Monday, August 13, 2007


On March 26th, 2005, 19 participants and parents gathered in the library's community room for an afternoon of fun and crafts with a Bob the Builder theme. Each child received a primary-colored (Ellison) puffy star name tag as they arrived.

Children's Librarian Barb Scott welcomed the participants and presented a short Powerpoint presentation that introduced the characters as well as tested the knowledge of the participants with a short quiz on the show.

Once this was completed, participants were given the chance to make five different Bob the Builder crafts. They were:

1. Bob the Builder Jigsaw Puzzle--Participants colored a picture of Bob that was marked through with lines for a jigsaw puzzle. These puzzles were then ran through the laminator and then given back to parents to cut them out. Individual pieces were then stored in a baggie.

2. Bob the Builder Door Hanger--A pictures of Bob was colored and cut out. A slogan which read "Can we have fun reading? YES, WE CAN!" was also cut out. Door hanger shapes were colored if desired and the picture and slogan glued onto them.

3. Bob the Builder Mask--A large mask shape of Bob's face was colored by participants. These were then affixed to a paint stick so that they could be held up in front of the face!

4. Bob the Builder Toilet Paper Roll Craft--Pattern pieces that made up Bob the Builder were colored and glued onto toilet paper rolls. This turned out to be a very cute craft!

5. Bob the Builder Coloring Page--Participants were urged to do their best coloring on this picture of Bob and Wendy that was handed in to Mrs. Scott for display in the library along with pictures taken of the event.

Once crafts were completed, it was time for snacks! Participants and parents enjoyed fruit snacks, cupcakes, and Frito's Scoops chips along with punch.

At the conclusion of the program, a drawing was held for a variety of Bob the Builder prizes.

Each participant received a goodie bag at the conclusion of the program. These bags contained a toy piece of construction equipment, tattoos, hammer and saw bookmarks, and a variety of stickers. Participants also received a construction-themed doorhanger.

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