Kansas Reads to Preschoolers is celebrated each November as part of a statewide project through the State Library of Kansas to ensure that all public libraries in the state can promote early literacy.
This year’s featured book was: My Heart Fills With Happiness, by Monique Gray Smith, a perfect read-aloud during Native American Heritage Month, with its spotlight on Native American family life and culture.
Thanks to a $400 donation from the Midwest Energy Community Fund, the Macksville City Library was excited to offer some extra special activities for the local Pre-K students to enjoy.
After listening to the story, we brainstormed & everyone shared something that made them happy. From baby cats & family, to basketball & reading books, the list was long (and could have gone on & on!).
Then, we divided into three groups so students could decorate a bookmark with something that made them happy, “Fill” their new scarecrow bear with stuffing, and create a nametag for their bear. Some of the many unique names chosen were: Teddy, Clifford, Heart, Bob, and Tree.