Wednesday, September 28, 2016

Happy 75th Anniversary Curious George


That marvelous mischievous monkey is 75 years young this year and we are celebrating with an evening chock-full of monkey business!  Ages 3-10.

Display: Curious George books

Nametags and “I’m Curious About” ( on cart as entered.  (from – Houghton Mifflin’s site) – encouraged families to have each member decide on something s/he was curious about then ask the librarian for books before leaving tonight…

Music as entering: A to Zoo with Curious George or Playtime Songs of Curious George

Opened by asking what “Curious” meant….then who is curious? Spys…detectivves…scientists…babies…you!

Read: Curious George (the original book)

Sang: “I like to Eat Apples & Bananas” (Raffi)

Then “the (wo)man in the yellow hat” (Eileen) walked in – big hit!

We played “The man in the yellow hat says” (Simon Says) – idea from

Then animal charades (cards from

Then danced according to different instructions on”Monkey See, Monkey Do” (from pbskids.curiousgeorge) to Music for Curious George: Curiously Classical –“freezing” between each

(No time for 5 Little Monkeys)

Crafts: most from or pbs site

  • Curious George Masks
  • “Fancy Footwork” Dancing Puppets
  • Curious George at the Zoo activity sheet – made stick puppets with craft sticks so they could act out stories
  • Curious George “act like an animal” fortune teller
  • Let’s Draw Curious George (for my older kids)
  • coloring sheets

Music while crafting: Curious George – Sing-a-longs and Lullabies for the film by Jack Johnson and Friends

Finally sang “Happy Birthday” with apple juice & animal crackers (3 oz. cups)

9.16 BWL

Wednesday evening program – very successful!

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