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Dial A Story / Telecuentos

For over 20 years the children of San Antonio have been calling in to Dial-A-Story to hear a children's story.  The children's librarians record new stories every Monday and Thursday, one in English and one in Spanish. 

Just call 210.207.4466 to listen!

Kids Time at Home

We are sharing a new activity each week! Tune in every Wednesday at 2pm to watch a video demonstration then make your own at home. Parents, subscribe to the Library YouTube channel or check the events calendar for each new release. 

June

June 3 - Catapults and Castles: Make a simple catapult. Materials: 9 tongue depressors or popsicle sticks, a plastic spoon, pom poms, rubber bands.

June 10 - Mythological Creatures from Around the World: Make a fox mask. Materials: fox mask printout, elastic or string, scissors.

June 17 - Yeti, Set, Go! Make your own Yeti. Materials: paper, pom poms or paper in contrasting color, glue, cotton balls.

June 24 - Little Red Riding Hood: Make a Big Bad Wolf. Materials: paper, newspaper, glue, markers or crayons.

July

July 1 - Dragons: Make your own dragon. Materials: paper plate, markers or crayons, scissors, glue.

July 8 - Unicorns, Scotland's national animal: Make your own unicorn. Materials: paper, newspaper, glue, yarn or ribbon, markers or crayons.

July 15 - Once Upon a Time with a Twist: Make a magic wand. Materials: straw, star cutout, ribbon, sequins or other embellishments, tape, glue.

July 22 - Mermaids: Make a seashell. Materials: paper plate, crayons or markers or paint, yarn, hole punch.

July 29 - Greek Mythology -- The Cyclopes and Medusa: Make cyclopes stick puppets. Materials: paper plate, paper, glue, tape and a popsicle stick. Stone Figures:  Materials: playdough or stones and markers or paint. 

July Activities

Play Dough Recipe

1 cup flour

1/2 cup salt

2 teaspoons cream of tartar

1 cup water

1 Tablespoon oil

Food coloring (optional)

Glitter (optional)

Directions:

  • Mix all dry ingredients together
  • Add oil, water, and food coloring
  • Mix dry and wet ingredients thoroughly
  • Microwave on HIGH for 3 to 4 minutes, stirring every 30 seconds
  • Let cool and knead
  • Store in an airtight container in a cool place when not in use

June Activities

Enjoy this puppet show by our children's librarians, Ms. Christine and Ms. Gina! Then, make your own collage Big Bad Wolf.

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You'll need: newspaper, construction paper (whole sheets and scraps), scissors, markers, and a glue stick.

Draw a wolf on construction paper and then cut or tear the newspaper to fill in the outline. Or, cut a wolf shape out of newspaper and then outline it after it is glued down. Use construction paper scraps to add details.


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Make your own Yeti! Trace a Yeti shape onto a piece of white paper. Use cotton balls, pom poms, scraps of blue paper, or anything else you like to decorate the outline.

Join Miss Randi as we learn about Mythological creatures from around the world. Make your Kitsune/Fox mask with items you have at home!

Have you ever imagined being a knight? Attacking a castle? In medieval times, knights would often use a catapult to lay siege (to surround a building and cut off supplies with the aim of forcing those inside to surrender) to an enemy castle.