Junior Scholars (K - 5th Grade): Animal Troublemakers

Welcome to week five of Summer Reading. Be sure to track your reading to earn prizes! Do you have a mischief maker at home; maybe you have a pet who seems to find themselves in trouble or you've noticed an animal in the neighborhood that is a bit too pesky? Join us this week as we explore Animal Troublemakers! 

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#READ: How the Squid Got Two Long Arms by Henry Herz

A squid that feels cold begins stealing clothing from other animals until, finally, they fight back, leaving him with two arms longer than the others. Includes facts about squids.

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#PLAY: Three Legged Race

After dividing the teams into pairs of players who are about the same height, have them stand side-by-side so that you can tie their adjacent legs together with a scarf or piece of cloth. Each pair of players runs to a designated point and back again so that they can tag the next pair. If a pair falls down while they are running, the last keep their legs tied together as they get up. The team that has all their pairs complete the race is the winner.

#EXPLORE: Toilet Paper Roll Squid (detailed instructions)

Squid Roll Arts and Crafts

Supplies Needed:

  • Markers or paint
  • Yarn
  • Toilet paper roll
  • Scissors
  • Hole punch
  • Pencil
  • Googly eyes
  • Card stock
  • Glue

Steps:

  1. Color a toilet paper roll, using markers or paint.
  2. Punch ten holes around the bottom edge of the toilet paper roll
  3. Fold yarn/ string in half and slide the folded end into each hole, tying off each end into a knot.
  4. Glue googly eyes onto toilet paper roll towards the bottom half of the roll.
  5. Create a triangle hat out of the card stock and glue onto the top of the toilet paper roll.

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Junior Scientists (5-8): Don't Feed the Coos

Attention, Junior Scientists! This STEM-based program for ages 5-8 features a book and science activities that encourage deep thinking, inquiry, and fun. In this week’s program, we are focusing on the theme of animal mischief makers! Inspired by the book Don’t Feed the Coos by Jonathan Stutzman, we will explore the feeding habits of wild birds and build a bird feeder and bath.

Each week we will use a variety of materials that you may have at home to explore a scientific concept. This week’s needed materials are:

  • Multigrain Cheerios in a small bowl
  • Grapes, raisins, or berries in a small bowl
  • Peanut butter or Sunbutter
  • Butter knife or spreader
  • A few pieces of cardboard with a hole cut near the top
  • String or yarn
  • scissors
  • 1 small recycled bowl (as from mushroom containers, yogurt cups, the cut out bottom of a soda bottle, etc.)
  • tape
  • Markers
  • Glue
  • Paper
  • Optional: small decorative craft items like acrylic gems or poof balls.

Monday, June 28, 2021 -- 3:30 pm 

Junior Scientists (9-12): Secret Pizza Party

Attention, Junior Scientists! This STEM-based program for ages 9-12 features a book and science activities that encourage deep thinking, inquiry, and fun. In this week’s program, inspired by the book Secret Pizza Party by Adam Rubin, we will work as a team to uncover the villainous pizza snatcher that lurks among us!

Each week we will use a variety of materials that you may have at home to explore a scientific concept. This week’s needed materials are:

  • Cardstock (2 pages)
  • Sharpie
  • Baking soda
  • Water
  • Grape juice
  • Paper
  • Paint brush

Tuesday, June 29, 2021 – 3:30 pm

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Junior Artists (5-8) : Hoot Owl Master of Disguise

Get ready to get creative! Junior Artists (ages 5-8) is a live art program on Zoom. Each week we’ll read an exciting book and then create artwork based on our theme. 

This week's theme is animal troublemakers and we’ll create a work of art inspired by the book Hoot Owl Master of Disguise by Sean Taylor.

We’ll use basic art supplies that you probably have at home already, however, every month you can pick up a free art kit from your local library that will have some of the required supplies in it. This week we will need the following:

  • 2 pieces of 8.5 X 11 cardstock
  • Drawing instruments like colored pencils or markers
  • Pencil
  • Eraser
  • Scissors
  • Glue

Wednesday, June 30, 2021 – 3:30 pm

Junior Artists (9-12): Dandy

Get ready to get creative! Junior Artists (ages 9-12) is a live art program on Zoom. Each week we read an exciting book and then create artwork based on our theme. 

This week our theme is mischief makers. Inspired by the book Dandy by Ame Dyckman, we’ll explore our artistic sides as we create a collage made from plant clippings!

We’ll use basic art supplies that you probably have at home already, however, every month you can pick up a free art kit from your local library that will have some of the required supplies in it. This week we will need the following: 

  • Sturdy paper like cardstock
  • A variety of gathered plant and flower clippings
  • Glue
  • Pencil
  • Markers, crayons, or colored pencils

Thursday, July 1, 2021 – 3:30 pm

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Story Journeys

Does your child light up when they really connect with a story? Story Journeys brings picture books to life with drama activities and non-fiction connections. Come read Tales of Tails with us this summer as we explore stories of the animal kingdom. Registration is required.

Monday at 10:30 AM- Southeast Regional 

Tuesday at 10:30 AM- Charles Webb Wesconnett Regional

Wednesday at 10:30 AM- Highlands Regional

Thursday at 10:30 AM- Main Library

Friday at 10:30 AM- Pablo Creek Regional

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JPL Presents: Watch Party

Find your closest library to watch the magic unfold on the big screen! JPL Presents turns the stacks into your new favorite performance venue, bringing entertaining and educational performers – including musicians, animal handlers, dancers, and more– to showcase their talents for children ages 5 to 12. Registration is required.

 

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