Zoom into Space

Make your own Solar System mobile

Materials needed:

  • Long chopstick or wooden dowel
  • White stock paper or drawing block paper
  • Tape or white glue
  • Thread
  • Colouring materials
  • Scissors

Download full instructions for this craft.

Try this: Replace the planets with stars in different sizes and you’ve got a star mobile!

Recommended Books 

Aliens Love Underpants
Author: Claire Freedman
Publisher: Barron’s Educational Series, 2017.
OverDrive Link: https://nlb.overdrive.com/media/3303412

With wacky illustrations and hilarious rhyming text, Aliens Love Underpants is already a favorite among toddlers, beginning readers, teachers, parents, big brothers, big sisters, grandparents, and essentially anyone else who cracks open this super-silly book. When little aliens fly down to Earth, they’re not visiting because they want to meet the Earthlings. They simply want to steal everybody’s underpants!

 

 

It Started with a Big Bang: The Origin of Earth, You and Everything Else
Author: Floor Bal
Publisher: Kids Can Press, 2019.
OverDrive Link: https://nlb.overdrive.com/media/5018465

An accessible and engaging primer on the history of the universe and life on Earth. In this delightful book, kids can follow the fascinating story of how we got from the beginning of the universe to life today on the “bright blue ball floating in space” called Earth. They’ll learn about the big bang theory, how our solar system and planet were formed, how life on Earth began in the oceans and moved to land, what happened to the dinosaurs and how humans evolved from apes to build communities all over the planet … and even travel to space!

All synopsis taken from the respective publishers. The book covers are the copyright of the respective publishing companies.


Magical World

Make your own Dragon book corner

Materials needed:

  • Origami paper of at least 15cm by 15cm, or cut out any paper (e.g. construction paper or wrapping paper) to the same size.
  • Scissors
  • Glue or tape
  • Colouring materials

Download full instructions for this craft.

Try this: Make book corners based on your favourite magical creatures!

Recommended Books 

I’m Casting a Spell! : Meet a Fairy-Tale Witch
Author: Lisa Bullard
Publisher: Millbrook Press, 2014.
OverDrive link: https://nlb.overdrive.com/media/1907919

Meet Hex. She’s a fairy-tale witch! Hex has magic powers. She likes to fly around and play tricks on people. But don’t worry. Hex is not real. She’s one of the monsters you meet in stories. She just wants to tell you about fairy-tale witches. Learn how a witch scares villagers. Meet different kinds of witches around the world. And find out where witch tales come from. You’ll have a creepy time with this monster buddy!

 

 

The Paper Bag Princess
Author: Robert Munsch
Publisher: Annick Press, 2019.
OverDrive link: https://nlb.overdrive.com/media/965094

Princess Elizabeth is excited to marry dreamy Prince Ronald, but then a dragon attacks the castle, kidnaps her prince, and burns all her clothes. In resourceful and humorous fashion, Elizabeth dons a paper bag, finds and outsmarts the dragon, and recues Ronald – who is less than pleased at her unprincesslike appearance. What’s a modern-day princess to do? Read this delightful tale to find out.

 

 

All synopsis taken from the respective publishers. The book covers are the copyright of the respective publishing companies.