Join us as we share a children's nature story before we explore the woods, fields, and wetlands of the Ipswich River Wildlife Sanctuary.Today: We'll read [amazon B000PJ7OCS inline] by Nancy Luenn. Then, using buckets and strainers, we will explore a pond and a wetland habitat and search for critters that swim, soar, and crawl.
Come to Peabody Essex Museum and stop by for an interactive reading of [amazon 1442457023 inline], followed by a showing of a short animated film based on the story. Afterwards, kids will learn how to create an animated flip book by making their own to take home!
Learn about the Folly Cove Designers' process, then get to work in the Children's Activity Center. Explore the Folly Cove Designs, create prints using stamps, foam shapes and styrofoam. Also, examine a linoleum block and tools similar to those used by the original Designers. This drop-in program is free for members and Cape Ann residents or with Museum admission. For more information call 978-283-0455 x16.
Celebrate local author, illustrator and artist Virginia Lee Burton with story time, playing and art making in the Children's Activity Center. Burton authored and illustrated some of the most memorable books ever written for children, and won the 1942 Caldecott Medal for [amazon 0395181569 inline].
When the Queen comes for a visit in [amazon 0439318955 inline] - a story by Jeff Brumbeau and Illustrated by Gail De Marcken, every one is surprised by the outcome! After the story, kids will decorate a hatbox to protect their own favorite hat!
Join us in a casual, family-friendly atmosphere as we escape the heat and journey to a farm in England to meet Shaun the Sheep. From the creators of Wallace and Gromit, this series of short clips will delight the whole family. We'll also explore wool and make a sheep craft to take home!
What makes certain colors glow, even in daylight? Find out about the young artists/experimenters who invented fluorescent colors in [amazon 978-1570916731 inline], a story by Chris Barton. Then investigate what will glow under a black light and make your day-glo art!
Bring your young naturalist to the sanctuary this summer and experience the joy of books and the wonders of nature. Participate in hands-on nature-related activities inspired by the stories. Sign up for one or more of these adventurous programs.
Anna Hibiscus is so happy she's afraid she might explode! Discover why she's cheerful as we read [amazon 978-1610670401 inline], by Nigerian storyteller Atinuke. Decorate your own "good cheer jar" to take home. Part of the Mother's Day Brunch at PEM.
Meet the Cat in the Hat as part of the Books Alive! literacy initiative, generously sponsored by Irving Oil. Museum staff will read Cat in the Hat tales and kids can enjoy hands-on crafts, games and reading activities. The costumed Cat character will make frequent appearances for hugs and high-fives.
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