Tap the Magic Tree

Tap the Magic Tree

Summer week madness took over, so this post is a bit late!

What We Read:

Tap the Magic Tree

Tap the Magic Tree by Christie Matheson is an interactive picture book much like Herve Tullet’s Press Here. Readers are invited to shake an apple tree, warm up spring flowers, and bring snow. As the story goes on, the tree cycles through all four seasons, showing the unique beauty of each one. This is a cheery, bright book that was the perfect end to our plants storytime!

What We Said:

“My Hands”

“Five Pretty Flowers in My Garden Grew” from King County Library System’s Tell Me a Story wiki:

Five pretty flowers in my garden grew.
Hmm, I bet they smell pretty, too!
So, I bent down to sniff, but they tickled my nose.
Aaah-Choo!  Oh no!
Away one flower blows!

“Touch Your Nose”

What We Did:

We played with our parachute! This is one of the kids’ absolute favorite things to do. We have a variety of parachute games and activities. Some of our favorites are the name switch game, where the parachute is raised and two kids run under it to trade places, and popcorn, where the parachute is shaken and soft toys are thrown on the parachute and bounced up and down.

What We Made:

handprint tree craft

Handprint trees! The kids traced their hands on brown construction paper, cut it out, and glued it to the white paper. I gave them small tissue paper scraps to roll up and glue on for leaves, flowers, and apples. Then they colored whatever other details they wanted on there.

No storytime until June 9th when summer reading storytime kicks in! Join us for lots of superhero fun!


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