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Goldie's Kids Club - Storytime

Goldie's Storytime

Iowa is full of colorful characters! Meet a few on the third Wednesday of each month with a digital storytime program with Goldie's Kids Club. Each month, a new book recommendation and hands-on activity with an Iowa connection will be digitally released. This at-home program is recommended for young historians (ages 3-7).

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Upcoming Goldie's Storytime Activities

New storytime activities and videos are released on the first Saturday of each month. Check back each month to discover a new story or revisit an old favorite.

MonthBook & Activity InstructionsActivity Video
April 2024Flowers Are Calling by Rita GrayCreate an Origami Paper Flower

Past Storytime Activities

Jump into past Storytime activities to learn more about Iowa history. You can also find past activity videos on the Goldie's Kids Club YouTube Playlist.

Book & Activity InstructionsActivity Video
Aliens Are Coming!: The True Account Of The 1938 War Of The Worlds Radio Broadcast by Meghan McCarthySound Effects
Alma and How She Got Her Name by Juana Martinez-NealName Activity
Because of an Acorn by Lola M. Schaefer and Adam SchaeferMake Colorful Paper Oak Leaves and Acorns
Before She Was Harriet by Leah Cline-RansomRecording Oral Histories
Blue Sky White Stars by Sarvinder NaberhausIowa State Flag Activity
County Fair (adapted from the Little House books) by Laura Ingalls Wilder--
Extra Yarn by Marc BarnettYarn Snowflakes
Flowers Are Calling by Rita GrayCreate an Origami Paper Flower
Fry Bread: A Native American Story by Kevin Noble MaillardBaking Bread
Going to Town (adapted from the Little House books) by Laura Ingalls WilderConstruct a Paper Basket
I Pledge Allegiance by Pat Mora and Libby MartinezDesign a Paper American Flag
The Keeping Quilt by Patricia PolaccoPatch Together a Friendship Quilt
The Leaf Thief by Alice HemmingCreate a Handprint Acorn
A Little House Birthday (adapted from the Little House books) by Laura Ingalls Wilder--
The Man Who Loved Libraries: The Story of Andrew Carnegie
by Andrew Larson
Design a Bookmark
Nightime in Owl's Head by Christine Guzzo VickeryCreate Paper Plate Owls
Sleep Tight Farm by Eugenie DoyleCreate a Paper Snowflake Blizzard
Smart About Chocolate: A Sweet History by Sandra MarkleMake Homemade Fudge
Snow Birds by Kirsten HallMold Your Own Goldfinch
Sweet Corn and Sushi: The Story of Iowa and Yamanashi by Lori EricksonConstruct an Origami Pig
A Sweet Smell of Roses by Angela JohnsonConstruct Paper Plate Doves
Ten Beautiful Things by Molly GriffinFavorite Thing List
Up in the Garden and Down in the Dirt by Kate MessnerCreate a Popsicle Stick Garden Gnome
A Weed is a Flower: The Life of George Washington Carver by AlikiTorn Paper Landscapes
Winter Days in the Big Woods (adapted from the Little House books) by Laura Ingalls WilderCreate Homemade Butter

Storytime Booklists

At-home storytime is an effective way to promote language and literacy skills and help encourage a lifelong love of reading and learning. Below are recommended books to help guide your child's learning to incorporate more history into your reading list.