Monday, July 7, 2014

Storytime for July 8th: Christmas in July

This week at storytime, we're taking a break from the heat and celebrating the imaginary chill in the air for Christmas in July!

Here are the books we'll be reading this week, along with some videos, links, and activities to accompany them!

Make your own (virtual) snowman at ABCya!

Build a snowman and listen to the "Ten Little Snowmen" rhyme at Starfall.

Help the Grinch grow his heart by delivering presents to Whoville at Seussville.

And here's the famous Grinch song from the classic animated adaptation of Dr. Seuss's book!

What was Santa like as a kid?  Here are a few ideas:

Listen to an interview with author/illustrator Jon Agee here.

You can also download this week's Takeaway page by clicking here.

And be sure to check out some of these fun online Christmas activities:

Activity Villagecoloring pages, jokes, and games

Merry Christmas Kids Zonestories, Santa letters, games, and more

Enchanted Learningfun and easy Christmas crafts for kids

‘Tis the SeasonCheck out these fun ideas for celebrating Christmas in July with your kids!

And, finally, if you liked today's stories, here are some more great Christmas books!

  • The Night Before Christmas by Clement C. Moore
  • Who's That Knocking on Christmas Eve by Jan Brett
  • The Christmas Box by Eve Merriam
  • Shall I Knit You a Hat?  by Kate Klise
  • Bear Stays Up for Christmas by Karma Wilson
  • The Year of the Perfect Christmas Tree by Gloria Houston

Have a great week, and we'll see you next Tuesday!

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