Thanksgiving Games & Helping Feed the Hungry

Thanksgiving Dinner Guest Challenge

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This online strategy game will challenge you to place all the dinner guests around one table.

Play This Game & Help Feed the Hungry!

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Here’s an online game that helps a very worthy cause.

Test your general knowledge and do a good deed at the same time. For each correct answer, 10 grains of rice are donated to hungry people around the globe through the United Nations World Food Program.

The opening game is vocabulary, but other categories include math, chemistry, geography, and foreign languages, including French and Spanish. It’s easy to play: just the click the correct answer from one of four possible choices. If you answer correctly, the next question is a little harder.

Warning: This game may make you smarter.

Library Fun: Create Your Own Story or Test Your Skills

 Here are some great library activities for you to try:

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   My Storymaker

 From the folks at the Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh, My Storymaker allows you to write and illustrate your own story from a selection of characters, goals and settings.  Watch the Story Helper’s easy instructions on how to write, save or print your completed story.
                             storymaker instructions

 

 

 

 

Shelver game

The Shelver Game

Mrs. Lodge is a librarian who created a pretty cool game called Shelver.  The game has 3 different levels of difficulty, and you can choose to arrange fiction or non-fiction titles. Below is a screen-shot of the Level One Fiction game.

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Order in the Library Game

This game is really 3-games in one: you can choose to sort books, add a book to a shelf (in the correct order), or totally reshelve a bunch of books that are out of order.

 

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Dewey Review–Challenge Yourself With These Online Activities

We’ve spent this past year reading around the library, and now you can review what we’ve learned, and try some games to test your skills.

Here’s a colorful chart
that reviews the numbered categories in the Dewey Decimal System.

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Try these online activities

Dewey Quiz

Find the Correct Dewey Category–How Fast Are You?

Different games let you practice sorting and placing books on the shelves in the correct order.

More practive shelving fiction and non-fiction books.

Happy New Year!

Learn how to say “Happy New Year” in different languages
Watch the slide show below to learn how to say “Happy New Year” in different languages. Then, try the online quiz challenge by clicking on the red button below.  How quickly can you match all the greetings in the different languages? Challenge yourself and your friends!

Winter Celebrations Around the World

During this time of the year, many people around the world are celebrating different traditions and holidays.

Challenge: Choose 1 of the WebQuests below to learn more about different celebrations around the world.  Then, take the online quiz (Quiz Your Noodle) or have fun and create a snowflake or decorate a gingerbread man.

WebQuests

   National Geographic Kids: Winter Celebrations

   Christmas Around the World

 

Online Challenge 

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Quiz Your Noodle-Interactive Quiz on Winter Holidays


Create & Share

   Create & Share a Snowflake

  Decorate a Gingerbread Man

 


Play and Help Feed the Hungry

free rice

Here’s an online game that helps a very worthy cause.

Test your general knowledge and do a good deed at the same time. For each correct answer, 10 grains of rice are donated to hungry people around the globe through the United Nations World Food Programme.

The opening game is vocabulary, but other categories include math, chemistry, geography, and foreign languages, including French and Spanish.

It’s easy to play: just the click the correct answer from one of four possible choices. If you answer correctly, the next question is a little harder.

Warning: This game may make you smarter.

Happy New Year Celebrations Around the World

As we start a new year and continue reading around the world, it’s interesting to learn how people in different countries celebrate New Year’s traditions:

Spain: At midnight on New Year’s eve, people eat 12 grapes in the hope to have 12 happy months in the coming year.

Greece: New Year’s day is also the Festival of St. Basil, one of the founders of the Greek Orthodox Church. One of the foods served is Vassilopitta, or St. Basil’s cake.
A coin is baked inside, and whoever finds the coin in their piece of cake will be especially lucky during the year.

Denmark: People throw old dishes at the doors of friends’ homes for good luck. Finding a big pile of broken dishes on New Year’s morning means that you have lots of  friends!

Switzerland: A drop of cream is dripped onto the floor on New Year’s Day to symbolize richness in the new year.

Learn how to say “Happy New Year” in different languages
Watch the slide show below to learn how to say “Happy New Year” in different languages. Then, try the online quiz challenge by clicking on the red button below.  How quickly can you match all the greetings in the different languages? Challenge yourself and your friends!

**BONUS GAME**

New Year’s Online Word Search Find all 10 hidden words before the time is up. Words can run horizontally, vertically, diagonally, and backwards. Scroll down to read the instructions and to find the
button. There are new words each time you play!

Celebrating Winter Holidays Around the World

Our theme this year in library is Reading is Your Passport to the World, and we have been learning many interesting things about people and places in different countries.

During this time of the year, many people around the world are celebrating different traditions and holidays. Use the first 2 sites below to learn more about different celebrations around the world, use the third site to explore ways that you and your family can help others during this time of the year, then have fun and play some creative holiday games.

   National Geographic Kids: Winter Celebrations

   Christmas Around the World

 

   Ways to Give Back During the Holidays

GAMES

       Build a Snowman

   Create & Share a Snowflake

  Decorate a Gingerbread Man