Teen Christmas Extravaganza Craft

Teen Christmas Extravaganza Craft

Teen Christmas Extravaganza Craft

Learn to make a melted snowman ornament (available through curbside pickup starting Wednesday, December 9th). You will need the following supplies:

  • scissors
  • glue
  • ribbon
  • small black beads/plastic pieces
  • orange craft foam
  • plastic ornament
  • epsom salt

Teen Craft: Tea Light Planets

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Pom Pom Bunnies Craft

Learn how to make these adorable pom pom bunnies! You will need the following supplies: yarn (about 30 yards for the big pom pom and 25 for the small) felt scraps of the same color pom pom of the same color 3x3" square of pink felt a pony bead googly eyes 1 foot of...

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Teen Craft: Keyring Dreamcatchers

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Teen Craft: Duct Tape Pens

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Book Babies: Bouncin’ Up and Down in Santa’s Sled

Book Babies: Bouncin’ Up and Down in Santa’s Sled

Book Babies: Bouncin’ Up and Down in Santa’s Sled

Happy holidays! This week in Book Babies we did Christmas-themed books and activities.

Join us live Wednesdays at 9:45 AM  – Online on Facebook

Ages 2-5

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

Gift wrap and presents can be an excellent opportunity for sensory exploration & fine motor skill development. Your child will love listening to the “crinkle” of the paper as they unwrap a gift. Try using only a small amount of tape to secure the gift so your child can easily grab the paper and rip it open. This will help them develop their fine motor skills so they can hold a pencil for writing.

Activity

Wrap a stack of your child’s favorite books or library books in wrapping paper. Leave part of the book showing so they can see just a bit of the cover. Then have fun as they unwrap a book a day right up to Christmas. You can also save the wrapping paper in a box for them to play with, also.

Books Presented

Bear Stays Up for Christmas by Karma Wilson

Bear is awakened by his friends the day before Christmas, and he tries to stay up all night to celebrate Christmas with them.

Where is Baby's Christmas Present by Karen Katz

Baby searches for his Christmas present in the closet, under wrapping paper, and underneath the Christmas tree. A Lift-The-Flap book.

I Love Christmas by Anna Walker

Ollie loves Christmas. What else does he love?

Songs, Rhymes, and Fingerplays

Bouncing in Santa’s Sleigh

Bouncing up and down in Santa’s sleigh
Bouncing up and down in Santa’s sleigh
Bouncing up and down in Santa’s sleigh
Ho! Ho! Ho! Ho! Hooooo!

Flying up high…
Flying down low… Whoa, whoa, whoa, whoa, whoah!
Falling asleep… Shh, shh, shh, shh, shh.
Bouncing up and down…

– Adapted from Oremlibrary.org

Twinkle, Twinkle, Christmas Star

(Tune: Twinkle Twinkle Little Star)

Twinkle twinkle Christmas star
Way up high is where you are!
Shining bright for all to see –
On the tip top of our tree –
Twinkle twinkle Christmas star
Way up high is where you are!

– Kidsparkz.com

Let’s All Do a Little Clapping

(Tune: We Wish You a Merry Christmas)
Let’s all do a little clapping,
Let’s all do a little clapping,
Let’s all do a little clapping,
& spread Christmas cheer.
More verses:
2.Jumping
3.Twirling
4.Stretching

– Kidsparkz.com

Five Little Stockings

Five little stockings hanging up so high
Ready for the evening when Santa stops by
The cat chased the mouse along the mantle top
And one little stocking fell …. ker-plop.

*

Four little stockings hanging up so high
Ready for the evening when Santa stops by
The cat chased the mouse along the mantle top
And one little stocking fell …. ker-plop.

*

Three little stockings hanging up so high

Two little stockings hanging up so high

One little stocking hanging up so high

– Feltboardmagic.com

Signing 

Tired

Bed

Additional Books

Llama Llama Jingle Bells by Anna Dewdney

In Llama Llama Jingle Bells, little llama and his friends give gifts, sing songs, and decorate cookies. It’s a very merry holiday indeed!

Fa La La by Leslie Patricelli

It’s almost Christmas, and baby simply cannot contain the exuberance. There are things to decorate-a tree, a gingerbread house, a doggy! There are very creative presents to make, Santa to see (must be brave), carols to sing, not to mention the big event itself.

I'm Not Santa! by Jonathan Allen

When Baby Hare mistakes Baby Owl for Santa Claus, it takes a visit from St. Nick himself to straighten things out.

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Closed December 24-26th

Closed December 24-26th

Closed December 24-26th

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Christmas Window Search & Find

Christmas Window Search & Find

Christmas Window Search & Find

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Upcoming Christmas Story Time with Santa

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Mele Kalikimaka Christmas Extravaganza

Mele Kalikimaka Christmas Extravaganza

Mele Kalikimaka Christmas Extravaganza

It’s a Mele Kalikimaka Christmas Extravaganza!

Drive up and meet Santa at the Library’s curbside check-out on December 9th any time between 1-7 PM! He will give you a sweet treat and a fun activity to do at home. And, if you have have been good, you can hand your letter to Santa right here at the Library!!

If you can’t come on the 9th, additional Extravaganza kits will be available at curbside thru December 23 while supplies last.

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Christmas Extravaganza

Christmas Extravaganza

Christmas Extravaganza

Monday, Dec. 3rd 5:00- 7:00 pm

Come to our Candyland Christmas!

  • Princess Lolly’s Candy necklace
  • Jolly’s Face Painting Gumdrop Mountain
  • Gramma Nut’s Storytime House
  • Queen Frostine’s Sugar Cookies
  • King Kandy’s Candy Castles
  • FOR TEENS ONLY- Mr. Mint’s Candy Cane Stars

Santa will start visits at 4:30 pm

December STEAM Fun for Kids and Tweens

December STEAM Fun for Kids and Tweens

STEAM Fun for Kids and Tweens

The Second Thursday at 4:00 pm in the Community Room

December 13:  Marbled Ornaments

No Crafts on December 27.  Enjoy your Christmas Break!

Both the Kids (ages 6 to 8) and the Tweens (ages 9 to 11) are welcome to attend!

All supplies are provided by the library.

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