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:
Tuesday, March 24, Museum of Ancient Life | “Like a Windy Day” by Frank Asch
The wind is powerful and stormy, mischievous and unpredictable. In this magical story, a young girl goes soaring, tumbling, and twirling on her own exciting windy-day adventure. What would you do in the wind?
Wednesday, March 25, Farm Country | “The Wind Blew” by Pat Hutchins
The wind blew, and blew, and blew! It blew so hard, it took everything with it. What would the wind blow away that you have? Come find out!
Thursday, March 26, Museum of Natural Curiosity | “Kite Day” by Will Hillenbrand
Having determined that the wind is just right for flying kites, Bear and Mole investigate how to make one . . . with unexpected results. Come make your own kite with us.
Tuesday, March 31, Museum of Ancient Life | “Here Comes T-Rex Cottontail” by Lois G. Grambling
Peter Cottontail is out sick, and there's only one dinosaur who's up to the task of delivering his eggs on Easter: T. Rex! Join T. Rex and his friends as he saves the day in a very special way. Then do a fun Easter project with us.
Wednesday, April 1, Farm Country | April Fools!!!
No title? No Book? Come find out what we are going to read and do on April Fool’s Day.
Thursday, April 2, Museum of Natural Curiosity| “The Tale of Peter Rabbit” by Michael Hague
When Mrs. Rabbit begs her children to stay away from Mr. McGregor's garden, the impish Peter Rabbit naturally takes this as an open invitation to create mischief. But when he is spotted by the farmer himself, the chase is on! Then do a fun Easter project with us.
April 7, Museum of Ancient Life | “Some Bugs” by Angela DiTerliz
Grab your magnifying glass! Find your field guide! And come hop, hide, swim, and glide through this buggy backyard world!
April 8, Farm Country | “Rosie Sprouts Time to Shine” by Allison Wortche
Violet runs the fastest, sings the highest, looks the fanciest, and talks the loudest. Everyone agrees that she is the best. Except Rosie. Rosie isn’t fast, or loud, or fancy, but she’s tired of hearing Violet is the best. But everything changes when the class starts growing pea plants. Come and see what happens and maybe plant your own!
April 9, Museum of Natural Curiosity | “A Bad Case of Stripes” by David Shannon
Camilla Cream loves lima beans, but she never eats them. Why? Because the other kids in her school don't like them. And Camilla Cream is very, very worried about what other people think of her. In fact, she's so worried that she's about to break out in...A bad case of stripes!
April 14, Museum of Ancient Life | “Ten Apples up on Top!” by Theo. LeSieg
When a lion, a dog, and a tiger meet up, they soon discover that they can each do different things while balancing apples on their heads. Whether drinking milk, jumping rope, or roller-skating, they can do a lot with ten apples up on top! Come and test out your own balance!
April 15, Farm Country | “Balancing Act” by Ellen Stoll Walsh
Two mice make a teeter-totter. They're balancing just fine, but then along comes a frog. Can they make room for one more friend on their teeter-totter? What about two? What about more? But then a big bird comes along and wants to play too. Better watch out! Come and make your own balance contraption.
April 16, Museum of Natural Curiosity | No More Kissing” by Emma Chichester Clark
Why does there have to be so much kissing? That’s what Momo wants to know. Everyone’s kissing boo-boos, kissing babies, and worst of all, kissing him. So he decides to put an end to it. “No more kissing!” he declares. But when Momo gets a little brother, will he be able to follow his own rule?
April 21, Museum of Ancient Life | “In My Heart: A Book of Feelings” by Joe Witek
Happiness, sadness, bravery, anger, shyness . . . our hearts can feel so many feelings! Some make us feel as light as a balloon, others as heavy as an elephant. Come and explore the many different emotions that we feel in this story about our emotions.
April 22, Farm Country | “Click, Clack, Moo Cows that Type” by Doreen Cronin
Farmer Brown has a problem. His cows like to type. But Farmer Brown's problems REALLY begin when his cows start leaving him notes...Come join the fun as a bunch of literate cows turn Farmer Brown's farm upside-down!
April 23, Museum of Natural Curiosity | “Brown Bear, Brown Bear, What do you See?” by Bill Martin Jr and Eric Carle
A big happy frog, a plump purple cat, a handsome blue horse, and a soft yellow duck--all parade across the pages of this delightful book. Come and read with us and learn about colors.
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!
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.
April 30, Museum of Natural Curiosity | 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!
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.