January 21

Let’s Celebrate The Trees!

Tu B’Shevat is such a wonderful holiday.  It is so important to grow up appreciating nature and trees!  Today I will read three books about trees.  They are;

Are Trees Alive? by Debbie S. Miller, illustrated by Stacey Schuett

Have You Seen Trees? by Joanne Oppenheim, illustrated by Jean and Mou-Sien Tseng

Picture a Tree by Barbara Reid

Activity

Our activity this week is a beautiful but simple tree painting!  All it takes is tracing your hand and part of your arm to make the trunk, painting it brown, and then choosing some pretty colours to make dots for leaves.  For the full instructions visit https://www.artycraftykids.com/art/autumn-handprint-tree/ 

May 21

OJCS Storytime for the week of May 25th

A Job for Wittilda by Caralyn and Mark Buehner

Activity: The Wittilda Game

This game turns you into a pizza delivering superstar.  You will need to use empty pizza boxes or regular empty boxes you can pretend are pizza boxes.  You can draw and cut out some paper pizzas to put in the box just to make it extra special.  Get a parent or sibling to time you.  You will only have 5 minutes to deliver a pizza box to each room in your house!  If that is too easy, reduce the amount of time to just a few minutes.  Race the clock to deliver the pizzas.  Your dolls or stuffies could be your customers.  To make this a money game, you could even make change for your customers with play money to make it a bit of a math challenge.