Wednesday, August 3, 2016

Meet Sparkee! Somerset Patriots Mascot (All Ages)



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: (12x18 cardboard, gluesticks, scissors, markers), decorate your own visor and/or pendant (ellison dies), take-home baseball word search:

Sparkee mingled with kids doing crafts

Music playing while crafting:

Baseball [music CD] New York : Elektra Nonesuch, [1994] – selections from this soundtrack album.

8/3/2016 BWL & MLK@BWL



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