Preschoolers at the Waterworks Summer Series
Toddlers are invited to explore water and the waterworks in fun, new ways this summer. Each session includes storytime, an activity, and a take-home craft.
June 20th: All About Water
Book: Water, by John Hutton
Activity: Explore which objects float or sink and make mini “Lava Lamps” with oil and water.
June 27th: Water and the Three States of Matter
Book: Change It! Solids, Liquids, Gases and You, by Adrienne Mason
Activity: Learn about the three states of matter with games and ice painting.
July 11th: How Does Water get to my Home?
Book: A Raindrop’s Journey, by Suzanne Slade
Activity: Take on the role of a rain drop, learning about the water cycle and journeying through a waterworks jungle gym then explore waterworks maps.
July 18th: Saving Water
Book: Why Should I Save Water? by Jen Green
Activity: Learn about how much water might be wasted or saved through a game about daily routines. Then decorate planters as a special place to dump excess water.
July 25th: Working Against Water Pollution
Book: Not for me, please! I choose to act green, by Maria Godsey
Activity: Learn about ways to help the earth and surface water by cleaning up a pretend pond. Then make happy fish to swim in it.
August 1st: What's an Engineer?
Book: Rosie Revere, Engineer, by Andrea Beaty
Activity: Learn about engineers and explore different simple machines around the museum. Then build a machine that can roll down a ramp.
August 8th: Animals Around the Reservoir
Book: Just Ducks! by Nicola Davies
Activity: We will get to know our animal neighbors around the Chestnut Hill Reservoir with a nature scavenger hunt. Then, we will make animal masks.