Stuck Inside with the Winter Blues?

Messy Hands, Busy Minds, with photo of child's hand covered in pink paintHere are some fun activities you can do with your kids from our Messy Hands, Busy Minds program.

Almost all of the ingredients can be found in your house, but you might need to make a trip to the store to pick up a few of the materials. Quick tip: You might want to cover your tables with newspaper or plastic for any easy cleanup.

Homemade Flubber

Photograph of two hands squeezing purple flubber: it looks like a wet slimy version of play-dohDo your kids like all things squishy and mushy?

Homemade flubber is fun to squeeze and shape. The recipe we used came from Schelastic Education Center and worked very well. We made a few different colors.

The instructions are very easy and quick, and your kids will love getting messy.

Homemade Moonsand

Image of a pile of moonsand accented with a blue wizard, white unicorn, and a queen fingerpuppets. Moonsand is not only fun to make, but provides a lot of creative opportunities for you to build things. You might want to even add accessories depending upon what you make. Leafs, pebbles, cars, Lego minifigures are just some of the options you might want to consider. We used plastic finger puppets. Quick tip: Make sure any toys used to play in the Moonsand is washable.

Our recipe came from KiwiCrate's Cloud Dough, and provided tons of entertainment.

No Storytime Tuesday!

Photo of The storytime tick tock clock and mr ducky puppet. Mr. Ducky is wearing a pin that reads "VOTE." A speech bubble is coming away from the clock which reads "Tuesday is Election Day."No storytimes will be held this Tuesday, November 4th, as Eisenhower Library is a polling place.

The Tuesday classes will resume next week. Regular Tuesday storytime attendees are encouraged to try to attend one of our other scheduled storytimes. Of course, Mr. Ducky is available to dance with online at any time.

This week's Storytime Bulletin is available on the Storytime Board Display, and the craft is available in the red basket by the magazines.

We look forward to seeing everyone soon!