Recap: Summer Reading Program Week 1

Ready, Set, Adventure!
Our first week of our Summer Reading Program is off to a fantastic start!

Image of a blue dragon sniffing a flower.On Monday, we discovered that fish, snakes, and squirrels can fly… did you know that? We put our builders’ hats on and constructed birdhouses to hang in our trees.  We also made a 5-minute feather out of ribbon. We flew on the back of Hercules, an eagle, as he soared into the sky, with the help of cameras but of course.

On Wednesday, we were joined by Terry Jones, a Wildlife Rehabilitator, who took us on a tour of her back yard to visit her baby raccoon nursery and took a quick peek at her baby bunnies. Terry even introduced us to her 20-year-old horse. We ended our time together creating a very special Heart Raccoon Craft.

On Friday, Allison the 2022 Iowa Honeybee Queen stopped by for a visit. We discovered that a honeybee has 3 million hairs, the same as a squirrel. We finished up by making our very special Jiffy-Pots Bumblebee Mini Garden and enjoyed delicious pancakes in the shape of monkeys and bumblebees. Without a doubt, this week was full of making new discoveries and meeting new friends!

Coming up next week:

Around the World in a Week!

June 13th Cool Artist from Around the World

  • Claude Monet’s Water Lily Water Art
  • Kandinsky Concentric Circle Art
  • Pablo Picasso Giraffe Ruler Art
  • Cherry blossom Tree of Art

June 15th ALOHA Hawaii Awaits!

  • Hawaiian Lei

June 17th Trip to Africa!

  • African Spin Drum
  • Edible Crayons

Story Time and Crafts with Denise! In-Person

Time to RELAX and just kick back! Please join Denise for an enjoyable storytime and a hands-on craft every Friday either by ZOOM or IN-PERSON, just decide which time or place works best for you! We will read together each week as we flip and listen through the pages of great books! Get ready to laugh, learn a little science, while having fun with sparks of magic along the way!

 

Story Time and Crafts with Denise! Virtual

Time to RELAX and just kick back! Please join Denise for an enjoyable storytime and a hands-on craft every Friday either by ZOOM or IN-PERSON, just decide which time or place works best for you! We will read together each week as we flip and listen through the pages of great books! Get ready to laugh, learn a little science, while having fun with sparks of magic along the way!

May Makerspace Monday Recap and What’s Next = Summer Reading Program

Makerspace Monday @ The PlaygroundWe did it! The May’s Makerspace Bowl Stamping Workshop was a success! We rolled nearly 1 pound of airdry clay into what appeared to be a delicious, tasty pie crust. We smooshed and squished until finishing up with the perfect thickness and began to add our mark! This was the best part of the night; we pressed each stamp and danced each style all over the top! With the help of our cereal bowl transformed flatten clay into a bowl of its own.

This time together has come to a quiet halt but will start back up on September 12th. We will have fresh new ideas, and maybe a few of our favorites from the past.

In the meantime, our Summer Reading Program sign up is open!

Ready, Set, Adventure!Image of a blue dragon sniffing a flower.

June 6th – July 29th 
Virtually Monday, Wednesday, Friday from 1:00pm – 1:45pm

For youth (0 – 18 years old)

Online Registration

This Summer Reading Program will have 24 sensational programs full of crafts, food, science, adventure!

  • Mondays – Double Craft Mondays
  • Wednesdays – Story Prompt Wednesday
  • Fridays – Food Frenzy Fridays

Upon sign up participants will receive:

  • a TEAM Summer t-shirt personalized with your name in Braille or Large Print
  • Passes to the Blank Park Zoo
  • a 9-piece puzzle set [which by the way, if all the pieces are earned you win a grand prize]
  • Braille Uno Game cards
  • Mystery prizes you will have to wait and see

Interested in learning more don’t hesitate to ask!

Contact Denise Bean at denise.bean@blind.state.ia.us or 515-452-1338

Story Time and Crafts with Denise! In-Person

Time to RELAX and just kick back! Please join Denise for an enjoyable storytime and a hands-on craft every Friday either by ZOOM or IN-PERSON, just decide which time or place works best for you! We will read together each week as we flip and listen through the pages of great books! Get ready to laugh, learn a little science, while having fun with sparks of magic along the way!

 

Story Time and Crafts with Denise! Virtual

Time to RELAX and just kick back! Please join Denise for an enjoyable storytime and a hands-on craft every Friday either by ZOOM or IN-PERSON, just decide which time or place works best for you! We will read together each week as we flip and listen through the pages of great books! Get ready to laugh, learn a little science, while having fun with sparks of magic along the way!