December 2013 KIDSHEET
“Oh, the weather outside is frightful…”
“Deck the Halls with Boughs of Holly…”
“Jingle Bells, Jingle Bells, Jingle Bells…”
Oh, the holidays are here! Full of fun and full of things that can annoy the grown-ups we love.
As you try to stay off the naughty list this month, you’ll need something to keep you occupied and out of Mom and Dad’s hair! Why not load up on library materials to see you through till the big day arrives?
Try some CHRISTMAS CRAFTS (Non-fiction– J745.594 unless otherwise indicated)
Watch some CHRISTMAS MOVIES (DVDc)
(Look for the Christmas sticker on the spine of the Christmas movies on both children and adult movies!)
Listen to some CHRISTMAS MUSIC (CD J)
(find more favorites in the “Holiday” category in both children’s and adults music CD’s)
Borrow this idea! from a reader of Family Fun magazine
Last year, my daughters, Julia, then age seven, and Olivia, then four, grew their own tiny Christmas trees. We soaked pinecones in water for a few minutes, then packed them with potting soil and plenty of grass seed. We placed the pinecones in plastic containers with a bit of water, set them in the sun, and sprayed them daily with a plant mister. After two weeks, we had little green trees. --Beth P., Santa Cruz, CA
A CHRISTMAS CRAFT TO TRY
Egg Carton Christmas Tree
You will need:
You will do:
Programs @ your library in December
Programs at the library wind down at this time of the year as people participate in so many holiday activities. Join us for the first two weeks of December for our usual programming, then take the rest of the month off. After such a long year, you deserve it!
Story Times are held for infants through preschool age children every Wednesday at 11:30 am.
Mother Goose & Me
A favorite with the younger crowd, Mother Goose will visit the library most Friday mornings at 10:00 a.m.
See her December 6th &13th
Tuesday from 2:30 to 4:00 pm
December 3rd and 10th only this month!
Children of all ages are welcome to participate. Those under 7 years of age should be accompanied by a caregiver who is at least 13 years of age.
Legos will be available, though can also bring your own project to work on. Idea books will be available as well.
Books to Movies
It’s holiday break, and there’s nothing better to do than watch movies! Make the most of your movie-watching by watching a book! These movies are based on books and might just entertain you enough that you read the book, too!
Read Emma by Jane Austen
Read Romeo & Juliet by Williamshakespeare
Read The Cat in the Hat by Dr. Seuss
Read Sense and Sensibility by Jane Austen
Read Confessions of a Teenage Drama Queen by Dyan Sheldon
Read Holes by Louis Sachar
Read Cheaper by the Dozen by Frank Galbraith
Read The Outsiders by S. E. Hinton
December Special Days
Read a New Book Month
Universal Human Rights Month
Calendar Awareness Month
Stress-free Family Holidays Month
Safe Games and Toys Month
1 - Rosa Parks Day
4 - National Cookie Day
5 - International Volunteer Day
5 - Sinterklaas Day
5 - Kris Kringle Day
6 - St. Nicholas Day
10 - Birthday of Melvil Dewey
11 - UNICEF Anniversary
11 -Indiana became a state, 1816
12 - Poinsettia Day
13 - Santa Lucia Day
14 - Discovery Anniversary of the South Pole
16 - Las Posadas
17 - Anniversary of the first powered flight by the Wright Brothers
18 - Nutcracker First Performance
19 - Birthday of Eve Bunting
21 - First day of Winter
22 - Birthday of Jerry Pinkney
23 - Birthday of Avi
23 - Roots Day
24 - Christmas Eve
25 - Christmas Day
26 - Kwanzaa
26 - Boxing Day
27 - Visit the Zoo Day
30 - Birthday of Rudyard Kipling and Mercer Mayer
31 - New Year’s Eve