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Grossology

This week in summer reading we are studying GROSSOLOGY! Although a bit yucky, it was a favorite of the all ages! For a large group, set up these as stations. We had a germ station outside, craft station inside, and slime station inside as well. Before breaking off into stations, we played Who Pooped? – an interactive online…

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Gross & Messy Storytime

This week’s theme for the summer reading program is GROSSOLOGY! In storytime we are reading smelly and funny books, learning about germs, and making slime! BOOKS: My Monster Smells Gross by Nicky Lander There Was an Old Lady Who Swallowed Some Bugs by Johnette Downing Smelly Bill by Daniel Postgate I Stink! & I’m Dirty! by…

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Color!

This week’s theme for the summer reading program is Color Science! We even did a few color experiments :) BOOKS: I Say, You Say Colors! by Tad Carpenter Although this book is a bit small it has flaps that lift out making it bigger :) Wow! Said the Owl by Tim Hopgood Monsters Love Colors by Mike…

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Science Days: Explosion Experiments

Today’s Science Day was all about explosions! We had a bunch of different experiments to let the kids explore the science of blowing things up! :) Exploding Bags This experiment was super fun and had the kids chanting “do it again!” What you need: Baking soda Paper towels Vinegar Warm water Tear a paper towel…

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Ten Bulletin Board Alternatives

I knew that writing a post about why you should take down your bulletin boards would ruffle a few feathers….and that’s OK!  It was really a challenge to think about things in a different way.  So often we do things out of habit or because we think that we have to, that we don’t even stop to consider that…

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Volcanoes!

This week’s theme for the summer reading program is Explosions & Eruptions! For storytime we learned all about volcanoes! BOOKS: I had a tough time finding read aloud volcano books so if you have any ideas please let me know :)  An Island Grows by Lola Schaefer Three Little Dinosaurs by Charles Fuge VIDEOS: Since I…