Missions
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Mission Badge
"After" Father's Day Mission
Imagine Your Story for Entering K- 5th Grade

Think about your dad or that special male adult figure in your life. Or you may think about a male adult who has passed and you want to honor them. Your mission is to create an ACROSTIC poem using their first name. Then you must give it to them as a gift, mail it to them if they live far away, or think about special moments with this person if they are no longer living. Below is an example of an acrostic poem using the name KEVIN:K = kindE = easy to make laugh!V = very funny!I = inventiveN = niceOnce you complete this mission, upload a photo of your acrostic here to earn your badge and points. Have fun!

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Mission Badge
1000 Books 100 Things To Do Before Kindergarten
1,000 Books

List of fun things to do with your child before they enter kindergarten.

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Mission Badge
5 Random Acts Of Kindness Mission
Imagine Your Story for Entering K- 5th Grade

Do any 5 random acts of kindness awarded with a mission badge!Write what 5 acts you did here to receive award

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Mission Badge
Adventure Explorer
500 Books Before High School for K-8th Grade

Are you an adventure explorer?  To obtain the adventure explorer badge, we challenge you to read 10 books in the adventure genre! These books deal with traveling the world, epic fights, and exploring! Browse and look for the adventure sticker on the spine of our books or consult this suggested reading list. Once you find and read a book, don’t forget to complete the activity with the title.  Remember, these are only books you read after you started our 500 Books Before High School program! 

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Mission Badge
Animal Explorer - NEED TO UPDATE
500 Books Before High School for K-8th Grade

Are you an animal explorer?  NEEDTO UPDATEDTo obtain the adventure explorer badge, we challenge you to read 10 books in the adventure genre! These books deal with traveling the world, epic fights, and exploring! Browse and look for the adventure sticker on the spine of our books or consult this suggested reading list. Once you find and read a book, don’t forget to complete the activity with the title.  Remember, these are only books you read after you started our 500 Books Before High School program! 

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Mission Badge
Backyard Treasures
Imagine Your Story for Entering K- 5th Grade

Find three treasures in your backyard.  For example, a cool rock, pretty leaf or anything else you find unique and take pictures of each.  Attach pictures here to earn a badge of completion.

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Mission Badge
Biography Explorer
500 Books Before High School for K-8th Grade

Are you a biography explorer?  To obtain the biography explorer badge, we challenge you to read 10 books in the biography genre! These books all are about the real lives of real people and how they’ve helped the world! Browse the EJ and J Biography books or consult this suggested reading list. Once you find and read a book, don’t forget to complete the activity with the title.  Remember, these are only books you read after you started our 500 Books Before High School program! 

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Mission Badge
10 Pts.
Block Play - STEAM Activity for Preschool
Fall Fun!

Using soft blocks, such as those made from rubber or foam, for babies to play with. Challenge kids to stack blocks on top of one another; they may enjoy knocking the stacks over too. Use scarves or other pieces of cloth, so that kids and caregivers can experiment with hiding and finding blocks.

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Mission Badge
Bookmark Contest
Imagine Your Story for Entering K- 5th Grade

DESIGN A BOOKMARK for theLake Hiawatha Public Library!Contest is open to children, from preschool through grade 8. All entries will be displayed in the Children’s Department and on Facebook starting August 3. Winning entries will be printed and distributed at the library.  · Contest begins June 22.· Artwork should relate to books, reading, or libraries. All artwork must be original.· Please use pencils, crayons, paints, pens, or markers in your design. Design a bookmark in the rectangle to the right. Entries must be completed on this form.  Please do not fold/crumple this form.· All entries must be submitted to the Children’s Department by July 24, 2020. One entry per person, please.· Submissions will not be returned.· Entries will be divided into categories by age level. Entries must contain the grade the child will enter in the fall.· Voting will take place August 3-15. Anyone may vote, but please, only one ballot per person. Winners be will announced August 24. The two designs in each category with the most votes will be printed and distributed by the library. The winner’s first name and age will be printed on each.The form is available to print by clicking here or you can request a copy be provided when you call to pick up your holds.To return a bookmark, please call the Lake Hiawatha Library and we will coordinate a drop off.

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Mission Badge
Celebrate Nat'L Ice Cream Month Mission (July)
Imagine Your Story for Entering K- 5th Grade

Do you LOVE ice cream like we do? Invent a new flavor and tell us about it!  Here is what you need to share with us BEFORE receiving the mission badge:1) what is the name of the flavor2) what ingredients does it have in it3) why do you want this flavor invented?

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Mission Badge
Classics Explorer - NEEDS TOBE UPDATED
500 Books Before High School for K-8th Grade

Are you a classics explorer?  To obtain the fantasy explorer badge, we challenge you to read 10 books in the fantasy genre! These books deal with dragons, magic, and all things fantastical! Browse and look for the fantasy sticker on the spine of our books or consult this suggested reading list. Once you find and read a book, don’t forget to complete the activity with the title.  Remember, these are only books you read after you started our 500 Books Before High School program! 

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Mission Badge
10 Pts.
Coding Unplugged! Make an Obstacle Course
Fall Fun!

Coding doesn't always need a computer!   Good for ages 4 & Up!Supplies:Deck of Cardssmall toys/objectsoptional: tape1. Create a 7x7 grid (or larger!) with the deck of cards.2.  Put small objects/toys on some of the cards - these are your obstacles! Mark a starting and end point (maybe a special toy to rescue!).3.  Designate a "programmer" and a "robot".  The person that is the robot should have something to go through the grid as (a car works great because it has a front and back that are clear to see).  The programmer will give the robot instructions to get through the obstacle course (example: go one step forward, turn right, go two steps forward, turn left).  Make sure the robot follows the instructions exactly as they're stated!  This may cause a few collisions, but that's okay, just start back at the last "good" instruction.4.  Work your way through the maze until you get to the end.5. It's fun to switch up the roles.  Sometimes the child can be the "robot".  This is a great way to practice listening skills!HARD MODE:To make it even harder for older kids, figure out the entire code by writing it down, and then have your "robot" go through. See how many times it takes to get it right!

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Mission Badge
10 Pts.
Coding Unplugged! PB&J Sandwich Activity
Fall Fun!

Coding doesn't always need a computer!  Try out this activity with a friend or a grownup."Program" your helper to make a PB&J (or any other kind of sandwich) sandwich.Supplies:Sandwich material (2 pieces of bread, peanut butter, jelly)paperpencilWrite down step by step instructions on how to make a peanut butter and jelly sandwich.  Make sure you don't leave any steps!"Program" your helper by giving them the list.  Helpers must follow the list exactly as it's listed.  If you aren't told to open the jar, you can't open it!  Keep revising your list of instructions until your helper can make a sandwich without running into any obstacles.

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Mission Badge
10 Pts.
Costume Contest!
Fall Fun!

Like to dress up? We're having a costume contest!  Fill out this Google Form with your information and a picture (that your grownup is okay with being put on social media!).  Contest entry ends Nov. 2nd.Winners of the contest will be notified and given goody bag prizes!  Community voting for favorite homemade & store bought costumes will be Nov. 4-11.FORM TO FILL OUT

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Mission Badge
10 Pts.
Create a Flower Crown
Fall Fun!

Create your own flower crown!  This video will instruct you on how to do it!Supplies:Flowers (real or fake)Floral TapeWireScissorsGlue (optional)Ribbons (optional)wire cutters (optional)

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Mission Badge
10 Pts.
Create a Toliet Paper Roll Character
Fall Fun!

Create your own paper roll character!  Follow along with this video to learn how.Supplies:Paper (construction or printer paper)GlueScissorsToliet Paper RollCrayons (Optional)Googley Eyes (Optional)

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Mission Badge
Create Your Own Adventure
Adult 2020 Imagine Your Story

Make your own adventures by checking things off your bucket list! Does your bucket list include visiting a museum, restaurant, or park? Or maybe visiting someplace new? Share the top five things on your bucket list that you hope to accomplish this summer below. Go forward and adventure!

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Mission Badge
Creative Writing Contest
Imagine Your Story for Entering K- 5th Grade

Creative Writing ContestWrite your own short story to enter into our contest!Rules:1. Your short story must be your own original work.  Only one entry per person.2. Contest is for those entering 3rd grade – 12thgrade.  Prizes will be given out based ongrade levels.2.  Your entry must besigned by a parent or guardian, which is stating it is your own work and thatno help was given (besides for proofreading assistance), as well as givingpermission to publish your work in our creative writing anthology.3.  Work must bebetween 500-1000 words.4.  All work must betyped for entry as you want it to be published. EACH page for entry should have name, grade, and phone number on it. All works should contain a title.5.  Entries can besubmitted in person, mailed to 68 Nokomis Ave. Lake Hiawatha, NJ 07034 or viaemail attachment to Kristen.comeaux@parsippanylibrary.org.All entries MUST BE SIGNED.  Entriesreturned without a signature will be disqualified. 6. Entries must be submitted by August 7, 2020.

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Mission Badge
10 Pts.
December - caption this photo
Fall Fun!

What is the wolf thinking? What is the wolf doing? What is the wolf feeling? Write a one word or one sentence caption describing this photo.

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Mission Badge
Exercise Mission
Imagine Your Story for Entering K- 5th Grade

Engage in 10 minutes of any physical exercise for 3 days to receive this special mission badge.  You can do this!!!

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Mission Badge
Fairy & Folk Tale Explorer - NEEDS TO BE UPDATED
500 Books Before High School for K-8th Grade

Are you a fairy & folk tales explorer?  To obtain the fantasy explorer badge, we challenge you to read 10 books in the fantasy genre! These books deal with dragons, magic, and all things fantastical! Browse and look for the fantasy sticker on the spine of our books or consult this suggested reading list. Once you find and read a book, don’t forget to complete the activity with the title.  Remember, these are only books you read after you started our 500 Books Before High School program! 

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Mission Badge
Fairy Tale MIssion
Imagine Your Story for Entering K- 5th Grade

Read three fairy tale books and write a sentence describing each book.

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Mission Badge
Family Game Night Mission
Imagine Your Story for Entering K- 5th Grade

Play one or two games with your family. If you don't have a board game you can play 20 questions or eye-spy. Enjoy your time together!

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Mission Badge
Fantasy Explorer
500 Books Before High School for K-8th Grade

Are you a fantasy explorer?  To obtain the fantasy explorer badge, we challenge you to read 10 books in the fantasy genre! These books deal with dragons, magic, and all things fantastical! Browse and look for the fantasy sticker on the spine of our books or consult this suggested reading list. Once you find and read a book, don’t forget to complete the activity with the title.  Remember, these are only books you read after you started our 500 Books Before High School program! 

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Mission Badge
Graphic Novel Explorer - NEES TO BE UPDATED
500 Books Before High School for K-8th Grade

Are you a graphic novel explorer?  To obtain the fantasy explorer badge, we challenge you to read 10 books in the fantasy genre! These books deal with dragons, magic, and all things fantastical! Browse and look for the fantasy sticker on the spine of our books or consult this suggested reading list. Once you find and read a book, don’t forget to complete the activity with the title.  Remember, these are only books you read after you started our 500 Books Before High School program! 

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Mission Badge
Healthy Eating Mission
Imagine Your Story for Entering K- 5th Grade

Eat one food each that is red, green and orange. They MUST be healthy food choices!Share with us what you ate and then you will receive your colorful healthy eating badge!

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Mission Badge
Historical Fiction Explorer
500 Books Before High School for K-8th Grade

Are you a historical fiction explorer?  To obtain the historical fiction explorer badge, we challenge you to read 10 books in the historical fiction genre! These books are set in the past, sometimes made up and sometimes set during real life events! Browse and look for the historical fiction sticker on the spine of our books or consult this suggested reading list. Once you find and read a book, don’t forget to complete the activity with the title.  Remember, these are only books you read after you started our 500 Books Before High School program! 

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Mission Badge
History Explorer - NEEDS TO BE UPDATED
500 Books Before High School for K-8th Grade

Are you a historical fiction explorer?  To obtain the historical fiction explorer badge, we challenge you to read 10 books in the historical fiction genre! These books are set in the past, sometimes made up and sometimes set during real life events! Browse and look for the historical fiction sticker on the spine of our books or consult this suggested reading list. Once you find and read a book, don’t forget to complete the activity with the title.  Remember, these are only books you read after you started our 500 Books Before High School program! 

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Mission Badge
Kids Story-time
PreK Imagine Your Story for Birth - PreK

Read the short story below and answer the questions.Jack, Betty, and Matt love the fall season. They like jumping into the pile of leaves. Jack likes the pretty colors. Betty likes to make a big pile with the leaves. Matt likes to hide in the leaves.

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Mission Badge
10 Pts.
Kindness ROCKS!
Fall Fun!

Create a kindness rock and leave it somewhere in the town!  You can find a rock while you're walking and decorate it with sharpies or paint!

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Mission Badge
Lake Hiawatha Library Bookmark Contest Voting!
Imagine Your Story for Entering K- 5th Grade

We've had so many great entries and we want everyone to see them!They'll also be posted to Facebook, but voting will be done through a Google Form.Winning entries will be printed and distributed at the library. Entries are divided into categories by age level.Voting will take place August 3-15. Anyone may vote, but please, only one ballot per person.Winners be will announced August 24. The two designs in each category with the most votes will be printed and distributed by the library. The winner's first name and age will be printed on each.CLICK HERE TO VOTE!

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Mission Badge
Leaf Treasure Hunt
Fall Fun!

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Mission Badge
Moon Fact Mission
Imagine Your Story for Entering K- 5th Grade

July 20th was the first landing on the moon!  Celebrate Moon Day by finding out five facts about the moon.  

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Mission Badge
Mystery Explorer
500 Books Before High School for K-8th Grade

Are you a mystery explorer?  To obtain the mystery explorer badge, we challenge you to read 10 books in the mystery genre! These books deal with detectives, sleuthing out clues and solving crimes. Browse and look for the mystery sticker on the spine of our books or consult this suggested reading list. Once you find and read a book, don’t forget to complete the activity with the title.  Remember, these are only books you read after you started our 500 Books Before High School program! 

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Mission Badge
National Aviation Day Mission
Teen 2020 Imagine Your Story

August 19th is National Aviation Day.  Create your own airplane out of materials found in your home.

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Mission Badge
November - caption this photo
Fall Fun!

What is the bear feeling? What is the bear thinking? Write a one word or one sentence caption describing this photo.

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Mission Badge
10 Pts.
October - Caption this photo!
Fall Fun!

Write a caption about this photo. What is the racoon thinking? How does he feel? How would you describe this photo in one word or one sentence?

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Mission Badge
Poetry Explorer
500 Books Before High School for K-8th Grade

Are you a poetry explorer?  To obtain the poetry explorer badge, we challenge you to read 10 books in the poetry  genre! These books all contain poems, are about poetry, and some are even novels in verse! Browse the 808, 811 and 821 Nonfiction books or consult this suggested reading list. Once you find and read a book, don’t forget to complete the activity with the title.  Remember, these are only books you read after you started our 500 Books Before High School program! 

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Mission Badge
10 Pts.
Polka Dot Water Bag (Preschool Activity)
Fall Fun!

Create a sensory tool to explore with your baby! Be sure to supervise your child at all times, including during the use of polka dot water bags.You will need:• 1 gallon-size zip-close bag• Water• Clear packing tape• Clear, round bingo chips or something similar (any numberwill work; approximately 25 per bag isrecommended)• Flat play surface that can accept tape,such as a play mat or a flat blanketWhat you do:1. Pour approximately 1 cup of water intothe bag.2. Add the bingo chips to the water.3. Remove as much air as possible, and sealthe bag.4. Tape the top edge of the bag shut.5. Tape all four edges of the bag to the flatplay surface.6. Place your baby on his or her tummy,and help your child explore the dotsinside the bag!

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Mission Badge
10 Pts.
Pumpkin Decorating!
Fall Fun!

Upload a photo of your decorated or carved real pumpkin no later than October 31 and you will receive 10 points!!

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Mission Badge
Read a book from the reading lists
PreK Imagine Your Story for Birth - PreK

Go to the ReadSquared home page. Above all the badges there is a link to "reading lists". Choose one book from any reading list. When you are done let us know and you will receive your badge!

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Mission Badge
Read a Book From the Reading Lists
Imagine Your Story for Entering K- 5th Grade

Go to the ReadSquared home page. Above all the badges there is a link to "reading lists". Choose one book from any reading list. When you are done let us know and you will receive your badge!

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Mission Badge
10 Pts.
Riddle Me This- Week 1
Fall Fun!

A new riddle every week!Answer the riddle to win a badge:Feed me, and it will give me life.  But give me a drink, and I will die. What am I?

Earns You
Mission Badge
10 Pts.
Riddle Me This- Week 10
Fall Fun!

A new riddle every week!Answer the riddle to win a badge (one word answer!):What has hands and a face, but can't hold anything or smile?

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Mission Badge
10 Pts.
Riddle Me This- Week 2
Fall Fun!

A new riddle every week!Answer the riddle to win a badge:It only increases and never decreases.  What is it?

Earns You
Mission Badge
10 Pts.
Riddle Me This- Week 3
Fall Fun!

A new riddle every week!Answer the riddle to win a badge:I have a tail and a head, but no body. What am I?

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Mission Badge
10 Pts.
Riddle Me This- Week 4
Fall Fun!

A new riddle every week!Answer the riddle to win a badge:I can fill a room, but take up no space.  What am I?

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Mission Badge
10 Pts.
Riddle Me This- Week 5
Fall Fun!

A new riddle every week!Answer the riddle to win a badge:What goes away as soon as you talk?

Earns You
Mission Badge
10 Pts.
Riddle Me This- Week 6
Fall Fun!

A new riddle every week!Answer the riddle to win a badge (one word answer!):If I have it, I don't share it.  If I share it, I don't have it.  What is it?

Earns You
Mission Badge
10 Pts.
Riddle Me This- Week 7
Fall Fun!

A new riddle every week!Answer the riddle to win a badge (one word answer!):It's the only place in the world where today comes before yesterday.  Where is it?

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Mission Badge
10 Pts.
Riddle Me This- Week 8
Fall Fun!

A new riddle every week!Answer the riddle to win a badge (one word answer!):I am an odd number. Take away a letter and I become even. What number am I?

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Mission Badge
10 Pts.
Riddle Me This- Week 9
Fall Fun!

A new riddle every week!Answer the riddle to win a badge (one word answer!):If you don't keep me, I'll break.  What am I?

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Mission Badge
School Stories Explorer
500 Books Before High School for K-8th Grade

Are you a school stories explorer?  To obtain the school stories explorer badge, we challenge you to read 10 books in the school stories genre! These books deal with school, friendship, and fitting in. Browse and look for the realistic sticker on the spine of our books or consult this suggested reading list. Once you find and read a book, don’t forget to complete the activity with the title.  Remember, these are only books you read after you started our 500 Books Before High School program! 

Earns You
Mission Badge
Science Explorer - NEEDS TO BE UPDATED
500 Books Before High School for K-8th Grade

Are you a school stories explorer?  To obtain the school stories explorer badge, we challenge you to read 10 books in the school stories genre! These books deal with school, friendship, and fitting in. Browse and look for the realistic sticker on the spine of our books or consult this suggested reading list. Once you find and read a book, don’t forget to complete the activity with the title.  Remember, these are only books you read after you started our 500 Books Before High School program! 

Earns You
Mission Badge
Science Fiction Explorer
500 Books Before High School for K-8th Grade

Are you a science fiction explorer?  To obtain the science fiction explorer badge, we challenge you to read 10 books in the science fiction genre! These books deal with space, the future of science, and out of this world adventures. Browse and look for the science fiction sticker on the spine of our books or consult this suggested reading list. Once you find and read a book, don’t forget to complete the activity with the title.  Remember, these are only books you read after you started our 500 Books Before High School program! 

Earns You
Mission Badge
Share Your Story
PreK Imagine Your Story for Birth - PreK

Little ones have active imaginations! Have your child tell you a story and fill in the questions below based on the story they told you.

Earns You
Mission Badge
10 Pts.
Sponge Balls (All Ages Activity)
Fall Fun!

With a few simple materials, create sensory toys that will be enjoyed by children of all ages! Babies will find the texture and colors interesting; they will enjoy grasping the balls and exploring them with their hands. Older children will enjoy tossing the balls in a variety of ways, including playing catch and shooting baskets (try a plastic bucket for this). Experiment with using sponge balls wet or dry for different experiences!What you need:• Two plain kitchen sponges in any colors(the brighter, the better!)• String, one rubber band, or one zip tie• ScissorsWhat you do:1. Cut one sponge in half lengthwise.2. Cut each of the halves you’ve just createdin half lengthwise. The result will befour strips of equal size.3. Repeat the above steps with the othersponge.4. Gather all eight of the strips together.5. Cinch around the middle of the bunchof sponge strips with a zip tie, rubberband, or piece of string. No matter whatyou use, you’ll need to cinch it fairlytightly.6. Trim any excess zip tie or string.

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Mission Badge
Sports Explorer - NEEDS TO BE UPDATED
500 Books Before High School for K-8th Grade

Are you a science fiction explorer?  To obtain the science fiction explorer badge, we challenge you to read 10 books in the science fiction genre! These books deal with space, the future of science, and out of this world adventures. Browse and look for the science fiction sticker on the spine of our books or consult this suggested reading list. Once you find and read a book, don’t forget to complete the activity with the title.  Remember, these are only books you read after you started our 500 Books Before High School program! 

Earns You
Mission Badge
10 Pts.
Surprise Boxes (Preschool Activity)
Fall Fun!

Collect empty facial tissue boxes, and fill each one with a different type of object, such as scarves, shaker eggs, ribbons, toys, or small, soft balls. Wrap each box with wrapping paper or butcher paper, and cut a hole where the tissue would have come out. Encourage babies (with help from caregivers) to shake the boxes and then pull out what’s inside.

Earns You
Mission Badge
10 Pts.
Thankful Mission
Fall Fun!

Draw us a picture depicting what you are thankful for this fall. Take a photo of your drawing and send it to us.

Earns You
Mission Badge
10 Pts.
Trivia Time - EASY!
Fall Fun!

Answer at least 8/10 questions correctly to win the badge.  Type in the correct answer (not the letter!)1.     1.What kind of animal is Abu in Aladdin?a.     An Apeb.     A Tigerc.     A Monkeyd.     A Cheetah2.     2. Who is the world’s fastest land animal?a.     Tigerb.     Lionc.     Cheetahd.     Fox1.     3. When do leavesdie?a.     Springb.     Fallc.     Summerd.     Winter2.     4. What’s the name of the famous Big Red Dog?a.     Liamb.     Cliffordc.     Samd.     Jeff3.     5. Who was the first president of America?a.     Abraham Lincolnb.     George Washingtonc.     Ben Franklind.     Thomas Jefferson4.     6. How many alphabets are there?a.     26b.     21c.     24d.     205.     7. How many colors are in the rainbow?a.     8b.     6c.     5d.     76.     8. How many planets are there in the solar system?a.     9b.     7c.     8d.     107.     9. How many arms does the Octopus have?a.     6b.     5c.     8d.     108.     10. Who lives in Neverland?a.     Peter Panb.     Snow Whitec.     Robin Hoodd.     Maleficent

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Mission Badge
VOTE for the August 20th Cubee Craft
Imagine Your Story for Entering K- 5th Grade

Oh no!  Miss Kristen forgot to pick a Cubee Craft for our last week, Thursday, August 20th, so she needs your help!  Pick one from the 4 choices listed (check the box off).  Please only pick one!  Whatever has the most votes will be our Cubee Craft!Vote here - https://forms.gle/6aEgFKghCHptzwou6

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Mission Badge
Writer's Block
Teen 2020 Imagine Your Story

Every writer has moments when their mind goes blank. It can be frustrating and annoying when you really want to write something, but just don’t know where to start. Use the following activities to help you turn that blank page into an unforgettable story!



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