Sunday Storytime Challenge

Every other week, we will post a Sunday Storytime Challenge. The goal is to encourage the SU community to try new things and share out those adventures. Challenges will vary widely and can include craftiness, elevator speeches, networking, professional development and beyond!


So here is this week’s challenge!




Props can add a lot of wow to your Storytime routine, but they are terrifying if you have never used them. Shakers, parachutes, puppets, and scarves are becoming pretty common, but often fall into the category of expensive to buy and time consuming to make. So, this week, take the time to make something for your Storytime crowd. Be creative and use the depths of your unorganized storage area!


Need a push?


Get out the glue and felt to make 2 little ‘somethings’ that fit on your fingers! I recently made this dragon duo to take over the popular 2 Little Blackbirds fingerplay.


A paper towel tube, foil, and tinsel are all you need for Roving Fiddlehead’s Itsy Bitsy Spider waterspout prop!


Use all that leftover fabric you are hoarding to make giant food like this PIZZA from a Librarian Less Ordinary!


Grab some felt, poof balls, and googly eyes for this adorable set of peas pressed in their pea pod from Fun With Friends at Storytime.


Do you have cardboard, sticks, and string? Thrive After Three shared props for This Is Not a Stick and This Is Not a Box.


Pipe cleaners are probably hiding in the nooks and crannies of your desk. Pull them out and makes some flies a la Mel’s Desk.


Finally, some apples, a headband, and glue make this festive head prop from Catch the Possibilities.


What amazing things were born from your fingers? Are your covered in felt, glue, glitter, or permanent marker? Make sure to come back and share with us! There are so many ways you can share:


  • Simply comment to this post!
  • Email us at
  • Tweet it out using #storytimechallenge
  • Do you have a kick-ass blog? Share your challenge story there and send us the link!


There is no concrete timeline for you to complete the challenges and they will always remain open.


We can’t wait to see what you can accomplish!

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