Summer Reading Club

JUGGLING

Juggling Workshop

This awesome Juggling workshop is geared for an older child, however anyone can learn how to juggle with some help!

Juggling Craft

If you are going to learn how to juggle, why not make some props to juggle with. Have fun making this craft!

Margaret Clauder as Senorita Magarita “Reading Fiesta”

https://vimeo.com/548671083/ca37e7e2ec

Join magician Jeff Quinn with his Reading Safari Magic Show.

STORIES

Grumpy Monkey is well, grumpy. Sometimes we feel this way. Find out what he does and how his friends try to help him out. Please join us for a dramatic read of Grumpy Monkey by Suzanne Lang and read by Miss Jill from Storytime Emotions

 

There is a Giraffe In My Soup By Ross Burach

This book is a bout a boy who goes to a restaurant to get a bowl of soup but instead he meets some of the animals from the local zoo instead. 

The story is read by a student from the Meadows Academy in Tanzania. 

Mahalia Mouse and her family live underneath Dunster House, an old Harvard dormitory. Foraging for food for her younger brothers and sisters, Mahalia gets trapped in a backpack and then finds herself inside a classroom far from home. Mahalia, intrigued by the lecture, starts attending classes and soon becomes a full-time student. By John Lithgow and Illustrated by Igor Oleynikov. This was written as part of the author’s keynote address at Harvard’s commencement in 2005.

The Three Little Wolves and the Big Bad Pig

By Eugene Trivizas and Helen Oxenbury

This is NOT a very nice pig.

(Just Saying)

Read by Paula Howell

 

The Elves and the Shoemaker read by Chrissy Metz, retold from the Brothers Grimm and illustrated by Jim LaMarche.

The classic story of the Lion and the Mouse by Little Cozy Nook.

CRAFTS

THINGS TO PRINT

S.T.E.A.M. THE BRAIN

Full S.T.E.A.M. Ahead — Make your own Vortex.
In a typical year, nearly 1,000 tornadoes strike the United States, according to the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration. Make a Glitter Tornado to understand the science behind this powerful weather event.

Chandler is back to show us how to make a rubber band powered CD car.

Materials you’ll need and instructions:  CLICK HERE

(Please ask a grown-up before using CDs)

Pinwheels and Twirligigs

Colored Paper, Straight Pins, Paper Straws. Mini Erasers, Skewers, Glue Sticks

  • DIY Robotic Hand Instructions
  • Today’s project, DIY Robotic Hands, is sure to spark kids’ imaginations using just four simple materials.  Children will develop their engineering and creative thinking skills in this fun S.T.E.A.M. Activity!
  • Click for instruction sheet

Join Autumn and Chandler with Making a Newton’s Cradle. Chandler will teach kids all about the science behind momentum and how important engineering is when building a structure. Click to find out what craft materials you need.

Scavenger Hunt

Music

Check out this awesome site and create some music by drawing lines, circles, squares or whatever you like and then press play. Introducing Google Chrome’s Kandinsky

Click here

Use squares from the Chrome Music Lab to create songs with Song Maker

Click here

Virtual Tours

Ever wonder how bubble gum is made? Check out this clip from Discovery to find out. 

Virtual Trip of the farm

NATIONAL MUSEUM OF NATURAL HISTORY 

Take yourself on a tour or go on one of the narrated tours. Look at the permanent exhibits or look at some of the past or current exhibits. Click here to access the tours

Live webcam of the penguin exhibit at the San Diego Zoo.

Please click here.   

Visit Yellowstone National Park.  Use the arrows to explore everything.

Click here.

Coding

Do an hour of code by helping Moana find her way home.

Have fun!! Click here