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Books to Celebrate July 4

Every American school child learns that the Fourth of July, or Independence Day, commemorates the birth of the United States as an independent nation.  On July 2nd, 1776, the Continental Congress voted in favor of independence, and two days later delegates from the 13 colonies adopted the Declaration of Independence, which was drafted by Thomas Jefferson.

MUSICIAN GUESS WHO – WEEK #10

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….

RIDDLE ME THIS WEEK 12

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 one head, one foot and four legs?

 

Moderately difficult

What gets bigger the more you take away around it?

KIDS CRAFTS WITH KAREN- BUGGY RING BLING

This week's craft is Buggy Ring Bling!

You will need: 8 1/2 x 11 paper, colors of your choice. (I used pink and black), scissors, glue stick, ruler, marker.

Download the pattern which consists of a rounded rectangle 2″ x 4″, 2 strips of paper 3/4″ x 8″; two strips 1/4″ x 4″; two strips 1/4″ x 1″ and the bug body and face.

#RAINBOWREADS – LGBTQ+ Fiction for Teens

You know that June is Pride month, but did you know that it’s also Rainbow Book Month!? These are just a few of our all-time favorite books featuring LGBTQIA+ characters written for a teen audience.

JUNE LITERARY BIRTHDAYS

It is the month of June,

The month of leaves and roses,

When pleasant sights salute the eyes,

And pleasant scents the noses.

N.P. Willis (1807-67)

 

Celebrate Juneteenth with Kids

Check out these e-books to share with kids about this holiday which celebrates the day the people of Texas learned about the emancipation proclamation more than two years after it was signed by President Abraham Lincoln.

KIDS CRAFTS WITH KAREN- CRAFTY BEAR

With the recent bear sightings I thought a craft about a bear would be timely. This bear “climbs” up and down a tree.

You will need 8 1/2 x 11 paper, one white and one green. A piece of green tissue paper. An empty paper towel roll. Glue stick and tape.

Print out this bear template and color and cut out two. Glue a small part of them together as shown.