This month, we’re enjoying the timeless books and poetry of the talented Shel Silverstein. Here are some games & puzzles that will test your knowledge and even help you write some poetry.
Here are some great library activities for you to try:
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.
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.
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.
In this brief, fact-filled video from the History Channel, you can learn how Thanksgiving became a national holiday and how the celebration changed over the years. Did you know that there was no turkey on the menu at the first celebration? Enjoy watching and Happy Thanksgiving!
Here’s your chance to create an original work of art based on a book you have read.
Imagine that you have been chosen to design a book cover and could use any art medium at all (paint, crayons, markers, collage materials, etc).
All students in Kindergarten through Eighth Grade may participate and can pick up a piece of poster board in the library. Instructions are here: Book cover contest flyer 2015
All entries must be returned no later than Monday morning, October 19th in order to be viewed by our panel of judges. Winners will receive gift certificates to spend at the East Woods Fall Book Fair, coming to our Library beginning on Parent-Teacher Conference Day.
Have fun being creative!