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Reading About RBG's Life and Legacy with Kids

Learn about Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg’s life and legacy along with your children. These books for younger readers are perfect for sharing and starting discussions about current events.

For older children who want to learn more about this iconic American figure, the RBG documentary is streaming now on Kanopy.

 

PLAY BALL!

Baseball is back! Well, it’s back until further notice – fingers crossed.  Fans of the national pastime are rejoicing at the return of a rite of Summer, although this year – a shortened season minus cheering fans in the stands –  is historically unprecedented. Have you wondered why Major League Baseball is referred to as the national pastime?

RIDDLE ME THIS WEEK17

Greetings and Salutations,

 “From there to here, and here to there, funny things are everywhere.”

Dr.Seuss One Fish, Two Fish, Red Fish, Blue Fish

Here are this week’s riddles!

 

Not too difficult

What has to be broken before you use it?

 

Moderately difficult

Why did the boy bury his flashlight?

CLAUDETTE'S KITCHEN - ARUGULA SALAD

 

Arugula is an impressive, distinctive, peppery tasting, green. Originating in the Mediterranean region, Arugula is a versatile green which is also known as ruscola, salad rocket, or Italian Cress. Arugula was used in ancient times as a medicinal herb and aphrodisiac. This wonderful leafy green is popular throughout top restaurant cuisines and is grown and eaten all around the world.

MUSICIAN GUESS WHO - WEEK #14

Most music these days is made available via various streaming services. Sometimes we lose sight (no pun intended) of what the artist, composer or musician looks like. This is why I am posting 10-12 photos each week of iconic musicians as well as lesser-known artists. Let’s see if you can guess who they are.

Keep scrolling down for the answers….

CLAUDETTE'S KITCHEN - NOT YOUR AVERAGE POTATO SALAD

Did you know that in 1995 the first vegetable to be grown in space was a spud!? The Potato is a starchy, tuberous root vegetable, cropped from the subspecies of the perennial plant solanum tuberosum of the solanaceae. Potatoes are the most widely grown tubular crop, and the fourth largest fresh food produce.

LOOK UP! Stargazing with Kids

While a lot of activities look different this summer, you can still count on star gazing to be as fun as ever. Wait for a clear night, grab a blanket (and maybe the bug spray), then head outside and look up!

FANTASY & SCIENCE FICTION BEACH READS

August is traditionally a time when we get a chance to relax, and this often involves reading a book on the beach. I hope you all are able to find a sandy spot somewhere with 6 feet on all sides where you can sit back and enjoy some fun in the sun. If you’d like to take a trip to another world while you’re on the beach check out these fantasy and science fiction titles below that I think will hit the spot for some beach reading!

SUMMER READING BLACKOUT BINGO EXTENDED TILL AUGUST 21!

You now have more time to play, we have extended Summer Reading Blackout Bingo until August 21!

To participate, first print out the bingo card. When you complete an activity place an X on the square or color it in. Cross off all of the squares to complete blackout bingo! Then take a picture of your completed bingo card and send it to us at

scakids@wlsmail.org.

Please include your name and library card number.

KIDS CRAFTS WITH KAREN - 3D FLOWERS

Hello Crafters! Today we are going to make flowers in a fun new way. All you need are scissors, color papers, glue stick, tape, and a printout of the template.

First, print your template out. There are 4 leaves and lines for you to use to cut out your colored paper or you can color them in yourselves.

Place two strips as shown in the video. Glue them together at the joining. Fold one over the other until they are one springy column. Cut off any excess.

WOMEN AND THE RIGHT TO VOTE!

This month, on August 18th, we celebrate the 100th anniversary of the ratification of the 19th amendment, which granted women the constitutional right to vote.

 

To learn more about the long struggle and the many people who played a role, check out one the many wonderful books below.

KIDS CRAFTS WITH KAREN-SHARK WEEK

Happy Shark Week!

This week is dedicated to celebrating and learning all about sharks. So I thought a party hat was in order.

Supplies: paper plate. ruler, pencil, template, markers or colored pencils, scissors and glue.

KIDS CRAFTS WITH KAREN- LION PUPPET

This lion puppet is ready to roar!!! He’s the king of the jungle after all.

What you need: Orange paper 8 1/2-11, google eyes, markers, scissors and a glue stick

Print out the template on orange paper unless you would like to color the mane, paws and ears, then use white paper. Cut them out and color.

CORBETT’S CORNER

All titles available on Overdrive.

Calvin Coconut: Trouble Magnet by Graham Salisbury.

Calvin Coconut,in Hawaii, starts 4th grade, loses his bedroom to the daughter of his mother’s best friend and gets in trouble with the school bully.