In light of our temporary closure due to the COVID-19 pandemic we are working to provide our members and the general public with digital content to make our current socially distanced lives brighter!
We will be sharing videos here and on our facebook page
Felix Meets Freddy By Brenda Mintzler
On todays edition of Nutrien Wonderhub’s Virtual programming we are reading Felix Meets Freddy by Brenda Mintzler.
Thanks to Brenda for letting us use your book! To get a copy of this book you can buy it at Wonderhub Giftshop, or on Amazon.
For today’s Virtual Programming we are doing a craft based on the story Sky color. To do todays craft you will need:
– Square Paintbrush
– Tempera Paint
– Canvas/White Paper
– Small Containers for Paint
Today we are going for a bit of a walk to chat about our surroundings, find a rock, then we go inside and paint the it!
To take part in the craft you will need :
– A rock
– Paint Brush (maybe a few different sizes)
– Paper towel
Have a great time and share pictures of your rocks in the comments!
Today Felix and Freddy are back in Felix and Freddy: Back Again By Brenda Mintzler
Today is Kelly’s first attempt at a personal challenge and challenges you to test yourself as well! Let’s see how she does.
Today we are SO EXCITED to have author Mary Harelkin Bishop talking about and reading her book, Gina’s Wheels!
Besides writing Gina’s Wheels, Mary Harelkin Bishop is the author of the Tunnels of Moose Jaw Adventures series, Seeds of Hope, Moving Forward: The Story of Paralympian Collette Bourgonje, Mistasiniy, and Skye Bird and the Eagle Feather!
What books are you reading? Post them on our facebook page.
Today on Zoom Zoom with Wonderhub, the floor is lava and Kelly has to make it around the north gallery. Share what you are doing to keep moving on facebook.
Today for Storytime we will be reading He Who Flies by Night – The Story of Grey Owl by Lori Punshon
Share a photos of books you’ve been reading in the comments!
Presented by Your Nickel’s Worth Publishing and Nutrien Wonderhub
For STEAM DAYS with Wonderhub we are are blowing up a balloon, WITH SCIENCE!
To do the experiment at home with us you will need:
– Water bottles (washed with soap and water)
– Food colours
– Baking soda
– White vinegar
– Marker to draw picture on the balloon
– Paper towels
Today we are featuring Honouring the Buffalo: A Plains Cree Legend by Judith Silverthorne for Storytime.
Presented by Your Nickel’s Worth Publishing and Nutrien Wonderhub
Today Kelly is taking another swing at the Cosmic Commotion challenge. What challege are you going to try today, Can you stand on 1 foot for this whole video? How many jumping-jacks can you do while Kelly is doing her climb?
For Storytime Tonight we are reading Press Here by Herve Tullet
What are you reading? Share it in the comments!
Presented by Raincoast Books’ and Nutrien Wonderhub
Today we are showing you how to make a Oil and Water Heart to put out for people going on heart hunts in the community. To take part in the craft this week you will need:
– White crayons/oil pastels
– spray bottles
– food colour/paint
Show us how your oil and water craft goes!
We are talking about the book Giant – A Panda of the Enchanted Forest by Xuan Loc Xuan, then making a panda mask!
To make your panda mask you will need:
– White paper
– Black paper
– pipe cleaners
Show us how your mask comes out in the comments!
Today Kelly is trying a new route in the Cosmic Commotion Challenge! What are you going to challenge yourself with this time?
Share your results in the comments!
Today we are making a Beehive craft based on the Story Bee Yourself! To make your beehive artwork you will need:
• Tempera Paint
• Paint Brush (1 Big, 1 Small)
• Bubble Wrap
• White Paper
For Storytime today we are reading I Wonder by Annaka Harris. Presented by Raincoast Books and Nutrien Wonderhub
Storyscapes was live today with Malika Sellami! Check out the song we wrote together.
Today Bowen is reading Mix it up by Herve Tullet. Herve’s books are very engaging and use the book format in a fun meta sort of way! Presented by Raincoast Books and Nutrien Wonderhub https://www.facebook.com/raincoastbooks/
For todays STEAM DAY experiment you will need
– Food Colouring
– Paper plates
– Cupcake containers
– Cotton balls
– Toy boats
Today we have a special treat! Brenda Mintzler came by and read her book Felix & Freddy: Oh Deer!
For todays STEAM DAY we are doing a cool experiment with water temperature that you could do at home! To do your experiment you will need:
– Food Colouring
– Water (Ice, room temp, boiled)
– 3 clear glasses
Today Bowen will be doing a craft based on The Lonely Polar Bear by Khoa Le. If you want to do this craft as well you will need: – Clear (or white) Glue – Dish Soap – Food Colouring – Styrofoam Plate
For the First of our 60 second Challenges we are doing the the Pelican toss! No we are not throwing birds, we are throwing bean bags at our Pelican statue. Team pink and team green are competing to see who can get the most bean bags in the Pelicans mouth, Who do you think will win? What challenge can you do today?
Today Brenda and Kelly are making Oobleck! Remember it’s not a mess, it’s science! To make yours you will need:
– Food colouring
Today we are giving you the Active Alphabet! SAVE THIS VIDEO and the image that goes with it!
This program lets you spell out different words with exercises. This way you can change up your workout every day! You can start with something simple like PLAY or FUN, and work your way up to WONDERHUB.
Let us know what words you spell out with your workouts!
Here is the page with all the exercises to go with the video.
Storytime with Wonderhub is excited to share a special treat with you as we feature a video from one of our author partners, Sally Meadows! She put this reading of her book “The Two Trees” together for Autism Awareness Month.
Today we are singing Land of the Silver Birch, Can you sing along? .
Today Bowen is reading Let’s Play by Herve Tullet! Presented by Raincoast Books and Nutrien Wonderhub
The green team comes into this challenge in the lead from their big win in the pelican bean bag toss, but who is going to win the MARBLE RUN CHALLENGE?
For our Special Event today we have Janice Howden in to read her book, Rescued.
To get your copy please visit: https://www.chapters.indigo.ca/…/re…/9781927570319-item.html
For todays ZOOM ZOOM Challenge the team has set up a Lazer Maze in Little Bridges. To set up your own laze maze at home all you need is some streamers, or string and some painters tape. Watch to see if kelly can make it through without tripping any of the lazers!
Today, we RACE! The teams have set up a balloon race using science to explain how it all works. Let’s see who wins today!
Today’s craft is based on the story Snowy: a Leopard of the High Mountains by Milisava Petkovic. We will be making a snow leopard print to show how camouflage works and then making a mask! To take part you will need: Paper, paint, scissors, tape, glue, string
Today is another 60 second challenge, so far the Green team and the Pink Team are all tied up! Watch and see who comes up ahead in the CONFETTI CHALLENGE!
Today we are making an unimaginary friend based on the book The Adventures of Beekle: The Unimaginary Friend by Dan Santat!
Today’s STEAM DAY project is all about balance. We are building a scale so you can see what toys and household items weigh more.
To build yours, you will need a wire hanger, 2 styrofoam cups, some string and some tape. We hope you can find balance!
Todays story for Storytime is The Canadian Shield Alphabet by Myrna Guymer. Presented by Your Nickel’s Worth Publishing
Join Brenda and sing about some Peanut Butter & Jelly! To make your own Peanut Butter and Jelly/Jam sandwiches at home, check out these SUPER
We are very lucky to have Alice Kuipers give us 5 tips on how to encourage young writers. Thank you to all Canadian authors who have shared their prompts that you can find at https://wonderhub.ca/isl/uploads/2020… www.alicekuipers.com
Today Kelly is reading Iggy Peck, Architect.
By Andrea Beaty Illustrated by David Roberts Reading with permission of Abrams Children’s Books https://www.abramsbooks.com/abramskids/
The Pink and Green Teams are back for another challenge! This time it’s to see which team can get the most tires and nuts on our mine cart in 60 seconds.
Alice is back to share her tips for overcoming writers block. Visit her on line at www.alicekuipers.com
Today Brenda is singing the classic children’s song Five Little Monkeys. While you’re singing you can make your own finger Monkeys!
Download your monkeys: https://wonderhub.ca/…/uploa…/2020/04/Monkey-Colouring-2.pdf
Today for story inspired crafts we are making a flag based on the book I Am Canada by Heather Patterson.
To make your flag you will need: paper, some pipe cleaner or something else for the flag pole, glue stick and whatever you want to decorate your flag.
For todays 60 Seconds to Succeed we are doing the Ball Catch Challenge. We are once again all tied up, Which team are you cheering for, Green or Pink?
Have you started seeing different birds outside as the weather gets warmer? Today’s Bird and Nest craft is based on the book Two Blue Jays by Anne Rockwell.
To join in on the craft you will need brown, blue, and white paper, scissors, stick glue, some string and some feathers or fabric to make your bird.
Share photos of your birds and nests in the comments – we’d love to see them!
Roy is back to teach us how to play a very simple instrument everyone has in their home, the SPOONS!
For the second book in the series of Andrea Beaty books, we have Rosie Revere, Engineer!
Written by Andrea Beaty, Illustrations by David Roberts
FINAL ROUND! For the final 60 Seconds to Succeed, we are playing Charades. Pink Team is up by one. let’s see if the green team can tie things up.
For some charades idea and tips, please visit https://icebreakerideas.com/charades-for-kids/
For Storytime today we have another special event with Sally Meadows! She is going to be talking about her book When Sleeping Birds Fly: 365 Amazing facts about the Animal Kingdom!
Roy is back again to teach us how to make and play a scraper! To make your scraper (also known as a Güiro) you will need some scissors, a paper towel tube and a straw.
Enjoy making music at home!
Alice is back and is sharing her tips for writing a good opening to a story. She then reads the opening to her story Polly Diamond and the Magic Book.
For our final book in this series we have Ada Twist, Scientist. Written by Andrea Beaty, Illustrations by David Roberts
Who loves magic ….. and science?! Today is a very exciting experiment! Jocelyn is showing us how to poke through a plastic bag full of water with pencils. To try it you will need some pencils, a good zip lock bag and some water!
Have fun and make sure to try it over a sink or in the tub!
What is your superpower? Today its going to be making a super cool pipecleaner superhero action toy!! To do this craft you will need some pipe cleaners, some beads, and markers!
Which superhero are you going to make?
We’d love to see photos or videos of you racing – post them in the comments!
Today’s craft was inspired by Twinkle Twinkle Little Star as told and illustrated by Iza Trapani. We are making a moon and star window hanger with buttons and sparkles!
To take part in today’s craft you will need black construction paper, packing tape, scissors, a bunch of different buttons and some glitter. If you don’t have glitter and buttons you can find other things around the house to use to decorate your moon and star.
Have fun and enjoy Brenda’s bonus song at the end!
Roy is back to help us make one last set of percussion instruments, Shakers! Make your own from things around your house.
Stay tuned for his final video where he invites you to play all the instruments he’s taught us about along with him!
Today we have Mary Harelkin Bishop talking about and reading from her book, Mistasiniy: Buffalo Rubbing Stone Special thanks to Mary, DriverWorks Ink. and Embee Ink.
Sally is back to share another of her great books!
There are many slime making videos and Kelly has watched them all! Now you can join her to make her favourite slime.
To join in and make slime at your house you will need:
Bottle of White (or clear) Glue
3/4 tbs baking soda
Glitter and food colouring
2 tbs contact solution
Let us know how your slime works!
Roy is ready for a percussion jam and you’re invited! He’s bringing all 4 instruments he’s made with us in this series together for a great little jam session. We hope you play along too.
Alice Kuipers is back again to talk to us about how to create original characters!
For Storytime with Wonderhub, Bowen is reading Perfect Square by Michael Hall. A great story about all the special things that a perfect square can get transformed into. After hearing this story, see what you can do with a perfect square piece of paper! You are only limited by your own imagination! Share you creations with us.
Show off your colouring skills with these fun, original colouring sheets that celebrate “Fallin’ for Gravity” week! Download them, print them, colour them, and share them!
Today we are bringing our Lil’ Chefs into the kitchen to make a gravity fruit salad! Learn about fruits and gravity and make a delicious fruit salad!
“Let’s explore gravity and discover how it affects a paper airplane!
Materials needed: Square sheets of paper, paper airplane blueprints such as those included”
Click below to download instructions and details.
Sally is back with more amazing facts! This time from her book When Crocodiles Cry: 365 More Amazing Facts About The Animal Kingdom.
Note from Sally:
In this short ~5 minute video, I share some of the amazing (and amusing!) facts from my book When Crocodiles Cry: 365 More Amazing Facts About The Animal Kingdom. The video has a short true or false quiz near the end to see how closely you were listening! You can also go to my website sallymeadows.com and click on the FREE STUFF button to download more quizzes as well as extension activities to accompany the book. The book is available to order pretty well anywhere including on my website sallymeadows.com. If you enjoyed this video, check out the first book in the series When Sleeping Birds Fly: 365 Amazing Facts About The Animal Kingdom. Enjoy! PS Please consider subscribing to my YouTube channel https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCeD-dUXnC7qOFKre5e3tuAg
With the help of gravity, we are going to turn a sheet of paper into a 3-D spiral! To create your own, all you need is paper, scissors, circle template, pipe cleaners, markers, beads, pencil and hole puncher.
Challenge yourself with our Falling for Gravity Crossword Puzzle. If you are stumped, then re-watch the video Buck & Brenda Experiment with Gravity to help you out!
“Our Lil’ Chefs are back in the kitchen, and today we are making EDIBLE playdough. For recipes for edible playdough please check out the link below.
Break out the craft supplies and flashlights, it’s time to play with shadows!
– large shoe box, plain white paper (tracing paper is nice and thin and works really well), craft supplies for puppets, tape, single bulb light source (such as a camera phone);
– paper, craft supplies, toys or figures to create shadows, single bulb light source, pen or pencil for tracing
It’s not a stick!! It’s a…!?! Enjoy the story, Not a Stick by Antoinette Portis, read by Jocelyn. As she is reading, just imagine all of the cool things you could make out of a stick. To get you going, check out the stick craft that we made. Feel free to share your own stick inventions!
With permission of Harper Collins Children’s Books
What can children do that it would be strange if adults did? Adults, this one is for you! Virtually grab your friends, some snacks and join us for our All the Small Things BINGO. The bingo card can be found in the comments below. Additionally, it’s GIVEAWAY TIME – Adults we know you are all itching for a night out, so we are doing a draw for tickets to a future Adult Night once we are able to reopen! To enter you must post a video or a photo of yourself completing a row on the BINGO card below. Draw date is May 28. Download your bingo card here: https://wonderhub.ca/…/u…/2020/05/Adu…
Today on Lil’ Chefs we are bringing the sugar to the kitchen with these simple, yet delicious, stained glass sugar cookies!
– Favourite sugar cookie recipe – See below for Anneka’s favourite recipe
– Hard candy (jolly ranchers or life savers)
– Hammer or mortar and pestle
– Ziplock bags for candy smashing
– Small spoon
Wonderhub staff were inspired by the Sydney Symphony Orchestra to attempt to say Supercalifragilisticexpialidocious forwards and then backwards! Give it a try and share your attempt!
Brenda is Making Supercalifragilisticexpialidocious Ice Cream! Let us know how your ice cream comes out and what you put on it!
Need a laugh? Join Kelly to hear some creative jokes, follow the links to learn about humour, and create your own jokes! Send us your best ones!
Scrub away that winter skin with a homemade DIY sugar scrub that will be sure to leave you in a sunny mood! Materials: – ¼ cup granulated sugar – ½ cup coconut oil – 4-5 drops essential oil – 1 tsp vitamin E oil – Citrus zest (orange, lemon or lime) – Sealable container
This super colourful umbrella craft is delightfully messy and fun to make and is an excellent picture to give to someone special! All you need is some paint, shaving cream, cardstock, construction paper, a tray, paper towels, scissors and glue! Have fun!
Today our Lil’ Chefs will be making bread in a bag. Sounds a bit upside down don’t you think? Join us to see how it’s done.INGREDIENTS Cooking spray or parchment paper for loaf pan 3 cups all-purpose flour, divided into 3 1/4 cup sugar 2 ¼ tsp. active dry yeast (or 1 package) 1 cup warm
Join Kelly as we learn about how to bring what’s outside of us inside of us through breathing, and how trees do this in an upside down backwards way! Then watch her tree breath experiment and try your own at home!
Author and illustrator, Janis Cox reads her story Tadeo Turtle, which is all about a turtle who learns that he is special, inside and out. As a special bonus, Janis also shares lots of cool turtle activities to go along with her story.
Break out the markers and crayons and print off these 3 activity sheets! Fun for all ages… adults included!
Have you ever baked upside down before? Watch as Brenda and Buck give it a try!
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