I had 20 attendees total, a little low for the Main library but it WAS extremely hot outside and I probably would have only gotten better numbers if my program took place at the pool or the river.
Like my last program I started with a short read-aloud to set the scene. In fact, the garish drawing on that poster is supposed to be Ricky Ricotta's Mighty Robot. That sound you hear is my artist father cringing 10 hours away.
Here's a breakdown of what we did:
1. Read Chapters 3&4 of "Ricky Ricotta's Mighty Robot vs. The Mecha-Monkeys from Mars": This part is five pages and sets the scene for the program. First, it actually talks about what it's like on Mars: cold, lonely, dry. Then the Mighty Robot sets off to Mars; where, incidentally, our program takes place.
2.Describe to them the choices of stations in detail. Then ask who will go to which one first. THEN let them go. This was especially important since I had mostly 4-8 year olds this time, and they usually want to go first and ask questions later. This gives them goals, at least starting out.
|Brett Favre, saving the astro-pigs from certain death.|
|All necessities accounted for!|
Here's the poster I made detailing their task:
So that's it for my round of Astro-adventures! Next up: Kid Vid Mondays during July. Stay tuned!