Don’t spend all Spring Break stuck at home. Join us on Thursday, March 26 at 2:00 pm to watch the original movie about a board game come to life! Enjoy snacks and crafts while you watch. Open to students in grades four and up. Registration is required. Call us at 309-524-2480 or visit the events calendar here to register and see the name of the film.
We will make these fun bunny bowls from the blog EasyDIYandCrafts.com
Opening Song: Well Hello Everybody Can You Touch Your Nose?
Today’s actions were touch your nose, pat your head, rub your tummy, and clap your hands.
by Lucy Cousins
This book was perfect for our rainy day today! As duck happily found friends to play with, our Littles got to quack, quack, quack and do other fun motions. Great read to talk about spring weather, lots of fun animals, and their characteristics.
Shaker Egg Song: Can You Shake Along With Me?
Source: jbrary… again!
We love Jbrary and their great songs! This one is really fun because it lets you add as many versus as your kids want. We only did four today before we called it quits, but you can keep calling out body parts if you like. You could even do directions if you wanted to (left, right, up, down, etc).
Shaker Egg Song: I Know a Chicken
by The Laurie Berkner Band
This song is an oldie but a goodie and one of my favorites! It is also an awesome introduction to a call and response style song. The kids get so excited to shout their response and start dancing and shaking those eggs!
by Mary Lyn Ray
This book is a long standing start-of-spring read for me. The pictures are large and charming and the sentences are short and simple. Perfect for Littles and talking about what happens at the beginning of spring.
And that’s what we did in storytime! Check back next week to see what Miss Jessica is doing in Storytime for Littles!
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For February’s Creativity Lab, we made giant cardboard donuts, and they looked good enough to eat!
The inspiration for this activity came from The ArtBar blog
If you would like to make a giant cardboard treat at home, you will need:
Colored construction or butcher paper
Sequins, glitter, confetti, pipe cleaner pieces, pom poms, styrofoam balls – any and all small objects that look like sprinkles. We even used colored rice from our sensory tub!
Wax paper (optional)
I was not able to collect enough large pieces of cardboard to make single donuts from, so I traced sections on four smaller pieces of cardboard, cut them out with a box cutter, and taped them together. Shout out to our awesome Teen Advisory Group who worked tirelessly to trace 40 of these sections for us – thanks, friends!!
However, if you have a big box or a nice big piece of cardboard at home, it would be easier to trace one big donut shape and cut it out.
After the donuts were assembled, we used a big piece of butcher paper as the frosting. First we traced the outline of the donut on the paper, and then we cut out the center hole and the outside in a wavy pattern to mimic frosting. Then we taped the frosting paper to the top of the donut.
Now comes the fun part – decorating! We simply painted on clear glue and sprinkled on our toppings! We worked in sections so the glue didn’t dry to quickly, and we used wax paper to press the sprinkles on the glue without sticking to our hands.
And that’s it! Such a super-fun art project for a cold, snowy night!
Join us at our next Creativity Lab, Thursday March 12th at 6 pm, where we’ll make bunny bowls inspired by this project on EasyDIYandcrafts.com