Welcome to magic week of Stories & Crafts. This is a program geared for preschoolers, but anyone can stop by for a listen and try out the crafts. Sit down and listen to Miss Rhonda read Sylvester and the Magic Pebble by William Steig, make a magic wand and find more fun.
Magic Wand, Dancing Wand
- construction paper
- stickers, ribbon, crayons, or markers, whatever you have to decorate
- paper towel roll or craft stick
- Draw a star on construction paper. If you’re not great at drawing stars, use this template to print one.
- For scissor practice have your child cut out the star.
- Let your child decorate the star and the paper towel roll.
- Glue the star on to the paper towel roll. Double stick tape works great, too.
Things to Talk About
- What other shapes could you add to the top of your wand?
- Practice name writing. Personalize the wand by having your child write his or her name on the star or the paper towel roll.
- Sing and dance together to some favorite library music or Just Like Magic with your wand.
- Help Abby finish the magic patterns. Grown-ups, Everyday Fun with Patterns shares information about making patterns, an important math skill.
- Read Bartholomew and the Oobleck, Make some of your own oobleck and discover the “magic” behind it.
- Watch and listen to the Just Like Magic song.
Don’t forget to log your time for summer reading on Beanstack.
Check out our previous Stories & Crafts, including Magic 1 one featuring Strega Nona.