While researching fun activities at libraries across America I have discovered such fun activities. Check your local library to see what they are doing this summer and get out of the heat and have some FUN!
I expected to find a Baby and Preschool story time at my local library, but in addition to that, I found a fun activity where they begin with Animal Yoga and stretch and move through a variety of different animal poses then followed by a story time with books, songs, finger plays and ends with another activity at the end.
Here are some fun ideas that are all part of Summer Reading Programs that I found while checking out local libraries:
Preschool Dance Party with kids dancing to the Peppermint Twist
Book Keeper Book Store- every Thursday the Friends of the Library open their store for 3.5 hours to sell books, book bags, and book related gifts- proceeds go to the library
Play with Your Food create your own portrait from cut up magazines pictures of fruits and vegetables
Giant Candyland the library is turned into a giant Candyland playing board the winner wins candy!
Seeds of Change learn what it takes to make a garden thrive and create your own art garden pot to take home
or fill it with chocolate mud and scoop up treats
Tween Book Club are you a tween who loves to read- check out your library to see what it has to offer
Kids Writers Workshops- write stories, essays or poems to be published. This creative writing workshop is once a week all summer
Tasty Anime T-shirts paint some cook anime designs on t-shirts with glow paint. Red about pocky and sushi in some of your favorite manga books. Learn to write your name in Japanese
Shrinky Dinks a classic craft that never goes out of style- shrink drawings to 1/3 their original size
Second Saturday Sensory Storytime a special storytime for kids with Autism and/or sensory disorders, featuring songs, stories, sensory activities and interactive materials
Lego Block Party this library has tons of Legos and Duplos and they want you to come play with them- bring your parents, brothers, sisters and grandparents. Have fun creating!
Hungry as a Bear for Books Delicious books are in this Teddy Bears picnic
A Feast of Song learn some old familiar songs such as On Top of Spaghetti and other food songs
Marshmallow Ballistics build your catapult, and launch marshmallows at the unsuspecting tower of cups across the room
Family Game Night playing board games is fun, and quality time helps kids with their literacy skills
Pajama Storytime everyone comes in their pajamas and have the opportunity to bond with your kids over storytime
Button Making Party use colored paper, markers and magazine cut-outs to make custom badges
Kendama Club become a dama enthusiast. Learn tricks and advance your skills
Movie Matinee bring your own snacks and come watch a movie at the library
Star Party enjoy the night sky and view the moon, Saturn, the constellation Hercules and more
Magna Magnets use recycled bottle caps and old magna to make magnets
Stop by your library to pick up some summer reading, but also to check out the fun activities.