The Holiday Handbook: 700+ Storytime Activities from Arbor Day to Yom Kippur…from Diwali to Kwanzaa to Ramadan

$72.00
ALA Member: 
$ 64.80
Item Number: 
978-1-55570-768-2
Published: 
2012
Publisher: 
ALA Neal-Schuman
Pages: 
336
Width: 
8 12"
Height: 
11"
Format: 
Softcover

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Are you tired of the same old activities for Halloween, St. Patrick's Day, Christmas, Thanksgiving and Valentine's Day? Do you have trouble finding activities for Grandparent's Day, May Day, Earth Day, Rosh Hashanah, Diwali, or Ramadan? Here, you get countless activities for 33 holidays, saving you from scouring through hundreds of books and activities trying to find appropriate material.

Each chapter contains a small history of the holiday, an annotated collection of the perfect books, poems, and activities (such as coloring pages, cut-and-tell pages, draw-and-tell stories, flannel board stories, and games). Loads of finger plays included in each chapter make this book more than a guide to finding storytimes. Songs and crafts will bring life and variation to your holiday programming.

This one-stop compilation is easy to use and very inclusive. But the best part is the amazing amount of resources! You get over 700 activities, and at least 2 crafts and 2 cut-out drawings for each chapter. If you want story time to be amazing, this compendium has everything you need to serve your users instead of reinventing the wheel every year.

Preface 
Acknowledgments 
April Fools' Day
Arbor Day, Earth Day, and Tu B'Shevat 
Birthdays 
Chinese New Year 
Christmas 
Cinco de Mayo 
Columbus Day 
Diwali/Divali 
Easter 
Father's Day and Mother's Day 
Fourth of July/Independence Day and Flag Day 
Grandparents Day 
Groundhog Day 
Halloween 
Hanukkah 
Kwanzaa 
Martin Luther King Day 
May Day 
New Year's Day 
Passover 
Presidents' Day 
Purim 
Ramadan 
Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur 
Saint Patrick's Day 
Thanksgiving 
Valentine's Day 
Veterans Day and Memorial Day 
Appendix A: Craft, Equipment, and Supply List 
Appendix B: Barbara's Gallery of Holiday Storytime Crafts 
Index 
About the Author

Barbara A. Scott

Barbara A. Scott has been Children's Librarian at the Bucyrus Public Library in Bucyrus, Ohio for 26 years. During that time, she has been responsible for creating preschool storytimes, as well as administering the state summer reading program and ordering materials for the Children's Department. In addition, she has been active over the years in the Ohio Library Council, serving on various committees. She holds a Bachelor of Science degree from the University of Rio Grande, where she double-majored in Library Science and English.