Maker Monday - Strawberry Edition
Did you know that May is National Strawberry Month?
READ: Here 16 Fun Facts About Strawberries from Country Living Magazine.
EXPLORE: Strawberry Shortcake is a favorite spring and summer dessert for many folks. I like to make mine with pound cake, fresh sliced strawberries and a little bit of whipped cream. How does the cook in your family make strawberry shortcake?
MAKE: This week, I've included several different activities from which to choose, including an online coloring activity. If there's an activity you'd like to try, but don't have the exact craft supplies on hand, try to find a creative substitute. For example, think of how we did craft activities in the library when we didn't have the exact color construction paper called for in the instructions. You colored the shapes the color needed on plain old paper and then cut them out.
DIY paper strawberry craft
DIY strawberry pom-poms
Virtual strawberry coloring sheet
Printable strawberry coloring sheets
Strawberry painted rocks
Strawberry origami box
Here are some other activities you might like to try if you have a sewing machine or access to needle & thread. I'm making the Strawberry Coasters.
Happy Mother's Day
Today, we're going to listen to Hoda Kotb share two books she wrote in connection with the recent adoption of her two daughters. Ms. Kotb is a host on the Today show.
Mother's Day is Sunday, May 10th. We know we're not in school to help you make a gift for your Mom, so here are some ideas that you might can use to create something especially for your Mom to celebrate her special day.
It's Reader Wednesday
Your mission today is simple: Hop on over to the Riverside Intermediate FB page and listen at least one story read by a Riverside staff member.
Activity: Leave a comment on the blog as to which story you viewed.
Have a wonderful Wednesday.
Travel Tuesday - Cinco de Mayo
Let's visit Mexico!
Before we depart, let's learn a little bit about Mexico. Click here for an overview. If you want to know more about Mexico, be sure to visit CultureGrams - Kids Edition inside the Cobb Digital Library.
Activity: Leave a post on the blog sharing one interesting fact you learned about Mexico.
Maker Monday - Star Wars Edition
Today is Star Wars Day and has absolutely no connection to the release date of the original Star Wars movie way back in 1977. Since then, the Star Wars franchise has turned out a variety of movies, books, toys, and other items. You can visit the official Star Wars site to learn more.
Reader's Digest published an interesting article on the history of how Star Wars Day and the phrase "May the Fourth be With You" came to be. You can read the article here.
Star Wars was created by a man named George Lucas. You can read his biography here. You can learn about all of the movies, TV shows and other items his company, Lucasfilm, owns by going here.
So in honor of Star Wars Day, we're going to make our own Jedi Light Sabers. This maker activity was almost as popular as the slime table I hosted at the Smyrna Library's Kid Con event last year! Watch the video below and/or visit this site to learn how to make your very own DIY light saber from a pencil.
MAY THE FOURTH BE WITH YOU!