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 Imagine Your Story Activities

You can find all of our 2020 Summer Reading activities archived here!

If your kids had fun doing any of these, they can send pictures of their results to kids@lcplin.org and we'll share it with our other readers!

We'd also love to hear what they think if the books they've been reading, so feel free to send book reviews as well.

See what kids have shared so far

Imagine Your Story Activities

Give these fun activities a try! If you make something awesome, send a picture to kids@lcplin.org - we'd love to see it!

Crafts and activities playlist: 

(Click the menu in the upper right corner of the video to see more videos!)

Nursery Rhyme Quiz: How well do you know your rhymes?

Printables:

Pirate Treasure Hunt (PDF)

Storytime to Go: Dragons (PDF)

Story Building Map (PDF)

Match the Fairy Tale Pictures! (PDF)

Fairy Tale Scavenger Hunt (PDF)

Name That Fairy Tale (PDF)

Imagine Your Story Movie Suggestions (Includes pixie dust popcorn recipe!) (PDF)

Dress Up Challenge (PDF)

Roll Your Own Fairy Tale (PDF)

Imagine Your Story Recipes (PDF)

Reading Nook Challenge (PDF)

Design Your Own Coat of Arms (PDF)

Fairy Tale Find-It (PDF)

Mermaid Treasure Hunt (PDF)

Decorate a Gingerbread Person (PDF)

Create a Fairy Tale Inspired Recipe (PDF)

Special Events
Thu, Apr 22, 3:00pm - 4:00pm
Merrillville - Lake County Public Library Zoom Room
Explore the giants of the redwood forest and find out how they are equipped to thrive among calamity! Email address required to register!

Mon, Apr 26, 11:00am - 11:45am
Lake County Public Library Zoom Room
Dip into the wetlands live and look for creatures to determine how healthy our wetlands are! Email address required to register!

Wed, Apr 28, 10:30am - 11:00am
Lake County Public Library Zoom Room
Join us for a special visit with Missy, a certified therapy dog. Email address required to register!

Thu, Apr 29, 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Merrillville - Lake County Public Library Zoom Room
Join us as we visit Cape Canaveral National Seashore to visit with their nesting sea turtle population! Email address required to register!

Mon, May 03, 3:00pm - 4:00pm
Merrillville - Lake County Public Library Zoom Room
Join us as we visit with a ranger from Haleakalā National Park to learn about the unique geology that has created the Hawaiian Islands! Email address required to register!

Tue, May 04, 12:30pm - 1:30pm
Lake County Public Library Zoom Room
Learn more about the St. Lawrence beluga whale, an endangered species, their long journeys, and how they can be protected. Email address required to register!

Thu, May 06, 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Lake County Public Library Zoom Room
Journey with us to Tijuana Estuary Natural Preserve as we explore a salt marsh live and find out what (and who) lives there! Email address required to register!

Mon, May 10, 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Lake County Public Library Zoom Room
How did one 1800s fort stay so well-preserved, and why does it still echo through Californian history? Find out in this live tour! Email address required to register!

Thu, May 13, 3:00pm - 4:00pm
Lake County Public Library Zoom Room
Travel back in time with Flat Stanley to experience life in 1850's pioneer California. Email address required to register!

Tue, May 18, 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Merrillville - Lake County Public Library Zoom Room
Join the Gateway Arch National Park to explore the cultures, landscapes, and animals encountered by the Lewis and Clark on their journey to map the West. Email address required to register!