Join us for our hands-on storytelling adventures, Tales for Tots, held each Tuesday and Wednesday mornings at 11 am. Book readings are typically followed by a craft activity related to the story that guests can take home.
Tuesdays and Wednesdays
Locations vary by date and are listed below.
Included with regular venue admission
Upcoming Tales For Tots:
Tuesday, March 4th, Museum of Ancient Life
“Fox in Socks” by Dr. Seuss
This classic Dr. Seuss Beginner Book features silly tongue twisters that will have readers of all ages giggling with glee. When a fox in socks meets Knox in a box, you know that hilarity will ensue. Add chicks with bricks (and blocks and clocks) and you’re sure to get your words twisted and lips locked. With his unmistakable gift for rhyme, Dr. Seuss creates a hysterical and energetic way for beginning readers to dive into the joy of reading. This book comes with the following warning: “This is a book you READ ALOUD to find out just how smart your tongue is. The first time you read it, don’t go fast! This Fox is a tricky fox. He’ll try to get your tongue in trouble.”
This past weekend was the birthday of the hilarious Dr. Seuss, and Fox in Socks is one of his best! But today the Fox in Socks will be a fox in SACKS… as we make him a paper sack puppet!
Wednesday, March 5th, Farm Country
“Horton Hears A Who!” by Dr. Seuss
Horton is back! After his first appearance in Horton Hatches the Egg, everyone’s favorite elephant returns in this timeless, moving, and comical classic in which we discover that “a person’s a person, no matter how small.” Readers will learn kindness and perseverance (as well as the importance of a good “Yopp”) from the very determined—and very endearing—Horton the elephant.
Celebrate Dr. Seuss’ recent birthday with us as we read this classic and make a silly sipper elephant straw!
Tuesday, March 12th, Museum of Ancient Life
“The Luckiest St. Patrick's Day Ever!” by Teddy Slater
The St. Patrick's Day parade is ready to start. The Leprechauns are marching with lots of heart. If you follow along, you'll find laughter and fun - and the luck of the Irish - before the day is done!
Make your own lucky shamrock in the many shades of green!
Wednesday, March 13th, Farm Country
“Green Shamrocks” by Eve Bunting
When the pot of green shamrocks that Rabbit has been growing for St. Patrick's Day goes missing, he asks all the other animals if they have seen it.
Today we will grow our very own pot of lucky clover!
Tuesday, March 18th, Museum of Ancient Life
“No Roses for Harry!” by Gene Zion and Margaret Bloy Graham
Harry, a white dog with black spots, gets a present from Grandma--a sweater with big roses all over it. He hates it. He gets laughed at when he wears it, so he tries losing it...several times. He is finally rid of the sweater... and you'll never guess how a mother bird helps him!
Spring is here and today you will learn how to help birds make their nests… in a very fun way!
Wednesday, March 19th, Farm Country
“The Boy Who Didn't Believe in Spring” by Lucille Clifton
Two skeptical city boys set out to find spring which they've heard is "just around the corner". Spring does exist and tomorrow is the very first day!
We are seeing signs of spring… and we will make one of our own!
Tuesday, March 25th, Museum of Ancient Life
“I’m Big!” by Kate McMullan & Jim McMullan
He's a great big sauropod. He's a whole lotta lizard. And he's… lost. Have you seen his herd? Help the big guy find his pals—before he becomes lunch for some hungry predators. Yikes!
Help us make SOMETHING BIIIIIG!
Wednesday, March 26th, Farm Country
“Grumpy Goat” by Brett Helquist
Meet one Grumpy Goat. He's cranky, he's hungry, and he's never had a friend. He is making a terrible mess at Sunny Acres Farm, and the other animals just stay away. He knocks over the pigs' trough, kicks down the garden fence, and eats everything in his path. Until one special flower stops him in his tracks. And once Goat opens his eyes, his heart is soon to follow. See how stopping to smell the flowers really can change everything.
Spring is here and that means happy animals… and dandelions! Come make a fun spring picture any goat would admire, and get a chance to meet a real goat face to face!
About Our Supporter:
Security Service Federal Credit Union (SSFCU) is the presenting sponsor of Tales For Tots. With SSFCU’s generous donation, the Tales for Tots program will receive support in providing education through reading books to thousands of children. SSFCU chose to partner with Thanksgiving Point as it shares core values in giving back to the community, especially in Utah where the young population demands more learning opportunities. In addition to monetary support, SSFCU employees will be volunteering as book readers and helping with crafts at Tales For Tots. To learn more about SSFCU, visit www.ssfcu.org.