Parachute ideas for all kinds of programs!

Stumped for ideas for using the parachute at storytime?

Think outside the picture books stacks!

Here are some great ideas for incorporating material from other areas of your collection.

Want to make your own clip art?

Here are a few tips and tricks to get you started!

Some easy ways to spice up your site!

Be sure to suggest your favorites in the comments!

Ideas for incorporating factual materials into storytime

There is lots of great nonfiction for kids out there. If I missed your favorite, leave a comment!

Wednesday, July 16, 2008

How to Make Fireworks in a Glass

Fill a tall, clear drinking glass with room-temperature water, leaving about an inch of space at the top.

Pour 3 tablespoons of vegetable oil into a smaller glass and add 1 to 2 drops each of red and blue food coloring.

Gently stir the mixture once or twice with a fork to barely break up the beads.

Pour the shorter glass into the water glass and watch.

It takes about 30 seconds for the beads to burst through the oil, releasing miniature fireworks.

This is an idea from the July/August 2007 issue of Family Fun magazine (last page).