Chapter 2: The Adventure Begins

Stories from Leaders 

Nothing Rhymes with Orange

Printable activities to match this story: Reader's Theater Script

This week's guest storyteller — Gregg Gohl

How does Orange feel when he discovers nothing rhymes with his name? This Huffington Post Best Book of the Year shows how the other fruits celebrate differences and help Orange feel included. Thanks to Chronicle Books for permission to share this virtual storytime.

 

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Storytime

By age 3, 85% of a child’s brain is developed. Help your child reach that milestone by engaging with them through stories, rhymes, songs and movement activities that support early learning. Dance, sing, and listen together. For children ages 3 to 5.

Theme: Spring
JUN 8 | MON | 10:00 A.M.  

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Bookmobile

The Siouxland Libraries bookmobile remains dedicated to encouraging the love of reading and books in the children of Sioux Falls and Minnehaha County. Stop by and check it out! Place a request for books at a table outside the Bookmobile. Library staff will select them from inside, check them out, and deliver them to you! We encourage all customers to wear face masks and practice physical distancing when visiting.

JUN 8 | MON | 5:30-6:30 P.M. | LAURA B ANDERSON ELEMENTARY

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Kids Create

Design a mask and go on an adventure inspired by your favorite fairytale character or one you create from your imagination. To get started, pick up a Take and Make packet of supplies from the library or use supplies from home. You will need a mask template, a cereal box, scissors, tape or glue, decorating supplies such as feathers or pop tabs, and a string or popsicle stick to wear your mask. Download the template.

Kids Create Theme: Masks 
JUN 9 | TUES | 1:00 P.M. 

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Baby Storytime

By age 3, 85% of a child’s brain is developed. Help your child reach that milestone by engaging with them through stories, rhymes, songs and movement activities that support early learning. Dance, sing, and listen together. For children ages 3 to 5.

Songs: Grand Old Duke of York & A Smooth Road
JUN 10 | WED | 10:00 A.M.  

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Bookmobile

The Siouxland Libraries bookmobile remains dedicated to encouraging the love of reading and books in the children of Sioux Falls and Minnehaha County. Stop by and check it out! Place a request for books at a table outside the Bookmobile. Library staff will select them from inside, check them out, and deliver them to you! We encourage all customers to wear face masks and practice physical distancing when visiting.

JUN 10 | WED | 11:30 -12:30 P.M. | HAYWARD ELEMENTARY

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Kids Discover

Eureka! Uncover, discover interesting and exciting things through hands-on exploration. Your confidence will grow as you work with others to learn together.

Kids Discover Theme: Frozen Castle
JUN 11 | THU |1 PM 

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Birding Bingo

Robins, Cardinals, Canadian Geese, and many more birds are all native to South Dakota. Turn birdwatching into an activity the whole family can enjoy with Birding Bingo. Share some of the feathered friends you find by snapping a photo and sending it to us on Sioux Falls Parks and Recreation Facebook and Twitter.

JUN 12 | FRI | 12 NOON

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Homemade Whacky Water Sponge Toys

Sioux Falls Parks and Recreation shows you how to keep cool with this reusable water toy during this instructional video. All you need for this summer mad simple idea are three kitchen sponges and a rubber band. For older kids this is a great water battle toy or it can be a great addition to your toddler’s bath time.

JUN 13 | SAT | 12 NOON

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#SundayNightBookChat

Head to Facebook on Sunday afternoons for a friendly book chat! Every Sunday we ask a question about your favorite reads, and we invite you to share what you’re reading, and take home a great recommendation from others.

JUN 14 | SUN | 5 PM

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Boredom Busters

Leaf or Bark Rubbing 

Plants across the city are showing their summer splendor. Capture their beauty while adding your own twist with this fun activity.  If you want to have even more creative fun, let your child choose flowers, too. Get started here. 

Health Adventure Bingo

Begin your health adventure with this Bingo game from Live Well Sioux Falls! Organize a friendly competition with your family and friends, and see if you can get a “blackout” by completing every square!