Children’s Activities

Online Storytime with Library Sue & Madame Kathy!

April 3rd – Madame Kathy – French Friday Storytime: “Aïe! Ma Trompe!”
April 6th – Library Sue – “What Colour is Your Underwear?”
April 10th – Madame Kathy – French Friday Storytime: “Plus Noir que la Nuit”
April 13th – Library Sue –“Lucky Ducklings”
April 17th – Madame Kathy- French Friday Storytime: “Une Patate À Vélo”
April 20th- Library Sue-“Big Bear Hug”
April 24th – Madame Kathy- French Friday Storytime: “Le Dodo”
April 27th- Library Sue- “Open Very Carefully”
May 1st – Madame Kathy- French Friday Storytime: “Kévin la licorne : Ce n’est pas rose tous les jours”
May 4th – Library Sue – “The Three Little Fish and the Big Bad Shark”
May 8th – Madame Kathy- French Friday Storytime: “Ça suffit, bonne nuit!”
May 11th – Library Sue – “The Crocodile who didn’t like water”
May 15th – Madame Kathy – French Friday Storytime:  “J’ai tout un livre pour toi!”
May 18th – Library Sue – “The Very Ugly Bug”
May 22nd – Madame Kathy – French Friday Storytime: “Elliot Superhéros”
May 25th –  Library Sue – “Thelma the Unicorn”

Online Craft Time with Library Sue!

April 15th – Paper Duck craft 
April 22nd- Earth Day Sun Catchers craft
April 29th – Plant a rainbow craft 
May 6th – Mother’s Day Paper Bouquet craft
May 13th – CD Sun Catchers
May 20th – Birds Nest Sensory Bin

Creature Feature with Darren (Reptile Rainforest)

Creature Feature
April 16th- Gerald the Legless Lizard
April 23rd- Toadosaurus Rex the Giant Toad
April 30th- Turbo the Red-Footed Tortoise
May 7th- Corn Snakes
May 14th – Jessicka the Blue-Tongued Skink
May 21st – Sebastian the Snapping Turtle

Dav Pilkey Fun & Activities!

davpilkeyTra-la-la! Check out Dav Pilkey and all sorts of fun activities, videos, and activities with the links below.  Learn to draw Captain Underpants and Dog Man. https://pilkey.com/ 
Check out Pinterest for additional activities, word searches, crafts, bookmarks.
Don’t forget to “check out” ebooks and eaudiobooks till we reopen again. “Have you read your UNDERPANTS today?”

Rachel Renée Russell Fun & Activities!

dorkdiaries“Let your inner DORK shine through”. Check out fun activities at https://dorkdiaries.com/ 
Learn about the author, listen to Dorky tunes, watch videos, write your own diary and so much more including quizzes like Which character are you? Don’t forget to “Check out” ebooks and audiobooks from our catalogue.
“Because sometimes a diary can help you vent frustration, face your fears, find your courage, embrace your dreams, and learn to love yourself.”

Earth Day 2020,  April 22

There are so many things you can do to celebrate Earth Day and help give our planet a little love!

Simple activities include taking the family on walk on your street, block, side road or park and do a litter pick up.
Ensure that you keep safety first in mind, use gloves and keep two meters away from others who are enjoying some spring air!

See this Think Earth site for some FREE curriculum friendly activities and information for kids or visit Canada’s official Earth Day site.

Go Birdwatching!

Print this fun activity sheet and see if you can spot these common feathered friends!

3 great apps for getting started.

  • iBird Pro Guide to Birds. …
  • Merlin Bird ID. …
  • Audubon Bird Guide: North America.

and three top websites to get started or learn more.

Free TumbleBooks

This world leader in online children’s book databases, announced it will make its family of online libraries available for free to all public libraries until at least August 31!

Click the links below to access collections of animated talking picture books, read-alongs, ebooks, quizzes, lesson plans, and educational games.

There are no check-outs, holds, or bulky downloads. Books are available instantly. No need for a library card or any sort of authentication!

Did you know Tumblebooks  has French content as well?
Under the yellow banner on the Tumblebook link, you can switch the language from English to French…and voila!   You have entered Biblio Enfants.

K-6 children’s ebook database                      All ages audio book database
                    

Gr 7-12 ebook database                      K-6 math ebook database
                    

Learn a New Language!

Use the free Duolingo mobile app or website to learn a new language.  It’s the world’s best way to learn a new language and with its challenges, earning treasure chests and more it’s fun for kids!  Duolingo is also perfect for continuing to learn and practice French while school is out.

Download the Duolingo app or log on to their website to get started.

Finger Knitting

Follow this awesome crafty web link for simple and fun knitting for kids.  Finger knitting, no needles required!

Scholastic Learn at Home 

Click here for day to day projects to keep kids reading, thinking and growing.

Free Curated Collection from Audible!

Enjoy a selection of curated audiobooks for kids and teens provided for free from Audible.

Online Dance Tutorials

KIDZ BOP Kids “Can’t Stop the Feeling” dance tutorial

KIDZ BOP Kids “Stay” dance tutorial

CNN & Sesame Street explain Coronavirus for parents & kids

sesame-streetCNN, Dr. Gupta & Sesame Street have partnered up to help parents explain Coronavirus to their children. In the 6 part series you’ll have Dr. Wen answering kids questions, watch Dr. Gupta & Elmo on the importance of handwashing and why people are wearing masks, how to deal with big emotions, keeping active and importantly helping kids cope with loss. Take a look at the 6 part series here!

Des activités en français pour les enfants

Animaux
zoo_granby_logoDe nombreux zoos et refuges pour animaux sont devenus virtuels.  Le Zoo de Granby a mis en ligne un certain nombre de merveilleuses vidéos éducatives.

Le Musée Canadien de la Nature à des pages à colorier que vous pouvez imprimer. Les pages à colorier des animaux de l’arctiques sont particulièrement adaptées aux enfants plus âgés et aux adultes.

La Lecture
Éditions Scholastic présente de nombreuses pages amusantes pour les enfants – par exemple cette “salle de Jeux.”

agentjean

Radio Canada a une section étonnante pour les jeunes, avec un contenu varié allant du visionnement d’une vidéo de l’Agent Jean et aux réponses du Premier Ministre Trudeau aux questions des enfants et des jeunes sur Covid 19. 

Bricolage
Vous cherchez dans la maison des objets pour faire de l’artisanat? Ce site partage 60 choses que vous pouvez faire avec des rouleaux de papier toilette. Woohoo !