Today at activity time, 19 kids tasted a radish, carrot, and yam. They rated each on crispness, dryness, and taste. The radish was liked the least. The Yam tasted similar to the carrot. Bailey also baked chocolate chips cookies, some plain, some made with applesauce, and some with plain yogurt. The kids tried to identify which was which but couldn’t. They agreed all were good! Thanks Bailey Carpenter!!
Blake and Chloe Henn read the book The Pout-Pout Fish Goes to School. The children did a fish maze, dot to dot shapes, and then colored a fish while eating Goldfish. They went outside and played “Sharks and Minnows”. About 20 children were at the library. Blake and Chloe are members of the Way out West 4-H club.
Twenty children came to the library today for activity time. Bailey Carpenter, from the Antelope County Extension Office, gave a program on Senses. The kids made nature bracelets from items found outside the library. They were very colorful! Next, they matched various foods to the animals that would eat them. Bailey read a book called What Is That Awful Smell and the children had to guess 11 different items by the smell on a cotton ball in a jar. It was a great lesson!
Bailey Carpenter, from the Antelope County Extension office, gave a program today called “Ready, Set, Think Your Drink…Healthy Beverages”. Eighteen children attended the program where they learned about the amount of sugar in various drinks. They also did activites where they identified healthy and unhealthy drinks. There was a fierce competition between the girls and the boys when guessing the amount of sugar in various drinks! The Antelope County Extension office is working in partnership with the summer reading program “On Your Mark, Get Set… Read!”
Kids who attended also received a contest sheet from the Elgin Review. They have questions to answer, and the answers can be found in this week’s Elgin Review. Small prizes will be given to those who complete the sheet and turn it in by the following Thursday. Every entry will be put into a drawing for an end-of-program prize for one lucky winner!