6 R Movement (VOYA's
best program 2008)
- Banned Books
of the Bands (from
Heaether Venetucci, Rockford Library, IL)
of the Books (Tweens in MHLS program)
Crossing (Sharing books throughout communities)
of teen program ideas (YALSA wiki)
sites for teens
of simple crafts with full directions, including some holiday ideas
Kids Books, Crafts, Songs and Fingerplays-Great compilation
of books with appropriate easy crafts, fingerplays and songs. Site
can be searched by topic or keyword.
(customized)-Variety of calendars to print out with themes,
ready to color
Kids Toys-Instructions for making a variety of moveable children's
toys using recycled corrugated cardboard which you can get free
Index -Great site with alphabetical listing of crafts, further
broken down into Preschool, Elementary, Preteen and Teen/Adult categories
for Kids- Indexed site with many choices of craft projects
for Kids, Too-More great ideas which change monthly
Crafts for Kids-Great
site with crafts arranged by theme (holidays, animals, ABCs) to
be made from household items
Learning-Wonderful site with crafts arranged by subject
Preschool Rainbow Activity Central-Theme based program ideas
for preschool programs.
Box-Ideas for activities, music, games,crafts, seasonal ideas.
Domain Crafts-Lots of craft ideas for fun, gifts, using recycled
materials, related to seasons and holidays.
Craft Stores site-The craft supply store chain offers ideas
for a variety of crafts.
Goose Page (Nursery Rhymes)-Many nursery rhymes with index.
Crafts-Site with many patterns for all kinds of objects to be
made out of paper, including origami. Site also has links to other
Preschool-Ideas for programs based on holidays, seasons, toddler
you need to know about making puppets, writing puppet plays, using
puppets in your programs.
to Treasures-Ideas for many craft items you can create from
Crafts-This site from the San Diego Zoo has many interesting
crafts related to animals plus some fun science experiments in the
Science in Action section.
- CSI Programs
- Dungeons and
Contests & Book-to-Movie Programs
Start Cards - Fine Reduction Program (Give teens break on fines)
Programs (Board AND video)
Cut! (VOYA's runner up best program 2008)
Pacific American Heritage Month (May)
Around the World-How Christmas is celebrated in over 200 countries,
origin, symbolism, Santa Claus, recipes, music & ornament suggestions
New Year- Information on how Chinese New Year's Day is determined,
Chinese Zodiac, significance of dragons, calligraphy & graphics
analogous to Christmas cards, plus information about Tet, the Vietnamese
List of Holidays-Lists arranged by months and by special holidays.
of the World—Click on any country on the world
map and find out about some of their holidays.
and Seasonal Activity Sites—Kathy Schrock's site with extensive
links to many holidays.
Zone - Ideas for holidays, searchable by specific holiday. Each
day has activities and ideas broken down into categories as follows:
Arts & Crafts, Language Activities, Poetry, songs & Action
Rhymes & Recommended Sources.
Around the World - Gourmet Gift Baskets provides a site rich
with links to history, crafts and ideas for educating kids about
different holidays from around the world.
Domain Holiday Ideas - A list of ideas for games, activities,
stories, and special events for many holidays and the seasons of
- Knitting Ideas
chess (Build set w/Home Depot directions)
- Locked in the
- Movie Night
- Music Programs
- Mystery &
Readers Theater Programs
- Scavenger Hunts
programs (Texas State Library)
- Writing (Places
that accept teen writing)