Children ages 3-6 and their adult caregivers are invited to join us for a 90 minute nature themed monthly program. Each month our “sprouts” will use their senses to connect to the natural world through nature stories, short hikes, songs and nature crafts.
Participants can register for individual classes or for the entire series.
September 29th: Super Awesome Spiders
Come dressed in your favorite Spidery outfits as we learn more about the true superpowers of this interesting arachnid. We will listen to stories, play games, act out spider finger-plays, create our own spider, and make spider snacks. If weather permits, we will go outside to look for spider evidence and maybe even see a few webs.
October 27th: Pumpkins, Pumpkins Everywhere!
After reading a story about pumpkins, we will do all things pumpkin. We will decorate out own tiny pumpkin pulled from a pumpkin patch, participate in pumpkin math activities, sing a song or two and sample some pumpkin treats.
November 17th: Be Thankful for Trees
If weather permits, this will be a mostly outdoor experience, so plan for the weather. We will read tree stories, find out the parts of the tree, make some rubbings, and look at the fall foliage. We may even make some leaf pictures. We will look for evidence that someone is collecting food for the winter, too.
December 1st: Time for Hibernation Tales
This Storytime will be all about animals that hibernate here in New Jersey. How do animals get ready for sleeping away winter and where do they go? We invite you to bring a stuffed animal that hibernates during the winter to go into our makeshift cave for story time. We will make a paper bag puppet and act out a story. As always we will go out, just for a little bit to see which animals are still out and about.
At least 1 adult must accompany each child during this program, with no more than two adults accompanying each child. Please note that we cannot accommodate any children who are not registered for the program. This includes the younger siblings of any registered participant as well as any toddlers or babies in arms, carriers, slings or strollers.
ACCOMPANYING ADULTS ARE ALSO REQUIRED TO REGISTER.
Cost: $5 per child for each individual class. $15 per child for the entire series. Adults register for free. Entire Series registration will end on September 29.