2:00 PM - 3:00 PM, plus additional group for MLK 2:45-3:30
Join us for some baseball-inspired activities for the whole family, and a special visit from Sparkee, the mascot of the Somerset Patriots baseball team!
Opening music: “Take Me Out to the Ball Game” --Carly Simon (track #1 of CD from book below), kids started doing crafts while I was awaiting confirmation that “Sparkee” had arrived in the building…
Gather together kids – sit down – who likes baseball? favorite team?
Read: Randy Riley’s Big Hit by Chris Van Dusen (omitted for MLK – they’d heard it Monday) a kid who strikes out but loves astronomy saves his town by designing a giant robot that hits that fireball back into outer space…
Meet and Greet with Sparkee
Read: Moon ball by Jane Yolen (A boy learns that he can hit a home run for his team the “all-stars” (made up of constellations!) when he remembers that "eye on the ball is all")) -- Sparkee sat down to listen with the kids
Ended with a rousing reprise of “Take Me Out to the Ball Game” --Carly Simon -- Sparkee led the actions for the chorus
Crafts: Baseball Buddy: http://www.dltk-kids.com/sports/mbaseballbuddy.htm (12x18 cardboard, gluesticks, scissors, markers), decorate your own visor and/or pendant (ellison dies), take-home baseball word search: http://www.puzzles-to-print.com/printable-word-search/baseball-word-search.shtml
Sparkee mingled with kids doing crafts
Music playing while crafting:
Baseball [music CD] New York : Elektra Nonesuch,  – selections from this soundtrack album.
8/3/2016 BWL & MLK@BWL