- We have a special treat for you!! Ms. Samantha received the complete Elephant and Piggie book collection as a gift for her baby, and she is excited to share the stories. Join us over the next few weeks as we dive into some fantastic new books (that you may never have read before)! This week, we are reading “The Thank You Book” by Mo Willems. In this story, Piggie sets out to thank everyone special to her. How can you show your gratitude to those who have made an impact on your life?
- Looking for a good book? Check out “The List of Things That Will Not Change” by Rebecca Stead. Kid reporter Alexis Bumah provides her review of this relatable book at https://www.timeforkids.com/g56/tfk-reads-list-things-will-not-change/
- Lilly’s Purple Plastic Purse by Kevin Henkes
Lilly loves everything about school, especially her very cool teacher, Mr. Slinger. But, when Lilly brings her purple plastic purse and its treasurers to school and can’t wait for sharing time, Mr. Slinger takes her prized possessions away. Lilly is so mad she is plotting revenge, but then she is sorry and sets out to make things right. Have you ever been mad at a teacher or someone else? Why not listen to this book and see how Lilly figures things out.
- Listen to the book here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GHFZktyDLcE
- Now click this link and find some really fun Lilly activities: https://drive.google.com/file/d/16VW_advmr2qc2x77dvAV93s5E5tyMfQN/view?usp=sharing
- Time for Kids has teamed up with American Girl again to bring us another issue of historical women! Check out this issue to learn more about six influential American women including Michelle Obama, Patsy Takemoto Mink, and Grace Hopper. When you’re done reading, think about which American woman you look up to and why.
- Duncan opens up his desk one day and finds a stack of letters. Who are they from? His crayons and they are not happy! Join Ms. Kerry as she reads “The Day the Crayons Quit” to find out what made Duncan’s crayons go on strike and if he can get them back to coloring again.
- Help kids learn about their state as they collect, organize, analyze, map, and graph a variety of information in “State Facts for Students.” They have the opportunity to see facts about their State, compare it to others, and learn more about Census data, how it’s collected, and why it is important.
- What is a constellation? A constellation is a group of stars forming a recognizable pattern that is traditionally named after its apparent form or identified with a mythological figure, such as The Big Dipper. Make your own mini constellations by following the instructions below!
- Here is a fun project you can try with leftover candy you have. You will make some amazing art using nothing but colored candy and hot water—and a little bit of science. Save some of your candy and get started!
- Are You Left or Right Brained? In this activity, you will get to find out whether you have a sidedness – that is, whether you generally prefer to do activities with one side of your body, and what this might say about your brain.
- “Follow the Yellow Brick Road” with these fun arts & crafts, games, and recipe & snack ideas all centered around the color Yellow!
- Orange you glad I found this? Carrot painting, orange stamping, and paper plate pumpkins to decorate your home for fall!
- No Red herrings here! Have fun with these Kid’s Crafts With the Color Red – make Cherry Trees, Clifford the Big Red Dog, a Red Collage and more!
- Chlorophyll painting. We are going to use the green dye in leaves to create art!
- Color scavenger hunt. Choose 9 different colors and scribble the color onto a piece of paper. Go outside and try to match an object to the color.
- Core Blend Training and Wellness presents at home activities you can do with everyday objects you may have at home: This week all you need is a pair of balled up socks and a small empty trash can.
- Let’s go on a scavenger hunt! Grab a family member or friend and take a walk around your neighborhood. During your walk see who can find the most recycled items. Using gloves and a bag, collect all the recycled items you find and put them where they belong, in the recycling bin! If you’re not sure if an item can be recycled, check out this list below.
- Climate Quest- Featuring outdoor superhero TurfMutt, these science activities will help kids and their families understand the importance of living landscapes and how to take care of the green spaces around them.
- Parents, students, and teachers are at the forefront of #CopingDuringCOVID. Whether it’s remote learning or uncertain reopenings, the stress and anxiety is palpable. Download MHA’s free #BackToSchool2020 Toolkit at www.mhanational.org/backtoschool for resources and tools to cope.