We had eight friends join us for story time this morning. We read “Bear Needs Help” by Sarah S. Brannen and “Panda & Polar Bear” by Matthew J. Baek. We also painted our own polar bear faces using pom poms and clothespins. This is great for preschoolers pincer grasping skills.
We had seven friends join us this morning for a penguin themed story time. We read a couple of books about penguins and then made our own penguins. We talked about the shapes and colors we found in our books and on our penguins. Getting seven kiddos to all smile at the camera at once is really tricky!
We had six friends join us this morning for a Santa Claus themed story time.
We read, “Santa Duck” by David Milgrim and “Bad Kitty: Searching for Santa” by Nick Bruel.
Then we made our own Santa beards from a kit I found at Hobby Lobby a couple of years ago.
We used leftover cotton balls from a generous donation during summer reading.
We had five friends join us for a reindeer themed story time this morning. I realized that we don’t own any books about reindeer so we had to compromise and read “Christmas Mice” and “There Was An Old Lady Who Swallowed a Bell”. We also did the reindeer hokey pokey which left me very out of breath! This craft is one I found at Hobby Lobby. It’s all stickers and they just assemble the reindeer. It’s very good for their fine motor skills.
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This morning we had twelve kiddos join us for space camp. We read books about the stars and talked about constellations.
Then we did some “star” yoga, which the kids really seemed to enjoy. There were a lot of giggles!
After that, we made chalk and star sticker constellations. Some kids made up their own constellations and some copied real constellations.
We had 8 teens join us for origami space camp last week.
We also realized that our sugar crystals from the previous week didn’t turn out as well as we had liked.
This week, we will try to build a globe structure using only tape and straws. I won’t be helping them at all. It’s all about working together as a team to figure out how to engineer the globe.
I’m trying to do better about keeping our blog updated! For those that are interested in statistical data, here’s where we’re at with our summer reading program. Week 1, we had 53 kids attend a space camp. Week 2, we had 71 kids attend either a space camp or the Lego Guy. This week, we’ve only had one program (so far) and we had 31 attend this morning. We have about three times as many people through the door and we’re checking out about three times as many materials every day as well. I wish we could be this busy during the school year as well! It’s been a fantastic summer so far.
Today we read a book about the planets and then painted our own water color planets.