Join us for our hands-on storytelling adventures, Tales for Tots, held each Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday mornings at 11 am. Each day a new story is read followed by a fun activity that goes along with that story.
Tuesdays, Wednesdays, & Thursdays
Tuesday – Museum of Ancient Life
Wednesday – Farm Country
Thursday – Museum of Natural Curiosity
Included with regular venue admission
Upcoming Tales For Tots:
Museum of Natural Curiosity
April 30| When I Grow Up” by Al Yankovic
When Billy is asked what he wants to be when he grows up he is so excited! He has so many things he wants to do should but what shall it be? Come find out what Billy wants to do when he grows up and imagine what you can do too!
May 7 | “Water” by Frank Asch
Water is beautiful and useful and, in its many forms, vital to life. Come read about water in the world around us and participate in a fun water activity.
May 14 | “Whoosh Went the Wind” by Sally Derby
A little boy tells his teacher about the tricks of a mischievous wind that made him late for school. But his teacher just won’t believe him. Is he telling the truth or just inventing some outrageous excuses? Listen to the little boy as he tells about his windy "walk" to school and find out.
May 21, 11:00 | “Sunshine and Snowballs” by Margaret Wise Brown
Come explore each of the seasons of the year with us in this story about the magical colors, sounds and sights of our natural world in spring, summer, autumn and winter through the eyes of a young boy and girl.
May 28, 11:00 | “Oh Say Can You Say What's the Weather Today?” by Tish Rabe
The Cat and company travel by hot air balloon up and into various weather phenomena including rain, snow, thunder, tornadoes, and (yikes!) even hurricanes! Come explore the many varieties of weather with us!
Museum of Ancient Life
April 28, Museum of Ancient Life | “Don’t Eat the Teacher!” by Nick Ward
It's Sammy the Shark's first day at school and he's terribly excited about it. But, oh dear, when Sammy gets excited he just can't help biting things. Can he get through the day without causing too much trouble and without eating the teacher? Come find out and learn all about sharks!
May 5 | “Grow Flower Grow” by Lisa Bruce
How do you make a flower grow? Spaghetti, pizza, and ice cream don't seem to work. When Fran gives up and tosses the flower pot outside, it gets rain, wind, and sunshine...and Fran gets a big, beautiful flower! Come learn about flowers with us and how they grow! We will also be making a flower for Mother’s Day!
May 12 | “A Tree is nice” by Janice May Udry
Trees are beautiful. They fill up the sky. If you have a tree, you can climb up its trunk, roll in its leaves, or hang a swing from one of its limbs. Come and read with us about all the fun things that can happen with trees.
May 19 | “If You Hold a Seed” by Elly MacKay
Something magical happens when you plant a dream with a seed. With plenty of love and patience, they can blossom into an extraordinary gift. Come find out what happens to this seed in a story that encourages all of us to never give up.
May 26 | “Flowers are Calling” by Rita Gray
Flowers are calling to all the animals of the forest, "Drink me!"—but it’s the pollinators who feast on their nectar. In this rhyming tale it shows us the marvel of natural cooperation between plants, animals, and insects as they each play their part in the forest's cycle of life.
April 29 | “Mouse and Mole and the Year-Round Garden” by Doug Cushman
Two friends, Mouse and Mole, work in their garden and learn about the natural world during each season of the year. Come learn about the seasons with us.
May 6 | “Are You My Mother” by P.D. Eastman
Come join us in a search for this baby birds’ mother. Can he find her and who will he meet along the way? Come find out with us and do a mother’s day activity.
May 13 | Duck and Goose” by Tad Hills
Duck and Goose have to work at getting along. You see, Duck doesn’t much care for Goose at first, and Goose isn’t fond of Duck. But both want the egg that each claims to be his. As the two tend to their egg, and make plans for the future, they come to appreciate one another’s strengths. And when a bluebird points out that it isn’t really an egg—it’s a polka dot ball—the two are not dismayed. After all, it is a lovely ball. . . Come read with us this tale of friendship!
May 20 | “I Don’t Want to Be a Frog” by Dev Petty
Frog wants to be anything but a slimy, wet frog. A cat, perhaps. Or a rabbit. An owl? But when a hungry wolf arrives—a wolf who HATES eating frogs—Frog decides that maybe being himself isn’t so bad after all.
May 27 | “The Pout Pout Fish” by Deborah Diesen
Come and turn that frown upside down as we swim along with the pout-pout fish as he discovers that being glum and spreading "dreary wearies" isn't really his destiny.
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.