Fun Things to Do (April 2021)
April 1, 2021
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Be the Artist: Words into Art
Many artists are inspired by words and poetry. Create a simple project by writing your name on a folded piece of paper, cutting around it, and building on that shape to make art.
Fun with Math: Shapes
Everything around us has a shape, and understanding shapes helps your little one make sense of the world around them and even helps foster pre-reading skills. Ms. Katie shares fun shape activities in this video.
BOOMbox at Home: Chia Seed Egg Heads
Create your own cute character with chia seed sprout hair! When you’re finished, left-over egg shells can be used in compost.
BOOMbox at Home: Nature Seed Bombs
Seed bombs are an amazing way to help grow gardens and to repopulate wildflower areas. Seed bombs are another biodegradable way to start seeds in your garden.
BOOMbox at Home: Soil Horizons Dirt Cup
Enjoy a simple, tasty way to visualize soil horizons is by making this soil layer snack.
Fun with Math: Shapes
Math is all around us, and your toddler has been developing math ideas and skills from the moment they were born. Everything around us has a shape. Understanding shapes helps your little one make sense of the world around them and even helps foster pre-reading skills.
Storytime at Home: Earth Day
You and your little one can enjoy storytime at home to celebrate Earth Day.
BOOMbox at Home: Candy Art
Candy may be fun to eat, but you can also use it as part of this science project. Enjoy some science and art before eating any leftovers.
Storytime at Home: Stories in Rhyme
You and your little one can enjoy storytime at home to celebrate National Poetry Month. Rhyming, like singing, helps your little one develop skills that get them ready to learn to read.
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BOOMbox at Home: Concrete Poetry
Concrete poetry—sometimes also called “shape poetry”—is poetry whose visual appearance matches the topic of the poem. Put your creativity and imagination to work as you create a concrete poem.
BOOMbox at Home: Plant a Pizza Garden
Planting a pizza garden is a great way to get the whole family interested in gardening and healthy eating. Get a jump on your outdoor garden by starting seeds indoors and transplanting seedlings after the last frost.
BOOMbox at Home: Poetry Resource Guide
Kick off National Poetry Month by revisiting our guide to getting started with poetry.
BOOMbox at Home: Blackout Poetry
Blackout poetry is a fun way to draw inspiration from existing text to create your own poetry. Turn an old newspaper, book, or magazine into a new work of art, or print out a copy of your favorite story or poem and make it your own!
Food Science for the Win: Roast Chicken Resource Guide
The kitchen is an ideal lab for experimenting and being curious while embracing your inner scientist. Explore the science of making the perfect roast chicken.
Book Chat Chapter 18: Perspectives
Allyson and Becca are joined by Jimmy for this episode of Book Chat, where library staff share their current and favorite recent reads. All of the titles they talk about in this episode offer an exploration of perspectives and perceptions.