Teen Craft: Shadow Art

Teen Craft: Shadow Art

Teen Craft: Shadow Art

Cast a shadow with a sky backdrop! This craft allows you to create an animal silhouette to contrast the night sky you make behind it.  

The materials needed for this craft: 

  • Canvas
  • Paints for sky
  • Animal silhouette
  • Paint brushes
  • Cup of water (to clean brushes with)
  • Round object (to trace for moon or sun)
  • Glue

October TEEN Activities

TEEN ANIME CLUB   It's Halloween month so we're doing an Anime Cosplay! Dress up in a cosplay, watch some Anime, and enjoy treats with our Anime Club! Wednesday, October 13th, from 4:30-5:30pm in the Community Room. For ages 12-18. Masks encouraged but not required....

Teen Craft: Zen Doodle Pumpkin

"Hello, gourd-geous!" First Teen Craft for October will be a Zen Doodle Pumpkin. Make your own Zen design on a foam pumpkin to get you in the Halloween mood.  Materials needed: Foam pumpkin Tea light Push pin Sharpie

Teen Craft: Hanging Notepad

Make a cool hanging notepad for your locker or room by gathering these materials and following our video instructions. Materials needed: Two ribbons Piece of decorative paper  Two popsicle sticks Thread Binder clip Metal folder bracketRoll of paper (we provided you...

SEPTEMBER 16th – 30th Teen Activities

TEEN ANIME CLUB   Spin the wheel to see which Anime to watch! There will also be an awesome mod podge picture frame craft. Come Wednesday, September 22nd, from 4:30-5:30pm in the Community Room to have some fun! For ages 12-18.   TEEN DUNGEONS AND DRAGONSJoin...

Teen Craft: Sticky Note Art

Use sticky notes and your art skills to create a truly unique art piece.  The materials needed for this craft:  Paper (or a sketchbook) 2-3 different colored sticky notes Pen or pencil to draw

Teen Craft: Shadow Art

Cast a shadow with a sky backdrop! This craft allows you to create an animal silhouette to contrast the night sky you make behind it.   The materials needed for this craft:  Canvas Paints for sky Animal silhouette Paint brushes Cup of water (to clean brushes with)...

Teen Craft: Paper Firebirds

Put your origami skills to use by crafting this incredible Paper Firebird! The method used is similar to making a crane, but with fun embellishments. The materials needed for this craft: Paper  Glue stick Scissors Twist ties Optional: fox template Inspired by this...

JULY 16th – 31st Teen Activities

TEEN ANIME CLUB Monday, JULY 19th, at 4:30 p.m. in the Community Room.   Come join fellow Anime lovers and watch "My Roommate is a Cat," a fun show about the lives of Haru, a cat from the streets, who is found and adopted by Subaru, an introverted writer.  For ages 12...

Teen Craft: Cut-Paper Fox Tin

Cut paper is a unique type of art form, where the cut paper is used to create an intricate pop-out effect. Use your kit or gather the materials needed to make this amazing piece of art! The materials needed for this craft:  Paper (brown, greens, blues, orange, white,...

Teen Craft: Monkey Fist Knot

Time to make this awesome Monkey Fist Knot keychain! The materials needed for this craft:  Paracord, about the length of an arm length to the other arm Marble Optional: hot glue gun to glue ends to prevent fraying

Summer STEM: Animal Coding Game

Summer STEM: Animal Coding Game

Our Summer STEM from Your Library program is made possible by our sponsors: the Idaho Commission for Libraries and the Idaho STEM Action Center. A big thank you to them for their support!

This fun and interactive STEM activity will teach the technique of “If-Then,” which is a coding method used by coders. 

Materials needed:

  • Large grid paper for a game board (image below)
  • If-Then Cards (image below)
  • Homes + Obstacles printout (image below)
  • Plastic Bits
  • Die
  • Acornimals (or any small toy!)
  • Scissors

Inspired by the craft “If-Then Dice Grid Game” STEM activity from 100 Easy STEAM Activities: Awesome Hands-On Projects for Aspiring Artists and Engineers by Andrea Scalzo Yi

Kid + Tween STEAM: Blubber Bag & Bird Feeder

Our first Take N' Go STEAM kit for October is learning how creatures survive and thrive in cold climates. The kit comes with a super cool BLUBBER BAG, plus supplies to make a bird feeder. You will need: Crisco (from the Blubber Bag)  Pine cone String Sunflower seeds...

September Kids + Tween STEAM Craft

Find out why cats' eyes glow with this craft! Materials needed: Clean can Scissors 4x4 black trash bag piece Rubber band Flashlight

Summer STEM: Animal Coding Game

Our Summer STEM from Your Library program is made possible by our sponsors: the Idaho Commission for Libraries and the Idaho STEM Action Center. A big thank you to them for their support!This fun and interactive STEM activity will teach the technique of "If-Then,"...

Summer STEM: UV Animal Challenge

Our Summer STEM from Your Library program is made possible by our sponsors: the Idaho Commission for Libraries and the Idaho STEM Action Center. A big thank you to them for their support!Make a cute little animal from pipe cleaners and beads. The kit includes beads...

Summer STEM: Exploding Soap

Our Summer STEM from Your Library program is made possible by our sponsors: the Idaho Commission for Libraries and the Idaho STEM Action Center. A big thank you to them for their support!Let's have some fun with soap and a microwave! What happens to an ordinary piece...

SUMMER STEM: Food Web Puzzle Game

Our Summer STEM from Your Library program is made possible by our sponsors: the Idaho Commission for Libraries and the Idaho STEM Action Center. A big thank you to them for their support!It's the Circle of Life... Use the supplies in the kit to learn about nature's...

JULY Kid and Tween Activities

Summer Reading Final month of Summer Reading - last day to sign-up is July 24th and program ends July 31st.  Each year, from June through July, we host Summer Reading. We have programs for all ages.  The 2021 Summer Reading Theme is “Tails and Tales.” The...

Summer STEM: Outdoor Art

Our Summer STEM from Your Library program is made possible by our sponsors: the Idaho Commission for Libraries and the Idaho STEM Action Center. A big thank you to them for their support!How tall is a giraffe? Find out with the Outdoor Kit! Have even more fun creating...

Summer STEM: Binary Code Animals

Our Summer STEM from Your Library program was made possible by our sponsors: the Idaho Commission for Libraries and the Idaho STEM Action Center. A big thank you to them for their support!Learn about binary with these code art animals! Things you will need include:...

June Kid and Tween Activities

Summer Reading Saturday, June 26 from 12-4 PM in the Community Room Each year, from June through July, we host Summer Reading. We have programs for all ages.  The 2021 Summer Reading Theme is “Tails and Tales.” The possibilities are endless! You won't want to miss our...

Teen Craft: Paper Firebirds

Teen Craft: Paper Firebirds

Teen Craft: Paper Firebirds

Put your origami skills to use by crafting this incredible Paper Firebird! The method used is similar to making a crane, but with fun embellishments.

The materials needed for this craft:

  • Paper 
  • Glue stick
  • Scissors
  • Twist ties
  • Optional: fox template

Inspired by this pin

October TEEN Activities

TEEN ANIME CLUB   It's Halloween month so we're doing an Anime Cosplay! Dress up in a cosplay, watch some Anime, and enjoy treats with our Anime Club! Wednesday, October 13th, from 4:30-5:30pm in the Community Room. For ages 12-18. Masks encouraged but not required....

Teen Craft: Zen Doodle Pumpkin

"Hello, gourd-geous!" First Teen Craft for October will be a Zen Doodle Pumpkin. Make your own Zen design on a foam pumpkin to get you in the Halloween mood.  Materials needed: Foam pumpkin Tea light Push pin Sharpie

Teen Craft: Hanging Notepad

Make a cool hanging notepad for your locker or room by gathering these materials and following our video instructions. Materials needed: Two ribbons Piece of decorative paper  Two popsicle sticks Thread Binder clip Metal folder bracketRoll of paper (we provided you...

SEPTEMBER 16th – 30th Teen Activities

TEEN ANIME CLUB   Spin the wheel to see which Anime to watch! There will also be an awesome mod podge picture frame craft. Come Wednesday, September 22nd, from 4:30-5:30pm in the Community Room to have some fun! For ages 12-18.   TEEN DUNGEONS AND DRAGONSJoin...

Teen Craft: Sticky Note Art

Use sticky notes and your art skills to create a truly unique art piece.  The materials needed for this craft:  Paper (or a sketchbook) 2-3 different colored sticky notes Pen or pencil to draw

Teen Craft: Shadow Art

Cast a shadow with a sky backdrop! This craft allows you to create an animal silhouette to contrast the night sky you make behind it.   The materials needed for this craft:  Canvas Paints for sky Animal silhouette Paint brushes Cup of water (to clean brushes with)...

Teen Craft: Paper Firebirds

Put your origami skills to use by crafting this incredible Paper Firebird! The method used is similar to making a crane, but with fun embellishments. The materials needed for this craft: Paper  Glue stick Scissors Twist ties Optional: fox template Inspired by this...

JULY 16th – 31st Teen Activities

TEEN ANIME CLUB Monday, JULY 19th, at 4:30 p.m. in the Community Room.   Come join fellow Anime lovers and watch "My Roommate is a Cat," a fun show about the lives of Haru, a cat from the streets, who is found and adopted by Subaru, an introverted writer.  For ages 12...

Teen Craft: Cut-Paper Fox Tin

Cut paper is a unique type of art form, where the cut paper is used to create an intricate pop-out effect. Use your kit or gather the materials needed to make this amazing piece of art! The materials needed for this craft:  Paper (brown, greens, blues, orange, white,...

Teen Craft: Monkey Fist Knot

Time to make this awesome Monkey Fist Knot keychain! The materials needed for this craft:  Paracord, about the length of an arm length to the other arm Marble Optional: hot glue gun to glue ends to prevent fraying

Summer STEM: UV Animal Challenge

Summer STEM: UV Animal Challenge

Our Summer STEM from Your Library program is made possible by our sponsors: the Idaho Commission for Libraries and the Idaho STEM Action Center. A big thank you to them for their support!

Make a cute little animal from pipe cleaners and beads. The kit includes beads which are sensitive to UV light – see what colors they turn into when exposed to sunlight!

Materials needed:

  • Pipe cleaners
  • UV sensitive beads, found here, here, or here
  • Building materials (ie: 1/2 a cardboard egg carton, plastic glass, cardstock, foam block, etc)
  • Tape 
  • Scissors
  • Optional: hot glue 

Kid + Tween STEAM: Blubber Bag & Bird Feeder

Our first Take N' Go STEAM kit for October is learning how creatures survive and thrive in cold climates. The kit comes with a super cool BLUBBER BAG, plus supplies to make a bird feeder. You will need: Crisco (from the Blubber Bag)  Pine cone String Sunflower seeds...

September Kids + Tween STEAM Craft

Find out why cats' eyes glow with this craft! Materials needed: Clean can Scissors 4x4 black trash bag piece Rubber band Flashlight

Summer STEM: Animal Coding Game

Our Summer STEM from Your Library program is made possible by our sponsors: the Idaho Commission for Libraries and the Idaho STEM Action Center. A big thank you to them for their support!This fun and interactive STEM activity will teach the technique of "If-Then,"...

Summer STEM: UV Animal Challenge

Our Summer STEM from Your Library program is made possible by our sponsors: the Idaho Commission for Libraries and the Idaho STEM Action Center. A big thank you to them for their support!Make a cute little animal from pipe cleaners and beads. The kit includes beads...

Summer STEM: Exploding Soap

Our Summer STEM from Your Library program is made possible by our sponsors: the Idaho Commission for Libraries and the Idaho STEM Action Center. A big thank you to them for their support!Let's have some fun with soap and a microwave! What happens to an ordinary piece...

SUMMER STEM: Food Web Puzzle Game

Our Summer STEM from Your Library program is made possible by our sponsors: the Idaho Commission for Libraries and the Idaho STEM Action Center. A big thank you to them for their support!It's the Circle of Life... Use the supplies in the kit to learn about nature's...

JULY Kid and Tween Activities

Summer Reading Final month of Summer Reading - last day to sign-up is July 24th and program ends July 31st.  Each year, from June through July, we host Summer Reading. We have programs for all ages.  The 2021 Summer Reading Theme is “Tails and Tales.” The...

Summer STEM: Outdoor Art

Our Summer STEM from Your Library program is made possible by our sponsors: the Idaho Commission for Libraries and the Idaho STEM Action Center. A big thank you to them for their support!How tall is a giraffe? Find out with the Outdoor Kit! Have even more fun creating...

Summer STEM: Binary Code Animals

Our Summer STEM from Your Library program was made possible by our sponsors: the Idaho Commission for Libraries and the Idaho STEM Action Center. A big thank you to them for their support!Learn about binary with these code art animals! Things you will need include:...

June Kid and Tween Activities

Summer Reading Saturday, June 26 from 12-4 PM in the Community Room Each year, from June through July, we host Summer Reading. We have programs for all ages.  The 2021 Summer Reading Theme is “Tails and Tales.” The possibilities are endless! You won't want to miss our...

Book Babies + Toddler Time: Frog and Toad Tails

Book Babies + Toddler Time: Frog and Toad Tails

Book Babies + Toddler Time: Frog and Toad Tails

Ribbit, ribbit… HOP! Enjoy learning about tiny tadpoles to big frogs with these books and songs. 

Book Babies: Wednesday @ 9:45am in Community Room

Ages 0 – 10 months

Toddler Time: Tuesday @ 9:45am in Community Room

Ages 11 – 23 months

 

Welcome Songs

Here We Are Together

Here we are together, together, together! Oh, here we are together in our library. There’s (sing names)… Here we are together in our library!

Hello Everybody

Hello everybody let’s clap our hands*, clap our hands, clap our hands. Hello everybody let’s clap our hands today! *pat our head, stretch up high, wiggle our fingers, tickle our knees, kick our feet, bounce up high!

S, T, R, W, P

(Sing while pointing to each finger on your child’s hand.) Sing, talk, read, write, play! Sing, talk, read write, play! Sing, talk, read, write, play! Sing, talk, read, write, play each day!

Sing, Talk, Read, Write, Play

Tip

The use of small percussion instruments such as bells, rhythm sticks, shakers and drums helps with muscular development and coordination

 

- Lambert

Activity

Sing “Going to Kentucky” or another egg shaker song with your child. While shaking the egg, experiment with different rhythms, stopping and starting, and high or low!

Books Presented

Big Frog Can't Fit In by Mo Willems

Big Frog is big. Quite big. So big this book can’t hold her. But with a lot of help from some good friends, Big Frog will fit in just fine! Filled with exciting and unique pops constructed sturdily, and perfectly suited for little hands, this vibrant new pop-up book will appeal to Mo fans old and new.

Songs, Rhymes, and Fingerplays

Knee Bounce: Dickery Dickery Dare

Dickery Dickery Dare,
(bounce baby on lap)

A pig flew up in the air!
(lift baby up into air)

The man in brown
Soon brought him down.
(bring baby back down)

Dickery Dickery Dare.
(bounce baby on lap)

Knee Bounce: To Market, To Market

To market, to market to buy a fat pig
Home again, home again, jiggity jig!
To market, to market to buy a fat hog
Home again, home again, jiggity jog!

Shakers: Going to Kentucky

I was going to Kentucky, going to the fair,
To see the senorita with the flowers in her hair.
Oh, shake it, shake it, shake it,
Shake it if you can,
Shake it like a milkshake,
And do the best you can.

Oh, wobble to the bottom,
Wobble to the top,
And turn around and turn around until you make a stop!

Five Green and Speckled Frogs

Five Green and Speckled Frogs
sat on a speckled log
Eating some most delicious bugs.
Yuuuuummm…yuuummm!

One jumped into the pool,
where it was nice and cool.
Then there were four green speckled frogs,
Glub glub.

Four green and speckled frogs…
Three green and speckled frogs…
Two green and speckled frogs…
One green and speckled frog…
…Then there were no green speckled frogs!
Glub glub, glub, glub

Baby Sign Language

“Bed”

 

“Tired”

 

“Sleep”

 

Additional Books

Frog's Summer Journey by Anita Loughrey

Frog is looking for somewhere new to live. Near the ducks is too loud, under the willow tree is too dark, will Frog find the perfect place to live? This delightful picture book about friendship and the changing seasons is perfect for reading with your child in summertime. Learn about what happens in summer and then explore the activities, crafts and discussion points at the back of the book, to further develop your child’s understanding of the natural world.

Tad by Benji Davies

Meet Tad. She’s the smallest tadpole in a big pond. And she’s not frightened of Big Blub. Not. At. All. But when her tad brothers and tadsisters start to get bigger and disappear, Tad worries that she’ll be left all alone. All alone in the dark, with Big Blub. Growing up might take longer when you start at the bottom, but sometimes tiny hearts have the biggest dreams.

One Frog Sang by Shirley Parenteau

As the night becomes still, one big frog lets out his croaking song, followed by two tiny friends, until groups of as many as ten frogs have all joined in, in voices of all sorts, but when a car passes near, all songs are silenced.

More Book Babies

Book Babies + Toddler Time: Hats!

Hats, hats, and more hats! Did you know that learning to put on and take off a hat is one of the developmental milestones for a baby? In addition, getting dressed and undressed can be a learning experience , too. Try some of these songs, rhymes, and activities to turn...

Book Babies + Toddler Time: Cats

Meow - cats and kittens!Book Babies: Wednesday @ 9:45am in Community Room Ages 0 - 10 months Toddler Time: Monday & Tuesday @ 9:45am in Community Room Ages 11 - 23 months Welcome SongsHere We Are Together Here we are together, together, together! Oh, here we are...

Book Babies + Toddler Time: Trains

Children find trains fascinating. It could be its speed and motion as it moves on the track. Or perhaps it's the unique sounds that it makes as it passes by. What ever it is, trains wake up excitement, curiosity, and creativity in a child's mind. So, with plenty of...

Book Babies + Toddler Time: Construction Site

Having fun and learning in the construction zone!Book Babies: Wednesday @ 9:45am in Community Room Ages 0 - 10 months Toddler Time: Monday & Tuesday @ 9:45am in Community Room Ages 11 - 23 months Welcome SongsHere We Are Together Here we are together, together,...

SEPTEMBER Kid and Tween Activities

 FAMILY FRIENDLY FILM NIGHTS ARE BACK! Madison Library District is bringing FAMILY FRIENDLY FILM NIGHT back! Every Tuesday @ 4pm in the Community Room. SCHEDULE:September 7th: Raya and the Last DragonSeptember 14th: Peter RabbitSeptember 21st: Spirit: UntamedSeptember...

Book Babies + Toddler Time: Bird Tails

Cheep, cheep! Tweet, tweet! Quack, quack! Oh, how babies love the sounds of our feathered friends. Help your child explore the world of birds with the following activities.Book Babies: Wednesday @ 9:45am in Community Room Ages 0 - 10 months Toddler Time: Tuesday @...

Book Babies + Toddler Time: Frog and Toad Tails

Ribbit, ribbit... HOP! Enjoy learning about tiny tadpoles to big frogs with these books and songs. Book Babies: Wednesday @ 9:45am in Community Room Ages 0 - 10 months Toddler Time: Tuesday @ 9:45am in Community Room Ages 11 - 23 months  Welcome SongsHere We Are...

Book Babies + Toddler Time: Pig Tails!

Many of us can remember, "This little piggie went to market, this little piggie stayed home..." Try expanding your "piggie repertoire" for your little one with these books, songs, rhymes, and fingerplays.Book Babies: Wednesday @ 9:45am in Community Room Ages 0 - 10...

Book Babies + Toddler Time: Rabbits & Bunnies

Whether bouncing like a bunny or hopping like a rabbit, toddlers and babies love these fluffy animals. Try reading some of the books below or doing the activities with your child for a fun-filled learning time about bunnies & rabbits. Book Babies: Wednesday @...

Book Babies/Toddler Time: Old McDonald’s Farm

What does a cow say? Mooo! Animal sounds are a precursor to speech development and are easy sounds for a baby to form. So, have fun with those farm animals and watch your baby's eyes light up when you quack like a duck or neigh like a horse!Book Babies: Wednesday @...

Teen Craft: Cut-Paper Fox Tin

Teen Craft: Cut-Paper Fox Tin

Teen Craft: Cut-Paper Fox Tin

Cut paper is a unique type of art form, where the cut paper is used to create an intricate pop-out effect. Use your kit or gather the materials needed to make this amazing piece of art!

The materials needed for this craft:
 

  • Paper (brown, greens, blues, orange, white, black)
  • Glue stick
  • Scissors
  • Sharpie or pen
  • Fox art template
  • Optional: tin to hold art

October TEEN Activities

TEEN ANIME CLUB   It's Halloween month so we're doing an Anime Cosplay! Dress up in a cosplay, watch some Anime, and enjoy treats with our Anime Club! Wednesday, October 13th, from 4:30-5:30pm in the Community Room. For ages 12-18. Masks encouraged but not required....

Teen Craft: Zen Doodle Pumpkin

"Hello, gourd-geous!" First Teen Craft for October will be a Zen Doodle Pumpkin. Make your own Zen design on a foam pumpkin to get you in the Halloween mood.  Materials needed: Foam pumpkin Tea light Push pin Sharpie

Teen Craft: Hanging Notepad

Make a cool hanging notepad for your locker or room by gathering these materials and following our video instructions. Materials needed: Two ribbons Piece of decorative paper  Two popsicle sticks Thread Binder clip Metal folder bracketRoll of paper (we provided you...

SEPTEMBER 16th – 30th Teen Activities

TEEN ANIME CLUB   Spin the wheel to see which Anime to watch! There will also be an awesome mod podge picture frame craft. Come Wednesday, September 22nd, from 4:30-5:30pm in the Community Room to have some fun! For ages 12-18.   TEEN DUNGEONS AND DRAGONSJoin...

Teen Craft: Sticky Note Art

Use sticky notes and your art skills to create a truly unique art piece.  The materials needed for this craft:  Paper (or a sketchbook) 2-3 different colored sticky notes Pen or pencil to draw

Teen Craft: Shadow Art

Cast a shadow with a sky backdrop! This craft allows you to create an animal silhouette to contrast the night sky you make behind it.   The materials needed for this craft:  Canvas Paints for sky Animal silhouette Paint brushes Cup of water (to clean brushes with)...

Teen Craft: Paper Firebirds

Put your origami skills to use by crafting this incredible Paper Firebird! The method used is similar to making a crane, but with fun embellishments. The materials needed for this craft: Paper  Glue stick Scissors Twist ties Optional: fox template Inspired by this...

JULY 16th – 31st Teen Activities

TEEN ANIME CLUB Monday, JULY 19th, at 4:30 p.m. in the Community Room.   Come join fellow Anime lovers and watch "My Roommate is a Cat," a fun show about the lives of Haru, a cat from the streets, who is found and adopted by Subaru, an introverted writer.  For ages 12...

Teen Craft: Cut-Paper Fox Tin

Cut paper is a unique type of art form, where the cut paper is used to create an intricate pop-out effect. Use your kit or gather the materials needed to make this amazing piece of art! The materials needed for this craft:  Paper (brown, greens, blues, orange, white,...

Teen Craft: Monkey Fist Knot

Time to make this awesome Monkey Fist Knot keychain! The materials needed for this craft:  Paracord, about the length of an arm length to the other arm Marble Optional: hot glue gun to glue ends to prevent fraying

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