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
October 22 | “Imogene’s Antlers” by David Small
Imogene awakens one morning to find she has grown antlers. Come and read with us the fun ways Imogene can uses her new antlers!
October 29 | “Just Say Boo!” by Susan Hood
If three dinosaurs roar when you open your door, what do you say? "Boo!" of course! Come read with us about all the fun things that happen on Halloween!
November 5 | “Mouse Paint” by Ellen Stoll Walsh
One day three white mice discover three jars of paint--red, blue, and yellow. What happens when they decide to get into the paint? Come find out with us!
November 12 | "Animals don’t so I won’t?” by David G. Derrick Jr.
Ben loved pretending he was an animal. But when his mom said, "clean up for dinner," Ben claimed, "Animals don't, so I won't." However, he didn't expect two could play the same game!
November 19 | “Thanks for Thanksgiving” by Julie Markes
Everyone knows that Thanksgiving is a time to give thanks—the question is, where to begin? From the turkey on the table to warm, cozy cuddles, life is full of small things and bigger pleasures. But what is most important is being able to share them with family!
Museum of Ancient Life
October 27 | “The Little Old Lady Who Was Not Afraid of Anything” by Linda Williams
Once upon a time, there was a little old lady who was not afraid of anything! But one autumn night, while walking in the woods, the little old lady heard . . . clomp, clomp, shake, shake, clap, clap. And the little old lady who was not afraid of anything had the scare of her life!
November 3 | “Dinosaur Kisses” by David Ezra Stein
For newly hatched dinosaur Dinah, the world is an exciting place. There is so much to see and do. She tries this — STOMP! And she tries that — CHOMP! Then she sees a kiss and knows just what she wants to try next. Who can she kiss? And after a few disastrous attempts, can she figure out how to give someone a kiss without whomping, chomping, or stomping them first?
November 10 | “Can you make a scary face” by Jan Thomas
What kind of a face would you make if a tickly green bug were sitting on your nose? Or if it were—eek!—inside your shirt? Could you make a scary face to frighten it away? Or, even better, stand up and do the chicken dance? This exuberant, interactive picture book will have kids leaping up and down and out of their seats to dance and make silly scary faces of their own.
November 17 | “Giraffes Can’t Dance” by Andreae Giles
Giraffes Can't Dance is a touching tale of Gerald the giraffe, who wants nothing more than to dance but with crooked knees and thin legs, it's harder for a giraffe than you would think.
November 24 | “Bear says Thanks” by Karma Wilson
Bear has come up with the perfect way to say thanks—a nice big dinner! When Bear decides to throw a feast, his friends show up one by one with different platters of delicious food to share. There’s just one problem: Bear’s cupboards are bare! What is he to do?
October 28 | “Big Pumpkin” by Erica Silverman
The witch has grown the biggest pumpkin ever, and now she wants to make herself a pumpkin pie for Halloween. But the pumpkin is so big she can't get it off the vine.
November 4 | “The Wide-Mouthed Frog” by Keith Faulkner
From the Okefenokee Swamp comes a frog with a wide mouth that he just loves to use. He's particularly interested in the eating habits of other creatures found in the great outdoors--that is, of course, until he comes upon a big green one with lots of teeth who finds wide-mouthed frogs simply delicious.
November 11 | “Peanut” by Linas Alsenas
When an old lady finds a small elephant in the park, what is she to do? Take him home and treat him like a pet dog, of course! Peanut's not like other dogs, though . . . and another walk in the park reveals that he's missing from the circus. When Peanut returns home, the old lady is sad again; until she comes across a camel . . . who she decides is a cat!
November 18 | “No, David” by David Shannon
David is a beloved character, whose unabashed good humor, mischievous smile, and laughter-inducing antics underline the love parents have for their children--even when they misbehave.
November 25 | “The Night before Thanksgiving” by Natasha Wing
Everyone’s favorite fun-filled, family-filled, food-filled holiday is almost here! Follow along as the feast is prepared, cousins are greeted, and everyone gathers around the table, all with an extra helping of holiday fun.
Thanksgiving Point Gardens
October 26 | “Room on the Broom” by Julia Donaldson
The witch and her cat are happily flying through the sky on a broomstick when the wind picks up and blows away the witch's hat, then her bow, and then her wand! Luckily, three helpful animals find the missing items, and all they want in return is a ride on the broom. But is there room on the broom for so many friends?
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.