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, Wednesdays, & Thursdays
Locations vary by date and are listed below.
Included with regular venue admission
Upcoming Tales For Tots:
Wednesday, January 14, Farm Country
“The Day Jimmy’s Boa Ate the Wash” by Trinka Hakes Noble
When Jimmy's unusual pet accompanies him on his class trip, an ordinary jaunt to a farm turns into a hilarious, slapstick romp. Come join us at the farm and see a real boa
Thursday, January 15, Museum of Natural Curiosity
“Just Me and my Little Brother” by Mercer Mayer
Our young hero thinks of all the wonderful things he is going to be able to do with his little brother, but first, Little Critter's baby brother must learn to walk! We will then make a wonderful project for our own sibling.
Tuesday, January 20, Museum of Ancient Life
“The Itsy Bitsy Spider” by Iza Trapani
The itsy bitsy spider has exciting encounters with a fan, a mouse, a rocking chair, a cat and a big maple tree. Finally, the itsy bitsy spider finds a lovely spot to rest and spin a new silky web. Come learn about spiders and make a web of your own.
Wednesday, January 21, Farm Country
“The Very Busy Spider” by Eric Carle
The horse wants to go for a ride, the cow wants to eat some grass, and the sheep wants to run in the meadow—but where is the very busy spider? Come learn about spiders and make a web of your own.
Thursday, January 22, Museum of Natural Curiosity
“There’s an Alligator Under my Bed” by Mercer Mayer
You have to be so careful getting in and out of bed! Maybe a midnight snack to lure the alligator into the garage will do the trick. Let’s read this fun tale and then make our own alligator to scare the other away.
Tuesday, January 27, Museum of Ancient Life
“Owen” by Kevin Henkes
What do you treasure most? Owen has a fuzzy yellow blanket. "Fuzzy goes where I go," said Owen. Come find out what happens to Fuzzy as we predict what Owen will do with it. We will then do some activities with predictions.
Wednesday, January 28, Farm Country
“Once Upon MacDonald’s Farm” by Stephen Gammell
MacDonald tries farming with circus animals, but has better luck with his neighbor's help. Or does he? Come classify animals in the fun activity following the story.
Thursday, January 29, Museum of Natural Curiosity
“Mouse Paint” by Ellen Stoll Walsh
One day three white mice discover three jars of paint--red, blue, and yellow. You will appreciate this lighthearted presentation of a lesson in color and the activity that will follow.
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.