Archive for Category: Kids Activities

books about presidents

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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holiday

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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littering

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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Holiday Decorations and Ornaments for the Birds!

Hey kids! When you’re getting ready to give holiday goodies to your friends and family, don’t forget about your feathered friends, the birds! In the winter, there is less food for birds to eat, so they’ll really appreciate it if you fill the trees and shrubs around your house...

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crystals

Creating Borax Crystals for DIY Home Crafts

Whether it’s for jewelry, decoration or play, crystals are a lot of fun for kids who are just starting to dip their toes into science. Borax makes it easy to experiment and grow crystals!  These activities are designed to do with your adult and it will be fun to...

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STEAM Kids: Compost in a Cup

For the “Compost in a Cup” experiment, we are going to make a mini composting bin in a cup to show the composting process and how composting can reduce food waste and help the environment. Ingredients and supplies: • 16 oz. cup with holes in the bottom • Pair...

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