Last week our Summer Reading Program took us to the beach!
On Monday, we brought the beach home to Iowa with our Beach Terrarium Activity and our Ocean Sounds in a Bottle Activity. We learned about the fascinating parrotfish, which produces sand. Everyone sang a song together featuring our own sea creatures – complete with dance moves!
On Wednesday our focus was on sea turtles. We learned fun facts about their life cycles and what we can do to protect them! We made our very own sea turtles in the Pom-Pom Sea Turtles Activity. Then, it was time to sail the open seas in our handmade Whatever Floats Your Boat Activity sailboats. We closed our eyes and listened to the sounds of a sailing ship to get our creative juices flowing for this week’s story prompt: “Imagine that your boat craft became life-sized. Now you can sail wherever you want! Describe your time as an ocean voyager. What kinds of things will you do at sea?”
On Friday, we learned about jellyfish. Did you know that jellyfish don’t have a brain, a heart, or blood? We kicked off Food Frenzy Friday with our Jellyfish Fruit Loop Activity. Next, we spread our wings with the Beach Butterfly Activity snack. While eating these delicious treats, we listened to a story about the importance of recycling and keeping the oceans clean.
Coming up this week…
Superhero Action-Adventure Week!
July 25th Special Guest Emily Wharton
- Superhero Cape
- Super Rolls
- Hulk Bears
July27th Story Prompt Wednesday with Guest Kim Brown
- Flossing Activity with Kim
- Bonus Toothbrush Craft
July 29th Food Frenzy Friday
- “Thank you, Mom” Flower Craft
- “Thank you, Superheroes” Crime-fighting Marshmallow Treat