MeL Minute: Build a Program Around Scarecrow Day
Brought to you by Christine Schneider of the MeL Team:
Why did a scarecrow win the Nobel prize?... Because he was outstanding in his field!
For more than a century now, people in the U.S. have celebrated Scarecrow Day on the first Sunday of July. To help Michigan celebrate on July 1st of this year, we wanted to offer some great ideas for programming at your library or for families to do together at home using MeL resources!
1. Host a “How to Build a Scarecrow” activity
From Kids InfoBits:
2. Dress a Scarecrow and Run Game (taken from http://www.kidactivities.net/
3. Research stories, articles, poems, and games about scarecrows from MeL Databases:
eBooks - open eBooks first, then click on the following link:
· Scarecrow booklist: See a list of books about scarecrows.
· Did you know you can check MeLCat directly from a book record in NoveList K-8+?
4. Borrow books from MeLCat
5. Other online resources outside of MeL
Modern Farmer - Hay, Man: The Curious Life and Times of Scarecrow
Scarecrow Trivia - http://www.pumpkinnook.com/