Tween Pop Rocks: Among Us Rock Painting and More!
Program by: Ms. Teague
Books about painting rocks!
You don't have to use only paint pens for your rock decorating! Try using regular paints, crayons or even nail polish!
Tween All Things Holiday: Ornaments
Program by: Miss Monica
Happy Holidays, boys and girls! Check on this page to find staff-made video how-to's on crafting eco-friendly and inexpensive decorative ornaments. We'll have two videos releasing on 12/3/2020 and 12/17/2020, so visit us on those days to see MORE content as we make our way through the month.
Ornament Craft #2: Glue Gun & Glitter Ornament
Follow along with Miss Monica as she teaches you how to make your very own snowflake ornament out of glue and glitter!
Ornament Craft #1: Moss Reindeer Ornament Video
Follow along with Miss Monica as she teaches you how to make your very own reindeer ornament out of moss!
Halloween Frights and Delights
Program by: Christina and Monica
Happy Halloween, boys and girls! Read on discover some frightfully fun books to read, enjoy a reading of Fergus, the Night Demon by librarian Miss Christina, and watch some videos on how to make some spooky crafts. We dare you.
¡Feliz Dia de los Muertos, niños y niñas! Siga leyendo para descubrir algunos libros terriblemente divertidos para leer, disfrute de una lectura de Fergus, el demonio nocturno, que nos va a contar la bibliotecaria Miss Chrissy e vea algunos videos sobre cómo hacer algunas manualidades espeluznantes.
Now for some spooky crafts! ¡Ahora, algunas manualidades espeluznantes!
Program by: Teague
Now that the weather is cooling off, it's the perfect time to play outside and a nature journal is the perfect way to record your adventures! Check out the books, links, and apps below to discover some of the things you can do when hanging in the great outdoors and watch my video to learn all about making your own nature journal.
Star Walk 2 - Sky Guide: View Stars Day and Night is a stargazing app for both experienced and novice astronomy lovers. Explore the stars at any time and place, find planets, learn about constellations and other sky objects. Star Walk 2 is a great astronomy tool to identify objects on the map of the stars and planets in real time.
Big Magnify is the most advanced magnifying glass app available. Head outside and look at leaves, insects or anything else you want to see really big!
Geocaching is an app for a real-world, outdoor treasure hunting game using GPS-enabled devices. Participants navigate to a specific set of GPS coordinates and then attempt to find the geocache (container) hidden at that location.
Geocaching is so cool, it deserves its own section!
Check out these top 10 List of places in SA for geocaching!
The first video has some really cool hacks, including how to make a brownie inside of an orange! So cool!
Watch Ms. Cari's video to see a marble run in action and take a look at a few other examples of epic marble runs! Then make your own marble run at home with cardboard, tape, straws, rubber bands....pretty much anything you can think of! Then run your marble down and see how far it goes!
Marble Run From Cardboard Video
Marble Run Challenge Videos
Program by: Valerie
Learn how to make a fairy garden in a jar with Ms. Valerie!
Let’s make a fairy garden. You can make a fairy garden out of anything you have around you! First, think of what type of fairy you’re trying to attract and what decorations they might enjoy. A wood fairy might prefer twigs, while a plant fairy likes leaves and grass. Gather anything you think a fairy might enjoy in their garden. In addition to natural decorations, you can also use clay to make figurines to go in your garden. Now you need a container for your garden. I used a spare glass jar, but you could also use a flower pot, a wooden box, or a basket just to name a few ideas.
Once you’ve gathered all of your supplies, you’re ready to start making your fairy garden. My first step was to add some sand to my jar. Maybe you want to start with soil or rocks instead. Anything makes a good fairy garden base.
I topped off the sand with a scrap of moss, a rock, and a small mushroom that I made from clay.
I found some cool looking dried leaves on the ground, so I poked the ends into the sand.
As a finishing touch, I added a battery powered string of lights. I think it makes it look like tiny fairies are flying around my garden.
Here are a few more fairy garden ideas to get you started:
Now that you’ve seen my fairy garden and a couple of other examples, you’re ready to make your own unique garden. Remember, to think like a fairy to find the best decorations for your garden.
What do fairies wear? Whatever they can find in nature! Sketch a fairy and gather some clothing supplies from outside. You can use leaves, flower petals, grass, acorns, and anything else you can think of to dress your fairy.
Fairies find all sorts of uses for things found in nature. Mushrooms are their chairs, and tree hollows are their homes. Check out this scavenger hunt from Woodland Trust and take a look around outside to find other things fairies can use!
Books about fairies
Program by: Teague
...and there are more! Just ask your friendly neighborhood librarian for more titles or visit www.mysapl.org and look through our catalog! Confused about how to do that? Just grab your adult!
Author Fun Facts/Book reading
https://www.teachingbooks.net/book_reading.cgi?id=16451 (2 minute reading)
Check out this video by SAPL Children's Librarian, Miss Nicole, on how to make your very own SLIME!
SPORTS BOOKS & DIY GAMES
Program by: Cari & Monica
FOOSBALL TABLE DIY
Check out this video by SAPL Children's Librarian, Miss Cari, on how to make your very own foosball table using supplies you can find at home!
BASKETBALL COURT DIY
Make and play with your family and friends for game night or any night!
SPIES, MYSTERIES & MORE
Program by: Cari & Monica
SPY VIDEOS: WHO WERE THEY?
DIY SPY VIDEOS: BE THE SPY!
Join SAPL Librarian, Miss Cari as she lets you in on one some of her favorite spy ideas!
Super Spy Hacks: Join Sunny as she reveals some amazing spy hacks!
Lego Earthquake Challenge- Would your LEGO build withstand an earthquake? Check out this video to watch some expert builders create builds that can stand up to major quaking!
LEGO CHALLENGES @ HOME
Lego Maze STEM Challenge - Use some of your LEGOS at home to create a fun maze. Challenge a family member- who can create the most elaborate maze?
FUN LEGO BUILDS
Minecraft Sword Lego Build: Want a sword like your awesome in-game sword? Use LEGOs to create one YOU can wield on your own adventures!
Pokeball LEGO Build: Are you a Pokemon fan? Have you ever wanted your own pokeball? If you have some LEGOs at home, you can build your own by following along with the video below!
Harry Potter - Hogwarts Ultra Fast Speed Build: Take a look at a builder quickly create Hogwarts castle! Can you make your own castle with the blocks you have at home?
Other Fun Lego Ideas:
All About ROBOTS!
Program by: Cari, Teague, & Monica
Cool Videos About Robots
Video: Coolest Robots Coming This Year (2020)
Crafts & Activities
Activity: Make your own problem-solving robot art!
Let's be creative! If you could create a robot to solve any kind of problem, what problem would they solve? What would your robot look like? Share your artwork with us for the opportunity to have it featured on our guide! Email Miss Monica at firstname.lastname@example.org for the chance to have your art featured!
These are some examples of problem-solving robots Provo elementary students created:
-Art from Lakeview Elementary School students in Provo. From Daily Herald photographer Dominic Valente.
Page by: Valerie Carroll
Program by: Teague and Monica
Dear Baby Yoda (Hamilton mix-up)
An article about the creator: https://www.space.com/lego-star-wars-droids-orchestra-video.htm
Craft: Recycled Droids
What do you need?
Recycled materials-egg cartons, straws, cups, rolls
Paper, Scissors, Glue
Aluminum foil (optional)
Craft sticks (optional)
Battle of Maze, Connect the Dots, & Customize Your Own Ship! From Read Brightly (Ages 4-7): https://assets.readbrightly.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/09/dk_kit_Star_Wars_Yavin.pdf
Band Spoon Puppets Craft from Read Brightly (Ages 3-6): http://assets.readbrightly.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/09/SW_Reads_Day3_DR_Craft_Book.pdf
Master Yoda Puppet Stick Craft from Read Brightly (Ages 3-6): http://assets.readbrightly.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/09/SW_Reads_Day_DR_Craft_Book.pdf
A Glance into Yoda’s Past LEGO Word Search From Read Brightly (Ages 7-12): http://assets.readbrightly.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/09/lego_summerseries_activitykit_us-71.pdf