On Thursday, July 7th Baily Carpenter came and did activities dealing with calories. First, they went outside and played knock the socks off of the towel. After they came back inside they split into three different groups and two of the groups got either raisins or m&m’s. They had to guess how many of each item there were to get to 100 calories. The third group saw how much of each of them there were to make the 100 calories. Next, the kids each got a folder and inside there were cards that had different foods on them with the number of calories. Each child got to choose different foods that added up to 250 calories that they would like for a snack. Baily read “My Big Brother”.
On Wednesday, July 6th the children at story time made an octopus. Each child decorated tentacles that made up the eight legs. They got to choose what they wanted to do on their tentacles. After decorating the tentacles, the kids went outside to play tag. The book that was read was “Good Thing You’re Not an Octopus!” by Julie Markes.
Bailey Carpenter presented a program on on foods and digestion to 14 children today at the library. They talked about food groups and played fruit basket upset. Next they put a piece of cracker on their tongue, noticed how the taste changed, and it began to dissolve. They put bread in a baggy and squeezed it to illustrate how food is digested in our body. Last they did a guessing activity identifying the ingredients in pizza and where they come from. Bailey read a book called I Will Never, Ever Eat a Tomato.
Luke Henn read to 10 children today at story time. He read Soccer Game first.
Then he explained the sport of wrestling and showed some trophies. Next he read Dino-Swimming. He took the children outside where they took turns rolling dice to see what exercise they should do. Last he read Beans Baker, Number 5.
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!!