Tales For Tots at Thanksgiving Point

Tales For Tots

Presented by Security Service Federal Credit Union (SSFCU)

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.


Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays, & Thursdays
11 am


Monday - Thanksgiving Point Gardens
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

May 28 | “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!

June 4 | “My first airplane ride” by Patricia Hubbell

A first airplane ride can be very exciting! Watching planes take off and land, going through security, walking the jet way, finding the right seat, watching out the window as the plane taxis down the runway, and flying up high in the sky and then, at the other end, Grandma waiting with a hug! Come read with us about a young boy’s first airplane trip.

June 11 | “Away in my Airplane” by Margaret Wise

See the birds way up high and the people way down below come experience this book full of rhyme, movement, wonder, and excitement from the hidden treasures from above while riding in an airplane.

June 18 | “Fred and Teds Road trip” by Peter Eastman

Fred and Ted pack a picnic basket, jump in their cars, and hit the open road—but as usual; things don't go as the doggy duo plan. They encounter muddy roads, thunder and lightning, tire-piercing cacti, and overenthusiastic tire inflating that almost sends Fred into orbit!


June 25 | “Curious George Goes Camping” by Margaret Rey

When George goes camping he tries to be helpful, but of course he just ends up upsetting a nearby camper. As he’s hiding in the woods, he meets a forest creature who catapults the mischievous monkey into a chain of even more outrageous events!


Museum of Ancient Life

June 2 | “Penguin on Vacation” by Salina Yoon

Penguin is tired of the snow and cold-so he decides to visit the beach! But when his favorite activities like skiing and skating don't work so well on sand can a new friend help and can Penguin learn how to have fun in the sun?

June 9 | “Let it Shine” by Maryann Cocca-Leffler

School is out and the sun is shining. It's time to play outside! LET IT SHINE celebrates all the seasonal awe of summer.

June 16 | “The Berenstain Bears go on Vacation” by Jan Berenstain

It's summer vacation, and the Berenstain Bears are off to the seashore for sun and fun. There is so much to do—swimming, fishing, building sand castles and browsing through the general store. Each day brings them a new adventure. Come to tales and hear how exciting vacations can be.

June 23 | “Froggy goes to Hawaii” by Jonathon Landon

Froggy says "Aloha!" in this great beachy read! He is off to sunny Hawaii, where his trip, of course, doesn't go quite as planned. From surfing and swimming to learning how to dance the hula, this lovable frog brings trouble wherever he goes.

June 30 | “Beach Day” by Karen Roosa

In this charming picture book, a cheerful family tumbles out of the car and onto the beach, ready for a perfect day. Come read this fun book full of rhymes and beautiful illustrations.​


Farm Country

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.

June 3 | "The Berenstain Bears Too Much Vacation” by Jan Berenstain

The family getaway is a disaster: the cabin's roof leaks, the lake is muddy, and the mosquitoes are ravenous. But when the bears return home and develop their snapshots, they laugh and laugh, fully enjoying the worst vacation they've ever had! 

June 10 |  “Imagination Vacation Yellowstone” by Anastasia Kierst

Are hot springs rainbows, curled up to nap? Or are they pools of water, heated deep within the earth? Yellowstone is an amazing and mysterious place. Emmaline has some imaginative ideas about the origins of the park’s wonders. Her scientist father has some pretty wild theories of his own. Follow their magical adventure through America’s first national park.

June 17 | “Fred and Ted go Camping” by Peter Eastman

Fred and Ted go camping, and as usual, their uniquely different approaches to doing things (such as packing equipment, setting up camp, and fishing techniques) have humorous—and sometimes surprising—results.

June 24 | A Camping Spree with Mr. Magee” by Chis Van Dusen

Mr. Magee and his trusty dog, Dee, are enjoying a peaceful camping trip when all of a sudden they find themselves plunging down a mountain and teetering on the edge of a huge waterfall! How will they find their way out of this slippery situation?

Thanksgiving Point Gardens

June 1 | “The night before Summer Vacation” by Natasha Wing

A little girl and her family are getting ready to go on vacation . . . or at least they are trying to. In the effort to pack everything that will be needed, there's bound to be something overlooked, come see what happens in this fun tale about summer vacation.

June 8 | “Peppa Pig and the Great Vacation” by Candlewick Press

Mummy Pig, Daddy Pig, Peppa, and George are off to the warm, sunny seaside. There are lots of things to do on vacation — send postcards, have pizza for lunch, take a nature walk, and of course go to the beach.  Come read about Peppa’s fun vacation.

June 15 |  “How I spent my summer vacation” by Mark Teague

Some kids spend their summer vacation at camp. Some kids spend it at Grandma's house. Wallace Bleff spent his out west...on a ride, a rope, and a roundup he'll never forget. Come see how he enjoyed his Wild West vacation.

June 22 | “Maisy goes on vacation” by Lucy Cousins

How exciting Maisy is going on a beach vacation!  Maisy has put her sun hat, pajamas, toothbrush, and camera into a bag, and she’s off to the train station with Panda and Cyril. They’re headed for the seashore, but getting there is only half the fun. Come read with us about how exciting going on a vacation can 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.

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