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For week two of the TD Summer Reading Club, we are appreciating Nature!

The natural world around us is incredibly complex, and is very important to our lives. In this week's activities we will explore natural habitats, record the wildlife in our own backyards, experiment with the water cycle, and more!

ACTVITIES 

  • Cheerio Bird Feeder

  • Plant Collage Art

  • Rain In A Bag

  • Habitat Map

READING LIST AND RESOURCES

 

PICTURE BOOKS:

  • Wild Ideas - Elin Kelsey

  • Care For Our World - Karen Robbins

  • My First Book of Canadian Birds - Andrea Miller

  • Over in a River: Flowing Out to the Sea - Marianne Collins Berkes

  • Shark Lady: The true story of how Eugenie Clark became the ocean's most fearless scientist - Jess Keating

  • In the Snow: Who's Been Here? - Lindsay Barrett George

  • The Mushroom Fan Club - Elise Gravel

NON-FICTION:

  • Be A Wilderness Detective- Peggy Kochanoff

  • Nature Crafts For Kids: 50 Fantastic Things You Can Make with Mother Nature's Help - Gwen Diehn

  • Owls and Their Homes - Deborah Chase Gibson

  • The Jumbo Book of Nature Science - Pamela Hickman

  • Survive the Outdoors (Graphic Novel) - Mike Lawrence

JUNIOR CHAPTER BOOKS:

  • The Owl Diaries- Rebecca Elliot

  • Animorphs - Katherine Applegate

  • Minecraft: The Island - Max Brooks

  • Music For Tigers - Michelle Kadarusman

  • Wild Rescuers (Minecraft Inspired) - Stacy Hinojosa

  • Wishtree - Katherine Applegate

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CHEERIO BIRD FEEDER

This easy bird feeder is a fun craft that you can do with materials from home.

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PLANT COLLAGE ART

A collage is a type of art that puts together different things.

In this activity, try multiple craft techniques to end up with an interesting and colourful piece of art.

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RAIN IN A BAG

Try this simple indoor experiment to see the natural water cycle in action!

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HABITAT MAP

 

Follow the steps to learn about an animal and their natural habitat. 

A habitat is a place that an animal lives. It provides the animal with food, water and shelter. There are many different sorts of habitats around the world from forests to grasslands and from mountain slopes to deserts. Different habitats are home to different animals.

For information about animals and their habitats, check our a book from the library or visit 

https://kids.nationalgeographic.com/animals

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ART EXHIBIT: JOURNEYS TO A CONVERSATION WITH NATURE

 

Hosted at our local Alex Dufresne Art Gallery, this show is inspired by the beauty of nature. 

The show starts Saturday July 24 and will run until Saturday August 21.