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Summer Reading 2016 - Mini Indiana State Fair Program (Grades K-3)

Summer Reading is here!

Our summer reading kicked off on June 1st! Instead of following the national theme, (On Your Mark, Get Set, Read!), the libraries in our county decided to celebrate our state's Bicentennial, which takes place this year. 

Our challenge was to come up with programming this summer relating to Indiana! When first planning all I could think about was corn, basketball, and more corn. 

I eventually thought about our State Fair, which is a very popular event every year. Games, prizes, and food = an easy win at our library. 

So, the Mini Indiana State Fair program was born. 
Grades K-3 were my target ranges, although we allowed anyone in with parental supervision. That's one of the things I love about my workplace, we aren't too strict. 

Activities:

Knockdown, Ring Toss, and Cornhole. (pictured below)




Gone Fishin'


Matching Ducky Game


Indiana Trivia

Coloring Table



Prizes:


Kids received a  piece of candy for each game completed and ticket collected.

Snacks:

Popcorn! Indiana produces 20% of the nations popcorn!
Water. Apparently water is Indiana's official state beverage, and we are the ONLY state that has adopted water as the official beverage. Yes, apparently we are that exciting.

I set up the program as a drop in program spaning 60mins. We got a rush right at the begining and we had a total of around 20 people. This was the first day off from school, so I didn't expect a large crowd. The boys attending the program did say that the knockdown game was, "awesome" so I feel like I did something right. 

I'm repeating this program in July with a few updates. At the end of the month I am on a team of co-workers who are putting together a Messy Family Science program that we are holding outdoors, fingers crossed for no rain!



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