Remote Summer Reading Club: Weekly Missions 2-7
Summer Reading Club registrants will find the components for each mission in seven labeled envelopes inside the Mission Remote Summer Reading Club take-home package. We provide the materials and instructions. You supply the scissors, glue, colouring supplies and imagination! Open one mission envelope each week and watch a video demonstration of the week’s mission, released on the Library’s YouTube every Wednesday.
Mission 2: Planetary Poetry
AGES 5+ | JUL. 8 | NOON RELEASE | PRPL on YouTube
The sky is the limit! Let the cosmos, planets, stars, moons and Powell River poets inspire you as you create your own poems that reflect the wonders of space. Examples of poems by local writers are included in this package, plus you can visit the PRPL YouTube account for live performances of Planetary Poetry!
Mission 3: Light Up the Sky!
AGES 5+ | JUL. 15 | NOON RELEASE | PRPL on YouTube
Create a basic paper circuit with copper tape, a battery, and LED lights and spark up a constellation in the process!
Mission 4: In the Dark: Star Mythology
AGES 5+ | JUL. 22 | NOON RELEASE | PRPL on YouTube
Create your own constellation myth and star shadow puppet, then transform a dark room into your own magical, mythological theatre using the power of dark and light! This week’s mission comes with a bonus DIY space soundtrack tutorial by interdisciplinary musician and audio wizard, Theo Angell. Find it on the PRPL YouTube account!
Mission 5: Silly Sci Fi Stories
AGES 5+ | JUL. 29 | NOON RELEASE | PRPL on YouTube Don’t let the endings of these stories disappear into a black hole! Use your imagination and creativity to fill in these Science Fiction Mad Libs.
Mission 6: Awesome Extraterrestrials AGES 5+ | AUG. 5 | NOON RELEASE | PRPL on YouTube
Let the planets be your guide as you design and draw your own outer space life form. This week’s mission comes with a bonus Alien Design Video with visual artist Luke Ramsey.
Mission 7: Radical Rockets!
AGES 5+ | AUG. 12 | NOON RELEASE | PRPL on YouTube
Build and launch your own slingshot rocket, and take some epic footage too! If you want, share a video of your rocket launch on the Powell River Public Library Facebook page.
For more information about these and other Summer Reading Club programs, visit Mission Remote Summer Reading Club 2020: Explore Our Universe!