DIY: River Rock Trivets

ARTS & CRAFTS WORKSHOP This was a fun and easy workshop that I did with adults, but it’s one that older children and teens would love as well!  Inspiration came from this picture on Pinterest…. …I thought the trivets would be fun to make and would go well with our “Dig Into Reading” summer theme. …

Underground Animal Fun!

Week 3 is all about underground animals! SRP PROGRAM: SCHOOL AGE OPENING Draw & Tell Hedgehog Story: I wanted the group to guess what they were learning about, so I did a “draw and tell” story about a hedgehog. By the time I was halfway done they all guessed it was either a porcupine or…

Vegetables

Sticking with the theme of worms and gardens, the school age club focused on vegetables, seeds, and worms! SRP PROGRAM: SCHOOL AGE OPENING Sid the Seed: To get things started I showed this 5-minute story called “Sid the Seed” by Daniel R. Pagan from Ready Teacher. The video is very cute and fun- the group…

Discovering DINOS

Since Summer Reading is in full swing I thought I would share an awesome school age program we did last week. We stuck with our theme for the week and discovered dinosaurs! SRP PROGRAM: SCHOOL AGE OPENING Dinosaur Myths Activity: This is an awesome article (with pictures) that uncovers myths, facts, and secrets about dinosaurs. The article is called “Top 10…

Melted Crayon Easter Eggs

Best for 3rd-5th Grade I’ve been wanting to make these eggs for over a year now….I’ve  had a slight obsession with melted crayons (see my melted crayon art here and here.)  So I was very excited about our melted crayon egg program today! To make them, take hard-boiled eggs that are still hot and sprinkle…

DIY: Glitter Glass Ornaments

ARTS & CRAFTS I made these glitter  ornaments for an adult arts & crafts program, but they are so simple and “no-fail” that I think they would be a really fun project to do with school-age children.  And the best part is that the glitter is INSIDE the ornament!  Once they are finished there is…

Italy

SCHOOL AGE PROGRAM Our school-age class learned about ITALY today.  We found Italy on a map and talked about how it is easy to find because it is in the shape of a boot. BOOKS Our class started with a few non-fiction books about Italy.  We discussed the Colosseum, Mt. Vesuvius and Pompeii, food (pasta, pizza,…

China

SCHOOL AGE PROGRAM Here are some of the ideas we used for our school-age program this week.   Today we learned about CHINA! BOOKS TO READ: Great Big Scary Dog by Libby Gleeson White Tiger, Blue Serpent by Grace Tseng Daisy Comes Home by Jan Brett Yeh-Shen: A Cinderella Story From China by Ai-Ling Louie…

México

SCHOOL AGE PROGRAM ¡Hola mis amigos!  This week we took a trip to México during our library program for school-aged children. INTRODUCTION – Our program began with a short introduction to México.  We asked the children:  to find Mexico on a big world map what language they speak in Mexico if they knew any words…