little ones!), styrofoam stickers, and crayons to decorate their cucumbers/pickles.
We had quite a few fun creations. Here is a pirate:
Here is a farmer and a couple of friends:
Here is a “Pickle Man” and a mermaid:
Here is another creation with a heart for a nose, letters for ears, and a yellow oval as a belly button:
There were many more adorable little cucumbers/pickles that the kids decorated. They took their cute creations home with them along with a coloring page and an activity sheet. To print your own coloring pages and activity sheets to go along with Pickles, Pickles, I Like Pickles, click here.
With tomorrow being Thanksgiving, I was surprised there were between 40-45 kids who showed up between the two days for the activities. I hope they all had a wonderful time. I really enjoyed being able to read to them and see all of their finished creations. Pickles, Pickles, I Like Pickles!
May you have a happy Thanksgiving tomorrow!