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Today we will be listening to "Me and My Cat?" read by Elijah Wood. Kiddos that like animals and funny stories will enjoy this one!

After the story is done. . . ask your kiddo why they think the author has a question mark in the title.

Activity: Ask you kiddo to imagine that they are a pet. Then have them draw what they would see if they walked around your neighborhood as that animal. Have a toilet paper tube? Turn it into a cat!

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This week we are listening to 'Please Please the Bees', read by Rashida Jones!

Talk to your kiddos: Benedict is a “creature of habit” and follows the same routine day after day. Ask your kiddo to describe their daily routine. 

Try this recipe to go with the story! Peanut butter and honey Banna pops

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"I am a Sith" ready by a member of our 501st!! After the story color Princess Leia. Older kiddos can build a Star Wars galaxy on this coding website!

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Today we'll be listening to A Tale of Two Beast! Love this story. It has a great message of empathy. If your kiddo is around 7yrs. old and up. . .  ask them what it means when we say "there are two sides of every story"!

If you loved this story, look up "fractured fairytales" on YouTube.  

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Today we are listening to "The Kiss that Missed", read by Karan Brar. Full disclosure: I had no idea who Karan Brar was, so I had to look it up. He is the main actor from the Diary of a Wimpy Kid Series on Disney Plus. . .  and I also found this interesting video of him talking about his heritage. . . really cool!

After the story try this activity with your kiddo. Ask your kiddo to draw a picture of the 'setting' of the story. This activity involves many different elements of literacy and comprehension! 

Do you have a bunch of Amazon boxes waiting for recycling day? Take a box, big or small and have your kiddo turn it into a castle!

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Have a wonderful day everyone,

Katherine

 

The children’s area frequently had breakout boxes for the after school kids to solve! The company is now providing LIVE weekday breakout challenges. Winner prizes from Breakout EDU! Sign up today and join in the fun, weekdays at 1pm.

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Today we have 'The Hula-Hoopin' Queen', read by Oprah! When your finished with the story, here is the history of Hula hoops, which were originally marketed as Wham-O in 1958.

Activities to go with Hula-Hoopin' Queen: Word search, make a hula hoop tent to read in with a hula hoop and old sheet, make an amazing woven rug with a hula hoop and old t-shirts!

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Ashely and I are super bummed that we can't get together for Adult Crafting. This month was supposed to be potted herbs. Since we can't get together for potted herbs. . . Ashely and I thought we'd share what crafty things we have been up to during 'Safe at Home'! We'd love to see what crafts your doing also. Share them on our Facebook page!

Here are the projects Ashely has been working on!

I am working on a hand-made quilt (no machine at all!) with fabric scraps. I've actually been working on this for quite a while, but now I have more time to work on it since we are working from home.

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Have some old records you  don't know what to do with? Make them into wall hangings! I traced a butterfly with chalk onto the record, put it in the oven at 250 degrees for a few minutes to melt and make pliable, then cut with a regular scissors. The record cools quickly, so you will have to repeat heating in the oven several times. It is best to use a pan that you don't mind wrecking or using exclusively for crafting projects as it can leave a vinyl residue on the pan. When finished cutting, you can reheat one last time to shape your creation how you would like.

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Here are the projects Katherine has been working on!

I have also been doing a bit of quilting! However, I was trying to use up some scrap material to make a new dress. This is a photo of the bottom section. It's not finished yet. When it is I'll post a picture or you'll see me wearing it at the Library!

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I've also been upcycling some old embroidery hoops and making plant hangers. The plant hangers are just attached at three point using some old yarn wound around a bunch of times. So far, so good. Nothing has crashed to the floor and the plants are safe from cats. The small embroidery hoop were also a good substitute for having to get frames for my kiddos senior pictures!

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Stay safe, 

Ashley and Katherine

Since we can not be at our library, here is a wonderful story about a library read by Mindy Sterling (you may recognize her voice from The Grinch). If you are feeling crafty today, here are some kindness bookmarks to print and color, a library lion coloring page, or a lion craft!

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Today we have 'The Tale of Peter Rabbit', read by Rose Byrne! When your finished with the story, here is a Easter themed I Spy and 6 Science experiments you can do with peeps!

Maybe it is because I grew up with Where's Waldo. . . but I love an I Spy! Miss you all. Stay safe at home:-) 

Warmly, Katherine

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