Archive for Category: Kids Activities

Catch Some Rain: Create a Rain Catcher

Every time it rains, water runs off surfaces, such as roofs, and flows across land, collecting dirt, fertilizer, oil or garbage along the way. The United States Environmental Protection Agency estimates that pollutants carried by rain water runoff account for 70% of all water pollution. A rain catcher can...

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Attracting Butterflies: Make a Butterfly Puddle

Attract butterflies to your garden by adding a special water and nutrient source for them. Butterfly puddles are a great way to bring them around! Materials: Shallow container Sand Soil, composted manure, or salt Instructions: Puddles or other shallow water sources are important, primarily for male butterflies, as a source...

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Bookworm Kids: Books About Presidents

President’s Day is February 17, 2020. Celebrate by reading some of these awesome books about presidents that honor those men who have shaped our nation.  My Little Golden Book About George Washington  by Lori H. Houran, illustrated by Viviana Garofoli Best for Grades PreK-1 An account of how...

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Bella Vista Library Reading List: Books About Goals and Dreams

If you’re looking for a fun way to learn about making goals and chasing your dreams, check out this awesome reading list provided by the Bella Vista Library. Dream Big: Michael Jordan and the Pursuit of Excellence by Deloris Jordan for Preschool – 3rd Grade Long before he became...

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Merry & Bright Holiday Activities

Kids, there’s lots to do and experience this holiday season! Live stage shows, ice skating, Christmas parades, and other outings and activities are all around. It’s shaping up to be the best holiday ever! Fun Activities:  Children’s Christmas Train Start the holiday season off by taking a ride on...

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Homemade Botanical Paper

You can make your own cards, bookmarks, or ornaments with homemade paper made from paper scraps. They’ll make great holiday gifts, and you’ll be doing some recycling at the same time! You can add accents from the garden like dried flowers and leaves, or to make it truly magical,...

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Keeping Litter From “Growing”

Local 4-H kids recently helped clean up the earth and taught others about littering and recycling in a special event at the Scott Family Amazeum.  These dedicated kids started at the Mercy Trailhead picking up litter in October. This was after the big flood, and the water level had gone...

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Holiday Reading List: Books About Christmas, Hanukkah, and Kwanzaa

Fiction Gingerbread Christmas Brett, Jan It’s all fun and games when Gingerbread Baby, a boy named Matti, and the gingerbread band play music—until the delightful smell of baked goods reaches the audience!    Who’s That Knocking on Christmas Eve? Brett, Jan ...

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