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:
Tues. Nov 5th, Museum of Ancient Life
“I Wanna Iguana” by Karen Kaufman Orloff
Alex just has to convince his mom to let him have an iguana, so he puts his arguments in writing. He promises that she won't have to feed it or clean its cage or even see it if she doesn't want to. Of course Mom imagines life with a six-foot-long iguana eating them out of house and home. Alex's reassurances: It takes fifteen years for an iguana to get that big. I'll be married by then and probably living in my own house. and his mom's replies: How are you going to get a girl to marry you when you own a giant reptile? will have kids in hysterics as the negotiations go back and forth through notes.
Make the Letter I into an Iguana of your own and even meet a real live lizard… Stanley Yelnats, the Bearded Dragon! Maybe you can even sneak a peek at the museum’s newest reptile resident, a real iguana!
Weds. Nov 6th, Farm Country
"Count Down to Fall" by Fran Hawk
Count backwards from ten to one during one of the most colorful times of year: fall. Learn about the bright, colorful leaves and the trees from which they fall: aspen, birch, maple, oak, chestnut, linden, pine, beech, dogwood, and sweet gum.
Today we will make a fun fall wreath just full of the leaves and creatures you might spy in a tree! Then you can take it home, and let them hang on your wall.
Tues. Nov 12th, Museum of Ancient Life
“Tyrannosaurus Was a Beast” by Jack Prelutsky and Arnold Lobel
In an intriguing combination of fact with rollicking rhyme schemes and full-page portraits, the dinosaurs are rejuvenated once again to amuse and amaze their devoted fans....These poems are readable, quotable, and unforgettable....A wonderful book to savor--again and again.
Tyrannosaurus was a beast… but today he’s also a fun dinosaur finger puppet!
Weds. Nov 13th, Farm Country
"Piggies in the Pumpkin Patch" by Mary Peterson and Jennifer Rofe
Two little piggies run amok on the farm, as they travel from the pumpkin patch, through the garden, into the black bull's pen, and back to mama pig in time for a nap.
Today we will make a silly pumpkin hat so we can pretend to be just like the piggies on their pumpkin patch adventure!
Tues. Nov 19th, Museum of Ancient Life
“How Do Dinosaurs Say Happy Chanukah” by Jane Yolen
How do dinosaurs say Happy Chanukah? The same way they say Merry Christmas: With an abundance of love, joy, memory, and gratitude. Whether they are familiar with this holiday or not, kids can learn about Chanukah along with the dinosaurs! Come along on a joyful romp filled with tumbling dreidels and melting gelt as America's favorite prehistoric pals spread a little mischief this season.
Next Wednesday is the beginning of the holiday called Chanukah and we can learn all about it in this special story time. Then we will make a special spinning top game called a dreidel!
Weds. Nov 20st, Farm Country
"Leaf Trouble" by Jonathan Emmett
When Sam discovers all the leaves are falling off his beloved oak tree home, he can't believe his little squirrel eyes. With the help of his sister Sophie, Sam begins to put the colorful leaves back onto the tree. But, oh no, they all fall down again!
Today we will make our very own squirrels with an autumn leaves!
Tues. Nov 26th, Museum of Ancient Life
“The Littlest Pilgrim” by Brandi Dougherty
A Thanksgiving story celebrating the gift of friendship! Mini is the littlest Pilgrim in her village. Too little to sew. Too little to bake. Too little to fish. But she's not too little to make a friend. Today we will make a special Thanksgiving necklace to wear or share with a friend, just like the American Indian’s and Pilgrims shared their feast and had a party to become friends!
Weds. Nov 27th, Farm Country
"Turkey Surprise" by Peggy Archer
Two pilgrim brothers set out to find a turkey for Thanksgiving dinner. The big pilgrim is ready and raring to get one, but the little pilgrim is not so sure. He has other ideas about what makes a good Thanksgiving, but how can he convince his older brother? Meanwhile, the turkey, with the help of his animal friends, is doing his hilarious best to escape from becoming the main course!
Tomorrow is Thanksgiving and we are welcoming our newest, most famous turkey to the Farm: Lucky Tom! Come for a gobbling good time and a fun turkey craft.
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.