Check out the archive of our virtual children’s story time. You can view videos you missed, click on coloring pages, crafts and other cool links. In the chart below, click on a link to jump down to each weekly theme.

NovemberAugust
Nov 18 – Nov 24: Thanksgiving & HarvestAug 19 – Aug 25: Ocean Friends
Nov 11 – Nov 17: DogsAug 5 – Aug 11: Whales & Squid
Nov 4 – Nov 10: Elections & VotingAug 12 – Aug 18: Butterflies
Aug 5 – Aug 11: Whales & Squid
OctoberJuly 29 – Aug 4: Day Trips
Oct 28 – Nov 3: Halloween
Oct 21 – Oct 27: Leaves & FoliageJuly
Oct 14 – Oct 20: PumpkinsJuly 22 – July 28: Sharks
Oct 7 – Oct 13: FiremenJuly 15 – July 21: Hot Dogs
Sept 30 – Oct 6: Squirrel’sJuly 8 – July 14: Trash & Recycling
July 1 – July 7: Independence Day
September
Sept 23 – Sept 29: Johnny AppleseedJune
Sept 16 – Sept 22: ApplesJune 24 – June 30: Monkeys
Sept 9 – Sept 15: All Are WelcomeJune 17 – June 23: Bicycles
Sept 2 – Sept 8: Riding the School Bus
Aug 26 – Sept 1: Ice Cream

Weekly Theme for November 18 through November 24 – Thanksgiving & Harvest

Weekly Book – The Ugly Pumpkin by Dave Horowitz

Miss Marcia continues this week’s Children’s Story Time as we learn the ASL symbol for garden, get an idea for a coloring craft, and learn about a series of books highlights what life was like for the Pilgrim and Wampanoag children.

Activities For Kids
Cornucopia Thanksgiving Coloring Page (PDF) (Instructions at 45 second mark of craft video above)
Cornucopia Vegetable/Fruit Coloring Page (PDF)

This week for kids
Link to Local Farm Stands near Wareham (From Local Harvest)
Link to More Farm Stands In Massachusetts (From MassGrown – Interactive Map)
Link to Seven Kid Friendly Squash Recipes (From Active Kids)
Link to 12 Scarecrow Crafts For Kids (From Crafty Morning)

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Weekly Theme for November 11 through November 17 – Dogs

Weekly Book – Harry the Dirty Dog by Gene Zion and illustrated by Margaret Bloy Graham

Miss Marcia continues this week’s Children’s Story Time as we learn the ASL symbol for dog, she highlights other dog-themed books in the library, and talks about this week’s craft.

Watch Miss Marcia as she highlights the recently published young adult novel “The Voting Booth” by Brandy Colbert.

Activities For Kids
Dog Colorful Day Craft (PDF) (Instructions at 2:40 mark of craft video above)

Harry the Dirty Dog Coloring Page (PDF)
Harry the Dirty Dog in Bathtub Coloring Page (PDF)
Puppy With Ball Coloring Page (PDF)
Dog with Sunny Day Coloring Page (PDF – Courtesy of SuperColoring)
Clifford The Big Red Dog Coloring Page (PDF – Courtesy of Coloring Pages 101)

This week for kids
Link to Information About Basic Dog Training (From the American Kennel Club)
Link to Caring for Dogs (Includes checklists/activity booklet – From STARelief)
Link to Famous Dogs In History: Balto (From the American Kennel Club)
Link to Dog Movie List For All Ages (From Common Sense Media)

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Weekly Theme for November 4 through November 10 – Voting & Elections

Weekly Book – I voted by Mark Shulman and illustrated by Serge Bloch

Miss Marcia continues this week’s Children’s Story Time as we learn the ASL symbol for vote, highlights different books about elections in our children’s collection and talks about this week’s activities.

Activities For Kids
I Voted Buttons Coloring Page (PDF)
Vote! Teddy Bear Coloring Page (PDF)
Election Day Word Search (PDF)

This week for kids
Link to Kids Vote For Books (From the Mass Board of Library Commissioners)
Link to Voting Activities For Kids (From PBS)
Link to How Voting Works and other links about the US Government (From Ducksters)
Link to 12 Videos To Help Kids Learn About Voting (From We Are Teachers)

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Weekly Theme for October 28 through November 3 – Halloween

Weekly Book – Click, Clack, Boo!

Miss Marcia continues this week’s Children’s Story Time as we learn the ASL symbol for Halloween, she sings a themed-song, and shows us how to do a mummy craft.

Watch Children’s Librarian Marcia Hickey as she highlights the children’s historical fiction novel “Gold Rush Girl” by Avi

Activities For Kids
Mummy Craft Template (PDF) – See craft video at 2:40 mark abovefor instructions

Witches Trick or Treating Coloring Page (PDF)
Jack-O-Lantern Candy Cauldron Coloring Page (PDF)

This week for kids
Link to 40 Halloween Movies for Children (From Good Housekeeping)
Link to 36 Essential Kids Halloween Movies (From Rotten Tomatoes)
Link to 35+ No Sew Halloween Costumes (From Parenting Magazine)
Link to 98 DIY Halloween Costumes (From Country Living)
Link to 43 Easy Halloween Party Ideas (From Women’s Day)
Link to Halloween: Origins, Meanings & Traditions (From History Channel)

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Weekly Theme for October 21 through October 27 – Leaves and Foliage

Weekly Book – Oliver Finds His Way by Phyllis Root, Illustrated by Christopher Denise

Miss Marcia continues this week’s Children’s Story Time as we learn the ASL symbol for leaves, she sings a song, and shows us how to do a leaf-themed craft with dot markers.

Watch Miss Marcia as she highlights the classic book, “The Mouse and the Motorcycle” by Beverly Cleary as her book talk pick of the week

Activities For Kids
Dot Marker Leaf Craft – See craft video at 3:25 mark above for instructions

Leaf Identification Coloring Page (PDF)
Fall Leaves Coloring Page (PDF)

This week for kids
Link to Leaf Identification (From the Massachusetts Audubon Society)
Link to 20 Fun Leaf Crafts (From Good Housekeeping)
Link to 41 Different Southeastern Massachusetts Foliage Tours (From Save Buzzards Bay)
Link to Fun Massachusetts Foliage Drives (From Visit Massachusetts)
Link to Exciting New England Foliage Adventures (From Boston Magazine)

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Weekly Theme for October 14 through October 20 – Pumpkins

Weekly Book – It’s Pumpkin Time by Zoe Hall and illustrated by Shari Halpern

Miss Marcia continues this week’s Children’s Story Time as we learn the ASL symbol for pumpkin, she sings a few songs, and shows us how to do a pumpkin-themed craft

Watch Children’s Librarian Marcia Hickey as she highlights the Newbury and Coretta Scott King Winning book, “New Kid” by Jerry Craft

Activities For Kids
Pumpkin Plate Craft – See craft video at 2:00 mark above for instructions

Jack-O-Lantern Coloring Page (PDF) (Courtesy of First Palette)
Happy Halloween Scarecrow Coloring Page (PDF) (Courtesy of Crayola)
Pumpkin Investigation Activity Page (PDF)

This week for kids
Link to Pumpkin Picking in Southeastern Massachusetts (From Pumpkin Patches and More)
Link to How to Plant/Grow Pumpkins in the Spring (From Old Farmers Almanac)
Link to Pumpkin Carving Tips (From Safe Wise)
Link to Pumpkin Carving Templates (75 Links to Websites with ideas)
Link to Recipe Ideas for Baking Pumpkin Seeds (From Food Network)

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Weekly Theme for October 7 through October 13 – Firemen

Weekly Book – Firebears: The Rescue Team by Rhonda Gowler Greene and illustrated by Dan Andreasen

Miss Marcia continues this week’s Children’s Story Time as we learn the ASL symbol for fireman, she does the “Wheels on the Fire Truck,” and shows us how to do a fire ladder toy craft
Watch Miss Marcia as she highlights the children’s graphic novel series “Dog Man” and “Phoebe and Her Unicorn” for third to seventh graders

Activities For Kids
Link to Fire Truck Paper Towel Toy Coloring Page (PDF – For craft – See second video above at the 3:00 minute mark for instructions)

Link to Fireman Putting Out Fire Coloring Page (PDF)
Link to Fire Engine Coloring Page (PDF)

This week for kids
Link to Let’s Have Fun With Fire Safety (PDF – From FEMA)
Link to Fire Safe Kids (Activities, games, coloring pages – From FireFacts.org)
Link To Another Fire Safe Kids page (Activities, games, coloring pages – From the American Red Cross)
Link to Lucky The Fire Breathing Dragon (Puppet video about burn/fire safety – From the Alisa Ann Ruch Burn Foundation)
Link to Learning about Stop, Drop & Roll (From Very Well Health)

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Weekly Theme for September 30 through October 6 – Squirrel’s

Weekly Book – That Pup! by Lindsay Barrett George

Miss Marcia continues this week’s Children’s Story Time as we learn the ASL symbol for squirrel, she does some squirrel music fun, and talks about a squirrel-themed craft.
Miss Marcia highlights the children’s series “Stink” by Megan McDonald and “Ivy & Bean” by Annie Barrows for third graders

Activities For Kids

Link to Squirrel paper coloring craft (PDF – For craft – See second video above at the 3:30 mark for instructions)
Link to Acorn paper coloring craft (PDF – For craft, to hold paper together)

Link to A is for Acorn Coloring Page (PDF)
Link to Friendly Squirrel Coloring Page (PDF)
Link to Gray Squirrel Coloring Page (PDF)

This week for kids

Link to Information About Squirrels (From Discovery Kids)
Link to Information About Eastern Gray Squirrels (From National Geographic)
Link to Information About the Worlds Largest Squirrel – The Giant Indian Squirrel (From The Dodo)
Link to Homemade Pinecone Bird Feeder (From the Audubon Society)
Link to Stink Moody Website (Online/Virtual Activities for Children)

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Weekly Theme for September 23 through September 29 – Johnny Appleseed

Weekly Book – Johnny Appleseed by Rosemary and Stephen Benet, Illustrated by S.D. Schindler

Miss Marcia continues this week’s Children’s Story Time as we learn about how to cut apples and make a fun Johnny Appleseed-themed craft.
Watch Children’s Librarian Marcia Hickey as she highlights the Branches series of early readers by Scholastic – Dragon Masters, Owl Diaries and Eerie Elementary

Activities For Kids

Link to Johnny Appleseed Coloring Sheet (PDF – For paper bag craft)
Link to Apple Coloring Page (PDF)

This week for kids – Apples & Apple Picking

Link to Sharon Creech – Apple Poem (Link to Poem)
Link to Pick Your Own Apples/Farm Stand Map in Massachusetts (Mass Dept of Agriculture)
Link to Pick Your Own Apples/Fruit – Eastern Massachusetts (PickYourOwn.org)
Link to Pick Your Own Apples/Fruit – Worcester County (PickYourOwn.org)
Link to Apple Recipes for Kids (From the BBC)

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Weekly Theme for September 16 through September 22 – Apples

Weekly Book – The Apple Pie Tree by Zoe Hall and illustrated by Shari Halpern

Miss Marcia continues this week’s Children’s Story Time as we learn the ASL symbol for apple, do some fun finger plays, and hear about some of our apple-themed activities this week
Watch Children’s Librarian Marcia Hickey as she highlights the award-winning young adult book “Look Both Ways” by Jason Reynolds

Activities For Kids

Link to Apple Craft Coloring Page (PDF – For paper bag craft)
Link to Apple Coloring Page (PDF)
Link to A is for Apple Coloring/Handwriting page (PDF)

This week for kids – Apples & Apple Picking

Link to Read of Ten Apples Up on Top to Tune of Jason Miraz “I’m Yours” (Link to YouTube Video)
Link to Pick Your Own Apples/Fruit – Southeastern Massachusetts (PickYourOwn.org)
Link to Best Places to Pick Apples (From Boston.com)
Link to Simple Apple Recipes for Kids (From Happy Kids Kitchen)

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Weekly Theme for September 9 through September 15All Are Welcome

Weekly Book – Bonaparte Falls Apart by Margery Cuyler and illustrated by Will Terry

Miss Marcia teaches the ASL symbols for school, teacher, book while also singing “Head, shoulders, knees, and toes” and talking about a few back-to-school themed activity sheets
Miss Marcia highlights “Harris and Me” by Gary Paulsen, a book on this years Wareham Middle School summer reading list

Activities For Kids

Link to If You Give A Mouse A Cookie Coloring Sheet (PDF)
Link to Help Mouse Find His Way To School Maze Activity Sheet (PDF)
Link to Mouse Mix/Match School Item Activity Sheet (PDF)
Link to Back-To-School Scavenger Hunt (PDF)
Link to All Are Welcome Activity Coloring Sheet (PDF)

This week for kids – Links for At-Home Learning

Link to Tumblebook Library (Picture E-books, easy readers and more for children)
Link to Tumblemath Library (Math e-books for children from K-6)
Link to Learning at Home (PDF Activities – From Learning Resources)
Link to We Are Teachers – Learning at Home (From We Are Teachers blog)
Link to US Dept of Education – Learning at Home (Directory with history, STEM, NASA, Smithsonian links, and more)

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Weekly Theme for Week of September 2 through September 8 – Riding the School Bus

Weekly Book – The Bus for Us by Suzanne Bloom

Miss Marcia Continues This Week’s Children’s Story Time by giving the ASL symbol for school bus, singing “The Wheels on the Bus” and explaining how to do a school bus coloring craft
Miss Marcia highlights an easier read on the Wareham Middle School Summer Reading List, Kwame Alexanders “The Crossover”

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Activity For Kids – Making an school bus coloring page (Please see video above for instructions – Starts at 3:10 mark)

Link to School Bus Coloring Page (PDF)
Link to Don’t Let the Pigeon Drive the Bus with Stop Sign Coloring Page (PDF)
Link to Traffic Signal Coloring Page (PDF)

This week for kids – Information about School Bus Safety

Link to School Bus Safety Tips (from Safe Kids Worldwide)
Link to More about School Bus Safety (from the NHTSA)
Link to Staying Safe at School (from Schoolsafety.gov)
Link to Traffic Signs for Kids (from My Parking Sign – Blog)

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Weekly Theme for Week August 26 through September 1 Ice Cream

Weekly Book – Ice Cream Summer by Peter Sis

Miss Marcia teaches us the ASL Symbol for ice cream, tells us about an ice cream themed craft and finishes with the ABC song
Miss Marcia does a book talk on the two non-fiction books from the Wareham Middle School fifth-grade summer reading list – “We Are the Ship” and “Mr. Blue Jeans”

Activity For Kids – Making an ice cream themed craft (Please see video above for instructions – Starts at 1:23 mark)

Link to Cone and Ice Cream Scoop printout (PDF)
Link to Three Ice Cream Scoop printout (PDF)

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This week for kids

Link to Homemade Ice Cream – Bag method (From Best Ideas for Kids)
Link to Homemade Ice Cream – Mason Jar Method (From the New York Times)
Link to Homemade Ice Cream – No Ice Cream Maker (From Brown Eyed Baker)
Link toLocal Ice Cream Shops (From Tripadvisor)
Link to15 Useless Fun Facts about Ice Cream (From Ben & Jerry’s)
Link to 11 Fun Facts About Ice Cream (from Stanpac)

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Weekly Theme for Week of August 19 through August 25 Ocean Friends

Weekly Book – The Perfect Day by Sarah Brannen

Miss Marcia sings “The More We Get Together” using ASL, talks about an ocean friends craft, and about collecting local sea shells at the beach

Miss Marcia does a book talk about “Promises to Keep” and “Chasing Kings Killer”

Activity For Kids – Making an ocean friends themed craft (Please see video above for instructions – Starts at 2:11 mark)

Link to Pail & Handle for Ocean Friends Craft 
Link to Ocean Babies to color for Ocean Friends Craft

This week for kids – Information about Collecting Seashells

Link to Identifying seashells (PDF – From Mass.gov)
Link to More on Identifying seashells (From Mitchell’s Publications)
Link for Cleaning Seashells – For Adults To Assist Children (From WikiHow)
Link to 25 ideas for seashell crafts (From Play Ideas blog)

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Weekly Theme for Week of August 12 through August 18 – Butterflies

Weekly Book – Waiting for Wings by Lois Ehlert 

Miss Marcia sings, counts butterflies, and she explains how to do a neat butterfly-themed craft
Miss Marcia does a book talk about Phineas Gage, the lone non-fiction book on the Wareham Middle School seventh grade summer reading list

Activity For Kids – Making a butterfly-themed craft (Please see video above for instructions – Starts at 2:12 mark)

Link to blank Butterfly Coloring Page

This week for kids – Information about Butterflies

Link to learn more about butterflies (From the San Diego Zoo)
Link to find out about Monarch Butterflies (From National Geographic – Kids)
Link to read questions and answers about butterflies (From the North American Butterfly Association)
Link to learn about butterfly gardening for kids (From NPR)

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Weekly Theme for Week of August 5 through August 11 – Whales & Squid

Weekly Book – I’m the Biggest Thing in the Ocean by Kevin Smith

Miss Marcia talks about local marine life museums, tells us how to do a fish-themed craft, and sings “The More We Get Together” in American Sign Language
Miss Marcia does a book talk with two non-fiction books from the Wareham Middle School eighth-grade reading list

Activity For Kids – Making a fish-themed craft (Please see video above for instructions – PDFs below are parts to print)

Link to blank Fish Craft Template

This week for kids – Fun museums/activities featuring marine life
Link to the New Bedford Whaling Museum 
Link to Marine Life Center (in Buzzards Bay)
Link to Woods Hole Oceanographic Institute
Link to New England Aquarium
Link to Buzzards Bay Coalition – Youth Programs

Information about Whales & Squid

About Whales (National Geographic)
About Squid (National Geographic)
More about Squid (Kids – Britannica)

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Weekly Theme for Week of July 29 through August 4 – Day Trips

Weekly Book – Rattletrap Car by Phyllis Root, illustrated by Jill Barton

Miss Marcia explains this week’s ASL Symbol of the Week, how to make a rattletrap car, and sings her goodbye song
Miss Marcia does a book talk with three books from the Wareham Middle School eighth-grade reading list

Activity For Kids – Making a rattletrap car (Please see video above for instructions – PDFs below are parts to print)

Link to Rattletrap Car
Link to Rattletrap Car pieces

This week for kids

Link to State Parks in Southeastern Mass & Cape Cod (Mass.gov)
Link to Cape Cod Beaches (Cape Cod Chamber of Commerce)
Link Southeastern Mass Beaches (Visit-Massachusetts.com)
Link Beach Swimming Safety Tips (From the American Red Cross)

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Weekly Theme for Week of July 22 through July 28 – Sharks

Weekly Book – DUDE! by Aaron Reynolds and illustrated by Dan Santat

Miss Marcia does the Weekly ASL Symbol and sings Baby Shark, using baby sign language 

Coloring Pages for kids

Link to Shark In Ocean Coloring Page (Courtesy of Crayola)
Link to Friendly Shark Coloring Page (Courtesy of Coloring Pages 101)
Link to Smiling Shark Coloring Page (Courtesy of Coloring Pages For Kids

This week for kids

Link about Great White Sharks (from National Geographic)
Link to Fun Facts About Sharks (from Science Kids – New Zealand)
Link to Shark Craft Ideas for Children (from Red Tag Art)
Link to Shark Week – Aug 9 thru Aug 16 (from Discovery Channel)

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Weekly Theme for Week of July 15 through July 21 – Hot Dogs

Weekly Book – The Pigeon Finds a Hot Dog by Mo Willems

Miss Marcia does the ASL Symbol of the Week and sings where is Thumbkin
Miss Marcia does a book talk about “PS Be Eleven” and “The Boy In the Burning House”, which are both on the Wareham Middle School Reading List

Coloring Pages for kids

Link to Pigeon & Knuffle Bunny Hot Dog Party Coloring Page
Link to Mo Willems Pigeon Coloring Page

This week for kids

Link to Nathans Famous Hot Dog Eating Contest
Link to Fun Facts About Hot Dogs (from Crafty Mom’s Share)
Link to an Idea for a Hot Dog topping bar (from How Sweet Eats)
Link to Mo Willems: Pigeon Presents (Videos/Activities for kids)

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Weekly Theme for Week of July 8 through July 14 – Trash & Recycling

Weekly Book – Trashy Town by Andrea Zimmerman and David Clemesha, Illustrated by Dan Yaccarino

Miss Marcia Sings “The Wheels on the Bus”
Miss Marcia brings us the ASL Symbol of the Week and talks about activities you can do at home
Miss Marcia highlights two books from the Wareham Middle School Sixth Grade Reading List

Coloring Pages for kids (Courtesy of Don’t Trash Wareham activity book for children)

Link to Pick It Up Coloring Page
Link to Put a Lid On It Coloring Page
Link to Reduce, Reuse and Recycle Coloring Page

This week for kids

Link to Dav Pilkey at Home (from Scholastic)
Link to Reduce, Reuse, Recycle (from Kids Environment Kids Health – NIEHS)
Link to 19 Activities to Help Kids Learn About Recycling (from Natures Path)
Link to information about Don’t Trash Wareham (Facebook page)

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Weekly Theme for Week of July 1 through July 7 – Independence Day

Weekly Book – Fourth of July Mice (By Bethany Roberts, Illustrated by Doug Cushman)

Reference Librarian Steve Miller gets in the mood for Independence Day with a special rendition of Stars & Stripes Forever and Yankee Doodle Dandy

Coloring Pages for kids

Link to Independence Day/4th of July – Heart Coloring Page (Courtesy of Makeitgrateful.com)
Link to American Flag with Fireworks (Courtesy of Best Coloring Pages for Kids)
Link to Patriot and Drum with American Flag (Courtesy of Coloring Page.net)

About Independence Day

Link to Ideas for Homemade Instruments (from Red Tricycle)
Link to History of Independence Day (from National Geographic)
Link to About July 4 Holiday (from the History Channel)

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Weekly Theme for Week of June 24 through June 30 – Monkeys

Weekly Book – Five Little Monkeys Jumping On The Bed (by Eileen Christelow) 

Coloring Pages for kids

Link to Happy Monkey Coloring Page (Courtesy of justcolor.net)
Link to Gorilla with Banana Bunch Coloring Page (Courtesy of getcoloringpages.com)
Link to Curious George with Banana Coloring Page (Courtesy of superfuncoloring.com)

About Koko the Gorilla

Link to PBS Special on “Koko – The Gorilla Who Talks” (with videos and pictures)
Link to 44 Heartwarming Facts About Koko (from Facinate.com)
Link to Kids4Koko.com (with sign language signs, Koko paintings, reading with and gorilla information)

Miss Marcia does a book talk about “Swindle” and “Ungifted” – Both on this years Wareham Middle School summer reading list 

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Weekly Theme for Week of June 17 through June 23 – Bicycles

Weekly Book – Duck on a Bike (by David Shannon)

Link to Duck on a Bike Coloring Page
Link to Bicycle Safety Tips From AAA

Miss Marcia does a video with this week’s ASL sign of the week and how to create a “Duck on a Bike” craft

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