Book-based programs are always very popular at our library, so we knew we had to do a program celebrating Mo Willems' new book The Pigeon Has to Go to School. This program was for Pre-K through 2nd grade and lasted about 45 minutes.
We started out with my coworker (wearing her Pigeon Halloween costume) reading the new book:
And playing a felt board game (linked here):
Then we broke up into Pigeon and school themed stations:
Take a picture with Pigeon on a bus! This photo op stayed out through September and it was a HUGE hit!
Pin the Tail on the Pigeon (from a Mo Willems activity book purchased at Kohl's)
Feed a Real Bird- we made pipe cleaner and cheerio bird feeders to practice our fine motor skills and feed our feathered friends.
Count with the Pigeon- we used play-dough to practice counting and tens tables with the Pigeon.
Find the Pigeon- 3 cups with school buses and one has the Pigeon on board. Can you find guess which one?
Pencil Cup Craft- we used tea tins, tissue paper, and glue to make our own pencil holders for school.
Cooking Hot Dogs- We tossed felt hot dog shaped bean bags into hula hoop "frying pans".
Snack Time- although the duckling didn't visit, we had a cookie snack in his honor.