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:
Wednesday, May 15th (Children's Discovery Garden)
"Stick" by Steve Breen
Stick is a frog who likes to do things on his own with no help from Mom. But one day he gets carried away... literally. His tongue accidentally sticks to a dragonfly, and off he's pulled across the swamp and into the big city of New Orleans, causing havoc along the way. When he finds himself stranded at the seashore, will he finally be read to ask for help? This coming weekend is the famous Frog Jumping Jubilee. How far can your frog jump? Today we'll make a fun frog craft and meet some real live frogs courtesy of Critters 2 Go!
Tuesday, May 21st (Museum of Ancient Life)
“Nilo and the Tortoise" by Ted Lewin
When Nilo is stranded on the Galapagos Islands, it is a friendly giant tortoise who helps him not to be afraid. Come today to meet a real (though much smaller!) tortoise courtesy of Critters 2 Go and make a colorful tortoise craft as we celebrate World Turtle Day!
Wednesday, May 22nd (Children's Discovery Garden)
“Box Turtle at Long Pond" by William T. George
On a busy day at Long Pond, Box Turtle searches for food, basks in the sun, and escapes a raccoon. Tomorrow is World Turtle Day! Come celebrate with a real tortoise and a real turtle courtesy of Critters 2 Go and then turn a bowl into your very own paper turtle.
Tuesday, May 28th (Museum of Ancient Life)
"How Do Dinosaurs Say I Love You?" by Jane Yolen and Mark Teague
Even when little dinosaurs are naughty, it's important to remind them that no matter what they do, they are always loved. In this book, readers will laugh aloud as parents cope with the typical antics of childhood, but in the end, hugs and kisses show your little one how much you care. Today we'll make a dinosaur Thank You card so you can let someone special know how much you love them!
Wednesday, May 29th (Children's Discovery Garden)
"The Water Hole" by Graeme Base
From the plains of Africa and the jungles of the Amazon, to the woodlands of North America and the deserts of outback Australia, the animals come together to drink from the water hole. But their water supply is diminishing. What's going on? Today we are making masks. Which animal do YOU want to be?
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.