Yes! Pajamas at the library! Yesterday morning, we gathered for Christmas stories and hot chocolate and a Christmas craft. Kids left with decorated reindeer hats and red noses - looking like Rudolph! Merry Christmas to us!
LEGO Club kids today listened to the The Night Before Christmas - A Brick Story, illustrated by Amanda Brack. They joined in the reading and noticed the creative uses of bricks in the color photographs. The LEGO Challenge for today was to make a small ornament from bricks. When it was completed, kids attached a gold wire for hanging and a small tag with the date for remembering. They also made a second ornament to put in the library's display case.
This weekend we held our annual December S.T.E.M. event, building gingerbread houses with graham crackers and marshmallows. First we read the story of The Gingerbread Boy by author Richard Egielski. When we got to work with the materials, most builders chose to make their structures with a milk carton base, using royal icing "glue" to hold the graham cracker sides and roofs in place. Candy, cereal, and pretzels were used for decorating. What do you think of our constructions?