"Lo, Children Are An Heritage of the LORD: and the Fruit of the Womb is His Reward" - Psalm 127:3

Thursday, June 12, 2014

Scales and Tails at the Library

 This year's summer reading program at our local library is going to be awesome.  The program this year is called "Fizz, Boom, Read, and each program will have a science theme.  Today's program was called Scales and Tails, and was supposed to be all about reptiles. 

I was prepared for reptiles, but not arachnids, which was the first thing he pulled out - a big hairy tarantula.

 He had a great variety of animals and did an excellent job explaining to the kids what everything was, what it eats, where it lives, how to tell male/female, etc.

 And kids got to volunteer and participate.

 Some of the moms did too.

 I was not one of them - ha.

 Afterward, the kids got to touch a tortoise...

and a couple of snakes.

The two year old was thrilled, and not a bit afraid, but the five year old didn't want to touch them.

 (REALLY glad I didn't volunteer to help with the snake holding - lol).

 Again, the two year old was excited to touch them.

And the five year old finally did too.  See the one-finger touch in the foreground?  :)

 We finished our family bingo reading card - which was me reading 25 books to the younger two.  The ten year old has his own card.  They only have to read 10 books, but they have to be at grade level, and he only has a month.  Not sure he's going to finish, since we have several extracurricular activities this month too, which will amount to over a week of very full days, where no reading will probably occur.

Because we finished the family card though, the two younger ones got t-shirts. I never could catch up with the five year old to get a photo of him in his shirt. Speaking of pictures, the ten year old was too cool to hang out with us in the touch-a-snake lines so I didn't get pictures of him there either, but he was.

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