What’s growing in your garden?

Books about gardens

Today’s Ready, Set, Kindergarten! was all about gardens. This time of year everyone’s garden is bursting with lots of good things.

One of the books we enjoyed reading today was  My Garden, by Kevin Henkes, and this book was the inspiration for today’s craft. We had some very imaginative gardens.

We also helped the old man and the old woman pull their enormous turnip out of the ground. And we played a game sorting things that grow in a garden from things that don’t.

The Enormous Turnip

Here are some of the great gardens the kids made today:

This garden is growing money.

He’s growing pizza, cookies, and a lollipop.

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This was our last Ready, Set, Kindergarten for the summer. Beginning September 13, we’ll have a brand new program in this time slot–Rhythm & Rhyme, a music and movement program for kids up to age 5.

 

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Bubbles, bubbles, everywhere!

The bubbles were everywhere on Saturday during our Family Storytime. Stories about bubble gum and bubble baths, songs about popping bubbles (what a mess we had!), and a fun, and wet, story about a little rabbit who just wanted to take a bubble bath.

All the kids (and some of the grown-ups) made bubble pictures.

She loved how much they look like real bubbles!

Crazy bubbles

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This was our last Family Storytime for the summer. We’ll be back on September 17.

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Ladybugs, fireflies, and more!

Some books about insects

This week in Ready, Set, Kindergarten! we had fun with some of everyone’s least favorite creatures–INSECTS!

Looking for Ladybug was lots of fun, and not as easy as you would think. We also had a great time wiggling our noses, doing the chicken dance and making scary faces to scare away that giant frog!

The kids loved tossing the song cube for a surprise action song.

And everyone made a caterpillar. Some kids spelled out their names, others were very unique.

The whole family!

 

Being creative with the colored paper

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Next week is our last RSK! for the summer.

Look for a brand new program in this time slot, beginning September 13–Rhythm & Romp, a music and movement program for kids up to age 5. Watch for more information.

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Look what we just put in the Children’s Room!

Everybody – come play!

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Lego Club 8/4/16

Lots of great projects today!

Lego Club 4Aug2016

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We love the beach (books)!

Today in Ready, Set, Kindergarten! we enjoyed an imaginary trip to the beach.

We read about some fun beach adventures, and we got out our “surfboards” and surfed along with the Beach Boys’ “Surfin’ USA.” And did you know that a scarf can be a wave, a dolphin, or some sand?

Everyone made a sandcastle, too.

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The secret lives of stuffed animals…

Last night we had lots of fun at our Pajama Storytime.

Then the kids tucked in all their stuffed animals, sang them some goodnight songs, and quietly left them to go to sleep.

We thought that we wouldn’t hear a peep out of them until morning, but we were so wrong!

They found their way out of the program room…

and got into all kinds of mischief

before sneaking back in and back to bed.

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